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Cheap 160GB HDD recorder pls ..

Found 7th May 2007
Looking for a set top box + 160GB HDD. Can you guys recommend one pls?

Daewoo DSD9503T - SET TOP BOX + 160GB HDD - £129.99 delivered @ ebuyer. Any better choice? Although I have a Freeview box, I prefer to have freeview + recording combined to save space.

Any help much appreciated :thumbsup:

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edi

Looking for a set top box + 160GB HDD. Can you guys recommend one pls?


I will recommend the Digihome PVR 160.Very easy to use & very reliable (after 3 months usage).
Also, now on offer at Argos for £100 :thumbsup:

Edi which ISP provides your broadband? There is a reason I ask

Original Poster

Thanks for suggestion guys

Paddy_o_furniture

Edi which ISP provides your broadband? There is a reason I ask



Tiscali ...

That rules out BT vision then, I got it for nowt being an employeed and whilst It ain't never gonna be Sky+ it's good for what you pay.

Original Poster

Thanks Paddy_o_furniture

Think I'll go with khakidrill's sugg. £100 for 160GB HDD + Freeview cant be bad. I've a £5 voucher + using Argos card will spread payments over 3 months, interest free. Thanks khakidrill :thumbsup:

edi

Thanks Paddy_o_furniture :)Think I'll go with khakidrill's sugg. £100 for … Thanks Paddy_o_furniture :)Think I'll go with khakidrill's sugg. £100 for 160GB HDD + Freeview cant be bad. I've a £5 voucher + using Argos card will spread payments over 3 months, interest free. Thanks khakidrill :thumbsup:


Don't think you'll regret it but with Agos's customer service attitude any problems should be resolved OK

Original Poster

Went for PVR160 from Argos

Had a few issues
1. Couldn’t record Channel 5 or Five Live or Five US. Screen freezes immediately.
2. How do I connect satellite receiver to PVR? Can I record satellite channels (Hot Bird) ?

Advise please?

No you can`t use satellite receiver or cable through a freeview PVR software not compatible
Only other way is a system without freeview. either DVD recorder or Harddrive without freeview

Original Poster

[SIZE=2]Thanks tony.. too late now [/SIZE]

Original Poster

Thanks v2drinkers

Any cheap HDD recorders around?

Original Poster

Thanks v2drinkers

Will this be suitable for recording satellite channels? BTW, got rid off the frozen screen issues with software update.

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v2drinkers

Some of the reviews state it can record off the scart input So I would … Some of the reviews state it can record off the scart input So I would say yes.Glad you got rid of the screen freeze



Wish I'd waited

Nevertheless, Argos deal was a special Bank holiday offer - went up to £130 today.

Original Poster

Had a hellish week sorting out the problems with Argos's Digihome PVR160. Frozen screen and loss of sound on play back were alternating all the time and finally the PVR160 found its way back to Argos today (kind suggestion from the manufacturer).

V2drikers suggested Eltax 160GB HDD recorder from ebuyer as the alternative to record via SCART. Is this suitable for Sky and other sateellite channels via Hotbird ?

Thanks

Original Poster

^^^ Help pls
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