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#154581 1-Nov-2014 09:44
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I am looking to get rid of sky, and with it mysky, so I'm looking for a new pvr. All of them seem to do pretty much what mysky does, but the one thing I would like is to be able to copy recorded programs to a nas or pc. This means they can be watched on any tv, copied to tablets, etc.

I was looking at ultraplus x-9200 but some posts on here suggest this might not be the most stable pvr. The dish tv one can copy to usb, but sounds like it will only play if copied back onto the pvr. Also looked at xcruiser 600 but not sure about it's copy functions

Any there any that sit on your network, and appear like a network drive so you can copy files off it and play them on other devices?
Any help greatly appreciated


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  #1166372 1-Nov-2014 11:04
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Tivo can still get them from trademe


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  #1166384 1-Nov-2014 11:26
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Why not just use a PC based PVR and avoid all the hassles of having to copy data?


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  #1166388 1-Nov-2014 11:39
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I thought about a PC based one. Would need a new pc, but something basic with a big drive would work.
Are you able to get tuner cards that have card slots? Planning to get rid of sky, but in case that bit doesn't work out...

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  #1166398 1-Nov-2014 12:09
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gregmcc: Tivo can still get them from trademe

It can if its already setup as you can no longer buy the home networking package.

I've got a Qnap NAS and I've just setup DVBLink on it.  I use an unsupported external USB tuner (Play TV from PS3) but I find the setup and app really good.  Can series link through it and watch the recorded programs on any DLNA device, PC, or tablet\phone if its got enough grunt.

If you have a NAS already its worth looking to see if they support your model.


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  #1166418 1-Nov-2014 12:35
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sbiddle: Why not just use a PC based PVR and avoid all the hassles of having to copy data?

How do you get on  with a remote control for a PC based DVR??



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