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Technika AEDVDRHDDS7 160GB HDD DVD Recorder £49.99 + P&P (£5.79, or possibly FREE) @ BigPockets

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This is my 1st deal post, so please be gentle with me, if I've got anything wrong. I got a Wharfedale version of this from Big Pockets, a while back, which was refurb, and has now gone wrong, so I'… Read More
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8y, 1w agoFound 8 years, 1 week ago
This is my 1st deal post, so please be gentle with me, if I've got anything wrong.

I got a Wharfedale version of this from Big Pockets, a while back, which was refurb, and has now gone wrong, so I've been looking for a new one, and found this Technika, which looks exactly the same, and is listed as Brand New with a 1yr warranty.I'm not sure, but I think Technika, is Tesco's own consumer electronics brand name, but as I've said this looks like a rebadged Wharfedale unit, so I'd imagine it's yet another Vestel based clone.I know it doesn't have Freeview, and it's not a major recognised brand, but I think if you have a freeiew box, or like me have Sky, then for the features, spec and price, that this is a great deal, certainly better than anything else I could find, and it's at last a good excuse to finally ditch the VCR.

I've been using it to mainly archive old VHS tapes, and for that purpose it has some useful features.I can leave it recording from a VHS tape overnight, copying the content to the HDD, and then once on there, you can split the recording into individual episodes for example, and even remove any overlaps from the beginning and end of each episode.You can then also set chapter marks, and set a chapter to be hidden on playback, ie remove advert breaks from TV films etc.Once you've done that, you could then dub it to DVD for keeps.

As a tip, certain items at Big Pockets have FREE delivery, so you could add one of those (if you wanted to), and get FREE delivery on the whole order.My experience with Big Pockets has been very good, the 1st recorder I purchased didn't work, I notified them, and they arranged collection and replacement within a few days.

Here's some tech info:
- DVD+R, DVD+RW Recording
- DVD/CD/MP3/JPEG Playback
- Up to 6 hours recording time to DVD+R/DVD+RW
- 160GB Hard Drive - up to 211 hours of recording
- Scart input and output
- 5 different recording settings

It of course also offers those SKY+ type features, like pause live TV, etc.
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#1
Can someone tell me why this is now expired, and not showing in the list, as supplier still has stock, and therefore the deal is still valid.Did I do something wrong? HELP!
#2
I think it might have to do with the supplier. i believe i have seen previous post mentioning no deals allowed from Boffer which is a company connected to Bigpockets.
Hopefully someone better informed will be along to answer.

Found this (about Boffer) http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/307632/boffer-do-not-post/
#3
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#4
manateemike
I think it might have to do with the supplier. i believe i have seen previous post mentioning no deals allowed from Boffer which is a company connected to Bigpockets.
Hopefully someone better informed will be along to answer.

Found this (about Boffer) http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/307632/boffer-do-not-post/


I haven't had any form of reply from HUKD, so thanks for that, I didn't realise some suppliers are banned!:oops:.I guess some people have had bad experiences with them perhaps, but then surely that can happen with any company?.Oh well, at least I now know, not to post anything from Big Pockets again, bargain, or otherwise.

P.S. Thanks for the pic, yes it is indeed a rebadged Wharfedale.They're quite bulky, but I don't think you can go wrong for the money.

Thanks again for your help guys! :thumbsup:
#5
The fact that, by your own admission, you had one that broke down, doesn't sound like it is very reliable. I had one of Tesco's first cheapo DVD players, which was also Wharfdale, and it was so bad, that i will never buy a Wharfedale ever. Not worth the money, no matter how cheap. IMO, of course...
#6
manateemike;5249970
I think it might have to do with the supplier. i believe i have seen previous post mentioning no deals allowed from Boffer which is a company connected to Bigpockets.
Hopefully someone better informed will be along to answer.

