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Aldi - Bauhn - Dual Tuner Hd Pvr 500gb $199

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http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_16084.htm

Noticed this for next weeks specials looks pretty good for the price what do other think? I want to get one but want to see if anyone else has seen or tried this kind of box before?

Thanks

Bought the previous version from Aldi over a year ago. Has worked well. No problems Yet. In fact can'y work out why people pay three times as much for other brands?

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I bought one last year but took it back.

Said it was a twin tuner but only recorded one channel at a time.

Maybe one of the reasons people pay more for other brands :P :P :D :D

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I bought one last year but took it back.

Said it was a twin tuner but only recorded one channel at a time.

Hi,

The wish book clearly states "Records two channels at once." As I said elsewhere, I'll suck-it-and-see, take advantage of ALDI's 60 day cash back etc.

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I bought one last year but took it back.

Said it was a twin tuner but only recorded one channel at a time.

I guess you misunderstood that twin tuners allows you to watch a different channel to the one you are recording , not necessarially being able to record the two at once? The model advertised this time states that it Will record both tuners.

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I'm going to give it a go, give it a good try out and if it doesn't work the way I expect or want it to work I'll just take it back within the 60 days :)

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I'm going to give it a go, give it a good try out and if it doesn't work the way I expect or want it to work I'll just take it back within the 60 days :)

I just bought one. It can record 2 channels at same time and you can watch a recording at the same time. Cool eh?

2 year warranty is good and 60 day money back refund.

I hope it works ok. Can't complain for $199, reduced from $299.

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Does it do Timer recordings etc?

I haven't had time today to go to Aldi might pop in soon though

Hi,

Well, if your ALDi is anything like the one here, you'll be too late. There was a real bunfight outside ours-I got there [having had a tip off] at 0820, second person turned up about 5 minutes later. By 0900 when they opened there were 100+ milling around. I was first cab off the rank and got the first of the 8 total they had available-lots of disappointed faces, I can tell you. As soon as I get a moment I'll hook it up and give it a whirl.

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Yep,EPG and manual.

Haven't had time to set it up yet.Their 47" HD TV is fine and includes USB PVR function with an external HDD (not included,of course).

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It even has a USB port :)

Sorry to everyone who missed out. Today only at $199, reduced from $299.

I was lucky, second in line. Many people missed out as the line up went far back.

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The Aldi PVR does have a USB port but it only allows you to play jpeg and mp3. I dont thibk it will let you copy the recording to the usb drive. Cans some one please confrm this?

ta

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The Aldi PVR does have a USB port but it only allows you to play jpeg and mp3. I dont thibk it will let you copy the recording to the usb drive. Cans some one please confrm this?

ta

Hi,

My understanding is that the USb port allows you to play MP3 files thropugh the PVR, and also allows firmware updates to be loaded, but that you cannot record Tv programs through it.

I'm quite impressed by the unit, as is my wife-the interface displays are celar and unambiguous. My wife is happily using it.

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I got one of these but I have a problem and concern.

The contrast is very strong, so noticeable that faces seem a lot more red.

Does anyone else experience this and is there a solution or fix?

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I got one of these but I have a problem and concern.

The contrast is very strong, so noticeable that faces seem a lot more red.

Does anyone else experience this and is there a solution or fix?

Hi,

Ours is fine, colour from PVR on the Tv looks good . Only possible adjustment I can see is the Colour format--Menu, System Settings, Video Settings, down to colour format, that should be Auto. No other suggestion, I'm afraid.

Later:- Thought about this over breakfast this morning, are you seeing a difference in colour rendition when displaying the PVR output and when watching TV? I think I'd be checking the colour settings on the TV set itself.

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I was lucky enough to get one on the Wednesday before the sale officially started - they had one on display in the glass cabinet for $199 & I asked if I could buy one & they said yes. I suppose once they display/offer an item they're legally obliged to sell it to the customer.

Mine has no color or contrast issues at all & is connected via HDMI. Overall, I found the picture quality to be fantastic. I even connected the tuner (via av to scart) to an early generation Panasonic 80gb hdd/dvd recorder (which only has an analogue tuner) & the quality is great despite the Panasonic being SD (576i) which downscales the resolution.

