[access-uk] Re: More on set top boxes

Tristram - the Humax have twin tunors - I've been looking at the 92000 which has a 160 GB HD [seems like much more than I would need[ it's pricy at £215-240, but if as you say, all these boxes need sighted help, then not much use for when I want to record by setting the timer!

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tris-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 4:08 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: More on set top boxes



All the set top PVR boxes or DVD-HD recorders will require some sight to
operate and set them to timeshift record. I have an integrated DVD-HD
recorder with built in Freeview which is almost the same thing, it works
fine. It only has the one tuner so cannot record one Freeview channel
whilst watching another unless what you want to watch is on analgue with the
TV. The Pace Twin was unusual having two Freeview tuners, although some
similar units do exist as Andrew mentions which may have the same.


Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Sight and Sound Technology
Technical Support
www.sightandsound.co.uk

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 6:56 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: More on set top boxes



Hi Andy,



I have heard nothing but bad reviews from people with these boxes - they
have all taken them back.



For what it's worth, I have an older Pace box which I got in 2003 with twin
tunor, and although it only has 20 gb, it works for me fine. However, I do
have a bit of site, and have had issues where a command I have entered
hasn't been entered (usually due to the remote control not pointing exactly
in the right direction), and I prefer to enter in the programs using the EPG
rather than the manual input screen.




A lot of people like the Fusion and Humax boxes (may be by the same
manufacturer).



Andrew.



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Andy Collins
Sent: 01 January 2006 18:00
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] More on set top boxes




Hi all -



My research on this so far, has produced the below item from Argos, which
looks pretty much what I'm after, but I'm wondering about it's
accessibility, so anybody seen one or using one? any body got any comments
on Sagem as a brand?



Also Elsewhere, I have seen something called the IPLAYER plus that seems to
have the ability to deliver the audio described signal, it claims to be the
only top box to do this, is this true does anybody know? And will it record,
or is it just a receiver? Grateful for any help in this mine field!




From Argos:



Sagem 40Gb HDD Personal Video Recorder with Twin Tuner.

5320998

Nested Table with 3 columns and 2 rows, nesting level 1

129

£

.99
table end



List of 29 items
* Model PVR6240T.
* Cool grey and dark grey.
* Record up to 20 hours of programmes on the internal 40Gb hard drive with
digital audio and video quality.
* Twin tuner allows you to watch one programme and record another
simultaneously.
* Full access to all Freeview channels.
* Widescreen recording and playback.
* Digitally interactive.
* Digital text - 'red' button.
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.
* Auto setup.
* Auto tuning.
* Auto search tuning.
* 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
* Easy management of records.
* Time shift - pause and rewind live TV.
* Instant replay feature.
* Create up to 7 list of 'favourites'.
* Parental control and channel lock.
* Receiver lock (by pin code).
* Programme timer.
* On screen display and menu.
* Still frame.
* Real time tape counter.
* 2 SCART sockets.
* 1 SCART lead.
* Remote control (batteries supplied).
* 230v AC mains operated.
* Size (H)4.8, (W)31.5 (D)22.5cm.
* Approximate weight 1.7 kg.
list end





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