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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 15-10-2018, 08:12 Thread Starter
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New PVR wanted

I am looking for a new PVR for the van not satellite, just boring old terrestrial freeview, prefer a mains one, my last was 12v, but it died, and never seemed to like working on 12v, I had a humax a few years ago but I had to take it back as it was awful to use, and kept missing recordings.

Any recommendations?
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I had Sagem units for a good few years but they kept missing recordings.

Now I have a Humax and it hasn't missed a beat. It's this one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humax-FVP-5.../dp/B076BQX7G7

I bought mine from Currys, but their website seems to be down atm.

I made up a lead and plug it straight into the 12 volt when I'm in the van.

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Ouch!! spensive, not sure I could sneak that past accounts.
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You are, as I would say, "Doing a Barry"?

Get yourself a new one.

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I would get a new one, but it needs to cost less than the TV though.
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Buy cheap, buy twice has been proven to me over the years.

I'd rather invest in quality up front and save the hassle later on.

Other opinions are available!
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Another vote for Humax. I've had one for 3 or 4 years to record Freeview and have been very pleased with it. Humax have some refurbished ones on their website so maybe worth a punt. I quite often buy refurbished tech items which are usually just items that have been sent back because the original buyer didn't want / like them.

https://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/special-offers.html

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You try getting that point of view past my accounts dept Geoff.

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Humax boxes these days are actually 12 volt units that come with a plug in transformer to step mains 230 down to 12V !. They sell refurbished units which come with a guarantee.

I have had Humax Freesat boxes for many years, dead easy to operate and, like others have said, It has never failed to record when required.

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Humax boxes these days are actually 12 volt units that come with a plug in transformer to step mains 230 down to 12V !. They sell refurbished units which come with a guarantee.

I have had Humax Freesat boxes for many years, dead easy to operate and, like others have said, It has never failed to record when required.

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When you say "boxes" how many is that in how long Andy?
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