Epg ?

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  1. bob1

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    Hello i have decided its about time i got a pvr and have narrowed it down to three.
    1. Tvonics
    2. Topfield
    3. Humax

    The reason for the Tvonics at the top of my list is down to its low power consumption in standby, at the moment i do turn everything off at the mains anyway but would be willing to leave the Tvonics on.
    And now the the epg question ,if i did turn any of them off at night would i loose the epg at all, someone at work says he as to leave is box in standby over night to get the epg.
    I think i would have bought the Tvonics by now anyway if i could get hold of one.
     
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    Its just like a VCR, needs to be on or in standby to record.
    No power no recording.
     
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    Hello thanks for the reply, it wasn't really a question about recording though, from what i have read and been told the epg is download onto the box over night ,what would happen if it was never on over night.
     
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    Neither the Topfield or the Humax need to be left on overnight to collect EPG. That applies to the 14 day EPG 4TV boxes such as the digifusion.

    Richard
     
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    Thanks Richard ,just the answer i was after.
     
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    ......and the Digifusions, Thomson (Inverto?) download a 14 day guide which then remains on the HDD whether the power is off at the mains or not. It does download the guide around 3a.m. every night but you don't need to leave the machine on standby every night.

    Like yourself all my electronic equipment is switched off at the mains all the time when not in use.

    I leave the Digifusions on a timer (0230 to 0530a.m.) once weekly - usually overnight on a Friday - to update the 14 day epg. This usually works out fine. Doing it this way doesn't pick up any short notice programme changes but for my purposes it is sufficient.
     

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