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Chris Soucy November 16th, 2008 02:50 AM

HD HDD recorders available when.............
OK, so I'm a kind of "hiding under a rock" kind of guy when it comes to all this new stuff, but yesterday, whilst visiting one of the local dept. stores tech sections, noticed not only two sub $1k Blu Ray players, but a shed load of HDD recorders at very reasonable prices.


We now have terrestrial HD, and in order to "time shift", are recording to "steam vcr" which is, natch, SD.

So, the question is:

Anyone seen an HD HDD (High Definition, Hard Disk Drive) recorder, with or without built in tuner, which will allow for the real time recording of HD "free to air" content?

I only ask as down here in NZ, we don't see any of this stuff till it's practically obsolete (I only partially jest).

Any sightings?


PS: You may safely discount the "with or without tuner" comment, the grey cell has worked out a recorder without tuner is a bit of a waste of time.

Chris Soucy November 16th, 2008 02:38 PM

And the answer is.................
Freeview announces HD digital recorders - 06 Nov 2008 - NZ Herald: Technology, Computer, Mobile, IT, Games and Online News and Reviews

Guess I'll be checking my Christmas stocking for one of these then, tho' the "other manufactrers in 2009" sounds tasty.


Chris Soucy November 16th, 2008 11:38 PM

Apropos nothing whatsoever...........
see what I tripped over in my search...........

New Zealand's Digital TV Forum - dtvforum.co.nz

Kinda spooky, even tho' I know this software isn't exactly bespoke.


Chris Soucy December 2nd, 2008 05:03 PM

Under starters orders...........
Here they come:

New Zealand PC World Magazine > Freeview releases first MyFreeview HD recorder

Think I'm gonna need bigger socks.....


PS: Ouch!

Just found this:


Think I may just delay the hosiery purchase..................

Giroud Francois December 2nd, 2008 05:11 PM

you can buy an old D-VHS that has component and firewire output and use any PC based recorder with a intensity pro card.

Chris Soucy December 2nd, 2008 06:04 PM

Er, thanks Giroud..........

Originally Posted by Giroud Francois (Post 971877)
you can buy an old D-VHS that has component and firewire output

Great theory, tho' the above gear could be a bit of an ask, this is NZ not NY, that sort of stuff doesn't exist here to my knowledge.

Think the missus might have a very dim view of me moving "the beast" of a PC into the lounge, as well.

Then, of course, there's the small matter of the Intensity Pro card which I seem to have somehow mislaid.

On balance I think it safer all round to just wait till the prices stabilise on the real thing.

Thanks anyway.


Chris Soucy December 2nd, 2008 08:39 PM

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