Seperate TV Tuners

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  1. nheather

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    Torn between the Pio 436 and the Panasonic PWD8.

    There's the all singing HD Pio or for at least £1000 less the capable SD Panny.

    I'm leaning towards the Panny (use the money on a scaler, better sound or save for future upgrades) - my wife is not fussed but is leaning towards the Pio because it has a TV Tuner.

    Her thoughts are

    A backup if the Sky box fails
    She likes teletext

    We do not get good freeview reception (and besides she prefers traditional teletext).

    Are there any good, reasonably priced seperate TV tuner boxes that you can recommend?

    I only know of the Panny one which is expensive and doesn't get good press.

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    I don't know if this helps you at all however I got the Panasonic DMR-ES20 DVD recorder free with my new Plasma - it has a Freeview receiver built in and the quality is excellent, better than the freeview reception on the Plasma itself and also on my separate Nokia receiver. PQ playback and recording quality is excellent too.
     
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    There are several analogue tuners with text, Avermedia springs to mind. Avoid the panasonic one, it nobbles the screen. Shame about freeview. You could also point out to 'er indoors that teletext is SO last century, she needs to get in front of the PC more. The internet has made tv text obsolete IMHO. But old habits die hard.
     
  4. nheather

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    Thanks MAW,

    Initially, the Avermedia looks fine but then I realised it will take up the VGA socket which I consider too valuable - really looking for something that would use the bundled SVHS/composite terminal board.

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    You coiuld always stick in another VGA card?
     
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    Yeah but that's more expense on top of the TV box I don't really want.

    Cheaper to buy a 14" portable and send her into the next room to read her teletext :devil:

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