Hello, I am trying to help out my elderly neighbour who is Dutch and watches BVN through a satellite.
Her working setup involves a Panasonic DVD recorder linked to a UltraPlus satellite decoder linked to a dual lnb satellite.
This has been working well for the past 8 years, however now her Ultra Plus decoder has stopped working. She uses the DVD recorder to record BVN programs through the night. A tech installed a DishTV decoder for her but it won't let the DVD recorder record (it just records a black screen). The tech told her it is becuase of copy protection software installed on the DishTV. He then put her back on an old "Strong" decoder which works, although the subtitles are unreadable when they change to blue so its not suitable for her.
I am trying to get her a new decoder that will allow her to record with her DVD recorder - can anyone tell me which brand/model I should use? Or is there a way to "update" the dishtv decoders to allow her to record the free BVN channel?
I know its probably better she has a dedicated PVR decoder but thats a new system she will have to learn and then it would also mean discarding her perfectly good DVD recorder. Any help appreciated.