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Any digital TV tuner DVD/HDD available?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by JIT, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. JIT

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    Just wondering if there are any plans for DVD/HDD to incorporate a digital/Freeview tuner instead of analogue?
     
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    It wud be nice

    The new Sony RDR-HX8 DVD-R/±RW DVD/HDD 160 gb Recorder is the one im saving for and as it will be about £800 I cant see why it doesnt have a digital receiver. Seeing as widescreen tv only shows properly on digital.

    We can but hope!!
     
  3. sdc395

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    Fusion are supposed to be launching a DTT box with a hard disc and DVD burner. They're not exactly Sony or Panasonic tho'.

    Ideally, Sony will release a DTT version of their forthcoming HX8. I'd love that. :smashin:
     
  4. MartinImber

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    Don't depress up - nobody appears to want to release the killer product.

    Bit stream from DTTV to HD to DVD would be brilliant.

    However PCs can do this
     
  5. JIT

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    The Panasonic E100 looks exactly like what i'm after but if only they could incorporate a Freeview into the box this would be THE one to buy.

    I think i'll wait and see what happens as surely this has got to happen soon.
     
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    JIT
    I've begun to realise one thing recently, the manufactures have a plan for the next n months/years.
    This plan involves people (especially in Japan for some reason), buying a product that is similar to what we require, but not quite right, then the next year / 6 months another product is launched that is closer, etc.
    This obviously makes profits for the m/f's and people like me follow them around waiting !
    For example, Panasonic last year launched the E50/E60/E100 DVD-RAMs without progressive scan/component output.
    Yet in the US it did have component. When I asked Panasonic about this last October they said it will be on next Aprils models.

    The next move will be component (with same HD (20 Gb less than USA), then 6 months later (Oct?) slightly bigger hard drive, then 6 months later much bigger hard drive, then maybe by next October possibly freeview.
    Then possibly 2006 twin tuner, by which time it'll be blu-ray or HD-DVD time, obviously with something missing.
    And I as usual will be buying every 'upgrade' and putting my old E50, then E85 etc in the classified section.
    I basically predict it will probably not be until next year that freeview appears in these, especially with the problems still with many areas not able to receive a signal (including mine!).

    Steve.:)
     
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    And then there's the issue of Top Up TV (conditional access) and the EPG data format.
     
  8. hornydragon

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    I think we are only 3 months maximum away from DVD-R/HDD combo with DTT tuner, but top up TV and the lack of an EPG are holding things back.
     
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    You may be right, but at the moment I have'nt seen anything from the big manufacturers apart from Thomson, regarding DTTV + HD + DVD-R before next year.
    As for EPG, I did miss that out, that may be this year, IMO due to Philips pushing the market and saying they had it ready over 6 months ago !

    Steve.
     
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    This unit doesn't have a DVD burner but still seems a good cheap alternative...

    From DABS.com

    A kind of Freeview meets basic tivo?
     
  11. JIT

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    That looks ok but i'd need more than 40GB and prefer two digital tuners.
     
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    JIT buy a pace twin and slap a bigger drive in it?
     

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