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Thomson Twin tuner DTR with 160GB HDD - £90 delivered @ John Lewis !

Includes 2 years warranty. Not sure if this comes with Setanta Sports 2 months Free trial.

Description : The twin tuners on the DTI6300 mean that you can watch one programme whilst recording another on the other side. Theres a 14 day programme guide, and you can record up to 120 hours of TV in the 160GB hard drive. No tapes or discs needed! Recording is easy with the one-touch button and theres a lock for parental control .

Top Up Anytime TV : Once youve paid a subscription fee, Top Up Anytime TV will change the way you view your entertainment. Each night, a selection of programmes are automatically downloaded into your set-top box ready for you to watch on demand.
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#1
cold because i was going to get one until i read the bad reviews at pvruk.co.uk
#2
£99.99 from Argos
#3
caverncity
cold because i was going to get one until i read the bad reviews at pvruk.co.uk

Whats wrong with it ?

Someone please tell me as i wanna order it now -- its looks gr8 for £85
#4
alanrowell
£99.99 from Argos


http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86452

although John Lewis is cheaper :)
#5
Hi, Edi. Think that you need to add that an order must be £100.00 in order to get free delivery. The delivery charge comes up as £3.95. Still an excellent buy for £103.90.

Voted hot!.
#7
Ah lol this box is rubbish listen here --- if you dont take up top up tv you cannot use the recorder at all -- and also top up tv record programs every day automatically and you cant stop it
Forget this

Anybody recommend a better one than this that allows me to not only recorded the freeview but also e.g record me palying a game on my 360
#8
newbie2linux
Hi, Edi. Think that you need to add that an order must be £100.00 in order to get free delivery. The delivery charge comes up as £3.95. Still an excellent buy for £103.90.

Voted hot!.


Just top up the order to £100 with an item such as 75106821 (battery) and then apply the £15 code. Comes to £86.90 delivered inc the battery. :thumbsup:
#9
Can somebody who ahs this explain it to me -- if you dont use the top up tv card can you record whatever you want e.g game on 360 or an old vhs

Or are you stuck with top up tv on your box
#10
dandoc2
Ah lol this box is rubbish listen here --- if you dont take up top up tv you cannot use the recorder at all -- and also top up tv record programs every day automatically and you cant stop it



i have this. You CAN record if you don't have topup tv, and it is generally very good. Has series link( don't need topup tv for this) for recording complete series among other things

and you can stop topup tv downloading, I only get the channels downloading i want. Anything else doesn't and it frees up disk space

if you don't subscribe you get the whole disk to use

if you want anymore info i will try and answer
#11
I'm a newbie to this site but I've never been a fan of the thomson twins...

There are better electronics out there... and I've been put off by thomson products since they had the worst dvdrom in the xbox which kept failing on me.
#12
Hi i want this box -- its £100 in argos -- but at £85 it was a bargain but having looked through sites im getting quite worried about it

I dont want to use the top up tv trial (does it just come on the card) i just wanted a freeview box with a hard drive that i could easily record using

Can i record using the full 160gb also can the recorded be hooked up to something like games console or vcr and record from that source

Whats the quality like for recording etc and is playback good

A can get a freeview box for £20 but i thought id take a leap and and get a hard drive built in so if i miss a programme its recorded and at £65 extra is nothing really


Also is it possible to buy this box on its own without the top-up tv thing and all their logos all over it
#13
boondocks
I'm a newbie to this site but I've never been a fan of the thomson twins...




I was,

Somebody's watching me
and now i'm nervous and i shouldn't be
Somebody's got their eye on me
perhaps i should invite him up for tea?

.......

We are detective
we are select
We are detective
come to collect

:whistling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKZmqnScH90
#14
Just got one and can't be bothered if it had the free trial or not.

It has a slot so can be updated.

Two years guarantee for piece of mind.

And with the £15 voucher I got it at the price I wanted.

All I have to do is work out whether I keep it or give it to my parents as a present this Christmas. Currently use a Sony PVR so I have something to benchmark the machine against. Have a Digifusion too, so it will be a good test.

Before I forget, got a wand for £1.90 (wave spinner wand).

The ability to record 2 channels at once is a must - some dual tuners can only record one of the channels.
#15
dandoc2
Ah lol this box is rubbish listen here --- if you dont take up top up tv you cannot use the recorder at all -- and also top up tv record programs every day automatically and you cant stop it
Forget this

Anybody recommend a better one than this that allows me to not only recorded the freeview but also e.g record me palying a game on my 360


Yeah I agree with kai666 on this, everything stated above is not true. You have all the functions if you don't subscribe to topuptv and you can also turn off what's downloaded if you do.

