Maplin DTV-3000HDD Twin Tuner 250GB Freeview PVR - 99.99
Maplin DTV-3000HDD Twin Tuner 250GB Freeview PVR - 99.99

Maplin DTV-3000HDD Twin Tuner 250GB Freeview PVR - 99.99

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Manufacturer: Vaova Umax

Twin-receiver, so you can watch one Freeview channel and record another
Up to 160 hours of recording time
Time-shift - pause live TV
7-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
OSD languages: English, French, German and Spanish
Terrestrial channel autoscan and manual scan
Supports up to 600 channels
5.1 digital audio output (coaxial)
Analogue stereo audio output
Remote control

Do you want to record a programme whilst watching another at the same time with your DVB-T receiver? The DTV-3000HDD receives digital TV and records on a hard disc. You will never miss anything with the time-shift function; a few keystrokes on the remote control and the programme starts whenever you want. You can even pause live TV so you never miss a moment.

If you sign up to receive updates from Maplin they send you vouchers, there is a voucher for 7 pounds off a 75 spend, meaning you can actually get this for 92.99. seems a good deal, anyone got one, what are they like?


Does anyone know if this pvr can record two different freeview programmes at the same time?

Hot if it can

Hot if it can't too


In FAQ it says

Manufacturer: Vaova Umax
Q) It has 2 scart plug is one an input to record from another source - Shaun Tremayne
A) Yes the product does support that.

No info on simultaneous recording of two channels. If it can then I'll be there in a shot.

Original Poster

Unfortunately when I went to pick one up today they had no stock but I have got one on order. like the idea of being able to input things into it to store on the hard drive.
Not sure about recording two at once but still thinking its a pretty good price at 92.99 with a 250GB hard drive, looked at other units for a similar price and they all seem to be 160GB models.

does anyone know if this will record from a cable box?.

Original Poster

It should be able to record from a cable box as you could just connect it through the scart input on the recorder.


Thanks Ricky, good features!

Remember if you sign up to the maplin newsletter, they seen you discount codes, so you can save even more ( £7 off i think?)

It appears that the manufacturer may also be known as Yamada.
Product website: umax.co.uk/Web…htm
This seems to indicate that it's up to 160Gb HDD but "specs. may vary".
Also available on Play though this states 160Gb:
May be worth confirming HDD size but it does state 160 hours recording ...


does anyone know if this will record from a cable box?.

[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]When I have seen this question asked on the AV forums the answer is most PVR’s will only record from their internal freeview tuners to the hard disc, no sat or cable record.[/SIZE][/FONT]



Hi All,
have I bought a pig in a poke?... Specs said 'Terrestrial channel autoscan and manual scan'. As i cannot recieve Freeview in my area yet, I thought I could still record usual terrestial channel programs, but it dosn't look as if I can.....HELP !!
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