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Master Geek

# 140835 21-Feb-2014 17:19
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Just checking on the Xcruiser XDSR385HD STB receiver - is it working well for all that might have it.. is it a great buy for a lower cost PVR with features?
Any comments on this unit appreciated.

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Uber Geek

  # 992349 22-Feb-2014 15:06
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It is a single tuner satellite receiver so although you can record TV1 and TV2 at the same time, you can't record TV1 and TV3 at the same time with it. If you want a PVR for Freeview it's much easier to get one with an internal hard drive and two tuners like this one with Freeview approval (and restrictions)

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# 992354 22-Feb-2014 15:22
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the great thing with the linked s7090 is you can copy the recordings to usb drive.  They are in mp4 format.  Really like that feature

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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Master Geek

  # 995121 26-Feb-2014 21:53
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Thank you for the comments, though maybe none/few are buying the xcruiser it seems..
Was really looking at the preferred $200 or less units available as I have a couple existing external powered usb drives.
Certainly, if I did not have drives, then your suggestion makes good sense.

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