Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

9 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 74926 10-Jan-2011 22:59
Send private message

There are few models of TV such as the panasonic THL42D25 that allow recording to USB hard drives. According to the manual this can be while you watch, or scheduled via the EPG.

Has anyone tried the Panasonic THL42D25 or any other TV with PVR functions? 

Create new topic
3203 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 382

  Reply # 425953 10-Jan-2011 23:12
Send private message

I've found it to be severely limited.
In a nutshell, it's only good for live pause in my books as the recording process actually locks you down to watching the show you're recording.
You simply can't record one free to air channel, and watch another.
The drive is also formatted when you assign it to the TV, and you cannot watch the recordings back on another TV (even the same model) yet alone another computer.
You can start recording, then flick the TV off (onto standby) and continue recording, which is handy if you're going out / going to be.
But yeah...
As I have MySky, I've pretty much 'tried it and discarded it' as an option.

N.B. Never tried recording via the built in EPG.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39

Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06

Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01

The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35

WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43

Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28

Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06

Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49

Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34

Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33

Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33

Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36

Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.