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Finlux T7675-1TB Freeview 1TB PVR set top box recorder £54.90 @ Hughes
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Finlux T7675-1TB Freeview 1TB PVR set top box recorder £54.90 @ Hughes

£54.90£147.5763%Hughes Deals
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Posted 16th Sep 2019

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Freeview set top box with 1TB hard drive, a dual DVB-T2 tuned Freeview HD recorder with HD/SD MPEG2/4 technology and enhanced Media Player with codec support.

Compatible using HDMI 1.4 with HDCP 1.2.

Recorder can support 1080p resolution.

Updates available via Over Air Download or USB.

Certified for UK market and BBC iPlayer.

Additional feature of audio description for visually impaired and an ErP Regulation compliant eco design.

Standby usage < 0.5W.

  • Blue Tooth: N
  • Depth: 14 CM
  • Height: 4.5 CM
  • Width: 23.1 CM
  • Digital Tuner: Freeview HD
  • Dongle Required: N
  • Wifi Enabled: Y
  • 1TB Hard Drive, Dual DVB-T2 tuner Freeview HD Recorder
  • Record, Pause and rewind live TV
  • HD/SD MPEG2/4 Technology
  • Enhanced Media Player with CODEC support, 7 Day catchup and 12+ HD Channels
  • Compatible using HDMI 1.4 with HDCP 1.2
  • Supports 1080p Resolution
  • Update by Over Air Download or USB
  • Suitable for the UK Market, BBC iPlayer compatiable
  • ERP Regulation Eco design with standby power usage <0.5W
  • Audio description for visually impaired
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Previous price £199, that tells me they can't get rid them quick enough. Humax are the only manufacturer who have cracked this market and even then their boxes aren't without irrtating faults.
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Heat added seems a good price for a 1tb box
Also £53.99 Amazon prime if preferred

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Edited by: "col11" 16th Sep 2019
Heat for the price.
These any good? I've got Freeview on my Tele and other than the PVR feature not sure if I would benefit from this?
Can not transfer recordings otherwise i might have bitten.
rav4cas16/09/2019 10:50

Can not transfer recordings otherwise i might have bitten.


I was just gonna ask that, my Humax is starting to die, I often transfer recordings off off that.
TylerDurdenUK16/09/2019 10:58

I was just gonna ask that, my Humax is starting to die, I often transfer …I was just gonna ask that, my Humax is starting to die, I often transfer recordings off off that.



Still using my TVMan Noovo i got from Maplins for about £7 when they were closing. Records in original TS format, straight to a USB.
marylandcookie16/09/2019 10:33

Heat for the price.These any good? I've got Freeview on my Tele and other …Heat for the price.These any good? I've got Freeview on my Tele and other than the PVR feature not sure if I would benefit from this?


Some reviews not good. Depends what you need it to do for you.
rav4cas16/09/2019 10:50

Can not transfer recordings otherwise i might have bitten.


Very few have that capability to be fair, I think only some Humax's/Panasonic's costing 3-4 times the price (unless you buy secondhand/refurb).
Edited by: "Crossbow" 16th Sep 2019
That is one strange shaped box
Previous price £199, that tells me they can't get rid them quick enough. Humax are the only manufacturer who have cracked this market and even then their boxes aren't without irrtating faults.
twotone195416/09/2019 11:43

Humax are the only manufacturer who have cracked this market and even then …Humax are the only manufacturer who have cracked this market and even then their boxes aren't without irrtating faults.


Yeah, wish Sky would do recording boxes that worked without needing a Sky TV subscription. I was a subscriber in the past (still using their HD+ box for Freeview) & hardly ever had a recording-related problem.
Crossbow16/09/2019 13:00

Yeah, wish Sky would do recording boxes that worked without needing a Sky …Yeah, wish Sky would do recording boxes that worked without needing a Sky TV subscription. I was a subscriber in the past (still using their HD+ box for Freeview) & hardly ever had a recording-related problem.


there's no reason for them to do that.
same with the new sky Q boxes; the receiver on the sateillite dish doesn't work with anything other than a sky Q box; had to spend £80 replacing the one in my new house, in order to get freesat.

they'll never do anything to benfit non-subsrcibers
twotone195416/09/2019 11:43

Previous price £199, that tells me they can't get rid them quick enough. …Previous price £199, that tells me they can't get rid them quick enough. Humax are the only manufacturer who have cracked this market and even then their boxes aren't without irrtating faults.


