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freeview on dvd recorder query

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by baseborn, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. baseborn

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    Evenin,

    My folks have just ordered an LCD TV and Panny DVD recorder to go with it.

    Now, the tv has got a digibox built in.

    The guy in the shop has told them that to record freeview channels you need a dvd recorder with freeview built in, and as such they have ordered the panny dmres20.

    I don't know much about dvd recorders, and the one they've ordered seems to get a pretty good name, but I can't believe that you need freeview in your dvd recorder if its already on yer telly??

    Is this true, or bullsh*t??

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  2. redsox_mark

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    It's not true, they should be able to record from the built in Freeview on the TV. Though what they have done is not a waste, as having a built in Freeview will make it easier; also means they can watch one Freeview channel while recording another.

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  3. njp

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    Did you ever question why your VCR needs a tuner built in when the TV already has one? Why would a DVD recorder be any different?

    So, no, not bullsh*t. Sensible advice.
     
  4. baseborn

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    and now of course, it all makes sense.....

    so not entirely true, but pretty sensible none the less......

    ah ha!!

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    I have been reviewing the ES20D for the last few days - it's an excellent machine. If your interested this thread compares it with the only other Freeview equipped DVD recorder current available (the Sony GXD500).
     

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