Freeview box with Hard disk??

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  1. Paul O

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me who makes this please, and is it still available??

    I thought it was Pace, but thier webiste only mentions Sky+

    It was featured in HCC, but their online reviews haven't mentioned it yet, and I don't keep the mags back that far.

    Can anyone help?

    Cheers!

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    Thanks HJ. Why don't they just put everything on one site? Pet hate that.

    Anywaze, product looks good! Anyone got any experience with it? How does it work for setting up the timers and the like? Videoplus? I don't think Freeview has onscreen menus does it?

    Cheers!
     
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    It's a good box but some of them can be a bit unreliable. The latest software should hopefully fix most of the remaining problems though.

    Timers can be set using the now/next guide, from an on-screen EPG or through a manual timer which is a full screen page from where you can select the channel, type in the start and end times, whether it repeats and if so what frequency (daily, week-daily, weekly, monthly) and whether you want it recorded to the internal hard drive or to an external VCR or DVD recorder.

    It doesn't support Videoplus or PDC (programme delivery control) but Freeview doesn't support that anyway so no DTT DVR/PVR will. It does have the option of adding up to five minutes to the start and end in addition to the set timers though.

    On playback, it can fast rewind and forward at up to 64x, and you can skip back or forward one minute at a time, a great feature for bypassing ad-breaks. Live pause is a great feature too...if you're distracted just hit the pause button and press it again when you return so you don't miss anything. You play back recordings by selecting them from a library which can be accessed with a button on the remote.

    Maximum limit is 20 timers...I usually have around 12 setup although I have hit the limit before.
     
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    The Pace Twin is a superb piece of kit!
     
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    I don't know if anyone has seen it yet, but in one of the h c mags a few months back a company called fusion are making a freview box with a 40gb hard disk built in, and another box with the freeview, 40gb hdd and a dvd recorder. Been on the website but cannot find a retailer as yet.
    The only fusion products (home products that is) that i have been able to find is a dvd player which richer sounds had advertised.
    Anyone got any more info on this?

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    Fusion have a Freeview box with a HDD coming in mid November after the FDT100 which is a standard freeview box but with a 7 day EPG.

    unbeatable.co.uk are selling them, FDT100 at £69 with the PVR at £219.99

    http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_8020.html
     
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    Hi again!!

    I notice that this is now down to £198 in Argos (we like them!).

    A couple more questions!!

    HCC did a feature a while back about upgrading the Hard Disk. Whats the biggest you can put in??

    Also, if/when the EPG appears for Freeview next year will the Pace box upgrade itself to support it (so it would be like Sky+)?

    If so, I think I'm having one. Far far cheaper than Sky+, looks just as nice and I don't watch that much TV so it will be perfect! :)

    Any answers appreciated.

    Cheers!

    :hiya:
     
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    Humax is reveiwed in HCC this moth (march issue)
     
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    BIG BIG difference between the Humax and the Pace Twin. Although mentioned in the body text of the review, in my opinion, it should have been highlighted as a 'Low' in the summary:

    The current Humax has only ONE tuner. Not possible therefore to watch and record two diferent digital channels (unless you have an IDTV or a separate box).
     
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    The Twin can record & playback at same time - the Humax cannot as yet
     

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