My only (minor) issues are that -

1. The unit will not turn back on from standby with the remote control - the remote works for every function including switching off, but it won't turn the unit on. I need

to unplug & re-plug the socket for it to fire up.

2. On a recorded program, every 10 minutes or so, the picture skips forward a few seconds & the fast forward menu simultaneously appears on the screen.

Has anyone else had these issues.

Thanks

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Great unit ! Works well. Easy to record 2 channels at once and view a third sub-channel at the same time. No clock displayed on the front panel, though.

Have you checked the hard disk size?

Go to Menu/PVR settings/HDD manager.

I was expecting about 500Gb. Mine showed 98Gb !! I guess I've only got a 100Gb HDD. It's gone back to have a 500Gb drive installed.

I have the following versions: H/W V4, S/W V1.4, Boot V2.2. Updated Oct 16 2010 = 2 days before I bought it !!!!

What HDD Gb have you got? What version is your unit?

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Got my replacement unit. Working perfectly!

The HDD now has 477Gb available. Closer to 500Gb than 98Gb of previous unit.

S/W version is now 1.2. What version do you have?

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Got my replacement unit. Working perfectly!

The HDD now has 477Gb available. Closer to 500Gb than 98Gb of previous unit.

S/W version is now 1.2. What version do you have?

Hi,

Just checked ours-the System Info is:-

Hardware Version 4

Software Version 1.4

Boot info 2.2

Update Date Oct 16, 2010, 15:06:46

I wonder how we get updates.

HDD shows 477 Gb usable.

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I was lucky enough to get one on the Wednesday before the sale officially started - they had one on display in the glass cabinet for $199 & I asked if I could buy one & they said yes. I suppose once they display/offer an item they're legally obliged to sell it to the customer.

Mine has no color or contrast issues at all & is connected via HDMI. Overall, I found the picture quality to be fantastic. I even connected the tuner (via av to scart) to an early generation Panasonic 80gb hdd/dvd recorder (which only has an analogue tuner) & the quality is great despite the Panasonic being SD (576i) which downscales the resolution.

My only (minor) issues are that -

1. The unit will not turn back on from standby with the remote control - the remote works for every function including switching off, but it won't turn the unit on. I need

to unplug & re-plug the socket for it to fire up.

2. On a recorded program, every 10 minutes or so, the picture skips forward a few seconds & the fast forward menu simultaneously appears on the screen.

Has anyone else had these issues.

Thanks

Managed to get the last one at the Paramatta store. Installed & connected via HDMI works well in all aspects.

Have recorded about 15 programs using the EPG & Manual timer settings with no problem other than the shows running overtime & missing the last few minutes. I am now editing the timer files & adding an extra 5 minutes to the end time.

I dont have any colour problems or problems switching on from standby. Sounds like you may have a dud.

With the Picture skipping forward & fast fwd bar appearing, I have seen this on my unit, but I only noticed it do that on a 2 hour movie. It happened twice I think but I put it down to a multiple segment recording. My old PVR use to do the same thing ie long recordings would be recorded into multiple shorter segments.

With your problem of switching on using the remote I have found that a short press on the remote red power button brings the unit out of standby but longer presses seem to switch the unit on then back off before the display illuminates.

At least it has a decent warranty

Oh for info

My software Version is 1.4 Update date Oct 16 2010

Rgds Alan

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I hooked up one of three that I bought.It has the poor internal connection problems that effect the aerial loop,etc,etc that dogs many similar PVRs,especially the Yess 4688U-likely from the same factory.Poor/no quality control.

I expect this problem to be fixed fairly easily under warranty.I do not expect to put up with the shameful scam that Crazy Stu pulls to avoid refunds.

I'll hook up the other two when I have the time.

Haven't bothered testing it beyond that.If they cannot fix a simple problem like that,they go back.Still have 7 weeks for a no fuss return.350 days under Consumer Law for a little fuss return-depends on store manager,most know

and it is actually no fuss.

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