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# 262202 9-Jan-2020 21:41
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Hi
we just bought a so-called smart TV, a Samsung with both satellite and TV aerial input.
Running on the satellite we cannot record ..there is no record button.
we rang the helpline it doesn't have that feature for god's sake!
All we want to do is record it's a basic feature!
we don't want to buy another set top box the last one was crapping out
and the main reason we bought the new TV
This thing is going back.

Are there any other models which receives satellite signal and are able to simply record?
thanks for any clues

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  # 2389336 9-Jan-2020 21:52
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what tv model is it?

 

my LG will do it if you add a HDD to the USB port on the tv. not sure how good it is as ive never used it




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  # 2389350 9-Jan-2020 22:17
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Thanks !

 

It is 43in UHD

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/televisions/full-hd-hd-televisions/30-39-hd-tvs/samsung-ua43n5500awxnz-43-fhd-smart-led-television/prod163135.html 

We had presumed we could use USB stick or HD but no. We find out it only records on aerial but not dish despite having both types of tuners !


 
 
 
 


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  # 2389356 9-Jan-2020 22:34
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Most TCL models will record straight to USB flash drive or USB Hard drive.


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  # 2389377 9-Jan-2020 22:50
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You're rather limited on Satellite anyway in terms of quality.

 

Why not just get a Vodafone TV and be done with it? They're cheap, and give you 500hrs of recording in full HD quality...





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  # 2389407 10-Jan-2020 07:17
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you need to look for the time shift feature on most of the big name tv's. that will allow you to pause live tv. LG call their recording Time Machine.




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  # 2389430 10-Jan-2020 08:30
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michaelmurfy:

You're rather limited on Satellite anyway in terms of quality.


Why not just get a Vodafone TV and be done with it? They're cheap, and give you 500hrs of recording in full HD quality...


Thanks !
Yes the 720p compared to Attenborough HD was painfully obvious last night !
I'll have a look at the Vodafone TV. I hoped we had finished spending...



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  # 2389431 10-Jan-2020 08:32
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Jase2985:

you need to look for the time shift feature on most of the big name tv's. that will allow you to pause live tv. LG call their recording Time Machine.


Thanks. We just want to record stuff so we skip the ads

 
 
 
 




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  # 2389433 10-Jan-2020 08:34
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lNomNoml:

Most TCL models will record straight to USB flash drive or USB Hard drive.



Thanks. I rejected TLC during my obviously inadequate research šŸ˜€

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  # 2389435 10-Jan-2020 08:36
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some tvs do some dont, its not a hugely popular feature


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  # 2389436 10-Jan-2020 08:41
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Transit:
Thanks !
Yes the 720p compared to Attenborough HD was painfully obvious last night !
I'll have a look at the Vodafone TV. I hoped we had finished spending...

 

Huh! Satellite Freeview is standard definition, 576i, same as it was when it went to air in May 2007.

 

Why not install a terrestrial antenna??, 8 x 1080i channels.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.




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  # 2389453 10-Jan-2020 09:12
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Spyware:

Transit:
Thanks !
Yes the 720p compared to Attenborough HD was painfully obvious last night !
I'll have a look at the Vodafone TV. I hoped we had finished spending...


Huh! Satellite Freeview is standard definition, 576i, same as it was when it went to air in May 2007.


Why not install a terrestrial antenna??, 8 x 1080i channels.



576 ! Good grief.
We would have an aerial but we're down in a little valley
with no line of sight

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  # 2389455 10-Jan-2020 09:15
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Voda TV Gen 2 is good solution. I leave mine on 24/7 and I estimate that it uses around 2 TB/month streaming an HD channel.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.




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  # 2389806 10-Jan-2020 18:24
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Spyware:

Voda TV Gen 2 is good solution. I leave mine on 24/7 and I estimate that it uses around 2 TB/month streaming an HD channel.



Thanks I'm reading backwards through the 82 page thread on that device :-)

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  # 2389932 10-Jan-2020 21:35
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Iā€™m trialling the Vodo TV gen 2, it supports 5GHz and Ethernet. Gen 1 is 5GHz only.

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  # 2389933 10-Jan-2020 21:41
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Kiwifruta: Gen 1 is 5GHz only.

 

Huh!! Gen 1 doesn't have any inbuilt wifi capability.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


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