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Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

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.

Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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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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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,
Leapy
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Re: Freeview Play TV or Freeview Play Recorder?

I see that the Plusnet TV option is  YouView would that be a superior better value option? Roll eyes

 

That said, I found this http://www.alphr.com/technology/1001888/freeview-play-vs-youview-which-digital-tv-service-is-worth-y... but its two years old, so maybe out of date now? Undecided

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