Digihome PVR80 80GB Hard Drive Recorder @ Ebuyer / £49.93 delivered. - HotUKDeals
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This is £45.24, plus £3.99 for the cheapest postage making it £49.93, but...it's free delivery on orders over £49.99 at ebuyer, so you'd be better off adding something(s) else that costs about a fiver to your basket!

My parents have had one of these for about a year, it has it's issues like most PVRs, but they are generally very happy with it and my dad has just ordered another one for the spare room!

PRODUCT FEATURES

* Silver * 80Gb hard disk drive * 38 hours and 31 minutes of recording time * Digitally interactive * Digital text * RF loop * Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available * Auto setup * Auto detection of new channel * Auto scan for new channels * Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG) * 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG * 2 SCART sockets * Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied) * Size (H)4.5, (W)36, (D)27.7cm * Weight 2.85kg.
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#1
This one dosnt have freeview does it? It dosnt mention it in the description
#2
If it does have freeview, then this is an excellent piece of kit for the money.

Only thing I will say is that you can't set it to series link to record a whole series of a particular programme. Although I don't know if there are many/if any freeview HDD that do.
#3
good deal

bought one of these(reconditioned)for £60 about a year ago from dabs.

not much to look at but has worked faultlessly and with a big remote and good menus its really easy to set up & use:thumbsup:

it has 2 freeview tuners so recording one while watching another is no problem,also has picture in picture.
#4
zeroHour2
This one dosnt have freeview does it? It dosnt mention it in the description

There are plenty of clues that it is Freeview.
* Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
* 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

Note:- it looks like a return/refurb - "Grade A"
Review at http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/technology/a35523/digihome-pvr80.html
#5
martint123
There are plenty of clues that it is Freeview.
* Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
* 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.


Ive learned the hard way to not follow the clues :whistling: :-D
Especially as all the others on ebuyers site say Freeview in big letters, was just looking for confirmation ;-)

Think i'll go for one of these, cheers op voted HOT!!:thumbsup:
#6
martint123
There are plenty of clues that it is Freeview.
* Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
* 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

Note:- it looks like a return/refurb - "Grade A"
Review at http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/technology/a35523/digihome-pvr80.html


just read a few reviews,mostly good but a few they say the picture was a bit disappointing,i thought that at first as it looked a bit washed out but bumping up the contrast and colour etc a bit on your telly makes all the difference:thumbsup:

decent reviews for a budget machine.
#7
It's a twin Freeview tuner, but unlike some of the more expensive PVRs you can only record one programme while watching another (with my Humax you can record two overlapping programmes).

They are factory-reconditioned and "may show slight cosmetic damage" to quote ebuyer, but at that price Hot! Argos price new is £70.

Needs a good aerial/reception area.
#8
I have the asda duel version and had no problems apart from it started glitching with sound and skipped the odd frame on playback. Unplugging it from the wall for a few minutes cured this problem.

Its very easy to use the epg is a bit bland but still very easy to record things, the wife couldnt handle the vcr but this is easy as pie.

Although grade a which indicates refurb i dare say it should be pretty mint and at almost half the price of new (£80) it represents a good buy so i bought another for upstairs :-D

Hot! Hot! Hot!
#9
Ordered one - voted hot - can't go that wrong for £50 if it's freeview.

Jav
#10
These things confuse me no end

I can't get freeview in my area yet.
I've got Sky

Can I use this to record off Sky ?
Can I use this to record off normal terrestial tv ?

Any sound advice appreciated and repped, thanks :)
#11
This is fantastic, got one for the mother in law. Epg very similar to Sky planner. Has worked perfectly. Really easy to use with excellent picture quality.
1 Like #12
hottoshop
These things confuse me no end

I can't get freeview in my area yet.
I've got Sky

Can I use this to record off Sky ?
Can I use this to record off normal terrestial tv ?

Any sound advice appreciated and repped, thanks :)


If you haven't got freeview, you can't record on this.
#13
graybags
If you haven't got freeview, you can't record on this.


Thanks, appreciated :thumbsup:
1 Like #14
What this is is basically a freeview box which allows you to record what you want as long is its on freeview.

It is basically a freeview receiver with a hard drive inside which takes up the recording tasks very well. This one has the added bennefit of being really quite as it does not contain a fan and actually shuts down in standby unlike the Thompson model.

Pros:
Its cheap and quiet unlike the Thompson
The epg, programme guide/tv times populates quickly unlike the Humax
Can be made to record 2 channels at the same time (sacrificing some epg time scale if all channels are needed)

Cons:
Cannot record a series like lost as in sky+
Will not record anything which the box does not transmit ie sky or any other input.

