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Options Please And Pricing

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I have moved into a flat that is prewired to a sky dish on the roof. As a result Sky installation will not be undertaken by SKY; they will not touch shared equipment.

I want a PVR system (SKY plus or a Freeview job).

1. Can I get sky done independently? With a PVR box? Cheaply? Am not bothered about Premium content just the free/digital stuff is fine (please quote any London suppliers recommended)

2. If I get a Freeview PVR box I would like the features: large drive (20 hours plus), twin tuners, card slot (for TOPUPTV), optical sound out, 7 day EPG. PACE twin seems to be the only option but it is old and (i've read) unreliable, it also has a small memory. What is available NOW? ( i am impatient; but will wait if there is something worth it)

Plenty to be going on with there.

Thanks very much.
 

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You are unlikely to be able to use a $ly+ box as this needs 2 inputs from the satellite dish. It's most probable that you only have 1 satellite output in your flat.

In a distributed system you don't connect directly to the dish but to a distribution unit somewhere. It's just possible that you may be able to arrange for a second feed by contacting your residents association. If you can't get a second feed ask how dead set against a minidish they are.

With regards to a terrestrial PVR I'll have to leave that to others.

PaulR
 

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PaulR said:
With regards to a terrestrial PVR I'll have to leave that to others.
I think that the only 'cheap' terrestrial PVRs are the DVD recorders that you can buy in Dixons, Comet.

If you have 'loads of money' you could try this...

h**p://www.pvruk.co.uk/article.cfm?attributes.article=120