Which way to go

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by brooke123, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. brooke123

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    I fancy the idea of Pvr,s, and would like recomendations on which is the best option to go with. I have Sky digital, but object to the high prices of Sky+. Have any of the other Pvr's, have the ability to link up to Sky digital, normal terestrial tv as well, with good output options?

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  2. Starburst

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    If you have two or more premium channels from SKY then the running costs of SKY+ are quite small, granted it would be more appealing if there was no fee on any SKY package but SKY do exist to make money and they do it very well:)

    The only true PVR is TIVO and that will work from any source, haven't been made for years but you can still pick used and the odd new one up via auctions. Prices vary some with a lifetime sub already paid and some not.

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    The DTT HD recorders (Humax 8000T, Fusion FVRT100, Thomson DHD4000 etc) only record from their internal tuners (just like SKY+) so are useless for anything but DTT. You can get DVD recorders with HD recording as well, they have their uses but can't be considered as alternatives to SKY+ let alone TIVO in the way they can interact with a constantly updated program guide.
     
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    You can get TivO functionality using a Home Cinema PC although it's not quite as easy and reliable as a set-top recorder. Nevertheless you can get some excellent results if your prepared to put in the time and effort. If your interested in this route consult the HCPC Forum.

    Apart from that, as Starburst says, there aren't really any other intelligent Digital Recorders available yet.
     
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    You can get a refurbished 40Gb TiVo from Here for £258 inc delivery & VAT
    TiVo with bigger HDD's can also be bought for a little more money.
    These TiVo's are sold by a member of the TiVo community forum and he has loads of satisfied customers.

    Be aware that the site states that he is on holiday until September, so nothing will be shipped until then but orders can still be placed on the web site.

    Mark.
     

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