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Master Geek

#139076 27-Jan-2014 13:33
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Can any recommend a low cost Satellite PVR STB with a reliable series link recording function for use with an external usb hard drive?
Would an Ultraplus 720 HDMI PVR Digital Satellite Receiver be such a receiver?

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Master Geek

  #976931 29-Jan-2014 21:56
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Wow, no comments.. do any have a thought on this question?

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Master Geek

  #977450 30-Jan-2014 14:19
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A dishtv s7070 might be what you're looking for.

Seems to have series link now, a previous model I have has a simple timer, so when programs moved time slots or daylight savings altered the start time the recording times were out and missed some programs.


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Master Geek

  #978546 1-Feb-2014 15:33
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Thank you so much for the Dish TV suggestion - Now all I need is to hope for a suggestion of the Dish TV vs the UltraPlus or other..
All not too technical, so I hope to see a comment.
Again thank you.

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  #978557 1-Feb-2014 16:00
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I cant say about the Ultraplus 720.   BUT i have the Dishtv s7090 and the Ultraplus x-9200hd.    The series link on the ultraplus works to an extent but not reliably.   The Dishtv has a reliable series link.  AS I say I cant talk about other models just those 2.

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Ultimate Geek

  #978567 1-Feb-2014 16:21
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have a dishtv t1050 (not satellite) - but series link works fine - hasn't missed a beat in 2 years...

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Master Geek

  #978795 2-Feb-2014 10:22
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Thank you for the positive reply on the Dish TV units.  I'm surprized not to hear about the Ultraplus 720 as I thought there would be heaps of them out there. (which there likely is)  Maybe like other Ultraplus models/products you see many software/hardware and distribution issues, so people don't comment.  Maybe the model is just not common on this thread.  What ever the reason is, thank you for the other comments.

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Uber Geek

  #979158 3-Feb-2014 04:21
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Gilco2: I cant say about the Ultraplus 720.   BUT i have the Dishtv s7090 and the Ultraplus x-9200hd.    The series link on the ultraplus works to an extent but not reliably.   The Dishtv has a reliable series link.  AS I say I cant talk about other models just those 2.

The series link on ultraplus works soley from data from  the EPG for whatever reason if the epg data doesn't load then your planned series recording will fail. Have noticed EPG issues on mine since Prime went to Skys transponder.



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Uber Geek

  #979197 3-Feb-2014 08:42
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I think you'll find that any PVR has reliable series link function. If the series link fails to record it will be a problem with the EPG info and not the PVR. Any time my Panasonic HD recorder has failed to record it has been because of the EPG being at fault. Timer recording however always works. Remember the days of VCRs when there was only timer rcording? Then they introduced g-code and other silly functions to make life easier and recordings started to fail to record.

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Master Geek

  #981216 6-Feb-2014 13:57
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So I take it that the Ultraplus 720 might not be the preferred model so what if we say compare the DishTV 7070r to say the Xcruiser XDSR385HD.. would one of these be a much better choice and recording stable.

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Master Geek

  #984428 11-Feb-2014 20:00
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Hmm, well maybe not many have had a lot to do with the UltraPlus 720, so how about the Xcruiser XDSR385HD?  Anyone?

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