Not a digital conversion kit or a set top box, but a great addition to an existing digital set-up
25 October 2008
Excerpt: This device from Sony serves a number of very useful purposes: 1. It can act as a digital or analogue tuner 2. It can act as a DVD player (with HDMI up-scaling) 3. It can act as a digital recorder 4.
Good if you don't have Freeview, but better if you already have it with your TV.
6 October 2008
Excerpt: This is a great recorder if you already have Freeview with your Tv or a set top box. That will make it possible to watch a Freeview channel on your Tv while recording a different Freeview channel on the DVD.
Excerpt: I have read through Nibelung's review of this Sony machine and he does make some valid points about it. I also own this DVD recorder/hard drive/freeview tuner and I have to say that it is an absolutely superb piece of kit.
Excerpt: I bought this dvd recorder about seven or eight months ago. I'm a bit of a sony fan, and prior to buying this model, I owned a previous model which didn't have a hard disc drive. I thought this would be a cheap alternative to sky plus.
Freeview/Analog Set top box combo with Hard Drive and DVD recorder
10 December 2007
Excerpt: Like it or not, Freeview TV is coming - that's the over-the-air digital TV that bit by bit will see off analogue TV, and in fact the process has started, with the whole country slated to be 'cut over' by 2012.
Excerpt: Previously we purchased a similar Samsung unit which, whilst slow to start up and at times fiddly to use was a whole different ballgame from the old world of VHS! Encouraged by this, and lacking Sky or a Freeview box in our bedroom I bought one of these and wow!
Excerpt: Ive bought a few peices of kit recently, and like most people I do the homework and then still wonder if Ill end-up buying a lemon! Well Im glad (and relieved!) to report that this machine is as smooth as silk and a wonderful purchase.
Excerpt: Ive recently bought a whole string of new Audio and Video kit. This Sony box is by far the best of the lot!! It does everything with relative ease. Picking a program out of the EPG to record is easy, and adding series link isnt much harder either.