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Combining a Freeview PVR with a DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by tony_wickham, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. tony_wickham

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    I have 2 main objectives from a digital video system:

    1) To digitally record TV programmes from Freeview, initially onto hard disk and maybe later onto a DVD, with the ease and useful functions that a SKY+ type system gives.

    2) To be able to convert existing VHS (homemade) vids onto DVD, editing them as I go (so need to use hard disk for that).

    As there doesn't seem to be one box that has Freeview + Disk + DVD recorder, it seems like my best bet is to have a Freeview PVR, together with either a combined VHS/DVD recorder (less clutter and inputs/outputs), or a separate VHS and DVD recorder.

    Does this sound like a feasible configuration? Do PVRs normally output ok to other recording devices and accept input from something like a VHS? Or is this a case of "fine in theory"?

    Any advice gratefully received.
     
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    Thanks for this, I'm looking to get something like this.
     
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    If I were you I'd wait a couple of months until Freeview DVD recorders with hard drives are launched - the first ones are on their way very, very soon.

    Stick with a separate VCR for now because once you've transferred your recordings you'll probably never use it again.
     
  5. Richard46

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    Just what I was going to suggest. In fact Tony after you get used to digital (DVD or HD) recordings I wonder how long you will find the quality of copies from VHS tolerable. Unless they are totally irreplacable; like old sporting events etc personally I would not bother transfering VHS quality to digital.

    Richard
     
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    Couple of months? mmmmmmmmm..... Can I? I will see
     
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