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  # 1337848 6-Jul-2015 13:32
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TVNZ does require registration and login , I will try Maori Tv tonight . Everything seems to work fine apart from the poor picture quality of on demand content . 

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Master Geek


  # 1338051 6-Jul-2015 17:17
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@LGSAM
Sent you a PM a couple of days ago. You may not have seen it yet.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1338121 6-Jul-2015 20:03
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Hey all,
Of all the set top boxes in the market at the moment, are any of them decent and usable by someone elderly? looking at replacing a TIVO unit thats having issues (2nd unit even) with something with freeview plus and recording capability.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1338185 6-Jul-2015 22:59
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If the twin tuner pvr and plus hits the market based around the UK Humax T2100 we could have a very good option for young and old :) it has 500gb built in ,twin tuners to record plus playback on top and all the on demand. Cheaper than a whole new tv just for the sake of a tuner or source 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1361414 9-Aug-2015 09:45
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My parents who don't have a smart TV are looking at getting a blu-ray player to add smart functionality - i.e. netflix. Are there any blu-ray players that might get the freeview plus upgrade?

Thanks!

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  # 1361891 10-Aug-2015 09:44
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itey,

the new Panasonic DMR-PWT550GZ HDD Recorder and Blu-ray player will be getting the Freeview Plus feature.  Panasonic's web page say it is due mid Sep.  RRP is $599, but JB Hi Fi currently have them at $420.  Not sure how long.

Hope this helps.




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  # 1361925 10-Aug-2015 10:27
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I have a Panny BWT720, hardly used. Have to buy another. Or how does that compare to buying the Dish HDD recorder at $499 when its out soon?
Will the UI be different, better? Any upsides/downsides with a Dish FV+ HSS Recorder?

UI is important, as is firmware upgrades for fixes and upgrades

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 1361970 10-Aug-2015 11:20
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FYI 2015 Sony Android TV's now have Freeview plus, was activated a few days ago and works OK if not slow...

Does not require firmware update 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1361973 10-Aug-2015 11:22
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Dish T2200 is $449 inc GST  freight fee last i saw.

The panasonic is pretty cool apart from its one fall down  ,  you cant watch a recording while recording two fresh shows, the processor is not grunty enough , i was so close to getting one :(

  

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  # 1361978 10-Aug-2015 11:27
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Jimmy22: Dish T2200 is $449 inc GST  freight fee last i saw.

The panasonic is pretty cool apart from its one fall down  ,  you cant watch a recording while recording two fresh shows, the processor is not grunty enough , i was so close to getting one :(

  

I'll need to see the UI of both

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  # 1361986 10-Aug-2015 11:41
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ui is a good feature but i would need two 550's as i wont tolerate recording without playback , UI is not a deal breaker, if i have to work harder or think more to make it happen that is better than a total failure, i am often 5-6 weeks behind most series and never watch live .   

 

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  # 1361993 10-Aug-2015 12:02
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Jimmy22: ui is a good feature but i would need two 550's as i wont tolerate recording without playback , UI is not a deal breaker, if i have to work harder or think more to make it happen that is better than a total failure, i am often 5-6 weeks behind most series and never watch live .   

 


I'm used to Sky. Record 3 and watch or play a recorded 4th. rare though, but it happens

UI wise I like Sky, it's big, simple and easy and quick. I'm, not bothered with fluff, gawdy colourways and klunky means to change channels or navigate, as I feel the Panny UI is like. PITB

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  # 1362006 10-Aug-2015 12:06
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tdgeek:
Jimmy22: ui is a good feature but i would need two 550's as i wont tolerate recording without playback , UI is not a deal breaker, if i have to work harder or think more to make it happen that is better than a total failure, i am often 5-6 weeks behind most series and never watch live .   

 


I'm used to Sky. Record 3 and watch or play a recorded 4th. rare though, but it happens

UI wise I like Sky, it's big, simple and easy and quick. I'm, not bothered with fluff, gawdy colourways and klunky means to change channels or navigate, as I feel the Panny UI is like. PITB


record 2 and watch/play the 3rd on my MyskyHDI box

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1362020 10-Aug-2015 12:12
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nothing beats the sky box if you have the cash , its all down hill from that  Except that sky sometimes cocks up the EPG and series record goes on holiday, that is a unique sky issue esp kids programs, i recall the howls quite vividly ;) 

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  # 1362021 10-Aug-2015 12:13
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it totally depends if you are recording on the same MUX    e.g. tv 3 R plus tv4 R + tvnz 1 R  records and watch tv2 is possible i believe 


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