Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



90 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 138469 5-Jan-2014 22:51 Send private message

Hi

Have purchased a new TV (Samsung  55F6400) and am about to go out and buy an external USB hard drive so that we can record to it that directly from the TV.

Just realised  that the $100 or so for the external hard drive could be put towards a Freeview recorder... just wondering of there is any advantage in doing this.. aside from the dual tuner aspect (not sure if my TV support this of not.. have not really looked) is there any good reason to go one way or the other?

- thanks



Create new topic
1537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 961715 6-Jan-2014 08:22 Send private message

Definite advantages in going to a Recorder vs TV USB. With the USB HDD you can only record what you are watching and the TV has to be on to record anything.
Recorders win hands down with EPG, Timer Record, multiple tuners, plus many other features.
My Panasonic does all this plus records from external inputs (Sky decoder) and I can transfer recordings to my PC via built in WiFi.
As for features and reliability - you get what you pay for.

1660 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 119


  Reply # 961743 6-Jan-2014 09:12 Send private message

B1GGLZ: Definite advantages in going to a Recorder vs TV USB. With the USB HDD you can only record what you are watching and the TV has to be on to record anything.
Recorders win hands down with EPG, Timer Record, multiple tuners, plus many other features.
My Panasonic does all this plus records from external inputs (Sky decoder) and I can transfer recordings to my PC via built in WiFi.
As for features and reliability - you get what you pay for.


This,

Using a Freeview HD box is in a different league to using a USB drive, 

174 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 961779 6-Jan-2014 10:21 Send private message

B1GGLZ:My Panasonic does all this plus records from external inputs (Sky decoder) and I can transfer recordings to my PC via built in WiFi.


Slightly off topic, but how do you transfer your recordings to PC?
I've got the Panasonic DMR-BWT835GZ and can watch recordings on a PC, but can't see a way to actually copy them.

187 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 961782 6-Jan-2014 10:26 Send private message

I tried to use a USB HDD on my Samsung D6000 TV.

Hopeless!

Didn't have any ability to allow for over-run on programmes, hence we were always missing the end of shows. You HAD to set up the recording using the EPG for timing.

We do use a HDD to play back downloaded programmes - that works well.

Anyway, went with MYSKY and have been happy since!

1537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 962014 6-Jan-2014 17:17 Send private message

snowfly:
Slightly off topic, but how do you transfer your recordings to PC?
I've got the Panasonic DMR-BWT835GZ and can watch recordings on a PC, but can't see a way to actually copy them.

I use Twonky 7. Bit of a bugger to set up (not very user friendly) but once working no more problems. I believe there's plenty more Server software will work. Much easier to edit out the ads on the PC using VideoReDo.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by Disrespective on 1-Oct-2014 15:57 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by hsvhel on 1-Oct-2014 11:52 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by YoginiCat on 1-Oct-2014 17:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by mahdibassam on 1-Oct-2014 17:03 (348 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Passwords and pesky teenagers
Created by martyyn, last reply by DaveDog on 1-Oct-2014 12:28 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.