Vaova 320GB Freeview PVR with USB only £79.99 (with voucher) DELIVERED @ Maplin was £150.00 - HotUKDeals
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Vaova 320GB Freeview PVR with USB only £79.99 (with voucher) DELIVERED @ Maplin was £150.00 £89.99

£89.99 @ Maplin
Product Features * Record over 200 hours of digital TV * 7-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) * Includes USB socket to playback JPG photos, listen to MP3 or watch video * TimeShift function* … Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Product Features

* Record over 200 hours of digital TV
* 7-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
* Includes USB socket to playback JPG photos, listen to MP3 or watch video
* TimeShift function*
* OSD languages: English, French, German and Spanish
* Terrestrial channel autoscan and manual scan and supports up to 600 channels
* Dual SCART output with RGB and S-Video modes
* 5.1 digital audio output (coaxial)
* Analogue stereo audio output
* Ideal for use in bedrooms or in addition to digital-ready TVs
* Includes remote control

*With the TimeShift function, after a few button presses on the remote control the programme starts whenever you want.
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banned#1
what voucher pal? cheers
#2
http://www.maplin.co.uk/paypal/

That link should work - Voucher rep to OP!
#3
Does thsi mean I can plug it in to my PC and watch it on my computer monitor?

I am looking fro something that I can do that with. Don't want to by a TV as such. Just a box I can plug in to my pc and watch TV on it and has a remote control. Tried a usb dongle thing and it was rubbish. Is there some kind of freeview box with remote out there for PCs?
#5
Give Maplin an email address and you will receive the following discounts too...

£3 voucher - Valid on orders over £50
£7 voucher - Valid on orders over £100
£15 voucher - Valid on orders over £200
£25 voucher - Valid on orders over £300


The link to give Maplin your email.

There is also a further 4% on Quidco

So these could potentially drop an £90 spend to under £74, or if you rounded your total spend up to £100 by spending another £10 over the PVR the cost would potentially be just under the original £80 with the £10 and £7 discount voucher and £3.32 Quidco if it tracks.


The small print on the Maplin voucher seems to have a shot at unlawfully exempting them from the distance selling regulations....

This voucher can only be used when purchasing goods featured on the Maplin website online. This voucher is excluded from calibration or repair services, handling and mail charges. Cash value 0.01p. Items purchased using the gift voucher are exempt from our money back guarantee and cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned as unsuitable. Offer valid from January 1st to Febuary 17th 2009.
#6
yeah but can you plug it in to your pc and watch tv via your monitor?
1 Like #7
Not such a great deal....


I bought these instead -

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221276

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139836

That way you get a 320GB TWIN TUNER PVR for £97, so you're not limited to watching what you're recording. The only minor difference is the lack of a USB port, which didn't bother me as my DVD/DivX player has USB/card reader.
And you can substitute for smaller HDD to save money if you wanted.



JIM1973ANDREWS
Does thsi mean I can plug it in to my PC and watch it on my computer monitor?

I am looking fro something that I can do that with. Don't want to by a TV as such. Just a box I can plug in to my pc and watch TV on it and has a remote control. Tried a usb dongle thing and it was rubbish. Is there some kind of freeview box with remote out there for PCs?


The USB dongle's usually work fine. Mine picks up all the same channels as my set top box. So you could just be in a bad reception area, in which case you'll need an amplified aerial no matter which kind of receiver you have (I live in Central London, which is supposed to be a strong signal area, but I've needed an amplified aerial on all 4 of the Freeview receivers I've had).
#8
jukkie
Not such a great deal....

The only minor difference is the lack of a USB port


Which makes a big difference to me .. heat and rep added.
#9
Looks like a hunk of junk. This is the same company that uses the names Yamada and Chilli and also make robotic vacuum cleaners.

If you can get the price down a bit then they're worth a look if you like messing about with tech. It can always be returned. If you want a finished product that works then look no further than Humax.
#10
bought 1 of these at xmas £99, took it back they are ****...... be warned.
#11
Fujioka
Looks like a hunk of junk. This is the same company that .... also make robotic vacuum cleaners.


