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SecondOpinion 3:52 Mon Aug 17
Freeview recorders
I am looking to buy a Freeview Recorder which has the following:

Internet port (I have no need for an aerial)
It must record at least one programme while watching another live
Between 500G and 1TB Hard Drive
Must have plenty of Apps including Netflix and Youtube (Disney + would be a plus, plus, plus

I do not have a Smart TV by the way. It is a Panasonic Plasma, 1080p
No need for WiFi

I have looked at Humax and Panasonic. Both have too many problems

Thanking you in anticipation

SO

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Any Old Iron 2:11 Thu Aug 20
Re: Freeview recorders
SecondOpinion 3:00 Wed Aug 19

You can sigh all you like mate, but this is what it states on the (not very helpful) Freeview Play site:
"Connect an aerial and internet to your Freeview Play TV or box
To begin with, make sure that you have an aerial and that it is plugged in securely to the back of your Freeview Play TV or box. Then follow the required steps to connect to the internet".
Nowhere does it say that you don't need an aerial on some devices.
The problem you have is that nowhere does it clearly state that the 'Play' DVR's only record from the terrestial signal, and not the broadband input, which has always been the case with the two Freesat Humax DVR's I've had.

Joe C 10:33 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
SecondOpinion 3:00 Wed Aug 19

Sighs indeed, given you just won’t listen.

So one last attempt - You cannot got live Freeview over the Internet, only an aerial. You have fundamentally misunderstood Freeview Play

Lee Trundle 4:11 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Personally, if I was prepared to drop £500 on a Freeview box, then I'd look at just getting another Sky Q box.

Thankfully, I'm a PIRATE, and I've never spent a penny on Sky.

mallard 4:08 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
From What Hifi....



Freeview Play is a best-of-both-worlds TV service, giving you access to over 70 live channels (including 15 in HD) and the full suite of UK TV catch-up apps (such as BBC iPlayer) under one parasol. It uses an aerial for the former, and an internet connection for the latter. As long as you have access to both, as well as a compatible TV or device, Freeview Play can be all yours.

Bouncing Ludo 4:02 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Apps such as netflix/iplayer and other catchup (i.e NOT LIVE) services use ethernet/wifi (although a lot of the BT/You view boxes will ONLY use ethernet, which can be a pain).

LIVE TV services (i.e those that you want record) are not supplied via the internet but by the aerial/dish/cable.

I've never understood people that record TV these days. Virtually everything is available to watch either on catchup or via an app or youtube.

Lee Trundle 3:04 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
The good thing for you is that you're buying it from Richer Sounds. I'd ask the same question to them there, as they're usually helpful and wouldn't sell you something that doesn't fulfill your needs.

SecondOpinion 3:00 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Sighs......

AOI.....
The signal comes from the internet, via an ethernet port, so I can watch Freeview Television programmes live and catch up and record, plus this unit has a blue ray disc player and a DVD recorder.......etc

Lee Trundle....
My username offers posters a SecondOpinion, not the other way round

EOT

Lee Trundle 2:52 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
You can lead a horse to water and all that, AOI.

An odd choice of username as well, considering he's just gone and done his own thing after asking for advice on here.

Any Old Iron 2:51 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
what the OP doesn't seem to have grasped is that this £500 box of tricks is no different from other Freeview/sat DVR's in that the HDD will only record live TV i.e. you need a signal.

Percy Dalton 1:01 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Doesn't matter what you get.
THERES FUCK ALL ON.

mallard 12:55 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
For a monkey, I'd expect it to do everything

SecondOpinion 12:50 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
LEE:


Are you......no, it's okay. As you were

Lee Trundle 12:26 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Mods: Please keep it open as I'd love to see what happens after he realises he won't be able to watch live TV on his £500 box.

SecondOpinion 11:50 Wed Aug 19
Re: Freeview recorders
Finally decided on one of these

Panasonic MMRWT 850EB from Richer Sounds which does everything and more

Mods: Lock this shit

SecondOpinion 10:20 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
Point 4.
Freeview Play on the Internet?

What's not to understand?

Joe C 10:05 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
SecondOpinion 6:36 Tue Aug 18

You clearly have not understood point 4.

As per point 2, you need an aerial to get Freeview

SecondOpinion 6:36 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
Lee Trundle: Did you read point 4?
Mallard: I want to keep the recordings for all time

Thank you

mallard 6:31 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders


SecondOpinion 3:08 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders


Have SKY Q in one room, need another recorder I can keep and not return
Thanks



Have you not considered Multiscreen for the other room ?
Approx £10 per month and first box is free

Lee Trundle 6:30 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
You might want to tell Freeview that, as they don't think you can either:

https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/equipment#:~:text=An%20aerial,we%20recommend%20a%20roof%20aerial.

SecondOpinion 6:20 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
Sorry chaps, but the top end Freeview boxes can be connected via either:

ehthernet

wifi

aerial

Any Old Iron 6:13 Tue Aug 18
Re: Freeview recorders
You want a Freeview recorder but think you don't need an aerial connection; in which case it's pointless having one because you won't be able to record anything. Duuuuuhhh!

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