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Old 29-04-2013, 16:56
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Hey everyone, I am after a good budget HD freeview PVR with on demand services and twin tuner if possible.

We are finally getting rid of virgin after most the stuff i watch these days being on freeview anyway there is so many the market im not sure what one to get any advice would be great please

Thanks, Tom
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:09
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Sounds like you need Youview
http://www.youview.com/

£199.95 at Richersounds http://www.richersounds.com/product/...tr1000-youview

The above can be used with any ISP. The following may require changing your ISP

BT offer http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/tv

TalkTalk offer https://sales.talktalk.co.uk/product/tv
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:16
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I would love youview but it to expensive for my budget im hoping for something around £150
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:28
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If you don't mind a refurbished machine you could get a Grade A Humax HDR Fox T2 for about 150 quid

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10104

Does Freeview HD and some on-demand services. Though not as many as you'd get with a YouView box.
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:07
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I suggest the humax refurb. I've got a refurb of an older model and it was fine.
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:20
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that referb one does look good, is humax normally the best or is there any other brand to consider?
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:37
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Humax refurb would be your best bet....It's a cracking PVR and if you are coming from Virgin you might even notice an improvement (unless you had Tivo).
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:40
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im sure there will be the v+ box is the worse PVR i have ever used
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Old 29-04-2013, 21:37
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The free PVR from talktalk is very good. Have a look at the Argos ebay outlet, they usually have some good deals.
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Old 29-04-2013, 22:14
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The free PVR from talktalk is very good. Have a look at the Argos ebay outlet, they usually have some good deals.
i was looking at the talktalk deal but for some reason they don't have fibre in my area yet
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Old 29-04-2013, 22:51
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i was looking at the talktalk deal but for some reason they don't have fibre in my area yet
AFAIK you don't need fibre for the TalkTalk offer - you certainly don't with BT

The TalkTalk site says
" Through your TV aerial

Freeview channels are delivered through your TV aerial so you’ll need one that has a good signal to enjoy all of the benefits watching, pausing, rewinding and recording live TV.

2. Through your internet connection

Catch up TV and On demand players, including the TalkTalk player with its inclusive shows and films, are delivered through your broadband connection. You’ll need a speed of 3Mb to enjoy this service. If your speed is above 5Mb you’ll also be able add flexible monthly TV Boosts, such as Sky Movies and ESPN. These will sit within the player and you’ll soon also be able to record and rewind."
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