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Topic # 111111 24-Oct-2012 13:25
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Hi, can someone please recommend a quality freeview decoder with equivalent functionality to my sky (pause, rewind, record 2 channels while watching another etc). Most of the tv I watch lately is free to air so I'm looking at ditching mysky and getting freeview. Also are they capable of series linking shows?

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  Reply # 705700 24-Oct-2012 13:53
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All freeview approved "MyFreeview" PVR units have series link functionality.

See here:
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/equipment-installation/approved-products.aspx

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  Reply # 705718 24-Oct-2012 14:37
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n95: Hi, can someone please recommend a quality freeview decoder with equivalent functionality to my sky (pause, rewind, record 2 channels while watching another etc). Most of the tv I watch lately is free to air so I'm looking at ditching mysky and getting freeview. Also are they capable of series linking shows?


Tivo ... If you can still get your hands on one.
But thats only for freeview UHF, it won't work on freeview satellite

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  Reply # 705819 24-Oct-2012 17:31
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BraaiGuy:
n95: Hi, can someone please recommend a quality freeview decoder with equivalent functionality to my sky (pause, rewind, record 2 channels while watching another etc). Most of the tv I watch lately is free to air so I'm looking at ditching mysky and getting freeview. Also are they capable of series linking shows?


Tivo ... If you can still get your hands on one.
But thats only for freeview UHF, it won't work on freeview satellite


Thanks for that, unfortunately though I'm outside of the uhf coverage area so only satellite available but I'll have a look at some off the other options

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  Reply # 705844 24-Oct-2012 18:34
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My Ultraplus 9200 can record 3 at once while watching 4th. Easy to use and excellent epg. BUT series link is not good.

My Dishtv s7090 pvr also works very well. Record 2 channels while watching a 3rd. Excellent series link. Freeview EPG.  Easy to use but not quite as user friendly as ultraplus in my opinion.  Half the cost of the Ultraplus and has 500GB hard drive. So I would recommend the dishtv unit




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  Reply # 705846 24-Oct-2012 18:38
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+1 for Dish pvr. Good support in NZ as well. About as good as you will get for sat signal.




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  Reply # 705955 24-Oct-2012 21:28
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thanks, I see the freeview website has most of the answers to the questions I had but nothing like getting the opinions/reviews of decoders from the people who have used them 

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