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JaredW: Ahhh cheers. Thanks for that.
I wonder how fast the FAST FORWARDING is? I've had a Sony DVR for a couple of years and LOVE the 30sec / 1min / 2min jumps. Haven't seen an ad for 2 years!
Makes you wonder if being "controlled" by Tivo is worth it, (ie no ad skipping, downloaded movies deleting themselves after xx days) or if a PVR like Panasonic with a built in DVD/BluRay would be better? (Sacrificing "wishlists" and "season pass" features)
JaredW: I checked out the Pana 350 (DVD recorder / Twin Freeview Tuners / 250Gig Drive)
It was on special this weekend in ChCh, Harvey Norman @ $888 - down from $1299
It has a normal 7-day Freeview EPG which you can use to create your own record lists manually. ie: Select the EPG, select the program, it inputs the channel + start/stop times, then you modify - extend etc to suit. Like a poor mans "Tivo season-pass" in effect.
I checked out a few online reviews - most are very negative unfortunately. Slating the cumbersome levels and layers of menus, slooooow response times "making channel surfing unbearable".
JaredW: Oh you're bloody kidding? Damn that pimply geek at Harvey Norman!!!
Why would anyone buy this then??? In the specs, it says EPG: DVB-T (What's that in English?)