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Master Geek


# 47388 11-Nov-2009 13:57
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Hi, we have a very basic TV and a very basic freeview tuner. I'd like to be able to watch things downloaded as well as freeview-- anyone have any ideas or have a WDTV?

Can a PVR/Freeview setup be used like a TivO? Or can it accept avi files etc?

Thank you!

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  # 272042 11-Nov-2009 14:01
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meremaiden: Hi, we have a very basic TV and a very basic freeview tuner. I'd like to be able to watch things downloaded as well as freeview-- anyone have any ideas or have a WDTV?

Can a PVR/Freeview setup be used like a TivO? Or can it accept avi files etc?

Thank you!


How about you simply add this question to your existing TiVo thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=47375



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  # 272043 11-Nov-2009 14:03
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I just thought here was more appropriate since its now about WDTV/ Freeview/ PVR.... ?

 
 
 
 


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  # 272094 11-Nov-2009 16:45
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What exactly are you asking here?

Is you Freeview tuner a set top box (stb)? (And is satellite based rather than terrestrial?)

The WDTV has no network capabilities, so it would not accept files from a freeview STB.

There may be other freeview stb's that can accept avi files (divx/xvid).  These would be played off a usb key plugged into the Freeview Stb.

Are you asking if a freeview stb can stream off a PC? then generally the answer will be no.




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