Who cares? At £199 it would be a completely different proposition and maybe out of some people's reach. At approx £55 it's a very good spec for the money and hard to pick faults at that price point.
lastjunkie16/09/2019 13:11

there's no reason for them to do that...they'll never do anything to …there's no reason for them to do that...they'll never do anything to benfit non-subsrcibers


They can still make a profit selling them separately at whatever price - Humax, Panasonic, etc wouldn't be in the business if they weren't. Only need it to record Freeview channels. I'd be willing to pay Sky up to £5/month to retain the recording Freeview function. I think it was £10 at one point & now the minimum is £22 I think - in other words, you have to take one of their basic packages: sky.com/sho…/tv
Edited by: "Crossbow" 16th Sep 2019
says "Series Recording" - NO
But on Amazon reviews it says yes
rav4cas16/09/2019 11:01

Still using my TVMan Noovo i got from Maplins for about £7 when they were …Still using my TVMan Noovo i got from Maplins for about £7 when they were closing. Records in original TS format, straight to a USB.


Freeview HD??
lastjunkie16/09/2019 13:11

there's no reason for them to do that.same with the new sky Q boxes; the …there's no reason for them to do that.same with the new sky Q boxes; the receiver on the sateillite dish doesn't work with anything other than a sky Q box; had to spend £80 replacing the one in my new house, in order to get freesat.they'll never do anything to benfit non-subsrcibers


Well you need a wideband tuner capable receiver like Vu+. Or you can switch to a hybrid wideband lnb.
kerbdog16/09/2019 13:12

Who cares? At £199 it would be a completely different proposition and …Who cares? At £199 it would be a completely different proposition and maybe out of some people's reach. At approx £55 it's a very good spec for the money and hard to pick faults at that price point.


You totally missed the point.You would care if you brought a load of crap. Didn't sell at £199 didn't sell at £149 now they are on offer for £ 55 . Don't the alarm bells start ringing. They are not selling them off out of the goodness of their hearts. You sound the sort of person that would buy an omega watch off del boy.
twotone195416/09/2019 15:37

You totally missed the point.You would care if you brought a load of crap. …You totally missed the point.You would care if you brought a load of crap. Didn't sell at £199 didn't sell at £149 now they are on offer for £ 55 . Don't the alarm bells start ringing. They are not selling them off out of the goodness of their hearts. You sound the sort of person that would buy an omega watch off del boy.


Nope. Didn't miss the point at all. You are making assumptions.

If you're looking for a 1TB Freeview PVR, then the specs (on paper at least) are great value for money.

And you sir, sound like a right negative nancy.
Edited by: "kerbdog" 16th Sep 2019
That's why I won't buy these receivers to record on, you can't transfer the recordings. And for me that's not anything I can accept with these things at any price. My TV has recording via USB sticks & assumingly that is not encrypted or at least allows for far easier transfer and preservation of personal use recordings.
dave9946116/09/2019 15:45

That's why I won't buy these receivers to record on, you can't transfer …That's why I won't buy these receivers to record on, you can't transfer the recordings. And for me that's not anything I can accept with these things at any price. My TV has recording via USB sticks & assumingly that is not encrypted or at least allows for far easier transfer and preservation of personal use recordings.


What TV is it? I have a fairly high spec Panasonic OLED and the USB recording is encrypted, so can only be played back on the same TV...on top of that, the interface is clunky and has only basic features (eg. only records one thing at a time). So if you find a standalone PVR with an interface you prefer, or with more features, then that in itself is maybe a reason for buying.....albeit, you still probably wouldn't have transferable recordings.
Edited by: "kerbdog" 16th Sep 2019
kerbdog16/09/2019 15:50

What TV is it? I have a fairly high spec Panasonic OLED and the USB …What TV is it? I have a fairly high spec Panasonic OLED and the USB recording is encrypted, so can only be played back on the same TV...on top of that, the interface is clunky and has only basic features (eg. only records one thing at a time). So if you find a standalone PVR with an interface you prefer, or with more features, then that in itself is maybe a reason for buying.....albeit, you still probably wouldn't have transferable recordings.


I've a Hisense 7300, though I've yet to test the USB recording features, maybe I'll have problems transferring maybe not. If even that is a no go or encrypted perhaps decoding TV USB recordings will be far easier. If I'm recording for my own personal use or to transfer to other storage media the menu features are of little relevance anyway. Might try later or tomorrow if i can find the USB stick and at least see if a recording plays on a different tv and take it from there.
dave9946116/09/2019 16:16

I've a Hisense 7300, though I've yet to test the USB recording features, …I've a Hisense 7300, though I've yet to test the USB recording features, maybe I'll have problems transferring maybe not. If even that is a no go or encrypted perhaps decoding TV USB recordings will be far easier. If I'm recording for my own personal use or to transfer to other storage media the menu features are of little relevance anyway. Might try later or tomorrow if i can find the USB stick and at least see if a recording plays on a different tv and take it from there.


