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RickD

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#27947 12-Nov-2008 07:28
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Found this on http://www.dtvforum.co.nz:

Zinwell launches new Digital Television Recorder.


We are delighted to update you on the latest developments in Freeview digital television. Zinwell will launch a Freeview accredited Digital Television Recorder on 1 December 2008 to coincide with the official launch of My Freeview HD and in time for the Christmas sales season.


The Zinwell ZMT-640PVR is a dual tuner recorder which allows two channels to be recorded whilst watching a third channel.

The full features and benefits are included in the attached promotional package which is provided for your use.


Freeview introduced the new My Freeview HD service in a widely reported media launch last week. Articles appeared in NZ Herald and NBR, among other publications. Freeview is committed to a substantial advertising investment on television during December with ongoing support continuing at a high level. They have also introduced a new “My Freeview HD” feature on their www.freeviewnz.tv website.


NEXT Electronics is the exclusive New Zealand distributor for Zinwell digital television products. The product range marketed in New Zealand includes the Freeview accredited ZMT-7500 digital satellite receiver which is now also available in black and the Freeview accredited ZMT – 620HD digital terrestrial receiver



There's a pdf with specs too; http://forum.dtvforum.co.nz/attachment.php?attachmentid=196


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  #177483 12-Nov-2008 07:35
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Thats good news. However why is it set top box PVR's from the big manufacturer's can only tune one channel per tuner? Multiple channel per mux recording has been avaliable on HTPC's for a while, surely this isn't hard to implement.

Maybe they just prefer to keep things 'simple' for the end users.

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  #177502 12-Nov-2008 09:28
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The Zinwell box only has a two tuners. This allows recording off 2 channels and playback of a prerecorded show - not the ability to watch 3 live shows that this press release seems to infer.


I wonder who failed big time with this press release? Smile


 
 
 
 


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  #178796 19-Nov-2008 13:00
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  #178797 19-Nov-2008 13:05
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Steven,

You can record two channels from 2 different muxes and watch a 3rd from either mux.
eg rec TV1&TV3 watch any channel apart from the Kordia mux.

  If you record two channels from the same mux eg TV! & TV2 ,the other tuner will allow you to watch any other
channel you wish.

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  #178837 19-Nov-2008 15:02
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Is that your understanding of the words or a zinwell offical response as i agree with the wording steve as used.




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  #178894 19-Nov-2008 19:07
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I would trust Brunzy..

Interestingly the MyFreeview site also says the box "can record two channels at once while watching one you've already recorded" and also "can record two shows at once while watching one you've already recorded" ..maybe they need to fix the wording on their site as well to make it more consistant.

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  #180227 25-Nov-2008 15:53
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Does anyone have an indicative price? And any links to reviews of the PVR would be interesting...?

No sense in buying a SD/analogue PVR, so I'm curious to see how this stands up to the existing offerings.




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  #180268 25-Nov-2008 18:52
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I seem to remember seeing $1145 put around somewhere..




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  #180275 25-Nov-2008 19:07
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Jonski: Does anyone have an indicative price? And any links to reviews of the PVR would be interesting...?

No sense in buying a SD/analogue PVR, so I'm curious to see how this stands up to the existing offerings.


I asked the distributer for the RRP, and got this response:
Stocks should be in the shops by about 4th December you will have to get a
purchase price from one of your retailers as we are a distributor only and
do not have control over their RRP
As for the $1149 price - I understood that came from a single individual on dtvforum.co.nz - I asked a few days ago as to the accuracy of his claim, but no response! See http://forum.dtvforum.co.nz/showthread.php?t=761&page=3

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  #180317 25-Nov-2008 21:54
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$1149 is a joke. if it is reality you'll be counting their sales before Xmas on a single hand.

$599 is the target price point - but we know Next love ripping off the marketplace, you only need to look at their attempt to get $549 for their boxes initially when DSE were selling the same boxes and their cost price (which I'm not going to say here) was way way way way way way way way cheaper than what Next were even selling their boxes to resellers for. DSE made a killing because they were able to mage significant markup on as box simply because their competitors were.

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  #180351 26-Nov-2008 08:36
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That price can't be right. You could buy a PS3 and (hopefully) have enough change for PlayTV at that price! Note: I have no idea what PlayTV will cost but the difference between $1149 and $800 (rounded up PS3 price) is $349.

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  #180352 26-Nov-2008 08:41
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Agreed $599 should be the target given mysky is $599 if you buy upfront.

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  #180362 26-Nov-2008 09:23
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I think it will be more like $700-800. 

After all, with the mySkyHDi you are effectively paying a $599 one-off lease fee and you never own the receiver.  I am sure the mySkyHDi receiver would be more expensive if you actually had to "buy" it. 




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  #180386 26-Nov-2008 10:27
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Pretty ugly imo, it's got nothing on the HDi. I know which i'd rather have sitting under my TV.

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  #181619 2-Dec-2008 17:42
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Whens this being released now? i thought it was due December 1st?

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