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  1. Inverto IDL-7000m review

    Inverto IDL-7000m review

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    Not to be confused with the previously reviewed satellite tuner-equipped model, at first glance this Freeview PVR seems like a cosmetic upgrade to the Inverto IDL-7000T, the biggest amendment being the ditching of the former 'iPod' white styling

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    Digihome PVR160 review

    Digihome PVR160 review

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    The PVR160 is exclusive to Argos, and offers twin Freeview tuners and a 160GB hard disk that can hold around 77 hours of programmes. It's a less expensive model and this is reflected in the unit's drab design

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    Sagem PVR6400T review

    Sagem PVR6400T review

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    Sagem's latest Freeview PVR, the DVR6400, is a strange-looking digital TV recorder. The front of the lightweight plastic case is completely devoid of any front-panel controls, ensuring that even the most operation requires recourse to the remote

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    Thomson DTI 6300-25 review

    Thomson DTI 6300-25 review

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    Our previous opinions of Top Up TV Anytime last May were mixed. We liked the accompanying PVR (or 'Top Up TV+ DTR' as Top Up TV prefers) but found the on-demand TV offerings to be lukewarm unless you were a Setanta Sports fan or just wanted cartoons on tap to keep the little ones happy.

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    Globalteq STH700HDCI review

    Globalteq STH700HDCI review

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    DTT/sat combis aren't exactly thick on the ground, and so a HD-ready one has to be fairly unusual. As it stands, the Globalteq STH700HDCI can receive the unencrypted H.264 BBC HD transmissions.

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    Sharp TU-R160HA review

    Sharp TU-R160HA review

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    The advent this year of the Freeview Playback badge was designed to clear-up consumer confusion about PVRs and the differences between them. This deck from Sharp proves that, so far, it hasn’t worked.

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    Sharp TU-R160H review

    Sharp TU-R160H review

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    If you haven't yet made the leap from analogue to digital TV, this Freeview PVR could encourage you to do it in style. For a start, it features two DVB-T tuners, so you can watch and record two different TV programmes at the same time

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    Sandisk V-Mate Recorder review

    Sandisk V-Mate Recorder review

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    Sandisk V-Mate Recorder review: For every shining example of tefal head wizardry, there are a hundred knock off iPod accessories that are best suited to lining the inside of your wheelie bin. Fortunately, the V-Mate Recorder is of the former variety

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    Astratec PVRTU1 review

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    There are now 10 million Freeview boxes spread around 6 million UK homes,with Freeview's total number of households expected to overtake Sky's 8 million by the end of 2006

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    Evesham DTR250 review

    Evesham DTR250 review

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    Evesham's debut doesn't have much trouble securing a Freeview Playback badge. Its plethora of features includes a huge 250GB hard disk alongside two digital tuners that enable you to record one channel while watching another.

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    Goodmans GHD8020F2 review

    Goodmans GHD8020F2 review

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    This Christmas will be a key test of whether the Freeview Playback branding is having a noticeable effect on the general public's interest in Freeview PVRs. There won't be a shortage of products from which to choose, and Goodmans is the latest manufacturer to join the fray, with a twin-tuner model.

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    Evesham iPlayer review

    Evesham iPlayer review

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    A few years ago Netgem's iPlayer caught the attention of multimedia enthusiasts for offering Freeview reception, media streaming and web browsing/emailing in one. Evesham's own iteration has added some few bells and whistles to the idea...

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