Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 114689 27-Feb-2013 18:32
Send private message

I have a sattilite dish and a Hills box. I can record only one tv programe at a time. So If I am watching TV, that is the only programe I can record. Is there another "box" that I can purchase that is reliable and will allow me to watch one channel and record another channel at the same time.
Thanks

Create new topic
784 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 771203 27-Feb-2013 18:48
One person supports this post
Send private message

Pretty much any Sat box will do that.
I dont think the Hills has a loop through , so make sure you get one that has.
I'm assuming you have more than one av input too.

1632 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 358

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 771215 27-Feb-2013 19:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

There are a few dual tuner sat boxes that will allow you to record 2 channels at once, try www.freeviewshop.co.nz, they have a selection

 
 
 
 


939 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 771281 27-Feb-2013 20:54
One person supports this post
Send private message

eliz: I have a sattilite dish and a Hills box. I can record only one tv programe at a time. So If I am watching TV, that is the only programe I can record. Is there another "box" that I can purchase that is reliable and will allow me to watch one channel and record another channel at the same time.
Thanks



The Dish TV S7090PVR satellite receiver is probably what you want. It has two tuners and an internal hard drive and is available for under $400. I don't know how reliable it'd be but make sure it has the latest firmware installed.

High definition signals are only available on terrestrial broadcasts which are received by UHF aerial. The internal tuners in TVs with Freeview built in only work with UHF signals. So if you're in the UHF broadcast zone it'd be best to have an aerial installed and use a HD receiver instead.

Plug in through HDMI if your TV has it. Don't pay too much for HDMI cables, the $50 1.8m cable is about $45 profit to them.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 783393 18-Mar-2013 12:43
Send private message

Thanks for the help

1504 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127

Subscriber

Reply # 783403 18-Mar-2013 13:01
Send private message

I have both the Dishtv S7090pvr  and the Ultraplus x9200  and both have been excellent.   I do prefer the Ultraplus with its epg but the series link is flakey.  It is almost double the price of the Dishtv s7090.   My dishtv s7090 did develop a major fault last year but Dishtv were excellent and the unit was sent on Monday and was back with me on the Thursday. So going on that I would easily recommend the Dishtv S7090pvr for overall practical usage




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi


21 posts

Geek


Reply # 783762 19-Mar-2013 09:01
Send private message

I have had a Dish PVR S7090 for nearly two years.  They did a lot of development last year and since last April it has not put a foot wrong.  It has the second to latest software.  It can record two channels while you are watching a third, or playing a recording. Highly recommend as they are local and service is excellent.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 801228 17-Apr-2013 22:28
Send private message

Thanks I have now purchased a MydishS7090 and it does all that I want it to do. Thanks again

Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.