freeview recorder for nan?

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  1. gunner84

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    Hi

    Im looking for a freeview+ recorder for my Nan , she struggles a lot with her current recorder box because its very complicated , its a Sony recorder with built-in hardrive and freeview and I must admit even I find it a little confusing as the controls and menu is not layed out very well.

    I know not all elderly people like to learn the newer tech but my nan does like recording stuff and is willing to get to grips with newer stuff.

    She has a 32" sony hd tv.

    So the box I would like to get would ideally need the following , but most of all be user friendly

    hdmi connection
    freeview hd channels
    easy one button press recording from EPG
    easy to navigate menus
    1-2 tuners for recording

    What box would be ideal?

    Budget £100

    many thanks:)
     
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    Budget likley to be a problem if you want hd. You need £150 to £200 Though you may get a clearance at that price I have been. I have 3 different models all a bit of a nightmare to drive.
     
  3. gunner84

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    thanks , hd is not a big problem but it would be better if it had it as it means a tidy cable at the back as well as the hd channels instead of the big bulky scart cable!
     
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    Keep you eyes on the specs. The fact that it is not HD doesn't necessarily mean that it won't have an HDMI connection.

    I've got an old-ish Panasonic Freeview-based HDD/DVD recorder which doesn't have any kind of HD functionality (standard def Freeview tuner and a DVD, rather than BluRay component) but it does have an HDMI connection which I use to connect it to my TV.
     
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    There's a few SD Freeview+ pvrs around with upscaling to hdmi. The Humax 9300 and Topfield 5810 for instance.

    If you are happy with a single tuner the Humax HD FOX T2 will record to a seperate usb drive. Box from about £100.00, 500GB drive about £50.00.
     
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    thanks for the replies guys , it really needs to be all in one box rather than a box that you have to add hdd storage.
     
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    Please use HDD if referring to Hard disk drive to avoid confusion with HD - High Definition - Thanks.
     

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