Good luck with that one mate. We await your findings with interest ...
Crossbow16/09/2019 13:26

They can still make a profit selling them separately at whatever price - …They can still make a profit selling them separately at whatever price - Humax, Panasonic, etc wouldn't be in the business if they weren't. Only need it to record Freeview channels. I'd be willing to pay Sky up to £5/month to retain the recording Freeview function. I think it was £10 at one point & now the minimum is £22 I think - in other words, you have to take one of their basic packages: https://www.sky.com/shop/tv


There's very little profit selling these boxes, that's exactly why there are so few decent brands making them. If it was a profitable exercise they would be doing it. Manufacturers profits are slim, very slim, that's why so many big brands don't make consumer electronics any more or have gone out of business.... there can't make any money doing it. Toshiba, Hitachi, JVC, Finlux, Blaupunkt, Sanyo, Ferguson, Thomson, Normende and many more all sold off their brand names to the likes of Vestel / UMC and other OEMs. or get OEMs like Vestel to make the products for them (Panasonic budget TVs for example)

Selling a reliable, freeview HDD for £200 is not going to make much more than £20 a box for the manufacturer, let alone offering ongoing support and software patches.

I guess Vestel are able to make these things cheap enough to make a tiny profit, they do quite a range
vestelinternational.com/fil…pdf
Edited by: "spannerzone" 16th Sep 2019
Ex BT You view boxes sell for about £30 on a well known site, 500Gb drive Dtr t1000 works without internet, 1Tb Dtr 2100 and Dtr4000 4k only with internet but can be used with online services.
kerbdog16/09/2019 15:38

Nope. Didn't miss the point at all. You are making assumptions.If you're …Nope. Didn't miss the point at all. You are making assumptions.If you're looking for a 1TB Freeview PVR, then the specs (on paper at least) are great value for money. And you sir, sound like a right negative nancy.


And you lose the argument as soon as you start throwing insults
twotone195416/09/2019 20:22

And you lose the argument as soon as you start throwing insults


Pathetic. You threw the first insult. I was responding to that
Edited by: "kerbdog" 16th Sep 2019
Interesting
Why are free view boxes much cheaper than freesat
ses6jwg17/09/2019 08:24

Why are free view boxes much cheaper than freesat


Probably down to sales figures, Freeview selling many times more units than Freesat.
I gave up on these standalone PVRs years ago. Instead I still have several old PS3s with a PlayTV attached. These record in an .mts format, which can be copied over to a Fat32 formatted HDD or USB stick.Then onto a 4gb NTFS drive plugged into router for viewing over home network. Simples.
If you have good tv reception PlayTV works well, and does series recording too if you sign in to PSN.
These can still be found occasionally secondhand. Playback is upscaled via an XB or PS4. Suits me and its completely free, apart from cost of initial hardware.
Edited by: "robatt" 17th Sep 2019
trannyboy16/09/2019 18:10

Ex BT You view boxes sell for about £30 on a well known site, 500Gb drive …Ex BT You view boxes sell for about £30 on a well known site, 500Gb drive Dtr t1000 works without internet, 1Tb Dtr 2100 and Dtr4000 4k only with internet but can be used with online services.


Novice with this tech, I'm looking for a cheap Pvr for the mother in law who doesn't have internet. Do you know if you can record a channel and watch another out of curiousity with the dtr1000
Edited by: "Daniboy" 17th Sep 2019
OK we had virgin tv etc. Not available where we now live so we have now bb. We are watching the ads! So frustrating itv player! What do we buy please?
Sony 55xe8396
Sometimes we will want to record two programs at once. Or watch while recording. Not tech savvy!
TIA x
This must be slightly different to my version of this. As I do have BBC 1 HD and others. But it's decent. If you don't like noise though it's not for you as the fan is small and quite loud on boot and sometimes when recording. iPlayer works ok but interface a tad slow. It's worth the money for 1tb version I feel.
rav4cas16/09/2019 11:01

Still using my TVMan Noovo i got from Maplins for about £7 when they were …Still using my TVMan Noovo i got from Maplins for about £7 when they were closing. Records in original TS format, straight to a USB.


Yes still got mine. Still recording on it. Think it's great for the price we paid.
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