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Old 30-05-2018, 08:16   #1
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Freeview PVR on a budget

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Been asked to sort a PVR with freeview for the BIL/SIL, seems I'm getting it them for their birthday.

I know we can get all sorts of fancy boxes nowadays, HUMAX, etc.

Really they want something cheap and cheerful, I'm paying afterall.

Started seeing some real cheap boxes, but needing to add some sort of a HDD

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HD-FREEVIEW...s=freeview+pvr

Is this going to be any good? Or is there something better for about £70
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Google Humax direct. You can get Class A Refurbs from them that are spotless and alot cheaper.

Both my Humax came from there as did the 2 for my parents and another friend also bought from them.

Here's the link. https://www.humaxdirect.co.uk

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£109 was a little more than I'd care to spend on them
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£109 was a little more than I'd care to spend on them
Humax have it sawned up with Freeview for yrs. I wouldnt touch the cheaper ones. My Mums is still working and they have had it since 2010. Ive only had 1 issue and my 9200 lost a tuner but it is over 10 yrs old now. Still works but havent used it for yrs..

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There old one was a HUMAX, it broke, hence they're probably not as in love with the brand as others (I know they're good)
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There old one was a HUMAX, it broke, hence they're probably not as in love with the brand as others (I know they're good)
How old was it though? Anything else will be more expensive and anything less will be junk..

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Ketchup tv has made PVRs somewhat obsolete. I take it your parents lack a broadband connection so a media player is out of the question and that they like to build up a years worth of tv and watch some of it eventually so the whole 28 days availability is a bit of a bind.
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Ketchup tv has made PVRs somewhat obsolete. I take it your parents lack a broadband connection so a media player is out of the question and that they like to build up a years worth of tv and watch some of it eventually so the whole 28 days availability is a bit of a bind.
Its been at least 2 yrs since I used my Humax 9300. Granted Ive not had a Good or No Aerial for last 2 yrs.. Things have moved on for a lot of people and are viewing TV on their phone,Tablet or TV via streaming. I'll put the Humax HD Box to work when I move again though.

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Thanks all, I still think we're some way off streaming only. Things disappear after a month, can't plan my TV like that.
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