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I'm considering getting my mum a DVD recorder for Xmas - thinking being that now we've gone digital she's using the Sky Digital for all her telly, we've still got a video recorder, DVD player, TV (non freeview) etc and already looking at 4 different remotes plus another one if I got a freeview box. And there is an aerial output from the Sky box going upstairs where I can watch the Sky channel while the TV was on analogue channels. So in theory a DVD recorder (with Freeview) would replace the VHS, negate the need for a freeview box, free up the Sky box when Freeview channels were being watched and let me watch recorded DVD's on the Xbox or cheepo Tesco's DVD palyer i've got.

Last year the shelves seemed full of DVD recorders but now most places seem to have gone over to the HDD based versions, which as i understand will record the digital freeview signal but not do the same with the Sky. And in most cases can't be transferred onto DVD for saving or watching elsewhere?

I had a quick look on avforums but as usual everyone on there is talking about high-end Sony and Toshiba stuff whereas i'm not planning on spending anywhere near that sort of money.

Any advice on this would be helpful, finding basic DVD recorders (non HDD) of any type seems a struggle right now
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 11 Dec 2009, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm considering getting my mum a DVD recorder for Xmas - thinking being that now we've gone digital she's using the Sky Digital for all her telly, we've still got a video recorder, DVD player, TV (non freeview) etc and already looking at 4 different remotes plus another one if I got a freeview box. And there is an aerial output from the Sky box going upstairs where I can watch the Sky channel while the TV was on analogue channels. So in theory a DVD recorder (with Freeview) would replace the VHS, negate the need for a freeview box, free up the Sky box when Freeview channels were being watched and let me watch recorded DVD's on the Xbox or cheepo Tesco's DVD palyer i've got.

Last year the shelves seemed full of DVD recorders but now most places seem to have gone over to the HDD based versions, which as i understand will record the digital freeview signal but not do the same with the Sky. And in most cases can't be transferred onto DVD for saving or watching elsewhere?

I had a quick look on avforums but as usual everyone on there is talking about high-end Sony and Toshiba stuff whereas i'm not planning on spending anywhere near that sort of money.

Any advice on this would be helpful, finding basic DVD recorders (non HDD) of any type seems a struggle right now


I used to work in Currys about 6 years ago (for my sins!) so know a bit about this kind of stuff. Don't slate AVforums (I'm a member)
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Try looking at Pixmania, in particular this one....LG DVD recorder I think it will do all that you're looking for.
 

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QUOTE(davechci @ 11 Dec 2009, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I used to work in Currys about 6 years ago (for my sins!) so know a bit about this kind of stuff. Don't slate AVforums (I'm a member)
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Try looking at Pixmania, in particular this one....LG DVD recorder I think it will do all that you're looking for.
That does look promising mate thanks
It does have freeview doesn't it?

I know avforums are full of good info, i just find it often relates to stuff way way above my budget
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 11 Dec 2009, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That does look promising mate thanks
It does have freeview doesn't it?

I know avforums are full of good info, i just find it often relates to stuff way way above my budget


Not sure on the digital, but there are plenty on there that do have all the features. Theres another LG for £95 but its out of stock.
 
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