Scart Freeview, Digital TV Receiver / Recorder / Tuner USB Memory Recorder, SD Card Reader, hinged for LCD TVs £19.90 inc delivery @ Amazon (via Digi-fun)
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Scart Freeview, Digital TV Receiver / Recorder / Tuner USB Memory Recorder, SD Card Reader, hinged for LCD TVs £19.90 inc delivery @ Amazon (via Digi-fun)

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Found 26th Feb 2013
Very good reviews on Amazon.

This seems ideal for people without the room for a freeview/recorder box and don't have it built in. Will even work with old CRT's as long as they have a scart socket.

Also just found in one review that they managed to use an hdd formatted to FAT32 connected to the USB port to record to giving a high capacity recorder.

Product Features
BRAND NEW FREEVIEW (DIGITAL TV) RECEIVER and RECORDER
PERFECT DESIGN FOR FLAT TV'S (LCD/PLASMA TV)
SAVES YOU THE SPACE TO PUT ANOTHER BOX UNDER THE TV
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL TV'S WITH A SCART SOCKET
EPG TIMER RECORDING, GAMES, SD CARD READING, USB MEMORY
Technical Details
RECEIVES UP TO 70 FREEVIEW CHANNELS
PERFECT SWITCHOVER SOLUTION for ALL TVs
COMES WITH 2 YEARS WARRANTY
with the TIMER RECORDINGS, Don't Miss any Programmes
CLEAR QUALITY PICTURES even for old TVs
Unlike most similar items, Records from Sd Card Slot too!
BUY with CONFIDENCE, Returns accepted for FULL REFUND in 14 days
FAST DELIVERY, Same Day Dispatch if bought before 3pm
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Edited by: "Loudmouth" 26th Feb 2013
old tech and lo def but not bad price. most tvs these days dont have scart but if you have an old tv kicking around.
Could the record function then allow you to copy the saved file onto a laptop or playbook to watch abroad, unlike BBC Iplayer?
Billyidoliser

Could the record function then allow you to copy the saved file onto a … Could the record function then allow you to copy the saved file onto a laptop or playbook to watch abroad, unlike BBC Iplayer?

I would say yes going by the picture as it appears to use memory card but I'm not very technical
would it need aerial?
victoriameek9

would it need aerial?



No it just has an antenna socket for show...
victoriameek9

would it need aerial?

yes to watch tv. No to watch something you have previously recorded onto a USB
bought daughter one works fine no probs at all easy to set up
Anyone got one of these? Does it actually do well what it"says on the tin"?
Looks good for the money.

Looks very useful - I've been looking for an easy to use device to record freeview onto memory card.

This looks to be similar to 90p cheaper:
amazon.co.uk/Fre…e_3
How do you get around not having access to a TV aerial to connect to.
I have had it for a couple of months. It does what it says - helps you watch freeview and record things onto usb flash drive. The EPG guide is really useless. You can only check 1 channel at a time. When I delete some of the channells (like the shopping and other useless ones) it annoyingly restores it after some time. When you record programs it wont let you record subtitles as well. You can watch your records on pc.
Edited by: "litwoojczyznomoj" 26th Feb 2013
farook2011

How do you get around not having access to a TV aerial to connect to.



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nice ty op heat +
I had one of these for an aged 32" LCD screen with no freeview tuner.

Can't fault it for general use although the USB recording didn't work possibly due to the formatting requirement of the SD card which wasn't covered in the manual.

The infra red sensor that you stick in line of site of the remote control is responsive and the interface is simple but functional. For the price, it is a great solution to rejuvenate a TV without spending too much or adding a large freeview box.
I've had one of these for ages due to space limitations, used in the bedroom and never had an issue with it...

Only thing missing is the radio bit
Is there a HD version?
sledwich

old tech and lo def but not bad price. most tvs these days dont have … old tech and lo def but not bad price. most tvs these days dont have scart but if you have an old tv kicking around.



Every TV I've seen has at least 1 scart.
Could you use this connected to a VCR to digitise some old home videos?
andrewfmills

Could you use this connected to a VCR to digitise some old home videos?



Probably not.
It's a digital receiver and can record that digital stream - or convert that digital stream into analogue video for viewing.
It's unlikely to have an analogue to digital converter which is what you need.

