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Just got back from my Sainsbury's in north London, where they had a stack of Goodmans PVRs on the floor, with no price displayed. It scanned for £29.99, which is much cheaper than I've seen a Freeview PVR for before. The guy at the electronics desk seemed surprised, and said he was going to buy one as well. Got it home and it works nicely, not too noisy when recording.

Model number is GHD8015F2. It's an 80GB Freeview digital TV recorder with twin digital tuner and 7 day EPG. Reviews are widely available on the net, such as at the site below -- however, cheapest price I can see on the net is £49.99 + 7.99 delivery at a site called http://www.bargainstock.co.uk.



* The complete FREEVIEW recording solution with up to 40 hours' recording. You can pause TV, watch one channel and record another or you can watch 2 channels.
* Benefits
* Records up to 40 hours of TV
* FREEVIEW Plaback and record
* Twin Freeview tuners to record & watch separate Digital TV channels
* Timeshift "pauses" live TV
* One box solution for easy installation easy and saves space
* Record straight to hard drive whilst watching your TV
* Repeat recording function (day/ week)
* Easy to use software and features
* Simple one touch digital set-up
* One touch recording from 7 day EPG
* Full digital Text
* Full 7-day EPG & now/ next
* 2 x SCART sockets
* Remote control
* Features
* Superslim 80GB hard drive
* FREEVIEW Playback and record
* Stores up to 40 hours of TV
* Timeshift to "pause" live TV
* 2 channel audio output
* Twin Free-to-View digital (FREEVIEW) tuners
* PIP
* 200 channel memory

* Favourite channel listing
* Repeat recording function (day/ week)
* Access and record all FREEVIEW digital TV channels & radio stations
* Simple one touch digital set-up
* One touch recording from 7 day EPG
* Full digital Text
* Full 7-day EPG & now/ next
* 2 x SCART sockets
* Audio output: RCA, SCART
* Video outputs: SCART, composite
* Inputs: SCART
* NTSC/ PAL auto detection
* Aerial loop through
* Remote control
* Box Contains
* HDD recorder
* SCART cable
* RF cable
* Remote control
* User manual
* Batteries for Remote
* Product Dimensions - HxWxD(mm):
* Main Unit/mm:50 x 330 x 280
* Weight(kg):2.8
* Batteries Required:2 x AAA (remote)



http://www.lordpercy.com/goodmans_ghd8015f2_review.htm
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#1
Great Deal, not available in Calcot Reading though...
#2
jblonde002
Great Deal, not available in Calcot Reading though...

Is that not available as in no stock or stock at different price?
#3
I should add that the store which had them was Harringay. It was a pile of about 30 or so. I've got no clues as to whether it's a national deal, or some kind of more limited promotion.
#4
Great deal. Heat added
#5
Absolute bargain for that product.
#6
misprice I think on the JS website it's £129.99 get to haringey while you can!!!
http://uat.sainsburys.akqa.co.uk/shoppingandservices/entertainment/instore_electricals/set_top_box/goodmans_ghd8015f2.htm
#7
Sorry for the stupid question, but what is the difference between a PVR and a DVR? Also, I have built-in freeview on my television, will it function with that?

Thanks in advance
#8
Just read the review link, in summary the bad points are:

-The model looks very cheap
-You can only record one programme at a time despite it being advertised as a 'twin tuner'
-You cannot rewind live TV
#9
Lifted from a google search:

A PVR is a STB with a harddrive and is a DIGITAL recorder. You can have SD and HD PVRs.

A DVR is a more generic term that also encompasses DVD Recorders - these are ANALOGUE Recorders.

edit: i've always understood twin tuner as allowing you to record one channel while WATCHING another?
#10
omg.
what a fantastic deal......................heat added :)
#11
Lynx
Just read the review link, in summary the bad points are:

-The model looks very cheap
-You can only record one programme at a time despite it being advertised as a 'twin tuner'
-You cannot rewind live TV



Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.
#12
woohoomoo
Lifted from a google search:

A PVR is a STB with a harddrive and is a DIGITAL recorder. You can have SD and HD PVRs.

A DVR is a more generic term that also encompasses DVD Recorders - these are ANALOGUE Recorders.

edit: i've always understood twin tuner as allowing you to record one channel while WATCHING another?



Thanks for the definition

Well this is what the review says on that last sentence:

"Now a key bit of info is that the Goodmans unit is a twin tuner model and this had us expecting to be able to record 2 programmes at the same time. But wait this is NOT the case, the twin tuners may be present but only one can record programmes schedule from the EPG and the other is purely for live viewing, this is clearly stated in the manual and even the Goodmans website is very “carefully worded”."
#13
Bought one of these from Sainsbury's about 18 months ago for £60... best investment I have made in a long while... I find myself recording everything and watching it when it suits me... and if I don't watch it within a week... just delete it.
#14
If I can get another one for £30 I will definately be getting one.
#15
Just went to my local sainsburys in nantwich, they had one on display and it was priced at £99.99

But they had no boxes so I couldnt take it to the check out and find out if the price was the same. Plus it was pretty much closing so couldnt ask if they had any in the back. Gonna call up tomorrow.
#16
donbreach
If I can get another one for £30 I will definately be getting one.


