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Videoplus / EPG

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by grd2, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. grd2

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    Hi

    I'm new to DVD HD recording and am considering getting the Sony RDR-HXD910 which comes with a Freeview tuner with 7 day EPG.

    Is EPG effectively the same as Videoplus?

    How effective and practical is it?

    Does the recording obtain info to name the recording automatically?

    Are you limited to 7 days - ie a problem for a 14 day holiday?

    How many recordings can be set up at once?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Not quite like VideoPlus. EPG is a 7 or 8 day program listing that is transmitted on digital TV. Some Freeview boxes (and I assume the Sony recorder) use it to set their timers so in that way it replaces VideoPlus. The problem is there is no PDC (Program Delivery Control) so early/late starts/finishes are not catered for. You have to go into the timer and extend the start and finish times to be safe.
    I've noticed it doesn't deal with late program changes.
    Nevertheless it's the easiest way to set a timer 'event' then you can go in and tweak the setting times and things like daily or weekly - depending on machine's tmer.
    I don't know. If the recorder has an integrated tuner it may do.
    I would say Yes. 7 days is the usual - hence 7-day EPG
    My Grundig Freeview tuner does 8 days i.e. today + 7. Occasionally a channel will show 'No information' in the guide after 2 or 3 days.
    However if you know the times you can set the timer manually, or daily/weekly repeat may deal with it. Recorders usually cope with timer settings at least a month ahead, sometimes a year.
    Depends on the machine. I would go for 10 minimum if you do a lot of timeshifting.
     
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    Hope Not - Video+ is 20 year old and will go in the bin next to the VHS recorder - EPG is 50 times better

    Doddle to use + point-n-click + don't need a newspaper

    depending on your EPG it will certainly have automatic "Titles" + may also include the blurb

    Unless they extend it - but use Video+ for anything over 7 days (albeit you prolly wont have codes over 7 days)

    Depends how many slots they give you - nothing to do with EPG


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    Mine has - PDC has nothing to do with V+ or EPG

    Usually you will also have a time buffer you can set - again nothing to do with EPG


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    Thanks

    Can those with the Sony 910 advise on number of recording slots at one time?
     

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