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Topic # 65635 4-Aug-2010 21:28
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Hi everyone. This is not really a question, but some observations from breifly using both a s7010 and s7050. A review if you like, as i couldn't find much info on either dishtv freeview unit when looking on what to buy.
-they both record to a usb device, and therefore can pause live tv etc.

pro's for the 7010
-menu's are much more user friendly
-so is remote control and simpler
-Great EPG and no delay on info panel when changing channels
-recording's show live on small screen as you scroll through them
-Excellent scrolling feature for recorded programs- rather than minutes you can jump in percentages (ie 10%, 20%....50%...etc)
con's
-Processor is too slow for fast action, and rugby ends up very "pixelated"
-lower picture quality

Pro's for 7050
-faster processor, although still caught out every now and then.
-picture better quality (maybe due to HDMI) but not perfect.
Con's
-must have firmware update immediately to record without glitches!
-complicated, unfriendly menu's and remote
-large delay on (epg)info panel when changing channels
-Poor, complicated EPG thats difficult to scroll by days.
-Recordings only have still pictures, so need to watch each one to see what you recorded!

Both could be improved drastically on recording by including the name of the program from the EPG!

They say don't run a hdd power direct off the unit's usb, but i've run a Verbatim (2.5" external HDD[small laptop size]) for a year now on my 7050 with no problems, but some drives may draw more power so be careful.

I've got very used to using a panasonic HDD recorder and find them very simple to use. still use one alongside my PVR. What i would like to know, is there any satellite units out there with simple recording functions similar to panasonic's simplicity, preferably with dual tuners?

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  Reply # 363314 4-Aug-2010 22:32
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They are both satellite units yeah?

Well any pixelation is not the fault of the device.




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  Reply # 363419 5-Aug-2010 08:05
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maybe pixelated is the wrong word, but on fast moving action the 7010 is much worse at showing definate blocks or areas of blurry-ness, exactly like a jpeg file slowly downloading, don't know what thats called. It did it on both CRT and new panasonic plasma tv. The 7050 does it too, much to a much lessor degree, and i always thought it was the conversion to HD inside the card??

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