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Leapy
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Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

My current TV is old and due to be updated.

So what is best a Freeview Play TV and/or Freeview Play Recorder?

The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,
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ffox
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

Check that all the programs you like to watch are available on Catchup - if not you will need a recorder should you miss one.

(I've got YouView which is very similar in operation.)

2u2me
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

Also with a recorder you can F/FW the ads. 

Leapy
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

@2u2me that is a very good point Smiley

The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

At one point I had a Freeview dongle you could plug into your PC to record shows. Can't remember the name of it, but it was a bit clunky so I gave up after a couple of years. Maybe there's a more modern version.

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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

I have a Freecom dongle with its little useless aerial but drivers stopped being available around the time of WinXP.

Haven't checked recently for Windows 10 though.

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DaveyH
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

There's been a plethora of TV tuner dongles and cards available for years , plus there's network tuners these days too like silicondust's HDHomeRun range for DTT

 

https://www.silicondust.com

 

 

Or the EyeTV netstream 4sat for DSAT

https://www.geniatech.eu/product/eyetv-netstream-4sat/

Leapy
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

@DaveyH Thanks (I think) now I'm confused by the choice and options Wink

The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,