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Topic # 90281 19-Sep-2011 00:55
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Hello,

Its time to replace my old Freeview satellite receiver, I am hoping someone can recommend one that's a PVR and capable of connecting to a simple home network.

Thank you 

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  Reply # 522826 19-Sep-2011 06:24
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Every Freeview certified box has an ethernet port.

You haven't said exactly what capabilties you want from the Ethernet port however, and right now most boxes don't offer any capabilities over the port.

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  Reply # 522846 19-Sep-2011 08:16
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I'd recommend the Panasonic Blu Ray recorder. I have the BW880 and I'm rapt with it. The latest model is now 3D capable. More expensive than PVR capable STB but much less hassle.

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  Reply # 522864 19-Sep-2011 08:51
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B1GGLZ: I'd recommend the Panasonic Blu Ray recorder. I have the BW880 and I'm rapt with it. The latest model is now 3D capable. More expensive than PVR capable STB but much less hassle.

OP wants a networked satellite receiver/PVR.  How would a Bluray recorder help?

I'd recommend a Vu+ Duo, if you can find one. 

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  Reply # 522903 19-Sep-2011 10:16
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xarqi:
OP wants a networked satellite receiver/PVR.  How would a Bluray recorder help?
 


Oops! Missed the word satellite in the post. Too early in the morning.
Yeah. Wouldn't be much use.



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  Reply # 523706 20-Sep-2011 19:39
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Something that was part recorder/media server would be awesome.

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  Reply # 523791 20-Sep-2011 22:14
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Have a look at the Ultraplus X 9200HD PVR with HDD.

Does media, plus Satellite and Terrestrial HD Tuners can be installed in any configuration, ie 2 x Sat.,1 x Sat, 1 x Uhf., or 2 x Uhf.




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  Reply # 523796 20-Sep-2011 22:24
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Perfect! thank you.

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  Reply # 524522 22-Sep-2011 11:32
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xarqi:
B1GGLZ: I'd recommend the Panasonic Blu Ray recorder. I have the BW880 and I'm rapt with it. The latest model is now 3D capable. More expensive than PVR capable STB but much less hassle.

OP wants a networked satellite receiver/PVR.  How would a Bluray recorder help?

I'd recommend a Vu+ Duo, if you can find one. 


 

It is about time you stopped harking on about a box which is effectively dead in the market place; I told you that months ago but you wouldn't listen.

You are leading people to a box that some may have trouble with and there is little back up or no warranty for them if this should be the case.



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  Reply # 524661 22-Sep-2011 16:00
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Sorry i think i missed something there you mean the Vu+ Duo is effectively dead in the market place?

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  Reply # 524732 22-Sep-2011 19:09
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benneg:
xarqi:
B1GGLZ: I'd recommend the Panasonic Blu Ray recorder. I have the BW880 and I'm rapt with it. The latest model is now 3D capable. More expensive than PVR capable STB but much less hassle.

OP wants a networked satellite receiver/PVR.  How would a Bluray recorder help?

I'd recommend a Vu+ Duo, if you can find one. 


 

It is about time you stopped harking on about a box which is effectively dead in the market place; I told you that months ago but you wouldn't listen.

You are leading people to a box that some may have trouble with and there is little back up or no warranty for them if this should be the case.


I'll post as I see fit and I'm not answerable to you.

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  Reply # 524883 23-Sep-2011 08:56
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Kelem: Sorry i think i missed something there you mean the Vu+ Duo is effectively dead in the market place?


Yes, the importer that was bringing them in no longer does - so I am lead to believe. I do not know if someone else will pick this up; but from talking with people in the industry there were a number of problems and they had quite a few returns? I do not believe this was a problem with the box that has many fine features; but the software which is more for experts only if you wish to make changes.



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  Reply # 525366 24-Sep-2011 16:41
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Thanks for that.

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