Good ones or bad ones??? :?:?:?
#12
Fujioka
Looks like a hunk of junk. This is the same company that uses the names Yamada and Chilli and also make robotic vacuum cleaners.

If you can get the price down a bit then they're worth a look if you like messing about with tech. It can always be returned. If you want a finished product that works then look no further than Humax.



I have bought a yamada dvd player about 5yrs ago, and it is still playing absolutely everything, its great, and i only paid £30.00 for it... never had 1 problem with it... infact, ive got 2...
#13
The 'HDDReady' logo doesn't inspire confidence! You have to wonder if that was put on in good faith (via way of engrish) or to fool unsuspecting buyers!
#14
All robotic vacuum cleaners are utter garbage. They simply do not work. A Yamada DVD player should be OK (just about) but their DVD recorders were very very poor.

Trash technology from people who make stuff from things they find in skips essentially.
#15
These are utter garbage. They simply do not do what you want them to. What good is 320 gigs of space if, when you get up0 in the morning only to find that the device failed to record what you asked, or has crashed completely (and that is exactly what will happen)?
#16
Thanks jukkie :D
#17
Maybe a stupid question but looking at the link Jukkie posted for the Barebone Twin Tuner Freeview DTR on Maplins site can I just use a dvd player/recorder with this without having to add a hard drive?
#18
It’s a good rule of thumb if you remember –

Most things sold exclusively by Maplin that look reasonably priced are of very poor quality.

Most things they sell that are available elsewhere are cheaper elsewhere.
#19
jukkie
Not such a great deal....


I bought these instead -

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221276

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139836

That way you get a 320GB TWIN TUNER PVR for £97, so you're not limited to watching what you're recording. The only minor difference is the lack of a USB port, which didn't bother me as my DVD/DivX player has USB/card reader.
And you can substitute for smaller HDD to save money if you wanted.





The USB dongle's usually work fine. Mine picks up all the same channels as my set top box. So you could just be in a bad reception area, in which case you'll need an amplified aerial no matter which kind of receiver you have (I live in Central London, which is supposed to be a strong signal area, but I've needed an amplified aerial on all 4 of the Freeview receivers I've had).


Spoke to the n00b at Maplins and he raised a good point about the barebone freeview box. The box itself is unbranded which means that the chances are finding a firmware upgrade are slim. Apparently the menu is hard to navigate around the barebone system... I personally have not tested this freeview box out so I cannot personally say.

LW
#20
LordWard
Spoke to the n00b at Maplins and he raised a good point about the barebone freeview box. The box itself is unbranded which means that the chances are finding a firmware upgrade are slim. Apparently the menu is hard to navigate around the barebone system... I personally have not tested this freeview box out so I cannot personally say.

LW


I have one of those boxes, and the menu system seems fine to me. Have never had any problems recording anything.
Also haven't needed a firmware update since I bought it 6 months ago, as it has worked perfectly since day 1. Picks up every station perfectly and have never had channels freeze etc (my old Goodmans Freeview box was awful, always freezing and losing reception).
HDD only take 30 seconds to install as well :) .
#21
Hi jukkie, im thinking of buying the barebones freeview box too, can you tell me if it can store channels in a favourites order so i can ignor the ones i dont like?

Any problems or niggles with yours?

Will it work with any IDE drive?

Cheers
#22
bogs
Hi jukkie, im thinking of buying the barebones freeview box too, can you tell me if it can store channels in a favourites order so i can ignor the ones i dont like?

Any problems or niggles with yours?

Will it work with any IDE drive?

Cheers

To be honest I haven't even looked at the favourites options as I'm so used to just flicking through the channels. I'll have a look later.
Haven't had any problems or niggles, and have thrown in a number of IDE HDD's that have all worked fine (40GB to 250GB).

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