Could you confirm for me that you CANNOT rewind live TV with this model please?
banned#17
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


my TV card in my PC automatically records tv from when you go to that channel.. so you can rewind but only from where you started watching it from. you dont have to pause it or whatever.. i think thats what was meant in the other post... this box cam probably only pause tv and not rewind once you have seen it"!
#18
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


I have a Digifusion PVR and can "rewind" live TV for up to 2 hours!
#19
ill have a look tomorrow, thanks!
#20
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


your the numpty the V+ rewinds live tv it records that channel from the moment you tune to it allowing around 1.5 hours and from what i remember the sky+ also does so i dont know what the hell you use but i aint what we use twin tunner allows recording of 1 channel why recording another the V+ has 3 tunner allowing recording of 2 programs and watching a 3rd.
#21
I'm guessing this doesn't have a card slot for Sultana?
#22
Anyone had a similar bargain? Will definitely look tomorrow..
#23
great find,will check out my sainsburys store 2mor/monday,this is what i,ve been looking for but would rather setanta supported on it, but for 30pounds its great

was going to buy the thomson box so many bad reviews out there for it then argos has got the sagem box at half price for 99pounds but not sure if it,ll just be like the thomson one

will defo buy the 30pounds one in sains if i can get it:thumbsup:
#24
not true. my humax pvr can rewind a live channel back to when it was switched to that channal
#25
Lynx
Could you confirm for me that you CANNOT rewind live TV with this model please?


Nope... you can't.
The only way you can rewind is if you set it to record before hand...
For example I am watching American Pie The Wedding and set it to record at the start... so I can rewind it as I please.
You can pause TV though, as long as u are not recording something else.

Anyway, SKY+ Only allows you to rewind a channel you have been watching. So if u just turn on to ITV u can't rewind... if u have been watching it for 10 minutes u could rewind, but the moment u change channel it's gone.
#26
Hetfield33
not true. my humax pvr can rewind a live channel back to when it was switched to that channal


What you said is the same as Sky+...

However this box doesn't do that...
You can watch TV and pause it, etc. (no rewinding unless u were already recording it).
You can watch TV whilst recording another channel, just can't pause the channel u are watching whilst recording another.
#27
I bought one of these for £99 a while back have it in the bedroom and as said b4 its gr8 to leave set for loads of stuff then watch it when you want....@£ 29.99 I would certainly get one if you can
#28
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


My humax which is 3+ years old can quite happily rewind live TV perfectly... 'numpty'.
#29
anthony1664
I bought one of these for £99 a while back have it in the bedroom and as said b4 its gr8 to leave set for loads of stuff then watch it when you want....@£ 29.99 I would certainly get one if you can


Yep especially series as I always miss random episodes... so every sunday I set up all the stuff I wanna watch but might miss... so The Aprentice, American Inventor, Pushing Daisies, Sarah Connor Chronicles - Terminator, then just watch when I want.
#30
Any means of getting recordings off the unit?
#31
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


Where did you get that information from, I am no expert on PVRs but I know for a fact you can rewind on the channel you have been watching... ironic how you are calling me the numpty when you have no idea what you are talking about.
#32
I'm a bit confused, I have a subscription for Setanta through Virgin, will the PVR record whatever channel I choose it to record straight from Virgin?

Am I right in saying that this is capable of recording any channel you are subscribed to if you want it to?
#33
Great deal :thumbsup: I'll check out my local store to see if they have any at my local store tomorrow then vote :roll:
#34
richey4real
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


The Tivo I've had for years can rewind live TV, who's the Numpty now, eh ?
banned#35
richey4real;1974159
Numpty, a twin tuner means one to watch live tv and another to record. A sky+ has a twin tuner and you cannot 'rewind' live tv on any pvr, only skip back a certain amount of seconds.


You seem to be the numpty here I have a Humax PVR 9200T I can record 2 channels at once and even watch a 3rd different channel if it's on the same MUX of one of the channels I'm recording and also rewind live tv up to 120 mins, care to wipe the egg off your face.........numpty:giggle: I very much doubt we will be seeing you grace our pages again.......farewell!
#36
Tenex;1974705
Any means of getting recordings off the unit?
As it doesn't have a USB port, the only way I can think of is to remove the hard drive from the unit, connect it to a PC with enough hard drive space & copy the files across (then possibly burn to blank DVDs after converting to the correct format). Not sure if it'll work, but I'd certainly give it a go if it didn't affect/void the warranty.
#37
Awesome price, good find!
#38
Crossbow
As it doesn't have a USB port, the only way I can think of is to remove the hard drive from the unit, connect it to a PC with enough hard drive space & copy the files across (then possibly burn to blank DVDs after converting to the correct format). Not sure if it'll work, but I'd certainly give it a go if it didn't affect/void the warranty.


This look like the same unit I have, which is badged as Digihome. It has a scart output, I just connect that toa DVD recorder and play the recording. Only really useful for films unless you want to put a single episode onto DVD you can't do a multiple copy as on a Sky+ box.
#39
Lynx
I'm a bit confused, I have a subscription for Setanta through Virgin, will the PVR record whatever channel I choose it to record straight from Virgin?

Am I right in saying that this is capable of recording any channel you are subscribed to if you want it to?


No this box will only record channels through freeview, it is essentially a freeview box with a recorder built in - it cannot record from an external source (such as a virgin media box)

im sure if im wrong someone will correct me :)
#40
might start recording the footy on this downstairs and putting it in my room when ive finished

how easy would the drive be to upgrade?

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