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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 350269 12-Jul-2010 14:33
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webwat:
sbiddle:
meremaiden: Thanks for that, I think we have a UHF antenna up-- and according to Tivo site we're highly likely to be able to get a signal. Would UHF be phased out soon though-- is it worth buying a Tivo over 3 years for a technology that might be irrelevant soon-- I'm totally speculating here, know nothing about it...


UHF is not being phased out - I'm not sure where you got that idea from.

Freeview|HD on UHF is the primary method of FTA TV delivery with currently 75% of the population having access to Freeview|HD and that level increaseing to 87% before the analogue channels are shut off.



VHF is being phased out (UHF is still great for digital), so my old analogue TV wont be much good after that.


If you have a twin tuner PVR like MagicTV it won't actually make any difference.
I watch all my TV through the magic box, don't even have the channels tuned in on the TV itself, so the fact the tuner card inside it won't pick up TV after switch over doesn't matter

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  Reply # 357502 28-Jul-2010 00:11
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meremaiden: Hi all,
Just curious if anyone has any suggestions. I have freeview via an old sky dish and a normal decoder and was anxious to record some shows. J
ust curious if anyone has any recommendations on Tivo vs another PVR? There's such a significant price difference I'm curious what the actual practical differences are. Of course, ease of use is a huge factor, so does anyone have any good PVR recommendations?
Many thanks!


Hi meremaiden, I do like the MagicTV for a Freeview|HD UHF PVR - for all of the reasons mentioned including the great user interface.

But if you decide to go for a satellite PVR, I personally prefer the Topfield TF6000PVR ES. As I have just found some apps to improve it I decided to speal about them at http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=65025 

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