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freeview / high def / divx / hdd - does this exist?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by SooTyLaD, 7 May 2006.

  1. SooTyLaD

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    i would absolutely love a unit that does:

    • DivX output (preferably in High Def)
    • HDD (>160GB)
    • Freeview Support

    does something that can manage all this exist? if not what is the best thing nearest to what i want?

    i saw that a new version of my pioneer 530H is out (or is soon to come out) but the user-friendlyness of mine is pretty poor as i'm used to panasonic and sony stuff so maybe the 540 wouldn't be for me (but thats not high def anyway)...

    recommend peeps :)
     
  2. csmager

    Soldato

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    Location: London

    Well... suppose it's stating the obvious, but something that'll do all that and more: A Media Center PC.
     
  3. smokedog

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    No Hi-Def Divx player exist ;)
     
  4. Topgun

    Hitman

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    I think the kiss DP-600 can play HD divx.
     
  5. SexyGreyFox

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    You're joking.
    I install loads of DVD recorders for people and the Pioneers are easily the easiest to use and edit with. In fact they're a dream machine to use.
    I bought two 530's and I will be buying the 540 later.

    Anything in particular you're having problems with?
     
  6. SooTyLaD

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    a few things matey... sometimes the wrong channel gets recorded (it will be called what its supposed to be but will contain a different program)

    sometimes what i record is overlayed with a big bloody red screen telling me summat about bbc three

    few things like that...

    it aint too bad i guess, so do you think a 540 would be the thing to go with?
     
  7. SexyGreyFox

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    1 - I presume this is with the Guideplus? Have you definitely setup the right receiver with it? If you're on about the normal analogue signals then its never happened to me.

    2 - If theres a big red screen about BBC 3 then its coming from your original source. All DVD recorders will record what you put into it. The Pioneer won't put its own screens up over the signal.

    3 - I can't wait to get my hands on a 540.
     
  8. SooTyLaD

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    hmm... well both of those issues will be resolved by a 540 since i wont be using an external freeview reciever...

    sounds good to me so it does :D

    is that THE unit to get or are there comparable models from panny etc?