From: justme on

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> GB wrote:
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> Humax pvr.
really good and very user friendly,I am in my 70's and can work it a treat
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From: GB on
Ah, thanks guys. I hadn't realised that the other thread earlier this month
was relevant, as it was about something called a PVR.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion about the Humax, but it's about twice the
price of the TV we've got, and we are not that into watching TV in our
family. (Possibly that's becauise we have lousy equipment.) I think I'll
have to settle for an ordinary freeview box and forget about the recording
aspect. Does anyone have any suggestions for an ordinary set-top box,
please? Sorry about the earlier false start.




From: Adrian C on
GB wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions for an ordinary set-top box,
> please? Sorry about the earlier false start.

Can't really go wrong with the following set top box for twenty quid
from Argos. I use one - works fine.

Wharfedale DV832B Set Top Box. (cat no. 5320503) - �19.99

<http://www.argos.co.uk/ProductDisplayTRK019?partNumber=5320503>

Still, for a good cheap basic PVR, the following has some merit.

Wharfedale WDTR160 DTR with 160GB HDD. (cat no. 5321155) - &99.99
<http://www.argos.co.uk/ProductDisplayTRK019?partNumber=5321155>

There are some user reviews on kit here
<http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/terrestrial/reviews/>

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Adrian C
From: we are the robots on
GB wrote:
<snip>
A bargain bucket freeview box will probably suffice as long as your
aerial installation is up to scratch.
Try posting to uk tech digital tv.


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From: JP on
On 23 Nov, 16:21, Zimmy <x...(a)y.z> wrote:
> GB wrote:
> > Our Freeview box has packed up, and I'm looking for a replacement. I was
> > wondering whether to get something with a hard disk inside to record
> > programmes on. Also, do I need one with two tuners, so I can watch one
> > programme whilst recording another?
>
> > Any suggestions for what is good, please?
>
> Humax and Topfield are the best but check out the digital spy forums if
> you don't need all their features and want something a lot cheaper.
>
> Z

See
http://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10009
and
http://blog.guru24.net/2006/12/23/choosing-a-pvr-dvr/