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Play.com pre-order Toshiba HDR5010 500GB Freeview HD Tuner £199.99
Play.com pre-order Toshiba HDR5010 500GB Freeview HD Tuner £199.99

Play.com pre-order Toshiba HDR5010 500GB Freeview HD Tuner £199.99

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500GB Hard Drive
Twin HD Digital Tuner
Freeview HD
2 USB connections
HDMI connection
Ethernet port
Scart connection

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Original Poster

More details ]here

http://cdn.mos.techradar.com//classifications/home-entertainment/video/dvd-hdd-players-and-receivers/Toshiba_HDR5010-728-75.jpg

Looks like a mis-price to me - it was supposed to be costing £349:

freeview-hd-recorder.com/Tos…php

I've pre-ordered at £199 but I bet they cancel the orders! Not the first time Play.com have advertised a good deal and then not honoured it.

- Simon.

Original Poster

brookheather;8918671

Looks like a mis-price to me - it was supposed to be costing … Looks like a mis-price to me - it was supposed to be costing £349:http://www.freeview-hd-recorder.com/Toshiba-HDR5010-freeview-hd-recorder.phpI've pre-ordered at £199 but I bet they cancel the orders! Not the first time Play.com have advertised a good deal and then not honoured it.- Simon.



Play claim a RRP of £299.99 so they obviously intend some reduction. I think you may find this price is honoured.

can it record from external source?

I guess the price drop is because it missed the World Cup launch. I only have one Freeview aerial lead in the lounge - do you need one or two aerial inputs?

Original Poster

wazza;8918743

can it record from external source?



No. Some more info ]here...

matedodgy;8918782

I guess the price drop is because it missed the World Cup launch. I only … I guess the price drop is because it missed the World Cup launch. I only have one Freeview aerial lead in the lounge - do you need one or two aerial inputs?



One, what would be the logic of having 2 :roll:

Twin tuners enable you to watch one channel while recording another. (or potencially record 2 channels on different multiplexes and watch a third)

:edit:

This is roasting hot btw, it's matching the price of the ]320gb Technica(rebranded Fetch TV) 8320HD PVR from Tesco.

Original Poster

matedodgy;8918782

I guess the price drop is because it missed the World Cup launch. I only … I guess the price drop is because it missed the World Cup launch. I only have one Freeview aerial lead in the lounge - do you need one or two aerial inputs?



It has an out socket for the aerial on the ]back. One input only necessary

Have been waiting for Freeview HD PVRs to arrive. At last! On paper this looks really good. Not sure to wait a little bit longer though until there's several on the market and we start getting some proper user reviews.

However at this price and spec I am extremely tempted. The only problem for me though is Play's absolutely stupid policy of sending items with a value of over £100 or so only to the credit card (home) address. This is a disaster for me. I've previously had cameras etc just left sitting on my front door window ledge all day in the pouring rain. :thinking:


Voted hot anyway.

Seems a good price too me

not bad for that price.

Pity its with Play though as they are rubbish at customer service !

Would have like to seen a bigger hard drive - but HOT

First Freeview HD PVR, should get hotter.

Is there any benefit with this over Freesat?

twe;8919290

Is there any benefit with this over Freesat?



Doesn't require a dish.:roll:

It's obviously not that simple though; freesat hd Vs freeview hd is a battle yet to be decided.

twe;8919290

Is there any benefit with this over Freesat?



YES! (For me anyway). You don't need a dish – your existing (Freeview) aerial will suffice to get HD.

Have placed an order. :thumbsup:

I understand Freeview HD won't be available everywhere right away. I checked my postcode on the Freeview website and it said 2011. So beware, it might be worth waiting depending on where you live.

imarks;8919329

I understand Freeview HD won't be available everywhere right away. I … I understand Freeview HD won't be available everywhere right away. I checked my postcode on the Freeview and it said 2011. So beware, it might be worth waiting depending on where you live.



Been running in London since December. As I said earlier, I've just been waiting for HD PVRs to arrive.

gordies;8919178

Pity its with Play though as they are rubbish at customer service !