This box like nearly all freeview/dvb-s/dvb-t/sky+ recorders records the raw data stream. It does not re-encode anything. So you can't feed another source into it. For that you need a DVD recorder or Tivo which have built in encoders to create an mpeg2 (for example) file.
#16
Godspeed
Yeah I agree with kai666 on this, everything stated above is not true. You have all the functions if you don't subscribe to topuptv and you can also turn off what's downloaded if you do.

This box like nearly all freeview/dvb-s/dvb-t/sky+ recorders records the raw data stream. It does not re-encode anything. So you can't feed another source into it. For that you need a DVD recorder or Tivo which have built in encoders to create an mpeg2 (for example) file.


Yes but if you search around as soon as you stop the topup tv thing you cannot use the hard drive at all
#17
I have one of Thomson's original FreeView PVR (DHD-4000) since it came out, way back in 2005. It has been a solid and reliable addition, and has been one of the best buys I have ever bought. It has many of the same features (i.e ability to record two channels at once, 14-day listings) and has only recently had an over-the-air software upgrade. The hard drive was also (very) easily upgraded. (More detail here.)

If this new PVR is as good as the DHD-4000, then this is an absolute steal at £85. I would definitely purchase this, but my original Thompson is working perfectly well :-)
#18
Am watching a Panasonic DMREX75 am hoping to get it for under £150
#19
dandoc2
Yes but if you search around as soon as you stop the topup tv thing you cannot use the hard drive at all



you can use it, it's only sky+ that does this
#20
edi
Just top up the order to £100 with an item such as 75106821 (battery) and then apply the £15 code. Comes to £86.90 delivered inc the battery. :thumbsup:


This is a cheaper item at only £1...

76547001

http://www.johnlewis.com/Home+and+Garden/Stationery/Stationery/Wedding+Accessories/3772/230416708/Product.aspx?SearchTerm=76547001
#21
Oh and voted hot! I want one but too many other things on the go at the moment!
#22
I too have a thimson pvr and its been thed best thing i ever bought.
#23
Out of stock, just as I was about to order it! Damn, literally missed it by seconds cos I couldn't get the £15 off code working at first :(
#24
dandoc2
Am watching a Panasonic DMREX75 am hoping to get it for under £150


Looks good no twin tuner though.

I'm looking for a twin tuner hdd with dvd recorder but they all seem to be £250 +
#25
dandoc2
Yes but if you search around as soon as you stop the topup tv thing you cannot use the hard drive at all


How many times do I have to say it! You can record all the free to view channels onto the harddrive via the twin tuners without having to have a sub to topuptv!

Where's your information coming from?

Have a read HERE for some clarity.
#26
i fancy getting one of these as well.

I currently have a dvd recorder but very seldom use it,as if I want to record a freeview prog whilst at work I have to make sure that my IDTV is on channel that prog is on, and of course my wife and kids have to watch same prog. But ,correct me if i`m wrong,this has freeview built in and it will record whole series if I want it to
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dave150
i fancy getting one of these as well.

I currently have a dvd recorder but very seldom use it,as if I want to record a freeview prog whilst at work I have to make sure that my IDTV is on channel that prog is on, and of course my wife and kids have to watch same prog. But ,correct me if i`m wrong,this has freeview built in and it will record whole series if I want it to


Yes freeview built in, It can be recording something you want in the background while the wife and kids channel hop using the other tuner or watch a recorded program.Or you could record 2 different channels and watch a third via your IDTV.It has a series link function as well, when you set it to record an episode it checks to see if if it's part of a series and asks if you just want the one episode or the series.

You could even plug the dvd recorder into it and record the stored programs off onto dvd.
#28
Starlet
Out of stock, just as I was about to order it! Damn, literally missed it by seconds cos I couldn't get the £15 off code working at first :(


Thanks for letting us know, marked as expired.
#29
Sometimes its worth while looking in these expired posts, see what deals you missed but I just followed the link and hey! they had one in stock, so I bought it with the £15 off
#30
Sorry out of stock again, must of been the last one
#31
Nice one :)
#32
2 left as of 00:38am
#33
Sweeeeeet, managed to snag one :)

Found an item for 50p to make it up to £100, a pen - 76423006
#34
1 remaining... @ 9:38 :)
#35
edi
1 remaining... @ 9:38 :)


Woohoo, thanks! Bagged it for mother :thumbsup:
#36
caverncity
cold because i was going to get one until i read the bad reviews at pvruk.co.uk


Your loss.:roll: This is an excellent buy.

If you did a bit more searching you would find that although this was problematic at release the firmware updates have resulted in a very good PVR. The older model I have is absolutey rock solid and newer reviews report the same with this newer model. Thomson do regular overnight firmware updates unlike some other manufacturers who only do updates occasionally.

Thanks OP.
#37
Apparently two in stock at 11:02 . . . . . .
#38
oh no there isn't....
#39
Stock seems to be trickling in theres another 10 now.
#40
cheers, gone for one. Also went through quidco but dont know if i'll get it in conjunction with a discount code. Its suppose to be 8% for electricals

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