Any digital TV tuner DVD/HDD available?


Established Member
Just wondering if there are any plans for DVD/HDD to incorporate a digital/Freeview tuner instead of analogue?


Established Member
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!!


Standard Member
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:


Established Member
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


Established Member
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.


Prominent Member
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!).



Distinguished Member
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.


Prominent Member
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 !



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


A kind of Freeview meets basic tivo?

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