DVD recorder + PVR

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by largesack, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. largesack

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    Could someone tell me if there is a DVD recorder/HDD machine that works like a PVR....i think someone mentioned on the forum that Philips do one but i'm not sure if it does HDMI upscaling which is another feature i would like.
     
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    Can you explain what you mean by 'works like a PVR' ?
     
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    I've just purchased a SAMSUNG DVDSH853M.

    It has a 160gb HD with dvd recorder and Freeview.
     
  4. largesack

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    Sorry, what i mean is the "live" TV recording that PVR's do, my mum has a sagem that records the last 2 hours of which ever channel you have on, all the time.
     
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    Sorry, slightly off topic, but are you pleased with the Samsung ?

    Geoff.
     
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    It's not here yet, but from all I have read I'm looking forward to getting it.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the reply. :smashin:
     
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    AFAIK, you have to hit the record button first, then you will have access to what you recorded (pause, rew etc). Not quite as good as a PVR but then again you will have editing options, record from an external source and be able to dub to a DVD, which of course a PVR can't do.
     
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    Yes they do exist. In Australia there is a DGTEC machine, but I suspect it's local to the Oz part of the world and might not be available in the UK.

    For the record, I tried one out. This was a feature-laden DVD/HDD recorder, which also continuously recorded to a few hours' worth of circular buffer. Unfortunately it was fiddly to use, ran rather hot, and had a serious lip-sync problem on playback. I sent it back.
     
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    It arrived yesterday and I have to say it is very nice.


    The EPG is set with 4 channels on a page and changes channel you are watching depending on the channel you are highlighting, I hope I can change this but if not it is a small niggle.

    But it looks very nice. Very easy to record and cut out the adverts etc. I will play more tonight.
     

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