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Philips Freeview HD PVR @ Richer Sounds
Philips Freeview HD PVR @ Richer Sounds

Philips Freeview HD PVR @ Richer Sounds

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Model HDT8520 Freeview HD PVR. Twin tuners with a 500gb hard drive. 1080p upscaling too. Seems a good deal.

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Nearly £9 cheaper at ]amazon

Original Poster

Yup but you cant just walk into Amazon and pick it up. :whistling:

Droid;8786708

Yup but you cant just walk into Amazon and pick it up. :whistling:



But at Amazon you can have it delivered to your door without having to leave your house :thumbsup:

Droid;8786708

Yup but you cant just walk into Amazon and pick it up. :whistling:



I would have a job walking in the shop because nearest is about 50 miles away. Get some good deals at Richer sounds but never online :x

Droid;8786708

Yup but you cant just walk into Amazon and pick it up. :whistling:



Failed,,,

I want a freeview hd pvr but think I'll wait for the prices to drop.

Maybe worth the £9 premium if you prefer to buy direct from a shop - lukewarm.

Original Poster

longbowassassin;8786916

Failed,,,



Eh? Didn't know I was playing a game.

If you go instore you can use RS vouchers. The free headphones deal is still on. So is the £10 off deal. Also you get the machine the same day. Just because you dont want to, doesn't mean others might not.

This machine is riddled with faults my advise would be to get a freesat humax foxsat hdr its probably the best machine on the market :thumbsup:

ashtad;8787079

This machine is riddled with faults my advise would be to get a freesat … This machine is riddled with faults my advise would be to get a freesat humax foxsat hdr its probably the best machine on the market :thumbsup:



I don't think i'd consider anything but Humax (or Topfield) when it comes to PVR.

Original Poster

Oh I forgot the free mug too. Important omission there. :-D

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e368/stuntdouble_uk/DSCF0765.jpg

freesat has more potential then freeview and from reviews it states that freesat hd is better then freeview hd regarding picture quality:thumbsup:

I think you're flogging a dead horse here trying to claim this as a bargain. Can you actually buy it for more than £300 anywhere?

Just a quick google indicates you can get it delivered to your door without having to bother with Richer Sounds dubious customer service for £275.99

puresatellite.co.uk/pro…316

longbowassassin;8786916

Failed,,,



Lol how is that a fail? The day amazon come and pick up your car when it needs it MOT or repairs, patches it up then bring it back, then you can call it a fail. Its a pity how lazy most of our nation has become and people are just paving the way for digital currencies which will mean the end of freedom of purchase for ever.

Give yourselves a pat on the back(!)

Original Poster

http://www.agmates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/flogging-a-dead-horse-3001.jpg

More fun than you'd imagine.

(oh and for all those who will complain about the photo and cry a lot, it's not real its from the Office Space movie)

Droid;8787176

Oh I forgot the free mug too. Important omission there. :-D



Where did you get that voucher from?

Original Poster

Through the 'Invitation book'. Although there have been vouchers all over the place for RS lately. Saw one in the local paper a few days ago.

ashtad;8787079

This machine is riddled with faults my advise would be to get a freesat … This machine is riddled with faults my advise would be to get a freesat humax foxsat hdr its probably the best machine on the market :thumbsup:



Really?

I saw this in RS at the w/e and as i don't know anything about this, was actually thinking of buying it.
I'm going to be buying a nice new tv (just trying to learn something about them so i buy the right thing) and a surround sound system and was looking at getting an HD Freeview box that i can record onto.

Is this unit no good then?
Any links for the set you recommended please?

magough;8788289

Really?I saw this in RS at the w/e and as i don't know anything about … Really?I saw this in RS at the w/e and as i don't know anything about this, was actually thinking of buying it.I'm going to be buying a nice new tv (just trying to learn something about them so i buy the right thing) and a surround sound system and was looking at getting an HD Freeview box that i can record onto.Is this unit no good then?Any links for the set you recommended please?


Here is the link below its been voted the best freesat recorder you can buy
richersounds.com/pro…box

I thought this was freeview?

ashtad;8788338

Here is the link below its been voted the best freesat recorder you can … Here is the link below its been voted the best freesat recorder you can buy http://www.richersounds.com/product/freeview-freesat-pvr/humax/foxsat-hdr/huma-foxsat-hdr-box



here is a direct link to it through humax look at the reviews and awards its won
humaxdigital.com/uk/…spx

if you compared the two in cars the humax would be an aston martin and the philips would be a lada !!!!!!!:-D

anyone who wants to compare freeview to freesat read the link below its very usefull!!!

which.co.uk/new…998

But i dont want a freesat 1.
Do they not do a freeview hd 1?

Original Poster

magough;8788368

I thought this was freeview?



It is a freeview HD unit. For some reason a lot of people can't read, or understand that there is an expense in the form of buying a satellite dish +installation for freesat, which makes them think its a lot cheaper. However if you have an existing dish etc from Sky then you are better off getting the freesat option.

magough;8788461

But i dont want a freesat 1.Do they not do a freeview hd 1?



Yes there are freeview hdr s but as of yet none of them are any good until humax release one i wouldnt bother

Droid;8788466

It is a freeview HD unit. For some reason a lot of people can't read, or … It is a freeview HD unit. For some reason a lot of people can't read, or understand that there is an expense in the form of buying a satellite dish +installation for freesat, which makes them think its a lot cheaper. However if you have an existing dish etc from Sky then you are better off getting the freesat option.



my point exactly if you have a dish already or know someone that can fit it cheap then bonus and as of yet there is no good freeview + hd pvrs about the only ones worth getting is the humax and as of yet they have not yet released one i believe thats coming in july/aug !!!!!!

Original Poster

Which? found that high-definition programmes on Freeview HD were in … Which? found that high-definition programmes on Freeview HD were in high-definition, and the viewing experts judged it a significant improvement over standard definition TV.



For a guide starting with this line... well it immediately makes me think it's written by a complete moron. And I wouldn't put much faith in whatever they say after that.

oh great!
Anybody know if i can use my current freeview recorder with an hd tv. Obviously i know i wont be able to record the freeview HD but will it record the normal freeview ok still?

Original Poster

magough;8788598

oh great!Anybody know if i can use my current freeview recorder with an … oh great!Anybody know if i can use my current freeview recorder with an hd tv. Obviously i know i wont be able to record the freeview HD but will it record the normal freeview ok still?



Yup works fine. It just means you will bypass the inbuilt freeview tuner in the tv.

ashtad;8788487

Yes there are freeview hdr s but as of yet none of them are any good … Yes there are freeview hdr s but as of yet none of them are any good until humax release one i wouldnt bother



Droid;8788614

Yup works fine. It just means you will bypass the inbuilt freeview tuner … Yup works fine. It just means you will bypass the inbuilt freeview tuner in the tv.



Cheers, rep'd
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