Emprex BPR 101 - Portable HDD TV Recorder With Remote - £14.17 Delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Can be used just as a hdd enclosure or pvr.
Portable full-function play back and record multimedia enclosure - ideal for travel. With the Emprex BPR-101 Portable HDD TV Recorder you can play back media from a PC on to your TV or simply record programmes directly from your TV or other A/V equipment. If you decide to install a 2.5 inch IDE hard drive you can load music, videos and pictures from your PC and play them back anywhere you go. It has an easy one touch recording function from AV devices like camcorders, DVD players and VCRs. The HDD TV Recorder supports USB 2.0 OTG which allows USB devices, such as a digital camera, flash memory, MP3 player, card reader and USB hard drive to copy on to it. Now only that but the Emprex Portable HDD TV Recorder offers 3 levels of recording compression, to determine the quality and how much space the video will take up. Its special memory function allows you to continue a film from the position you left off at when shut down. You can format your hard drive using the built-in hard drive format tool and the easy to use graphical interface.

Specification

•Dimensions: Height: 137 mm x Depth: 25 mm x Width: 77mm

•Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC

•Video Formats: MPEG 1/2/4, AVI, VOB, MPG, DAT, Xvid

•Picture Formats: JPG Audio Out: 2 channels output

•Video Out: Composite video out (NTSC/PAL)

•Audio In: 2 channels stereo input

•Video in: Composite (NTSC/PAL) HDD

•Support: 2.5" IDE FAT32 (Max Capacity 320GB)
Box contents

•BPR101 HDD Enclosure
•Remote Control
•UK Power Adaptor
•Media leads including AV in/out cables and SCART adaptors
•Instruction Manual
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[helper] 1 Like #1
Ebuyer states £14.17 Delivered, with cheapest delivery option, is there a way you are getting it at £9.99 delivered?
#2
Sorry about that, thought it was free delivery on everything at ebuyer, ammended the price.
missgem
Ebuyer states £14.17 Delivered, with cheapest delivery option, is there a way you are getting it at £9.99 delivered?
#3
Does this record in 16:9? I have the emprex me1 and it only records in 4:3.
[helper]#4
kramvic
Sorry about that, thought it was free delivery on everything at ebuyer, ammended the price.
missgem
Ebuyer states £14.17 Delivered, with cheapest delivery option, is there a way you are getting it at £9.99 delivered?


Hiya hunnie, its fine, alot assume it is, i wish it was haha! Thanks for editing your thread :) xxx
#5
takes a 2.5 inch IDE drive. Bear in mind these are ££££'s more per GB than Sata.
#6
Hmmmm.

I want to take some stuff off my Sky HD box for my mum, which hasn't been recorded in HD.


Could this be used with an external 2.5" hard drive to record from that or will it only play from the external drive and would an internal to write to for recording tv?


Are there any alternatives about as not come across these before.
#7
DonnieH
takes a 2.5 inch IDE drive. Bear in mind these are ££££'s more per GB than Sata.

yes may be but also you can get an IDE to sata converter from ebay for a few pounds - don't know what they are like ! never tried one ! - but an option that's all :)
#8
Does it support recording to a 264 or mp4 based codec?

Edited By: yurlungur on Mar 23, 2011 08:36
#9
To answer my own questions, it doesn't appear to record to USB so with the costs of getting an internal hard drive or £38, I'm guessing there will be a better option about for my needs.
#10
So no MKV or x264?
#11
45ure
DonnieH
takes a 2.5 inch IDE drive. Bear in mind these are ££££'s more per GB than Sata.

yes may be but also you can get an IDE to sata converter from ebay for a few pounds - don't know what they are like ! never tried one ! - but an option that's all :)


It's likely there won't be room inside for an SATA to IDE adapter.
#12
Video Formats: MPEG 1/2/4, AVI, VOB, MPG, DAT, Xvid

Edited By: rev6 on Mar 23, 2011 11:15
#13
£14 and no 3D??? tsk, cold (_;)
#14
Video in: Composite

every 1 going hdmi these days i would stuggle to plug anything in to it..
#15
can this record from Virgin Media?
1 Like #16
Can this be used to transport me through time?
#18
Hmmm obsolete interfaces and low capacity put me off.
#19
I have a friend who has this - the video quality is nothing short of shocking. He regrets his purchase and is just using it as an external hard drive now.
#20
macleodmac
I have a friend who has this - the video quality is nothing short of shocking. He regrets his purchase and is just using it as an external hard drive now.



analogue signal wont help
#21
Yep, the video recording quality is the worst I've seen on a digital device.

Is there a firmware update to fix this ?
#22
The problem with this device is the quality of the video. It can only be described as poor at best. I bought one for converting video from VHS/DVD and I have to say this would be a waste of time. Daft as it sounds the 'low' video setting gives the best results as there is a problem with the video being a bit jerky (NOT SMOOTH). The low setting appears to not be quite as badly affected as the higher bitrate alternatives. Luckily I had a spare HDD that was laying around from a laptop HDD upgrade, so I was able to try this out without spending more cash on a HDD. I have to say that on the whole I am disappointed with the results from this device. I have however found a use for it. I am now using it on its 'low' setting to record footage from my security cameras (for this it is quite good). I would not recommend this for anything of any quality, as it just wont deliver. No firmware updates have been found to correct these issues and seeing as the device is quite old now, I would be suprised if any turn up. I cant even find this listed on Emprex.com. Despite my bad results, if I had a spare HDD hanging about, it still might be worth a play, but if you are looking for a qulity device to give results, then this is not for you. For a tenner (thats what I paid), I am quite happy to have one around. Still a pity that emprex cant address the problems and make it work better. If you want a better device go for the Emprex ME1-V2.

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