If you want the best Hard Disk PVR (Freeview recorder) on the market at an unbeatable price then look no further. This little beauty has 2 in-built tuners allowing you to record 2 channels at the same time. It also has a USB port for connecting the recorder to your PC. This allows you to transfer your recorded content to the PC, perform firmware updates and install some of the many available TAPS (extra programs i.e. games and features). It is an incredibly versatile piece of kit.
This is available from digitaldirect for £235 including delivery with a 1 year warranty. If you want a 2 year warranty you can buy this machine from petertyson http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/topfieldtf5800pvr-topfieldtf5800pvr.shtml
for £20 more which is also a fantastic deal.
For firmware updates, user guides and TAPS just go here: http://www.toppy.org.uk/
Features: # Digital Terrestrial Receiver with Hard Drive # Choice of 2 hard drive sizes # MPEG-2 digital and fully DVB compliant # 2 Digital Tuners # Simultaneously play and record. Record 2 channels # Dual Decoding - Picture in Picture # USB2.0 support for fast PC interface # Time shift feature # Digital audio or Dolby AC-3 output via S/PDIF # Electronic Programme Guide # Smart card capable # RGB and S-video output via scart. Composite out, S-video # Modulated RF output # Approx. 88 hours record time (160Gb) # WHD:340 x 60 x 265mm # Vist the main Toptfield Website # Visit http://www.toppy.org.uk
- an excellent website dedicated to the Topfield products.
Detailed specs: Recording 160 Gb Hard Disk Drive MPEG2 (Hybrid VBR) Recording Convenience Auto Setup Parental Lock/Parental Control Teletext Plug & Play On/Off Timer Freeview Compatibility Notice Clock Picture In Picture Dual Recording Modes EPG (Guide Plus+) Freeview Auto Tracking 1 x S-Video Connection/s 1 x Optical Terminal Connection/s 1 x Euro Scart Connection/ 1 x Audio Analog Phono Connection/s 1 x Composite Video Connection/s 1 x Serial Connection/s 1 x USB 2.0 Connection/s 1 x RGB Scart Connection/s 2 X CI Slot Accessories Supplied Remote Control User Manual Batteries Warranty Card Power,Weight & Dimensions 4.2 Kg Unit Weight (Approx) 340x60x265 mm (W/H/D) Dimensions 25 W Power Consumption 8 W Standby Power Consumption Digital/Analogue Players & Recorders 88 Hours Playback Digital Tuner
The Topfield TF5800PVR (or "Toppy" as it is affectionately known) is a uniquely specified Freeview PVR. The Toppy's devastating flexibility enables you to watch and record a combination of up to FOUR channels at once, to output combinations of up to three programmes (including recordings and live transmissions) simultaneously via its twin RF outputs and scart socket, to record/pause/rewind/fast-forward live television and to edit recordings on the hard disk for later playback or output to your PC.
Further, the TF5800 allows user-developed application programmes - or "TAPs" - to be added via USB2, increasing features and functionality beyond the already impressive array on offer, enabling limitless software control possibilities. Yet, with all that functionality, it is a sprightly performer - channels change in under a second, bringing an end to frustratingly slow Freeview surfing.
Top Up TV CamAdding a TUTV cam (available from the options on the order bar) enables the use of a TopUpTV card in the TF5800's "Common interface" slot, or select "Cam+1 month" to include the TopUpTV card with your first month's subscription prepaid, as well.
What are you waiting for, go and buy one now!