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  Reply # 165619 19-Sep-2008 12:36
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ventolin: The Hyundai engineers should share the EPG from satellite to terrestrial then you could use it to record HD


That would be fine if you have a dish but what about most people who don't?

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  Reply # 165623 19-Sep-2008 12:56
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Then this unit would add nothing over the Vantage. They will still have the same dilema of no 7 day EPG.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 165626 19-Sep-2008 13:11
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ventolin: Then this unit would add nothing over the Vantage. They will still have the same dilema of no 7 day EPG.



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  Reply # 165627 19-Sep-2008 13:11
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ventolin: Then this unit would add nothing over the Vantage. They will still have the same dilema of no 7 day EPG.



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  Reply # 165628 19-Sep-2008 13:14
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ventolin: Then this unit would add nothing over the Vantage. They will still have the same dilema of no 7 day EPG.


Yep, I agree - it won't solve the EPG problem for many people. However, I'm in the lucky position of having an unused Sky satelite dish sitting on our roof, as well as an ok UHF aerial (going by the good Maori/Prime we get), so this could indeed be a suitable unit for our household.

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  Reply # 165629 19-Sep-2008 13:29
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Hyundai gives some backup if one transmission system goes down.  Also there's another channel on sat that's not on uhf.  Has access to a real epg.  Cheaper than vantage.

Still external hard drive.  I'm really keen to see what is coming on the official PVR front.  I'm hoping they do release a new EPG to allow the one click and series link type functions of my sky.  Sony was very early with inbuilt tuners, I wonder if they are working on something.  Might be hard for big name companies to develop though with all the copyright hdcp type inclusions on the official zinwell etc.

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  Reply # 165630 19-Sep-2008 13:33
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Oh i'm definately not trying to rubbish the receiver it looks good, it's just a pain that freeview decided to transmit the EPG via MHEG-5 only and not the EIT Schedule.

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  Reply # 171936 18-Oct-2008 12:42
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Theres a chap from www.sommetdigital.co.nz who posted here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=26771
Does anyone have any more info regarding this one?

I have been in contact with both ultrapower and satnet who will stock the Hyundai AH3110(both bad web sites!) and the last date I had for its arrival was 2 weeks ago and further emails to them asking when it will arrive just say that they are waiting on their suppliers.

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  Reply # 175440 3-Nov-2008 13:36
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i just found this interesting article. looks like the wait for approved pvr's is nearly over.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/freeview-readies-hard-drive-recorders-deadlock-remains-with-sky-tv-37221

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  Reply # 175501 3-Nov-2008 17:50
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Would be nice to see them at Big Boys Toys next weekend...




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  Reply # 176051 5-Nov-2008 11:45
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Was anything announced? Can't find any news about an official Freeview PVR online yet.

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  Reply # 176058 5-Nov-2008 11:53
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I've just been having a look myself and can't find anything. Considering the article says it was being announced on tuesday I thought there'd some sort of press release doing the rounds.

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  Reply # 176073 5-Nov-2008 12:26
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Searching for "Zinwell PVR DVB-T" on google I found this PVR. Seems to have everything except for MHEG5 for NZ freeview but I can't find any sellers!

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  Reply # 176074 5-Nov-2008 12:30
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I saw one of the new Zinwell's last night and had a brief play with it. They are a nice unit and the picture quality looked very good. Hopefully the reliability of these units is slightly better then the existing Zinwell STB's!

@nav2u - they are nothing like the unit you posted the link to.

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  Reply # 176082 5-Nov-2008 13:05
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sbiddle, what was the format of the zinwell box, was it box + external HDD or is it an all in one PVR?  Twin tuners sort of thing or single etc?  How does it schedule recordings etc?

Cheers. 

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