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Postby HumphreyBBear » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:11 am


My PVR was a gift from a friend, but I never really liked it. Anyway, the hard disk recently died. I can still record, but only to USB.


So I am going to start researching a replacement. Anybody got any advice - or recommendation a product?


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Postby wolverine » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:14 am


HumphreyBBear wrote:
My PVR was a gift from a friend, but I never really liked it. Anyway, the hard disk recently died. I can still record, but only to USB.


So I am going to start researching a replacement. Anybody got any advice - or recommendation a product?


Netflix :grin:

I used a home-brew MythTV box in various incarnations for years but gave up when the power supply in the last one died. I thought about replacing it and realised that I don't watch TV any more. So I didn't bother.


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Postby sharkboi » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm


HumphreyBBear wrote:
My PVR was a gift from a friend, but I never really liked it. Anyway, the hard disk recently died. I can still record, but only to USB.

So I am going to start researching a replacement. Anybody got any advice - or recommendation a product?

I have Strong brand STB's...
http://strong.com.au/

I have 2 of them for recording, they have no hard drives, I record to 1 Terrabyte portable drives so I can cap on the PC, edit out video's for Youtube etc

Make sure what you buy is MPEG4 compatible too...


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Postby HIPPYD » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:43 pm


I've always used Beyonwiz pvrs, also have foxtel which is a pvr also.


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Postby narly » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:37 pm


Topfield


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Postby HumphreyBBear » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:28 pm


Well, the crappy old PVR finally died: Stone dead; wouldn't even switch on.

So, I now have a Panasonic DMR-PWT560GN, which set me back about $450.

Seems to do all that I want, although getting it to run via my VPN will be my next challenge.


...and, before you say it, Sharkboi :lol:; it is NOT MPEG4 compliant.

However, I have not yet found non compliance with MPEG 4 to be an issue.
If I encounter a .mpeg4 file, I can convert it, but so far I haven't needed to do so.

Anyway, early days, so I'll see how this goes.


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Postby HumphreyBBear » Fri Apr 21, 2023 12:06 am


Well, here I am again. *sigh*

My Panasonic PVR is on the way out. Recording has now become unreliable, and the remote is nearly dead.

Time to replace it.

Any suggestions/recommendations?


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Postby narly » Fri Apr 21, 2023 9:49 am


HumphreyBBear wrote:
Well, here I am again. *sigh*

My Panasonic PVR is on the way out. Recording has now become unreliable, and the remote is nearly dead.

Time to replace it.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

Topfield TF7100HD , if you can find one ! It's about the only one that you can do recordings of recordings I've found . Handy if you want to keep snippets of a show


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Postby HumphreyBBear » Sat Apr 22, 2023 8:06 am


narly wrote:
HumphreyBBear wrote:
Well, here I am again. *sigh*

My Panasonic PVR is on the way out. Recording has now become unreliable, and the remote is nearly dead.

Time to replace it.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

Topfield TF7100HD , if you can find one ! It's about the only one that you can do recordings of recordings I've found . Handy if you want to keep snippets of a show



Thanks for that.

It seems though, that Topfield has abandoned the Australian market, and the TF7100HD is quite old.

I would rather have something that is current, and actively supported by the manufacturer.

Does anyone have the Fetch Mighty Gen 4 1TB 4K?

It's around $445, and seems to have great specs, but I wonder about the build quality.


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Postby rollies » Sat Apr 22, 2023 2:36 pm


HumphreyBBear wrote:
narly wrote:
HumphreyBBear wrote:
Well, here I am again. *sigh*

My Panasonic PVR is on the way out. Recording has now become unreliable, and the remote is nearly dead.

Time to replace it.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

Topfield TF7100HD , if you can find one ! It's about the only one that you can do recordings of recordings I've found . Handy if you want to keep snippets of a show



Thanks for that.

It seems though, that Topfield has abandoned the Australian market, and the TF7100HD is quite old.


I would rather have something that is current, and actively supported by the manufacturer.

Does anyone have the Fetch Mighty Gen 4 1TB 4K?

It's around $445, and seems to have great specs, but I wonder about the build quality.


The same Fetch model at JB-HI FI is only $399, I too am looking at upgrading as my Panasonic DMR-BWT955 is dying, but want an itergrated unit with Blueray and recordable device, But the fetch Looks good


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