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I'm a total dumbo & not sure if I can do this. Advice appreciated
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I've decided to cancel my Sky subscription as I watch mainly terrestial channels with the odd foray into Dave or Living.  I'm hard of hearing and use subtitles so the lack of subtitles in sky catch up tv really irks me, hence my decision.

What I have at the mo

A Samsung UE40E57000UXXU TV

A sky+ box

A yamaha sound bar

A sky link to connect to bedroom TV

What I'd like to do

Be able to record both freeview and freesat channels (The one channel I want to keep that's not on Freesat is Dave)

Play DVDs

Access catch up tv with subtitles - I've found the Samsung apps don't support subtitles apart from the iPlayer one.

My questions

Is it possible to buy a combined freeview & freesat PVR or do I need to have 2?

If it is possible is there a model with a DVD player included?

Can I easily stream/pipe/feed from the living room to my 2nd tv to watch tv in bed?

Does anyone have any info on how to get subtitles on Samsung catch up tv apps?

Does anyone have any more insightful suggestions to meeting my needs?

All constructive comments appreciated

 

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No idea - but welcome to the

No idea - but welcome to the forum. You may consider a tv with built in dvd - tho dvd players are so cheap. You can also get tvs with freesat and freeview. Someone here will be of more help I'm sure.

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As far as I know, there is no

As far as I know, there is no one box that will do everything you need.  Samsung and Panasonic both make a bluray player that includes a hard disk recorder, but both will only work with freeview.  I cant find one that would include both sets of tuners. I believe the panasonic can share recordings over your home network.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-entertainment/hdd/dmr-pwt530eb.html

If you cancel your sky subscription, you can carry on using your box and dish for freesat, but the recording facility will be disabled. You would therfore need to buy two boxes to record both freeview and freesat.

A slightly left field suggestion, you could look at replacing your TV.  Something like this one linked below will have twin freesat and twin freeview tuners in it.  If you plug in a normal USB computer hard drive, you can record freeview and freesat directly on the TV.

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40h6700-led-hd-1080p-3d-smart-tv-40-with-freeview-freesat-hd-voice-control-and-2x-3d-glasses/p1365312

You would need to plug in a hard drive (about £50) and you would need a bluray player (plays DVDs and CDs as well, about £60).  Would give you most of what you require, with less remote controls and less clutter?

I can't comment on the subtitles stuff unfortunately.

 

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Paul. wrote:

As far as I know, there is no one box that will do everything you need.  Samsung and Panasonic both make a bluray player that includes a hard disk recorder, but both will only work with freeview.  I cant find one that would include both sets of tuners. I believe the panasonic can share recordings over your home network.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-entertainment/hdd/dmr-pwt530eb...

If you cancel your sky subscription, you can carry on using your box and dish for freesat, but the recording facility will be disabled. You would therfore need to buy two boxes to record both freeview and freesat.

A slightly left field suggestion, you could look at replacing your TV.  Something like this one linked below will have twin freesat and twin freeview tuners in it.  If you plug in a normal USB computer hard drive, you can record freeview and freesat directly on the TV.

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40h6700-led-hd-1080p-3d-smart-tv-40-w...

You would need to plug in a hard drive (about £50) and you would need a bluray player (plays DVDs and CDs as well, about £60).  Would give you most of what you require, with less remote controls and less clutter?

I can't comment on the subtitles stuff unfortunately.

 

Thanks for the ideas.  I love left field.  The problem with that suggestion is that I don't really want to have to programme recordings one by one.  I want to be able to series link and use the epg to record.  Correct me if I'm wrong but I'd not be able to do that with the hard drive suggestion.  I know, I know, never satisfied. wink

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Thanks for the welcome. 

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Sure you can series link.

Sure you can series link.  The recording from guide mode will be the same as on sky, pick a program and schedual a recording.  If series link is available it will ask if you want to enable.

Fairly sure your current TV should have it? My mates ES5500 and my E6500 has it, just add a hard drive.  The limitation is the single tuner, we have to watch what we are recording.

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My panasonic plasma allows

My panasonic plasma allows external hard disk recording and has twin freesat and free view tuners, see link:

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/viera-televisions/plasma/tx-p50vt65b.html

 However, the plasma are no more and are getting very rare, although I'm sure their led screens are the same. I'm not sure about the series link because I have a sky box. I will check later and come back to you on this.

cheers

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Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B plasma, Sky HD, Cambridge Audio DVD 57.

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Think I'm sorted now

Hi all, thanks for the heads up on the Panasonic DMR-PWT530 I've now bought one and am very happy, though I'm finding it hard to find the wireless dongle. Still, might not need that as I'm looking towards using one of these http://www.tvlink.co.uk/tvlinkplus.htm which will hopefully allow me to watch recorded programmes in my bedroom.

 

Thanks again for the help

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