The wife swears by it and she hates technology, but tbh this is a better purchase if you are digital free and looking at set top boxes as this does that and records the programs you watch.

Its a little bit ugly but functions good all the same :thumbsup:
#15
how much do i have to pay to get a PVR without issues?
#16
marcosdjcm
how much do i have to pay to get a PVR without issues?


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#17
in for two... thanks for this. I have a toppy in the main room but this will be for the spare room and one for an xmas pressie!
#18
I bought one of these froms Dabs about 6 months ago for the bedroom. Pic quality is OK, pretty reliable on the recording front, went on holiday for two weeks and 30 programmes recorded successfully, has picture in picture too.

The only problem I have is the EPG, it is slow compared to my SKY box - takes up to 10 mins to populate. 50 quid is a steal though, even as a temporary measure until you get a topsfield/humax -someone else will gladly take it off your hands when you upgrade.

:thumbsup:
#19


Tried this, didn't work. Entered it as a promotional code.

What discount does it offer?
#20
this is a good deal, great box, had one for just under a year, no problems.

It can record two programs at once but you need to update the firmware. Google is your friend ;-)
#21
GazTheHat
Tried this, didn't work. Entered it as a promotional code.

What discount does it offer?



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#22
Thanks. :thumbsup:
#23
[SIZE=1]Can someone please tell me if this (or any other) PVR will let one transfer the recordings/video files to a PC? If yes, what kind of cables will I need?[/SIZE]

[SIZE=1]Deal voted hot btw :thumbsup:[/SIZE]

[SIZE=1]Edit: OK apparently it's possible if it has a USB connection (from here):[/SIZE]

[SIZE=1]Via a front-access USB port, it’s possible to transfer recorded shows to your PC. You can also copy photos and music to the [/SIZE][SIZE=1][COLOR=#0000ff]PVR-9200T[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1]. What you cannot do is move video from your PC to the PVR.[/SIZE]


[SIZE=2][COLOR=blue]Nice review[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=blue] of the Digihome PVR80 by pigdog237 at AVForums.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#24
Now £45.24 delivered with ebuyers free delivery on orders over £29.99 promotion!
#25
Hi, does anyone know if you can record from the scart socket? I have virgin media and want to know if this box can record it? If not what is the cheapest box that does this?

Thanks Mike
#26
mimorris1978
Hi, does anyone know if you can record from the scart socket? I have virgin media and want to know if this box can record it? If not what is the cheapest box that does this?

If you mean record into a PVR's Scart, it cannot. All PVRs record the Freeview broadcast stream (DVB-T) from the aerial input, the Scarts are output only (one to the TV, other, if needed, to a DVDR or VCR).

I think any DVD recorder will record from your Virgin box (including those with hard drive).
#27
The Digihome PVR-80 is brilliant! Had one from Tesco, 6 months ago.

Just updated to twin tuner record. In time for Christmas! Works a treat.

(That was using Vista laptop PC with USB socket, and Maplin USB-RS232 converter lead, currently £13 "bargain", since USB1 only).

As pointed out, this software change hugely slows down text services, and "depopulates" the epg, and is entirely at your own risk, but it gives you by far the cheapest 2 tuner Freeview PVR available!

How to do this is at -www.vwlowen.co.uk (scroll down to "digihome").

It will record from other devices via back socket (i have a sat receiver).

I've found the software updated twin record "archive" facilty excellent. Just tag the selections, then leave playing overnight - 5 hrs - feeding either VCR or PC video capture (if S video output used, quality is excellent).

Very reliable. Crashed a just few times, but never unattended, always when doing something on the remote. A few record failures turned out to be the pre-settings (default is "event" - in case of late starting - but apparently ITV doesn't use this, so a good idea to change to "timed").

In fact, this is a "Vestel clone", and is widely sold in several versions, brandnames, etc. Tesco currently have the twin record 160G one in shops, but the older 80G version only has 32M (i think) ram, which doesn't allow both twin record software and full epg at same time, so it's always sold as a single record PVR, with the 2nd tuner allowing "picture in picture". You can use it like that, if you want.
#28
It looks like Dabs have the same model (refurb) listed at £49.99 inc Vat

Dabs Value 80GB Twin Freeview Tuner PVR - AS NEW
http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=4v01

Anyone know if you can add a larger hard drive?
#29
Yes, you can upgrade the hard drive to 160G. Full details on the above link, here again, -www.vwlowen.co.uk (scroll down to digihome, near bottom, on left).
#30
Sorry, I got that a bit wrong, vw Lowen doesn't discuss it directly.

After fitting 160G you just "reformat" from menu, but the EXACT hard drive used might matter. There's a dsicussion at digitalspy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=553496&highlight=digihome+disk+160
#31

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