Replacing a video to record Sky - advice please!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by kiwidude, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. kiwidude

    kiwidude
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4
    A Sky+ box would be perfect for my current needs - but live in a flat with a communal dish so sadly it's out of the question.

    I don't particularly care about the DVD recording (it's a bonus not a requirement) - I just want a fat hard-disk recorder (quiet!) that can be triggered off the EPG on my Sky digibox... none of this "8 program limit" nonsense I see some models have...

    Money not really an object - from the research I have done the Panasonic E95 and E500 might be candidates but happy to be recommended otherwise. Ultimately I want what it seems many people here do - internet/network-based connectivity, built-in tuner, EPG etc but sadly we have to wait by the looks - hence whatever I buy will undoubtedly be replaced in a years time or so...

    I saw someone mention the network features of the E500 - they seem rather "crippled" and mostly pointless here in the UK at the moment (correct me if wrong) - havent seen anyone mention whether Panasonic could/would ever upgrade the software in it, or whether it is just a "dead duck" that they get right in future models instead...

    Oh yeah - and it has to be available now - I go on holiday for a month in just over a week hence the "urgency" - need to decide in the next couple of days! :rolleyes:

    Many thanks to all that respond - the other postings in here have been great reading just to get to this point...

    Cheers,
    Kiwidude.
     
  2. kiwidude

    kiwidude
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Ermmm... (cough) anyone please have an opinion? Am I totally off track or will the Panasonics do the job?

    I have to get my grubby mitts on something before I leave next week or Buffy will miss me (or perhaps vice versa, I forget...)
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice