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Topic # 60715 30-Apr-2010 17:56
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Hi there,

I'm looking to buy a Freeview HD STB, My budget is up to $250
Which would be a good unit to pick. I've been looking at the Teac HDB6T, and the Sanyo for $199 at the Warehouse. Which would you pick?
Thanks

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  Reply # 325390 30-Apr-2010 18:07
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I've just looked on the Teac Website, and there is an update available that allows you to record via usb! Do any of the other units in this price range do this?

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  Reply # 325516 1-May-2010 09:48
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I havent been impressed with any Teac Av products.
I beleive the Sanyo is a rebadged Draco.

Last week there was an offer on G,zone to purchase 
an HD receiver along with a 250G HDD for that price
but it has gone now.



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  Reply # 325632 1-May-2010 19:48
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I bought the Teac today for $199.

I have to say I am very impressed. Now I just need to figure out the PVR function with my external HDD.

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  Reply # 325658 1-May-2010 21:39
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Brunzy: I havent been impressed with any Teac Av products.
I beleive the Sanyo is a rebadged Draco.

Last week there was an offer on G,zone to purchase 
an HD receiver along with a 250G HDD for that price
but it has gone now.



And an excellent box it was too :-)

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  Reply # 325678 1-May-2010 22:44
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Teac make a nice STB... well, they re-badge a nice STB.
Let us know how the USB recording works out.



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  Reply # 325685 1-May-2010 23:08
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So far no luck with 500gb Fat32 HDD, Or 1TB NTFS

But works well with a flash drive. I imagine a flash drive would run out of space quickly though

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  Reply # 325736 2-May-2010 09:57
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How is recording set, from the EPG?



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  Reply # 325754 2-May-2010 11:30
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fatjulio: How is recording set, from the EPG?


No, there's a PVR Menu that you can use to timer record. Or instant record with the rec button on the remote



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  Reply # 325976 3-May-2010 11:56
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Wills1: So far no luck with 500gb Fat32 HDD, Or 1TB NTFS

But works well with a flash drive. I imagine a flash drive would run out of space quickly though


Got it sorted out now. Used Swissknife to fat32 format my external drive, and it all works. Now I can pause live tv :)

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  Reply # 326190 3-May-2010 21:03
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I need to get me a box for the garage so I can watch C42 on my crap-tv.

Do any have a modulator in them? The old thorn has no AV inputs. Not interested in DVB-S because even on 22 inches of 1980's badness it looks like crap, and I would have to cable out there from the dish.




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  Reply # 326296 4-May-2010 10:13
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Pretty sure none of them will output over RF.

Have you got an old VCR out in the garage?

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  Reply # 326338 4-May-2010 11:07
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Or a stereo with l/r rca analogue inputs? or a standalone modulator to get you started, or tune the box inside on a proper tv, then take the box out to the shed and run into a stereo via rca only and tuning to station on the front panel.

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  Reply # 326582 4-May-2010 18:57
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I think I have an external modulator around here somewhere, was just hoping to avoid another thing plugged in etc.

Will have to be some available with it before analog shutdown since there are so many old tvs still in use out there IMO.




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  Reply # 326820 5-May-2010 11:22
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You reckon there'd be that many old TVs without even composite in? I'd say they just assume people like that would have to buy external modulators.

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  Reply # 327101 5-May-2010 21:00
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Yes, Old people are one group I know have plenty of them.

Plus many old tvs did have composite in but on a scart or a BNC or something even more exotic. Ask sky how many modulators they have to shift with mysky upgrades and old tvs and it will suprise you I bet.




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