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Is there a normal Sky Recieve PVR that can record one channel while watching another?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Tyler Durden, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Tyler Durden

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    I am trying to get Sky + features without the subscription. What is the closest thing I can buy to this?
     
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    To watch one Sky channel while recording another ,you need
    2 x Sky tuners = Sky+ or 2 x Sky digiboxes :D

    there is a minimum package where the the sub is waived. Don't know what it is tho , sorry
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    Get a Sky+ box and a Sky box, two Freesat cards (one off fee of £20 per card) and you are away. Feed them into a pair of recorders or home brewed PVR. Assuming you have the LNB and cabling in place.

    By using a Sky+ box and a standard Sky box you can use the remotes without them conflicting with each other.
     
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    That's a lot of money spent on a box that you're not going to use the facilities of :rolleyes:
     
  5. Tyler Durden

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    Yeah, I am thinking of cancelling my sky subscription anyway, and going down the freeview PVR route. Any recommendations?
     
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    The Digifusion FVRT100 and FVRT200 boxes both have hard drives and twin tuners for use on Freeview. You can often pick the FVRT100 up on Ebay for about £100 nearly-new, if you want a cheap box.
     
  7. Tyler Durden

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    I have found the Digifusion for £126.74 including delivery, this seems like a good deal, but how does this box compare with the Humax PVR8000T?
     
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    The Humax only has one tuner with obvious limitations; e.g. you cannot record and watch a digital channel at the same time.
     
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    The Digifusion works quite well, but all of the Freeview boxes that I've ever seen seem to be a little "clunky" compared to Sky+.
     

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