Found this (about Boffer) http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/307632/boffer-do-not-post/


Never heard of that. The place gets DROWNED in Bigpockets second-hand junk regularly, without any interference from moderators :-(
1 Like #7
I got a reply from Juliet Bravo, one of the Super Mods, and she said it was Expired due to being member spammed, but that it'd be re-instated, which it now is.

Solid: Just to clarify that wasn't this model, it was the wharfedale version, which I got about 12 months ago, which was a refurb / graded machine, the replacement of which, worked very well for almost a year.This though is a Technika model, and is actually a brand new machine, and has a 1yr guarantee, so I don't think you can go wrong for the price.

Sorry, for any confusion.
banned#8
This will break within 8 months, if it doesnt I'll personally give you a replacement
#9
Mascherano
This will break within 8 months, if it doesnt I'll personally give you a replacement


Even if it does, a 160GB DVD Recorder for £56 is worth a punt. I just wonder if the presence of an upscaling chip in this DVD Recorder would mean better replication of programmes from sources in terms of PQ, e.g. copying programmes stored on your Sky+ box to the Recorder's 160GB HD?
#10
Mascherano
This will break within 8 months, if it doesnt I'll personally give you a replacement


A replacement for one that is'nt broken:?
#11
HAL2000
Solid: Just to clarify that wasn't this model, it was the wharfedale version, which I got about 12 months ago, which was a refurb / graded machine, the replacement of which, worked very well for almost a year.This though is a Technika model, and is actually a brand new machine, and has a 1yr guarantee, so I don't think you can go wrong for the price.

Sorry, for any confusion.


No problem, thanks for being cool about it!
banned#12
hibees
A replacement for one that is'nt broken:?


I didnt think that one through, did I
#13
Well, I guess this deal hasn't gone down to well, only in temperature!, still it was my first post.Nevermind, I think I've just found an even better deal for a DVD HDD Recorder, I'll make a new post, and see what happens with that one.

I think a thing to bear in mind here, is that any brand machine can suffer problems, obviously some more than others.But then take into account the price, I'd rather spend £50 on something that lasts a year, than £250, on one that may last 2 years, or that may be outdated.The other thing, is that the brand is no guarantee to quality with consumer electronics anymore, it's driven by features and price, and because of that the build quality on most of these type of items is not as good as it used to be, especially now that almost everything is coming from China.I was involved with selling consumer electronics in the 80s, and at that time, price wasn't the deciding factor, it was quality, back up, and what the product could offer to a customer, now, with supermarkets selling this stuff, it's just become flooded with average built products that seem to offer a lot, for a very low price, and because of this, you can now have products from 10 brand names that are actually all the same machine.My Hitachi LCD TV for example, is the same as an Argos Acoustic Solutions, a Wharfedale, an Orion, and a few others.Hitachi, once was a very respected manufacturer of TV's, but now it's selling a cheap rebadged TV, because the average person buys on price.Unfortunately in my present circumstances I now need to do the same, so I buy the best I can afford, and if it does what I won't, that's what matters.
For me, the funny thing is, I can remember going around the consumer electronics Trade shows every year throughout the late 80s (Used to get good freebies then as well, thanks Panasonic & Maxell!), and seeing lots of amazing products, most of which would never see production, but Sharp demonstrated, what I think was a 12" LCD screen, quite primative, and costing a small fortune, but it was amazing.Everyone was speculating on when, or if we would ever produce a TV, that you could hang on the wall like a picture, something they finally did achieve, it just took a long while getting there, mainly due to the massive failure rate of the screens, and the then limited technology, so many years after, the nearest most people got to an LCD screen, was a portable Casio with a 1.8 screen! and I think only 1 in about 5 of those ever passed the QC on production.
Anyway, I better get on with the other post!
#14
Sorry it appears I'm not allowed to as Ebuyer is banned! I'll get the hang of this deal posting soon I'm sure.Oh well, it was only that they had a Grade A Wharfedale Upscaling 160GB HDD DVD Recorder for £49.99 and Free delivery. :)

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