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Old 28-02-2013, 16:46
laser558
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Hello to you all,

I have been out of the country for a little while and a lot seems to have happened, to the point that I need some advice as to which box I should be looking at.

Let me tell you what I need.

Firstly, an hd freeview receiver.

Secondly, the ability to hook up to the internet via a LAN cable and also via a usb wireless device. This would be in order to watch iplayer etc.

Thirdly, perhaps the ability to record the output from iplayer and the freeview receiver itself. An added bonus would be the ability to dump said recorded programmes onto a stick or external hard drive.

I should add that I'm not a rich man!

Is this possible? Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

I'm sorry if the questions appear obvious to those in the know but sadly, I no longer am.

Many thanks.
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Old 28-02-2013, 19:12
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I'd go with the Humax HDR-FOX T2 if you want a full-time recorder, or the HD-FOX T2 if you only want to record occasionally. You need an external USB hard drive to record from the HD-FOX T2.

Bear in mind that the HD-FOX T2 only has a single tuner, so can only record one programme at a time, unlike the HDR-FOX T2 which has two tuners and can record two programmes while you're watching another.
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Old 28-02-2013, 21:21
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A YouView box would suit you down to the ground. It's Freeview HD, has all the catch up players, plus it has a back catalog library numbering over 20,000 items.

They retail at 250. Or you could sign up for phone & BB from either TalkTalk or BT and they'll give you one for free, if you sign up for they're basic TV packages.

But you cannot dump said recorded programmes onto a stick or external hard drive, its via scart only. And you'll need a minimum BB speed of 3Mbps for a retail box, 5Mbps via the ISP's boxes. Definitely worth a look.

https://sales.talktalk.co.uk/info/tv/youview-tv

http://www.productsandservices.bt.co...uview-packages
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Old 28-02-2013, 22:19
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I agree get a YouView box.Im 99% happy with my YouView box in living room since I got it in mid October last year. Sagemcom another good make but remote for the Sagemcom seems to start to play up a little after 18 to 24 months. As I have found out with two Sagemcom Freeview + HD boxes I have had.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:46
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Have a browse of FAQs on the iPlayer.

If you are not that bothered about recording iPlayer, I would recommend whichever of these two Freeview HD+ PVRs took your fancy
http://www.pulse-eight.com/store/pro...tr-z500hd.aspx
http://www.pulse-eight.com/store/pro...dtr-hd500.aspx
TVOnics was acquired by Pulse-Eight last year.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:51
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The Youview box has a lot of restrictions which don't apply to the HDR FOX-T2.

Also, with custom firmware, I believe it is possible to save iPlayer streams to disk.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:47
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I've had a youview box for two days and I'm very happy with it - the only negatives are:

Can't export recordings
Cant put the HD channels (at the end of the epg - right next to TVX/Babestation crap) at the start (so bbc1 HD from 101 to 1)

Here's the box I got -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...tag=mysp085-21
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:01
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I've had a youview box for two days and I'm very happy with it - the only negatives are:

Can't export recordings
Cant put the HD channels (at the end of the epg - right next to TVX/Babestation crap) at the start (so bbc1 HD from 101 to 1)

Here's the box I got -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...tag=mysp085-21
That dont look like the Humax youView box I have in living room.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:19
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Get a Humax HDR Fox T2 and install the custom firmware.
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:32
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view 21, HD, internet connected, iplayer, watch movies off youtube, best thing is it's not youview! Freeview all the way baby!
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Old 03-03-2013, 21:39
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Get a Humax HDR Fox T2 and install the custom firmware.
The hacked software is a must for Humax owners it allows all sorts of IP infringment as reported by many Humax owners.
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