I have one. Good picture and easy to set up. For £20 and the lack of boxes and cables to clutter up your room its worth it.

Edited by: "brettreading" 26th Feb 2013
Here's a quick puzzle for all those people not sure if this requires a TV aerial or how to use this without one.

1+1 = ?

I realise that might be a bit difficult so here's an easier puzzle >

What is a cabbage?



Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Feb 2013
fishmaster

Here's a quick puzzle for all those people not sure if this requires a TV … Here's a quick puzzle for all those people not sure if this requires a TV aerial or how to use this without one.1+1 = ?I realise that might be a bit difficult so here's an easier puzzle >What is a cabbage?


What is a cabbage?
Erm, is it something shaped like your inconsiderate brain?! Honestly, I'd be scared to ask a question on this forum sometimes. My freeview box has two aerial type sockets, I only use one of them, woe betide I asked someone to distinguish between RF in and out!

How do you get around not having access to a TV aerial to connect to.


How do you think?. You get an old wire coathanger, straighten out the hook and stick it in the hole marked ANT IN.
Does this display TV images and sound without a TV connected?, seeing as it appears to also record without an aerial connected and presumably the power supply is optional if you'd rather save some electricity.
Monaco Blue

What is a cabbage?Erm, is it something shaped like your inconsiderate … What is a cabbage?Erm, is it something shaped like your inconsiderate brain?! Honestly, I'd be scared to ask a question on this forum sometimes. My freeview box has two aerial type sockets, I only use one of them, woe betide I asked someone to distinguish between RF in and out!



Oh come on stop defending stupidity lol. They really are stupid questions and there's no excuse when you can easily find out answers using Google or any other search engine.
I bought a refurbed SD Bush dual tuner recorder from a seller on ebay that had had the HDD removed it was £14.99 with next day delivery the same box with HDD as been on here many times for £50 from Argos which is where this was from as it had a Argos sticker on. When it turned up the box was tatty but the machine was still in the plastic and as new. On the ebay store it said they where refurbs because the HDD had failed and had been removed and if you put in a 2.5inch HDD it would work and sure enough i put a spare 320gb in and it works perfectly, i only bought it as our 42inch aging Toshiba Xseries LCD in the bedroom doesn't record and i wanted the option. For £15 it was a steal and lots of people have old 2.5inch Sata drives knocking about, even a 20gb would work and it was only 3 screws to remove the lid and 4 screws for the HDD tray and plugging it in and you where done although i velcroed the drive in which in total took around 3 minutes and i was up and running.
M1sterDeeds

Every TV I've seen has at least 1 scart.


You haven't seen a really old TV then.
pibpob

You haven't seen a really old TV then.



No 'cos back in the day I lived on Ramen noodles. I could only afford to watch telly when I could afford a big coat to wear outside so that I could spy on the neighbours affluence.

Who'd have thought that the TV would now have such a relationship to the technological marvel that is the SCART.

3 cheers for the SCART!
Can you pause and rewind TV on this?
dbertman

Can you pause and rewind TV on this?


When watching things you recorded on itearlier, your can pause and rewind. When watching live tv you can pause as well. Read the manual first to choose the timeshift option which suits you best. The manual is horrible btw.
I got my unit - installation was easy. The channels were all mixed up but if you enable LCN mode in the TV Setup menu they appear in the right places.

However, 2 problems.

1. The recordings are in some odd format which I'm having difficulty handling on the PC. If you change recording to PS mode, you do get MPG files but they're split up into 1GB chunks. Not sure how to put them back together. Also only the first one is recognised properly, though WMP will play the others.

2. My unit reboots and freezes alot and the recording is pretty unreliable. Perhaps a faulty unit? Anyone else experiencing this?
O set up the digi box, and everything was perfect - but no sound! I tried to phone 0845 6040105, for help, was told to change it to 0345 but british tele won't recognise that number. I may have done something dumb. The mute, on both tv, and box, remotes works, and even indicates on screen, but still no sound. Can you guide me through checks to see what I may have done wrong> I have checked in the scarts for firm fixtures, and even disconnected the power for a minute or two, but doesn't work. Help! I am a silly old man so spell out everything simply. Thanks
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