New Smart TV includes Freeview HD - Best recording options?

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  1. neilthatsmyname

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    Wondering if someone could please assist.

    I have just purchased a new Samsung UE32F5500 Smart LED TV with built in Freeview HD. Due to this purchase and with deciding to cancel my Virgin TiVo package what are now my best options on adding a recordable function to the new TV?
     
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    You don't need to leave the TV on, it has a recording timer. Whether or not you have to watch the channel you are recording will depend on the capability of the TV tuner. You may be able to watch a different channel on the same multiplex as the one you are recording. It's never going to be as good as a proper pvr though.
     
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    Thanks Graham will look into the Humax, would of loved to not have to buy a seperate unit but hey ho.
     
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    NB You need a working UHF TV aerial to use the TV and any Freeview+ or YouView recorder...

    You could experiment with what the TV allows wrt recording and simultaneous viewing of other channels or services (playback of recorded, smart features)...

    Also because it is 'smart' and Samsung that gets you the most popular TV channels' catchup services via the internet... so you may not need to record as much as you imagine?? (but it will eat up bandwidth and data if not unlimited).
     
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    Thanks Rodders, we have a guy turning up next week to fit an aerial ... nearly missed that ;-)
     
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    Frankly by the time you have spent out for a large USB stick or external hard drive to attach to your TV, you might just as well get a Huawei YouView box for around £50 on eBay. These are usually sold virtually or totally new by TalkTalk customers. All bar the DN360T model, which is a one tuner "zapper", have a 320Gb hard drive. (This would also extend your range of IPTV options)

    You may also wish to note that the Humax HDR Fox T2 has now been discontinued in favour of their YouView boxes and a new Freeview HD+ box.
     

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