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Topic # 136248 20-Nov-2013 13:26
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A friend of mine has satellite freeview and is now looking at getting a recorder. Which model would you recommend at a good price?


1) Can record two channels at once
2) As a plus, be able to watch a third channel while other two are recording
3) Internal Hard Drive - the bigger the better

If the machine doesn't have preference 2, she still has her old satellite freeview box for viewing. In the case of having two machines, do we use a satellite cable splitter or is it possible to daisy chain the signal like you can with UHF?

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  Reply # 937893 20-Nov-2013 13:34
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I got my Mother in Law a DishTV S7090 (refurb/repack from their website).
She is no technical maestro and seems to able to drive it OK. I haven't had any tech support calls (for that anyway), so must be OK.

I cannot remember is it has sat loop through. I got them a splitter anyway (so they could run the sat feed off to their bedroom where their old unit now is).

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Reply # 937945 20-Nov-2013 14:58
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I have 2 Satellite PVR units.

1 is a Dishtv s7090pvr which is freeview certified.  2 years old and going well.  early on remote stopped working and it was faulty receiver in the unit. Dishtv had it 2 days so with me sending it then getting it back was total of 4 days.  Can recommend this unit and excellent support from dishtv.

2nd unit is an ultraplus x1200hd pvr.  It is not freeview certified and has also been an excellent unit.  Only problem is series link is flakey.  However when I bought it there was no option to series record.  Overall this is the unit I prefer.

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


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  Reply # 937981 20-Nov-2013 16:10
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What is a decent price for a decent machine?

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