Freeview dilemma

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  1. AOD

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    I'm in the market for a freeview box but am a little bit stuck at the moment.

    I'd like a unit for the bedroom and also one in the lounge. Recording is nice but not essential.

    My options are:

    Separate boxes for both rooms. Ultimate flexibility, a couple of the newer Pace boxes would fit the bill very nicely.

    One box (such as the Pace Twinview) located in the lounge and some kind of wireless sender as this unit can drive two separate TVs at the same time. Downside of this is that the best signal available in the bedroom would then be composite, or would it Could I send an S-Video signal wirelessly instead?

    It would be nice to have the recording functionality of the Twinview and with the current pricing at some retailers, this is a very attractive option.

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  2. hornydragon

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    Buy a twin for the lounge and a sepearte box for bed room a good sender is £70 and that will buy you a another box, only disadvantage is not being able to watch a recorder program up stairs.
     
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    Nice idea, but that wouldn't go down well with the other half.

    I could sell the Twin on the fact that it has twin tuners ("Look darling, only one box and we can watch different channels in both rooms. Oh yes, and we can record as well").

    We already have a sender which sometimes plays up (and of course is composite only).

    I don't think I'd get away with the Twin and a separate box due to the cost. Twin is at least £220ish. New Pace boxes are £68 each. £290ish (Twin + box) vs £136ish (two boxes). Hmm, do you see what I mean?

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  4. hornydragon

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    Well get the twin then use the old one upstairs the it goes wrong and get the new pace! But a twin would be lovely.
    I know a guy who bought An HS2 and two panny TUCT20 £1200 and then the pace twin launched a month later oh how he cried!
     
  5. MartinImber

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    Get the Twin and say the cheap Pace box for upstairs!!:devil:
     
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    I know what I would like:

    Twin in the lounge and other box in bedroom (we don't actually have an upstairs as we're in an apartment (posh London speak for "flat" :) )

    However, having already told the other half that the Twin's were circa £300, this will go down like a lead balloon!
     
  7. MartinImber

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    Twin Twin Twin[/SIZE] Twin Twin Twin Twin Twin Twin
     
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    So Martin, who do you love the most?

    Sony KV32DX20?
    Sony TRV33?
    or
    Pace Twin?

    :laugh: :devil: :rotfl:
     
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    Pace Twin is out of my price range.
     
  10. hornydragon

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    Perfect mate buy a twin £220 if you shop around and get a new pace and say the twin was £300 and other one came FREE!
     
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    Did anyone ever tell you that you're a bad influence? :)

    Okay, so now I need to sell a Sony Sky Dodgybox (original with a working optical out). Any idea how much they're worth?
     
  12. MartinImber

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    Dunno!!!
     
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    I recon probably about £60-80 Ebay would be best bet as they go on their for silly money (can do/did) or sell it on here as quite a few people like the optical out facitlity but many will have upgraded to Sky+.
     

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