recommendations sought for a digital tv recorder

  Newuser2 21:26 21 Jun 2008

I'm looking to get a DTR one with two inputs so I can record one channel and watch another.
Any views would be helpful.

  MCE2K5 02:40 22 Jun 2008

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All these have Twin Tuners (Watch one Record the other or Record Both).

  100andthirty 07:33 22 Jun 2008

this is highly recommended

  100andthirty 07:33 22 Jun 2008

but it would help if I said what "this" is!

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  Newuser2 16:44 22 Jun 2008

Thanks guys.
I had a good look at a Toshiba DR17DT but it has one analogue and one digi tuner and some reviews weren't to good. The Humax looks a good bet.

  Newuser2 17:40 22 Jun 2008

Just checked and as far as I can see the Humax has no HDMI up scaling.
Looks like a visit to the shops Saturday.

  100andthirty 19:59 22 Jun 2008

the Humax isn't an HD device, but is a very simple way of timeshifting Freeview and pretty much the nearest Freeview comes to Sky+. in time PVRs for freesat HD will come along

  Stuartli 00:04 23 Jun 2008

There are no Freesat PVR recorders at present (the Humax, for instance, is due in September), but the best Freeview model you can buy is the Humax PVR 9200T (the T is for twin tuner).

The reason it isn't HD compatible is simple - it's been out for two or three years and Freeview HD isn't due to be a reality for some considerable time even now.

It's a tribute to the 9200T and Humax's equally well established Freeview set top box, the F2-FOX T, that the original designs, quality and reliability were so good they still set the benchmarks.

  Newuser2 14:45 23 Jun 2008

Some of the units I seen on the net have HDMI upscaling but then they fall short on other features.
I may wait until later to see what is released, I don't see the point of shelling out for something thats not exactly what I want.

  john bunyan 20:14 23 Jun 2008

Expensive, but the Panasonic DMR-EX768 does most things including pause live TV. Only one tuner but you can watch a channel via the TV tuner and record another Freeview via the DVD R . Also you can edit out the adverts and burn programmes you want to keep long term to DVD disc.It claims to have 1080p upscaling etc.

  Newuser2 20:43 23 Jun 2008

Just seen the Sony RDRHX870B around £200 at amazon or £245 at J Lewis.
A definite fact finding visit round the shops is in order me thinks.

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