You've obviously had a bad experience. I've been using Play for years and on the one occasion there was a problem they dealt with it most professionally.

u want freesat hd not this one its a poor choice of programmes.

Looks a good price. Not worth buying before you can get Freeview HD in your area though, which most people cannot at the moment, as prices will fall all the time.

SirHugo;8919324

YES! (For me anyway). You don't need a dish – your existing (Freeview) a … YES! (For me anyway). You don't need a dish – your existing (Freeview) aerial will suffice to get HD.Have placed an order. :thumbsup:




Quick query around this, living in scotland, if i get freesat i will be able to watch itv (london) which is a huge advantage as shows fa cup games etc, not shown onitv scotland.

Would i receive itv london or bbc (england version) with this?

thanks

will start to give sky and virgin a run for their money...hot

wewontgetfooleda;8919391

u want freesat hd not this one its a poor choice of programmes.



What programmes do you lose by having Freeview HD as opposed to Freesat.

The obvious advantage of Freeview over Freesat is that you don't need to get a dish and cable fitted. I already have a dish but it is single cable. In order to use a freesat PVR properly I would need to recable with dual cable and put on a dual LNB. I had enough trouble laying the cable for that (cracking a rib in the process) so I don't fancy relaying it all again.

SamuraisShadow;8919216

First Freeview HD PVR, should get hotter.




Not quite. There are other models out there. Philips and Sagem are two. 3View and Humax are due in July.

hermano2;8919403

Quick query around this, living in scotland, [SIZE="5"]if i get freesat i … Quick query around this, living in scotland, [SIZE="5"]if i get freesat i will be able to watch itv (london) which is a huge advantage as shows fa cup games etc, not shown onitv scotland.Would i receive itv london or bbc (england version) with this?[/SIZE]thanks



Yes. :thumbsup:


I live in Glasgow, and I recently bought the Panasonic DMRBS850 blu ray recorder, which has Freesat.

When you tune in the channels it asks for a poscode. If you put on a London one, instead of your own, you'll get ITV London. You''ll also get ITV HD on channel 119, which you wont get with a Scottish postcode.

I would doubt that you can do that wih Freeview, though maybe you can STV HD in on Freeview, I haven't checked that..

littletime;8919368

You've obviously had a bad experience. I've been using Play for years and … You've obviously had a bad experience. I've been using Play for years and on the one occasion there was a problem they dealt with it most professionally.



Well, I have used them for a long time but not any more.

out of 6 orders over the past 3 weeks they have 'messed up' 4 of them which is totally unacceptable in my eyes.

they are going downhill very fast indeed.

removed entered twice sorry

Despite a few ifs I have ordered one

If the price is hounered Its a very good price

If the spec in other reveiws is correct its one of the best FVHD PVRs launched

If like me you have an very good older TV with only 1 HDMI
This is meant to have HDMI inputs to switch through
& Divix playback from usb

As an early adopter product this looks after the past & is a bargin:-D

Brilliant price I paid £299 for the pace 500gb hd freeview pvr. Its alot for what it is really but worth it for HD world cup footie, its the price you pay for early adoption it was the only freeview hd pvr available for the world cup and it was hard to find stock of it TBH.

This is a bargain at this price.

Freeview HD has been in my area since November last year, free sat is cheaper for the bog standard non pvr boxes but you have to factor in installation of the dish. The quality from freeview hd is very good. There are more channels on Free sat but nothing extra worth having IMO, foreign channels, shopping, gambling channels really nothing of any quality at all I can see.

I had a look at the free to air list as well for Free Sat and it actually seemed to be missing a few of the decentish freeview channels, Yesterday was one I didnt see on the list.

Daft Question - does this pick up Freeview as well?

Yes it does.

philbot;8919550

Daft Question - does this pick up Freeview as well?




Yes it will;-) there are only 2 hd channels at the moment bbc hd and itv hd

whats the difference between Freesat and Freeview HD ???

there are only 2 hd channels at the moment bbc hd and itv hd



Actually there are 3 on freeview hd, in my area anyway, 4 hd is one there as well.

whats the difference between Freesat and Freeview HD ???



