HELP AN IGNORANT PERSON
I currently have skyplus multiroom, But im looking to scrap that and set up with Free-sat PVR's - Due to skys high subscription costs and my new found love of torrent's
I am looking for a PVR / Tuner but without built in HDD
(Ie I will make it a PVR by adding an external HDD)
It must have 2 lines in, so as to make it on par with my current set-up of sky box's.
I also want it to work as a media player,
I currently have a media player that I use with external HDD, but like the idea of combining this with my PVR so I can play all my media files without a separate box,
It must play all (or as many as poss) file types, SD and HD.
Preferably I would like 2 rear facing USB slots so I can add 2 x EX/HDD's - one for my media files and the other for the PVR function - Although I am not very conversant with non sky PVR's - So im open to the suggestion of one very large HDD that does both if that is possible?
I do not want to buy a machine with built in HDD as you look to pay 150 plus for a 320 GB machine, But i can buy a 2TB external for less then a ton,
I like the idea of being able to take my HDD to another place (ie downstairs) after recording in the main place of use (ie bedroom)
I know the intial set-up may be slightly higher, But the flexablility and higher capacity will be worth it.
In addition I like the idea of having them separately as if one breaks then you do not have so much cost to replace the broken item.
I have heard Humax are very good, But im a little cautious of recomendations, I recently purtchased a WD-TV MINI media player off the back of a recomendation (even tried my friends older version for the weekend) but then found the new version will not play half the file types the older version does.
These are what I currently perceive that I want, however im more then happy to be educated by anyone who has more knowledge of PVR's then myself - As long as I end up with a set-up that ticks all the boxes so to speak I will be happy.