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Topic # 181392 14-Oct-2015 08:21
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Freeview approved DishTV Satellite Recorder with Built-in 500GB Hard Drive RECS7080
Doesn't require a coupon, but you can use YW8008 for free shipping though if not purchasing in store.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/DishTV-Satellite-Recorder-with-Built-in-500GB-Hard-Drive-RECS7080?SKU=1852956

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  Reply # 1405453 14-Oct-2015 09:36
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Is this receiver useful for receiving any non-freeview channels (if that's even still possible these days)?




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  Reply # 1405498 14-Oct-2015 09:56
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Not sure if it's able to be manually configured.
Their older S7090PVR model did allow for this.

Bottom line is there's not much going on in this arena in New Zealand.
Internet TV is the place to go if you're after additional content.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1405501 14-Oct-2015 09:58
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Good deal, pity it is only single tuner. The description saying you can record and watch within same 'Channel Group' (mux) will confuse a lot of their customers I think.



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  Reply # 1405511 14-Oct-2015 10:08
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trig42: Good deal, pity it is only single tuner. The description saying you can record and watch within same 'Channel Group' (mux) will confuse a lot of their customers I think.


Good point there.  Thanks for pointing it out.

 

With a single tuner you can essentially schedule this to record anything, but whilst it's recording, you'll be limited to viewing programmes on the same mux/channel group only.



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  Reply # 1405681 14-Oct-2015 14:00
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Less than $90 apparently if you stack YW8008, Spring$5 and FP5T49E all together!

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  Reply # 1405761 14-Oct-2015 15:46
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I had my wallet on standby, ready for action.. all excited

then noticed the "satellite" . So no good to most of us I'd guess
Plus doesnt support the new Freeveiw Plus.

Not a bad price otherwise, but Sat...
is Sat Freeveiw even HD ?

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  Reply # 1405765 14-Oct-2015 15:55
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They'd be tough to sell with only one tuner... Why? How frustrating!
No Freeview Plus makes it an even trickier proposition. I'm picking lots of people return them once they realise the limitations of the box...

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  Reply # 1405767 14-Oct-2015 15:56
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Freeview Sat isn't HD and the unit only does 576i over HDMI.



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1101: I had my wallet on standby, ready for action.. all excited

then noticed the "satellite" . So no good to most of us I'd guess
Plus doesnt support the new Freeveiw Plus.

Not a bad price otherwise, but Sat...
is Sat Freeveiw even HD ?


Satellite is the only freeview option for quite a few people still, who for one reason or another cannot receive terrestrial UHF freeview HD.

Freeview Plus isn't being offered to satellite customers at all.  No idea if they have any plans for this either.

Satellite freeview is not HD.
For that matter, all channels except 1,2 and 3 are not HD on freeview HD either.
Satellite also has no dolby surround option either.

Agree single tuner is disappointing, but it's only $20 more than a non HDD equipped base model, so why not if you're in the market for something basic.

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  Reply # 1405895 14-Oct-2015 19:05
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pknz: Freeview Sat isn't HD and the unit only does 576i over HDMI.


Based on the upscaling I have seen in the DVBT boxes when outputting 1080 on a SD channel, I think that only outputting 576i is a good thing.




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  Reply # 1407308 15-Oct-2015 15:34
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Bugger, I wish i,d grabbed the sattelite dish the guy down the road was biffing, would have been handy to have recorder in the spare




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  Reply # 1415841 28-Oct-2015 23:27
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If your a vodafone customer and can get cable they will give you a Tbox free (record/schedule etc), especially if you resign say a 12 month internet contract. 

 

I went for a year without tv, then wanted it for the rwc for prime and scratched my head about where the tv aerial was. Then called vf and they said, oh you need a box, we'll send you one!

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  Reply # 1416880 30-Oct-2015 11:38
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richms:
pknz: Freeview Sat isn't HD and the unit only does 576i over HDMI.


Based on the upscaling I have seen in the DVBT boxes when outputting 1080 on a SD channel, I think that only outputting 576i is a good thing.


Wont the TV in effect upscale it to fit the TV's 1080 resolution anyway ?
Perhaps the TV upscales better than other box's ?



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  Reply # 1416901 30-Oct-2015 12:04
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1101:
richms:
pknz: Freeview Sat isn't HD and the unit only does 576i over HDMI.


Based on the upscaling I have seen in the DVBT boxes when outputting 1080 on a SD channel, I think that only outputting 576i is a good thing.


Wont the TV in effect upscale it to fit the TV's 1080 resolution anyway ?
Perhaps the TV upscales better than other box's ?


Exactly.  Any display device only has one native/actual resolution, so scales everything coming into it to that.
Some do a good job at it, some don't.  Likewise with the boxes themselves.

Satellite freeview is low definition.  There's not getting around that.
Freeview HD is mostly low resolution also, with most channels not in HD at all, and most content on TV1-3 not natively HD either, so is upscalled there anyway.

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  Reply # 1417198 30-Oct-2015 16:57
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1101:
richms:
pknz: Freeview Sat isn't HD and the unit only does 576i over HDMI.


Based on the upscaling I have seen in the DVBT boxes when outputting 1080 on a SD channel, I think that only outputting 576i is a good thing.


Wont the TV in effect upscale it to fit the TV's 1080 resolution anyway ?
Perhaps the TV upscales better than other box's ?


Yes, its just a shame that passthru resolution and HDMI being so slow to negotiate makes channel changing so much slower going from a HD one to a SD one.




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