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New set up advice

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by LondonPaul, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. LondonPaul

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    Hi All long time reader first time post.
    Need advise on the following.
    Currently have Grundig digi STB, Cyberhome multi region DVD player and LG VCR all going into a Manhattan LCD tv. Now I want to reduce the kit so was thinking of getting the Sony 500 DVDR with built in Freeview. However looking at other threads, it seems that if I want to watch one channel while recording another I cannot do this vis the Sony. Is this correct? Also my apartment block is having the old analogue TV system upgraded to Sat. All the 5 terrestial will be available with the Sky as an option via a separate socket. I will proberbly sign up for sky so does that muddy the waters still? Is the alternative to go for a Panny DVD recorder, keep the STB and add the sky box?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated as this is driving me nuts....

    thanks
     
  2. Rasczak

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    With any DVD recorder you will only be able to record one channel at a time - although most models will allow you to watch another already recorded programme on that disc or (if applicable) the machine's HDD.

    Take a look at the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature for guidance on DVD recorders!
     
  3. LondonPaul

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    Rasczak
    Thanks will read your link shortly. I am not fussed about recording 2 programmes at the same time but am confused if, by using the Sony box as it is a digital tuner that I cannot watch for instance BBC1 while recording BBC3 (this is the impression I am getting from the other threads.) Also... does this become totaly irrelevant if I am signing up for the normal sky service (not +). Do I then go out and get an decent Panny?
    cheers
    Paul
     

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