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PVR for my old man

Gilli01

Established Member
As per the thread really, nothing more to add.

He's 62, and once he's shown even the most complicated of gadgets he generally gets the hang of them. Saying that to be on the safe side I could do with a real user friendly one !

Tried to get him to go down the Sky+ route but he wont have it. I have zero knowledge of PVRs as I have had Sky+ and HD for ages.

Budget £150 (maybe a little more)

Cheers
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
I started up a similar thread for my 76 year old mother.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/827185-suitable-pvr-my-76-year-old-mother.html

I decided on the Humax 9150. She loves the machine and finds it easy to use. Being able to record two different channels at the same time is brilliant. A fault developed on Tuesday covered here

http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/835336-humax-9150-stuck-itv1.html

And here

http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/834961-humax-9300t-not-responding.html

The fault has been cured but I don't know if it's going to rear it's ugly head again. In this instance it seems to be the problem of one transmitter but it could happen anywhere.

Regards
Bri
 
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mike7

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He's 62, and once he's shown even the most complicated of gadgets he generally gets the hang of them. Saying that to be on the safe side I could do with a real user friendly one !

I don't know what some people think happens when you pass 60. Your brain does not immediately enter a state of complete senility. I'm certainly past that age and have no difficulty with anything electronic. I'm even considered safe enough to manage a live 3 hour broadcast every week on local radio with sole control of the music,mics and phones.

I have a friend who is 81. She manages a laptop, including emailing, has video Skype communication with her son in Africa, uses iplayer and Utube. She lives on her own and has to do all this herself. In addition she programmes a VCR with ease and has used a PVR (Sharp) for a couple of years without ever having a problem.

There is life after 60 !!!!!
 
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Gilli01

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I've no doubt there's life after 60. My old man gave up trying to operate a VCR in the 80's! That was when he had just turned 40. Say no more.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
My old man uses BT vision quite happily (used to take him an hour to set the VCR when i was kid, kneeling on the floor with manual in one hand and and remote in the other squinting at the display)
 

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