View21 Freeview HD PVR comes in two sizes, with free apps


New from Harvard International is the View21 Freeview PVR, available in 320GB and 500GB versions priced at £180 and £200 respectively.

They've been designed specifically for the UK market and incorporate twin Freeview HD tuners to watch, pause and record high-definition TV.

The set-top boxes can be connected to your home network to access YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Twitter and Flickr. And there's a free 'play and control' iPhone/iPad app that lets you stream content, manage recordings and control the PVR.

What's more, a second 'View21 photo' app allows users to share photos on their smartphone or tablet via the set-top box to your TV.

Twin tuners means you can record two programmes simultaneously, or watch one and record another. There's also an eight-day electronic programme guide (EPG) and you can pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.