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Topic # 239506 21-Jul-2018 10:15
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My mother's old Freeview recorder (Dish TV T1050PVR) seems in the process of dying so I'm looking to get her a new recorder.


She has no internet and no desire to get it.


How well do the current recorders like the AerialBox T2200 and DMR-HWT260 work without internet?


I realise the on-demand functions won't work but do the normal watch, record and EPG still work ok?


I can do any firmware updates at my place before I give it to her.


Any recommendations between the above models.


I see there is a new Dish box coming but her birthday is this week so probably can't wait for that.

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  Reply # 2059841 21-Jul-2018 11:02
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Smart TVs, Recorders and STBs don't have to be connected to the Internet. They are only connected to make use of their Smart functions. They are perfectly capable (and have to be) of receiving and recording without being connected to the Internet. Just don't turn on the Freeview Plus and Smart functions.


P.S. IMO Panasonic easily beats all the others.

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  Reply # 2059854 21-Jul-2018 11:14
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My experience with DishTV producs has been mostly negative. THough I have not played around with their latest devices.


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  Reply # 2060505 22-Jul-2018 16:55
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Hi, we have had our DishTV Aerialbox T2200 for over a year and have had no issues.  Recording daily, series record, all PVR functions work well, NZ product too which I always prioritise, 0800 number to call if there are issues, or local support email address too.

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