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SKY RF2 wtih 2nd TV + PVR with Freeview !!!! HELP !

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  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    Hope you can help??? (I have seen a similar thread but my question is slightly different)


    I use my Sky RF2 to take a feed to a second TV (in the bedroom). I was thinking of buying a freeview pvr that I could use with the second TV.

    If I plugged the RF2 feed into the PVR and the PVR into the TV, could I still watch sky (still using the magic eye) and freeview????? Would I be able to record from both sources?????

    I basically want the options to be able to record sky or freeview and watch it in the bedroom, or watch freeview whilst recording sky or vice versa. Any ideas?????

    I am happy to leave the PVR downstairs with the rest of the kit and just pipe the RF upstairs, I could always control the systems with a pyramid and wireless remote (assuming It has the range)

    Thanks in Advance
    Stace :D
     
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    will be able to watch SKY and record FV as long as FV PVR has RF loop through....suggest magic eye connected before FV PVR.........to record FV and Sky RF2 output would require a standalone HDD PVR and FV box.....JVC made one but no longer IIRC
     
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    Surely the PVR can only record a signal from an aerial
     
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    In essence the Sky is coming through the aerial.

    Dues to the distribution unit in the roof space all current signal are produced at the second TV via coax!!!

    What do you think???

    HELP!
    Stace :D
     
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    Guys,

    After some thought.........I've decided I need a PVR that has twin freeview tuners but can also take a feed from a Sky box (either scart or from the RF2 output). This should give me all possible scenarios should I want to record something whilst watching something else etc, etc

    Does anything exist??????????? Please Help, I haven't got a clue :blush: !!

    Thanks
    Stace :D :D
     
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    No current FV PVR will record an non digital signal from the RF input i.e Sky+ RF output. So you would not be able to record from the Sky+ in this situation. No current FV PVR will record from the Scart socket either so again you won't be able to record Sky+ in this situation either.
     
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    Pace Twin, panny TUCT100H and a DIGIFUSION IIRC
     
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the response. Do I have any other options?????

    Could I get a PVR (or is it intheis case now a DVR) that would record from seperate sky and freeview box's???? I could always buy the freeview digiboxes seperately. (Would give me 3 boxes instead of one but if thats the only way then thats the only way) !!!!!!

    Is this something this years range of kit will offer in which case would it be better I wait??????

    Thanks in Advance!!
    Stace :D
     
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    You can get plenty of DVDR's which will record from both Sky and FV. I have a Panasoinc E85 which has five inputs:

    RGB / S-Video / Composite x 1
    S-Video / Composite x 2
    Composite x 1
    RF x 1

    And have three STB's connected to it, FV (RGB), non Sky digital satellite (S-Video) and analogue satellite (composite).
     
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    Fred,


    Please explain your 'DVDR's'? I understand the technology but do these boxes come inbuilt with HD's or am I looking to force everything to dvd???

    Thanks
    Stace
     
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    By DVDR's I mean Digital Video Recorders, some are DVD recorders only, some are DVD recorders with HDD, some are DVD players with HDD and some are HDD only.
    The example I gave the E85 is a DVD Recorder with HDD, my own preferance.
     
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    DVR is more useful for Digital Video Recorders.
    DVDR for DVD recorders
    AND PVR for Personal Video Recorder (Tivo, Sky+, PaceTwin)

    Thinking about there is a SONY DVDR with FV tuner, if it has an anolgue tuner as well it might be ideal Stace
     
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    OK Cool, understand what you mean now. I understand a DVDR as a recordable dvd......DVR makes sense to me.

    That looks like thats what I need to go forward. A DVR with 1/2 Freeview boxes and then look to pipe it all upstairs!!!

    When are this years range due to fall or will they just trickle thoughout the year.

    Thanks
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    yeah thats for cable only, not FV/SKY
     

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