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Freeview HD Recorders

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by joxster, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. joxster

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    I am looking for a Freeview HD Recorder that will get TUTV.

    Can anyone recomend any? preferably with a twin tuner.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Maff et1

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    Topfield 5800. I luv mine.

    www.turbosat.com for the supplier, www.toppy.org.uk for the forums.

    160Gb disk
    Twin tuner
    Twin CAMs
    USB 2 for extracting recordings onto PC (edit then burn to DVD if you like)
    API for writing your own programs (TAP's) - if you don't like the way something works (like the awful built in EPG) change it (JAGs EPG is fantastic)
    Picture quality is good (nearly as good as my Sony VX800 was)
    Output via scart (RGB and YUV supported)
    2nd scart for VCR archiving and passthrough
     
  3. JIT

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    How long has the Topfield been around?

    Don't want to buy now if it's due to be replaced soon.
     
  4. Maff et1

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    Only been out of about 3 months, not likely to be replaced any time soon. Or (as far as I'm aware) be outclassed by anything else.
     
  5. joxster

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    Cheers, looks good, but what is a 'Cam'?
     
  6. Maff et1

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    Its the little circuit board that handles decoding. For Topup TV you buy a CAM (which has the ability to decode the signal) and a card (which gives you the ability to use the CAM).

    A CAM and Card for Topup TV cost about 50 quid.
     

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