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Topic # 103275 2-Jun-2012 17:40
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I need a simple "tivo like" PVR for someone who can only receive freeview via satelite.  Bonus points if it has a universal remote with it like the tivo does.  This is for an elderly person that already has a freeview decoder ( UltraPlus-720HDMI ) but doesnt find that easy to use.

Price doesnt really matter.  It is wanted for recording shows easily and I think having series link like ability would be great.  No problem with having to add a hard drive either internally or externally as I can do that all during setup.
 
Any recommendations?

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  Reply # 634763 2-Jun-2012 18:28
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Try this one

Easy navigation to your record list and play list via dedicated buttons on the remote control.

http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=96


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  Reply # 634776 2-Jun-2012 19:16
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With series link you can even do this in advance for them which is pretty cool.
That way their shows just 'turn up' magically....

In the DVB-S world there really are only a handful of options, so you can't be that picky unfortunately.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 634887 3-Jun-2012 08:50
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MySky, $18.70/month to receive just the Freeview channels.
You can't beat a MySky for simplicity, and if it craps out, they fix it.

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  Reply # 634894 3-Jun-2012 09:01
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isn't there a monthly subs? of $48 ish dollar the last i heard? on top of that $18? a month?




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  Reply # 634902 3-Jun-2012 09:25
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joker97: isn't there a monthly subs? of $48 ish dollar the last i heard? on top of that $18? a month?

There is (or at least used to be; I can't find it on the site) a much cheaper plan that only includes the free-to-air channels.

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  Reply # 634907 3-Jun-2012 09:35
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jamesweather: MySky, $18.70/month to receive just the Freeview channels.
You can't beat a MySky for simplicity, and if it craps out, they fix it.


Sky hasn't got all the Freeview channels, and who wants to support Rupert Murdoch




 

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Reply # 634941 3-Jun-2012 11:13
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As a Grandparent I have a Dish S7090PVR.  It is as easy as pie, is NZ developed and the Dish people are great to work with.



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  Reply # 634982 3-Jun-2012 13:00
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Thanks for the recommendations.  Regarding Sky it wouldn't be a goer, this is for a unit that has freeview distributed to all the units from a central dish, not sure if in the complex your allowed to have sky installed on the roof of the unit, but it probably wouldn't be considered worth it to the person I don't think.

I'll give the satBox Ultra S7090PVR a good look today if I can find one in the shops.

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  Reply # 634983 3-Jun-2012 13:04
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Bobp: As a Grandparent I have a Dish S7090PVR.  It is as easy as pie, is NZ developed and the Dish people are great to work with.


I see you are already on the hunt, but would second that recommendation.  If my ageing mother can figure one out then anyone can.  Great NZ support for Dish products IME.






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  Reply # 635084 3-Jun-2012 16:23
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You need to pay for a Sky install, but $18.70 a month gives the Freeview channels except Choice, and that would be a problem because..........?
They also throw in a couple of Sky basics each month.
(I am not on commission from Sky)

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  Reply # 635092 3-Jun-2012 16:42
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$224 per year for my sky option would pay off a freeview PVR in only 2 years....

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  Reply # 635103 3-Jun-2012 17:08
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Jaxson: $224 per year for my sky option would pay off a freeview PVR in only 2 years....


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  Reply # 636503 6-Jun-2012 09:48
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Why not get the device that is a Tivo. Once set up it just works.

rphenix: I need a simple "tivo like" PVR for someone who can only receive freeview via satelite.  Bonus points if it has a universal remote with it like the tivo does.  This is for an elderly person that already has a freeview decoder ( UltraPlus-720HDMI ) but doesnt find that easy to use.

Price doesnt really matter.  It is wanted for recording shows easily and I think having series link like ability would be great.  No problem with having to add a hard drive either internally or externally as I can do that all during setup.
 
Any recommendations?




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  Reply # 636504 6-Jun-2012 09:54
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Cos Tivo doesn't satellite

ronw: Why not get the device that is a Tivo. Once set up it just works.

rphenix: I need a simple "tivo like" PVR for someone who can only receive freeview via satelite.  Bonus points if it has a universal remote with it like the tivo does.  This is for an elderly person that already has a freeview decoder ( UltraPlus-720HDMI ) but doesnt find that easy to use.

Price doesnt really matter.  It is wanted for recording shows easily and I think having series link like ability would be great.  No problem with having to add a hard drive either internally or externally as I can do that all during setup.
 
Any recommendations?

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  Reply # 636505 6-Jun-2012 09:55
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ronw: Why not get the device that is a Tivo.


Probably the bit about "for someone who can only receive freeview via satelite"

TIVO, at least the mainstream version sold here in NZ shops is terrestrial/UHF only, not satellite.

Formally there are only 2 approved satellite PVR units from freeview, which they call MyFreeview devices:
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/equipment-installation/approved-products.aspx

The prices are a lot lower than I thought: Smile

Brand: Dish TVModel: S7090PVR
$344 with 500GB HDD
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/media-players/dish-tv/500gb-freeview-digital-satellite-recorder-sku-24181/

Brand: DTVSModel: DSR2
$399 with 320GB HDD
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/freeview-decoders/dtvs-dtvs-dsr2-digital-satellite-recorder/prod115847.html?ref=pricespy

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