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# 107827 20-Aug-2012 15:42
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what I am looking for is a box that can do DVR from satellite freeview and also has a DVD recorder.

is there such a thing?

Panasonic seem to have a similar thing but only for UHF freeview not satellite :-(

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  # 674632 20-Aug-2012 15:59
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robsonde: what I am looking for is a box that can do DVR from satellite freeview and also has a DVD recorder.

is there such a thing?

Panasonic seem to have a smiler thing but only for UHF freeview not satellite :-(


The Panasonic (mine is a BW880) may be UHF FreeviewHD but I plug my Sky box (standard silver Pace) Composite A/V output into the composite A/V in and record OK. Only SD and single channel at a time but works fine. No way to record HD from external inputs.

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  # 674634 20-Aug-2012 16:04
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Yeah the panasonic is the only freeview approved unit I believe that accepts external inputs, albeit SD only.

Where in NZ are you, as in will you ever be able to receive freeview HD?

If you can't ever do freeview HD then you'd be best served with a satellite twin tuner PVR. This doesn't have the DVD option, but why do you want that? If it's really really important then perhaps a satellite tuner card in a computer could work, which might make the recordings transferable?

 
 
 
 




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  # 674644 20-Aug-2012 16:35
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this is for a setup for my parents, located in Blenheim.

they currently have a Panasonic DVR/DVD recorder for analog TV.

what I might go for is a satellite DVR, then just hook that back to the Panasonic.

if dad want to record TV he can use the new DVR, if he then wants that on DVD to keep, he can move it to the Panasonic and burn it from there.


I have heard people say bad things about the "dish satellite DVR"  (not sure which model or version)

any thoughts about the dishTV - S7090PVR from bond and bond ??


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  # 674656 20-Aug-2012 17:01
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If it's for parents I'd just dump the DVD record option. It requires so many things to be aligned to work correctly. Just go for the sat PVR and show them how to use the 1 click series link. If they want to keep a recording, just don't delete it!

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  # 674849 20-Aug-2012 22:32
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robsonde: this is for a setup for my parents, located in Blenheim.

they currently have a Panasonic DVR/DVD recorder for analog TV.

what I might go for is a satellite DVR, then just hook that back to the Panasonic.


IMO you'd be better off upgrading to the latest Panasonic Recorder.
Not only does it record in HD and burn to Blu Ray and DVD discs but also plays Blu Ray and 3D.
Will also record Sky of a standard Sky box and is very easy to use.
Satellite Freeview is only SD.


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  # 674852 20-Aug-2012 22:43
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Jaxson: If it's for parents I'd just dump the DVD record option. It requires so many things to be aligned to work correctly. Just go for the sat PVR and show them how to use the 1 click series link. If they want to keep a recording, just don't delete it!

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The whole rationale for bothering with DVD or Bluray recording is fast disappearing IMO.  Last week I copied the entire 6-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony in HD onto a USB stick for transfer to another system.  The file size was 24GB, which is about half the capacity of a Bluray disc.  32GB USB sticks are commonly available, and 64GB are starting to appear, but weren't in my local store today.

As soon as 64GB sticks become readily available, the 50GB capacity of a Bluray disc has been surpassed, and it's only going to keep going further as USB Flash drives continually increase in size and drop in price.  128GB and even 256GB sticks can now be ordered online, but they are still pretty expensive, exactly as 32GB were a few years back.





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