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u13turbo

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#116043 16-Apr-2013 18:54
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Hey everyone, im abit confused with all the PVR recievers on trademe, what im after is one that can record one channel, while watching another and to be of a reasonably quality, I can buy a seperate HDD but was wondering if these $70~ ones are any good?
It will be played through an full HD Led samsung tv.

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  #800406 16-Apr-2013 19:01
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Hi 

I have a Panasonic DMR XW380  which is a DVD recorder with  hard disk and two tuners.
but the price is no way near the ones you might have seen on trade me 

You could buy one for about $500 or slightly under.  

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  #800414 16-Apr-2013 19:11
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Sorry one other thing i should mention, I need it too record off the guide, rather than setting up timers.

And yeah if thats the case I'll just have to go without the recorder :/ thanks

 
 
 
 


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  #800427 16-Apr-2013 19:24
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http://www.dishtv.co.nz/vmchk/Freeview-Digital-TV-Recorders/74-aerialBox-Ultra-T1050PVR-myFreeview|HD-DTR/flypage_web2_lite.tpl.htm

I have one of these. Mine's a refurbished one and works fine

wakaridnnz
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  #800437 16-Apr-2013 19:51

The DishTV T1050PVR is in this weeks JB HiFi flyer for $299

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  #800535 16-Apr-2013 21:36
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Sweet as, in saying all this, one of the $70 ones wont be upto the task ?

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  #800541 16-Apr-2013 21:42
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If you can find one...get a TiVo :-)





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  #800672 17-Apr-2013 08:11
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u13turbo: Sweet as, in saying all this, one of the $70 ones wont be upto the task ?


Quite simply, no. If you want a cheap option build up a PC with tuner.






 
 
 
 


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  #800674 17-Apr-2013 08:22
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Those usig the dish tv 1050 what firmware are you using as ours is nothing but trouble.

It's. It recording things we ask it to. Records random things we didn't ask it to. Locks up regularly. Will randomly start recording something we are watching and are unable to stop it from recording.

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  #800675 17-Apr-2013 08:25
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merve0o0: Those usig the dish tv 1050 what firmware are you using as ours is nothing but trouble.

It's. It recording things we ask it to. Records random things we didn't ask it to. Locks up regularly. Will randomly start recording something we are watching and are unable to stop it from recording.
1.2c on mine so far so good but much prefer my MagictV 3700 so use it most




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  #800680 17-Apr-2013 08:34
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merve0o0: Those usig the dish tv 1050 what firmware are you using as ours is nothing but trouble.

It's. It recording things we ask it to. Records random things we didn't ask it to. Locks up regularly. Will randomly start recording something we are watching and are unable to stop it from recording.


1.2c here as well. 99% of the time its fine, but will occasionally record something random-but only from channels that already have something booked on them. what i mean is , it has never randomly recorded from Maori, parliament, or other less watched channels as we have never had these channels set to record anything.
Never had it 'lock up' though. On the whole for what it cost I am pretty happy with it 

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  #800692 17-Apr-2013 08:49
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The $70 ones will record, but wont let you record one channel and watch another (they are only single tuner).

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  #800840 17-Apr-2013 11:33

Another option is the T1020



Although it's single tuner you can record both 1&2 or 3 & Four or Prime & Choice TV.



We have a refurbished unit and a WD 500GB external HDD and it's great.

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  #811351 4-May-2013 21:23
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My advice is to avoid all cheap terrestrial receivers entirely.

I have tried 3 different brands of cheapies. Two were non freeview approved and one was an approved one (Loranz LZ2911STB-USB)

They all were slow and unresponsive to the controls. They all had really unreliable remote controls. All of them ran very hot, and after 1/2 an hour one would overheat and shut down over and over until you let it cool.

The non free view approved ones did not have the proper program guide but recorded OK from their 1/2 working generic EPG. The approved Loranz, although the instructions said you could select programs to record from the EPG - you could not. If you mashed the EPG button over and over, you could eventually get into the 1/2 working generic EPG and from there, you could set stuff up to record (it had the latest software updates etc).

I've tried cheap DVB-T's in Australia and they seemed OK so I suspect that they simply can not handle New Zealand's unique freeview and EPG standards.

Their PVR functions all used about 1 Gb per 15 minutes of TV recorded, so you really need an external HDD. I found that they didn't have the grunt on the USB port to run USB powered HDD's so you'll need a self powered external HDD.

Oddly I've never had trouble with the satellite receivers. I've tried a Transonic and a "Global" that I got overseas in Asia for NZ$35 and they both worked great, although the Global didn't have the NZ EPG of course.

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  #811637 5-May-2013 16:40
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tripper1000: Their PVR functions all used about 1 Gb per 15 minutes of TV recorded, so you really need an external HDD.


They just write what's broadcast to the disk, and about 1 Gb per 15 minutes of TV is roughly* correct for HD channels (TV One, TV2 and TV3) the other channels would be something like a third of that size. The disk space required doesn't vary from one make of PVR to another.

* I say that it's roughly correct, because it does change from one programme to another even on the same channel on the same day - but it's all down to the broadcaster, not the PVR.

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  #811737 5-May-2013 20:14
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wakaridnnz: Another option is the T1020



Although it's single tuner you can record both 1&2 or 3 & Four or Prime & Choice TV.



We have a refurbished unit and a WD 500GB external HDD and it's great.



A refurbished unit costing $65 is a great option & ours has a Segate 2TB external HDD which has been great until something that seemed reasonable near end of daylight savings had upset the recording etc. The 28Nov 2012 firmware has allowed recording bookings again but has many problems too so I will try going back to the May2012 version and also visit Dish Tv at Bandon St, Hamilton here (yay for a local agent instead of overseas support from the rest!).
Use of the OK button to check the MUX helps a lot. A report here saying "Hold 0 {up to 20 seconds}" to reprogram the remote is helpful too. Easy Guide menu and programing with timer operation aswell as pre-recording options and heaps of other features makes this unit worth it's weight in metal (not sure Gold is appropriate these days).

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