recording subtitles

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  1. simplekid

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    I'm thinking of buying a dual tuner pvr with around an 80gb hdd and not looking to spend more than £150.

    The main requirement of it is to record subtitles with the programmes. Do all the pvr's do this or is it a special feature? If so, which boxes do and how easy is it.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. jameslindsey

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    Freeview PVRs will record the broadcast signal so should also record subtitles and interactive stuff as long as it is on the same chanel.
     
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    So if I just set the subtitles on before recording they will record?
     
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    My understanding is (with my Humax at least) that subtitles are recorded along with the signal if they are switched on or not. So you can switch them on or of while watching a recording.
     
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    Certainly works like that on the Toppy (just did a quick test). Whether it works like this with cheaper PVRs than the Humax and Topfield not sure. Cannot see why not. Edit sorry James you have already covered this.
     
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    Digifusion 200 has an option to record subtitles and it makes sense to do this regardless as it prevents compresison being used which apparently can result in loss of library.

    I now have the Topfield and it seems to record them by default....I think ;)
     
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    In case you are interested, the views of this weeks 'what hi-fi' mag are
    The topfield 160GB *** poor picture quality.
    The Humax 160GB *****Superbly equipped.
    The Digifusion 200 80GB *****Class leading picture quality and features.
    The Sagem 160GB**** Has top up tv slot.
    The Inverto 80GB**** Picture not quite good enough.

    To be honest I personally feel that these reviews would be better placed if they included how reliable the PVR's were....surely thats just as relevant. I have a Fusion 145 and apart from folders and weekly recordings it's basically the same machine...great value IMO :)
     
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    Interesting... a couple of people have had both Humax and Topfield and found virtually no difference between the two. And feature-wise, they're virtually identical.

    Nigel.
     
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    I cant see much difference in picture quality between these two, if anything would say the Topfield is marginally better
     
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    Its all subjective to what the individual user thinks is the best pic. Personally I don't notice any difference between Topfield, Humax and Fusions. I did think that the PVR101 has the slight edge followed closely by the Panasonic DMR-EH60D. However, most people will not notice any difference. Just go for the one you have decided upon and you will be well satisfied.
     

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