DVD Recorder Advice

  Miss Sparkle 17:31 28 Dec 2006


I want to replace my video recorder with a DVD recorder with the aim of being able to record freeview channels as well. Would it be easier to buy a recorder with integrated freeview as several people have told me that the dvd recorders can't tune in freeview channels from a separate set top box and in order to record you have to be watching the programme as well?

Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!

  The Old Mod 18:09 28 Dec 2006

Hi, well I've a seperate freeview box and I can record ok to my dvd recorder, also I don't have to be watching freeview at the same time either! I think you have been misled.

  postie24 19:50 28 Dec 2006

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You would be able to record one digital channel,whilst watching another

  postie24 19:53 28 Dec 2006

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  anchor 17:12 29 Dec 2006

You have a choice; a straight DVD recorder with freeview, or a hard disk/DVD recorder. Obviously the latter is more versatile, but more expensive also.

If your budget is limited, and you want quality, then consider the Panasonic DMR-EZ25EB-S, (DVD recorder with freeview). This will cost you about £175.

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If you can run to about £280-£300 then consider the Panasonic DMR-EX 75 EB-S (a hard disk/DVD recorder with both a freeview and analogue tuner)

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I have been running a thread for advice on HDD/DVD recorders, and a number of forum members thoroughly recommend this model.

  jakimo 12:39 30 Dec 2006

If you wish to watch a digital channel on your tv,and at the same time record a different digital channel,then to do this you need 2 digital tuners (a tv with an integral tuner or a freeview box,and a dvd recorder with a built in digital tuner)

  jakimo 12:53 30 Dec 2006

This is also worth a read:-

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  Miss Sparkle 12:59 30 Dec 2006

Thanks everyone for your advice - much appreciated!

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