You need a dish for freesat, freeview hd will work with your standard freeview tv aerial. Freesat has a few more channels but unless you really want the foreighn language stuff the extra ones are all garbage from what I can see, gambling and shopping channels mainly.

You need to factor in stallation costs for Freesat, which with a dish etc I would image runs to around £100 - £150, freeview hd you just plug in the box and off you go.

stevej1976;8919564

Yes it will;-) there are only 2 hd channels at the moment bbc hd and itv … Yes it will;-) there are only 2 hd channels at the moment bbc hd and itv hd



I thought freeview HD also had 4HD?

alera;8919583

Actually there are 3 on freeview hd, in my area anyway, 4 hd is one there … Actually there are 3 on freeview hd, in my area anyway, 4 hd is one there as well.



Beat me to it.

3 at the moment, potentially there is the bandwidth for up to 16 I believe. The thing is no one has the boxes at the moment and as with freeview the boxes start off quite expensive, most channels wont launch until more people have the boxes.

I would be surprised if a load more channels dont up up with hd versions over the next year or so, its got the bbc behind it and they made freeview and iplayer a big success pretty much on their own. So its unlikley to be a dead end technology.

Looks a hot price to me.

mister.c.;8919702

Looks a hot price to me.




The price is good..... As long as the product works. PVRs are really frustrating if they have bugs. Play.com have had them at this price since at least 17th June 2010 when they said the release date was 7th July. Now the release date is 7th August. It was originally due for release in June. So don't hold your breath too for it to come out in August.... But it might with the pressure of the Humax model supposedly coming out (they are notorious for slippage in release dates too - but they are established in the PVR and Freesat market and are more likely to have a working and supported product)

I have both Freesat HD and Freeview built into the TV. Freesat HD is provided by a Humax Foxsat HDR and is excellent ALTHOUGH you do miss out on quite a lot of channels that you get on Freeview like: Ch4HD Quest, Sky3, Viva, Yesterday, Dave, Virgin 1 and Fiver/FiveUSA.

The good thing about Freesat is; As long as you have an old Sky dish up you can receive all the channels the service provides from anywhere in the UK. Freeview requires a big aerial in low signal areas and then you still might find you get signal drop outs on certain channels.

Get Freeview if you can, as now I have put a bigger aerial up I'm not even using the Humax (unless I want to record or watch something on the 2 HD Freesat channels)
Even being 200 feet above sea level, central England and having a 32 element aerial I'm still getting some channel drop out. Not enough to spoil the watching though but I'm wondering what its going to be like when the weather is not so good.
I've seen the 52 element aerials on Ebay for £35 so I may invest in one of those as Freeview has such a better collection of channels and is worth the extra outlay.

Bottom line is; Only buy Freesat if you can't receive a Freeview signal

StonedSte;8919789

I have both Freesat HD and Freeview built into the TV. Freesat HD is … I have both Freesat HD and Freeview built into the TV. Freesat HD is provided by a Humax Foxsat HDR and is excellent ALTHOUGH you do miss out on quite a lot of channels that you get on Freeview like: Ch4HD Quest, Sky3, Viva, Yesterday, Dave, Virgin 1 and Fiver/FiveUSA. The good thing about Freesat is; As long as you have an old Sky dish up you can receive all the channels the service provides from anywhere in the UK. Freeview requires a big aerial in low signal areas and then you still might find you get signal drop outs on certain channels.Get Freeview if you can, as now I have put a bigger aerial up I'm not even using the Humax (unless I want to record or watch something on the 2 HD Freesat channels)Even being 200 feet above sea level, central England and having a 32 element aerial I'm still getting some channel drop out. Not enough to spoil the watching though but I'm wondering what its going to be like when the weather is not so good. I've seen the 52 element aerials on Ebay for £35 so I may invest in one of those as Freeview has such a better collection of channels and is worth the extra outlay.Bottom line is; Only buy Freesat if you can't receive a Freeview signal




Or, of course, if you live north of the border and want to watch itv shows and sport not shown in scotland.....(which is a lot, actually).
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