I am new to Freeview - and have fallen into a bit of a newbie trap !
I recently bought a Superview 890 satellite decoder on Trademe from user DigitDirect.
It's a budget version (cost around $100) - BUT I wish I'd done a little more research because....
All seems OK except that I can't watch other channels whilst recording (the entire functionality of the unit seems to be locked whilst it's recording) - which seems ridiculous to me!
Their support staff have patiently explained that this is because it only has one tuner - therefore, you can only access channels from the same transponder.
OK - so I am not an expert, but this does seem crazy to me. Their support staff suggested the only alternative to this is to spend upwards of $450 for something with dual tuner?
Does that sound right to you guys?
Can you make a recommendation for a unit that will give me:
1) Sat connection (already have dish)
2) external HDD PVR function WITH the ability to change channels / use EPG whilst the unit is recording.
3) record from EPG etc...
Is that really gonna cost me $450 + ??
Thanks for your advice!