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# 19623 24-Feb-2008 09:46
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Does anyone know which STBs allow you to 'book' Freeview programmes like Sky does? My DSE STB doesn't let me do this but Topfield says theirs do. Anyone know whether this is correct and if so are Topfield the only ones which allow you to do this?

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  # 114437 3-Mar-2008 21:12
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Yes Topfield receivers do and also the DishTV receivers. You just bring up the EPG and choose your program, press the OK button and it is booked. You can also adjust the timer if you want to start a little earlier and run a little later. See www.hooktech.co.nz for more info on each model, but you can't buy off them. Go to their where to buy page to find a reseller.



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  # 114512 4-Mar-2008 08:00
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Thanks Mac. Add to that Strong (just bought one) so that's three which do. DSE ones don"t and are very slow into the bargain, plus the EPG doesn't always work at all. The Strong is good, only annoying feature is a picture of a crappy transistor radio on screen when tuned to a radio channel. Cyril suggested offline a second feed to the TV without the video feed connected which does the trick except my TV leaves the AV1 banner showing as it waits patiently for the signal...I've contacted Strong and asked if they might consider a downloadable screensaver but I won't hold my breath.

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