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# 142598 18-Mar-2014 13:30
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My parent need a budget USB PVR, which of these two would be the better choice?

Loranz LZ0031STB-USB or DishTV T1020


- Reliable 8 day EPG (old vantage PVR's EPG was diabolical, only saw three programs ahead and didn't update on the fly - had to restart the damned thing all the time)
- Simple record scheduling via EPG (but don't need series link)
- Reliable recording and playback to USB HDD (vantage used to corrupt things)
- Single tuner is fine, but simultaneous watching and recording on the same freq would be nice
- Native res output would be a boon (ie. TV handles scaling instead of STB)


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  # 1008089 18-Mar-2014 13:50
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IMHO neither. If you want reliability get a Panasonic.

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  # 1008116 18-Mar-2014 14:30
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Dish Tv.
Loranz & reliability don't go together


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  # 1008134 18-Mar-2014 14:59
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A price range could help?.

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  # 1008184 18-Mar-2014 15:57
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haydenmarsh: A price range could help?.

I thought it would be obvious given the candidates, but $100 max.

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  # 1008290 18-Mar-2014 18:30
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$100 max constrains options and, given that, I would say the Dish model.

But I'm with B1GGLZ - if you can stretch the budget to a Panasonic the experience will be much, much better.

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  # 1008375 18-Mar-2014 20:13
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I'm really surprised that Panasonic seems to be the only one of the mass market consumer electronics producers to sell PVRs in New Zealand. You would think that there would be a big market opportunity for the other players, but I guess a lot of people these days are relying on services like 3Now instead.

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