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    Default Twin Tuner PVRs

    My Ultraplus F9000HD PVR gave up after 9 good years and I want to replace it. It seems there are only single tuner models available apart from the Dish Top Box which gets poor reviews (2.5 stars out of 5). I like twin tuners to record two movies or programs on different channels.
    Any suggestions or recommendations?

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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    Just that there is a lot available on demand these days so recording is not so vital, not from Prime though

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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    How about this one for satellite reception: Panasonic Freeview On Demand Recorder with Twin Satellite Tuner

    Or this one for terrestrial reception: Panasonic DMR-HWT260 FreeView® HDD Recorder

    I bought my UltraPlus X-9200HD PVR from Freeviewshop in 2014. Still going well after five years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod J View Post
    How about this one for satellite reception: Panasonic Freeview On Demand Recorder with Twin Satellite Tuner

    Or this one for terrestrial reception: Panasonic DMR-HWT260 FreeView® HDD Recorder

    I bought my UltraPlus X-9200HD PVR from Freeviewshop in 2014. Still going well after five years.
    I have had the model for satellite reception for a couple of years, and am very satisfied.

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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    Better technology is available now. My Sky box can record 2-3 channels while I can view another, at the same time.
    Also I can view a pre-recorded channel while recording others.
    Somewhere a manufacturer should be able to sell these on the open market without us being locked into Sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterE View Post
    Better technology is available now. My Sky box can record 2-3 channels while I can view another, at the same time.
    Also I can view a pre-recorded channel while recording others.
    Somewhere a manufacturer should be able to sell these on the open market without us being locked into Sky.
    The Panasonic Twin Tuner noted earlier in this thread can do all of this without being locked into Sky (via terrestrial or satellite). It works well if you are satisfied with Freeview, but Lightbox and Netflix are also accessible from the Panasonic tuner "out of the box" in the sense that they are programmed into the Functions menu - you just need to link to the internet and log in. I was concerned initially that my tuner connection to the internet would be via WIFI, but there have been no concerns in practice.

    I am convinced that I get a clearer TV picture via this tuner than I did using a DISH box, but it could just be my imagination.

    The TV Guide function works really well, including recording via the guide if you wish.

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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod J View Post
    How about this one for satellite reception: Panasonic Freeview On Demand Recorder with Twin Satellite Tuner

    Or this one for terrestrial reception: Panasonic DMR-HWT260 FreeView® HDD Recorder

    I bought my UltraPlus X-9200HD PVR from Freeviewshop in 2014. Still going well after five years.
    Yes very satisfied with our Panasonic works well. Got it on sale at Harvey Norman.

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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    People still watch broadcast TV?
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    Default Re: Twin Tuner PVRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    People still watch broadcast TV?
    Please suggest another method. In our motorhome 30km from Whangarei with no 3 or 4G service. Satellite freeview reception is perfect. On demand, Netflix etc. are not options until we move perhaps tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubadoo View Post
    Please suggest another method. In our motorhome 30km from Whangarei with no 3 or 4G service. Satellite freeview reception is perfect. On demand, Netflix etc. are not options until we move perhaps tomorrow.
    Ahh, that does make sense, with no other choice.
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