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      08-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Freesat box advice

About to set up new home in France and I've been looking into Freesat technology.

The Panasonic High Def HDD boxes look good but get mixed reviews on Amazon - the HUMAX HD box with 500Gb drive seems to be the way to go. Any advice? I've got a fairly recent plasma, so I'm not changing TV at the moment and am looking at boxes.

The 320Gb HUMAX is 230, the 500Gb is 300. Are they basically the same? Not sure I need the extra memory for 80, but if the 500Gb is faster etc. I may splash out.

Need to order tonight really, assume its cheaper in UK (most things are now), and need to get it before removal blokes come next Thurs.
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The 320gb/500gb relates to the amount of storage space available for recorded TV programs. Should be exactly the same apart from that.
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The 320gb/500gb relates to the amount of storage space available for recorded TV programs. Should be exactly the same apart from that.
Thanks will, surprised its so much more if capacity is the only difference. I'll stick with 320Gb in that case. I think you can use USB sticks to transfer programmes you want to keep to PC on both of them.

Do they record in HD or does copyright protection degrade a recorded picture? Probably need to ask on AVForums....
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HD content takes quite bit of space compared to standard. I think you may regret the smaller capacity if you plan on recording in HD.
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James, are you heading to Toulouse?
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