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DVD/HDD Recorder with DVB Terrestial Digital Tuner????

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by akash, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. akash

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    Does anyone know of any if there will be DVD/HDD recorders with DVB tuners soon.

    I read in in home entertainment magazine today that thomson a releasing a DVD(player only)/HDD combo with a DVB tuner in spring.
     
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    Yea, Pace are releasing one in March. It features twin DVB tuners and a hard disk. There will be an on screen point and select guide, but this will only have now/next info because they arn't transmitting a proper guide at the moment - but it will let you enter manual timers.

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    http://www.pacefreetoview.co.uk/02twin.asp

    Nobody has a announced DVD writer/player/HDD/DVB tuner box but it's just a matter of time I think. I've got a Nebula DigiTV card that I use to record the mpeg data to my hard disk, the plan is to get a dvd burner when I can find somone who's got a Sony DRU-500A in stock!
     
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    cybersoga,

    I see you have the same Nokia 221T box as me.
    How does the Nebula card picture compare to it?

    Steve.
     
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    I can't directly compare it because the picture on the nebula card is on my computer monitor, which is an 18" samsung LCD connected via DVI - completely different technology. Suffice to say, if I had a large wide screen monitor connected to the PC i'd much rather watch the picture from the nebula card as it's progressive scan and the mpeg 2 decoding & deinterlacing algorithms they have used ensure a _very_ high quality picture, better than playing the same recorded file with power dvd. Once i've got a DVD burner, i'll be able to playback the recorded mpeg 2 data on the DVD player, which should be a bit better than the Nokia 221T but probably wont be noticable. The only real difference between a real DVD and one recorded from a DTT broadcast would be a lower bitrate (usually) & stereo sound as opposed to DD/DTS.
     
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    Okay thanks for the reply.
     

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