Are There Any Hdstb/dvd Combo Units Available?
Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:14 PM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:55 PM
you'll probably see a HD STB/Blu-Ray combo player soon, the manufacturer that makes a lot of the cheaper Blu-Ray players in the market has just announced one, available from next month
Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:59 PM
I just thought others might be looking for something similiar. I picked up just such a box from KMart last weekend for an elderly relative in a nursing home. It is just a simple DVD player and HD STB in one ! My relative had a dvd player but was missing out on the extra "I love Lucy" re-runs on Go or 72 . Her small CRT tv only had a single AV input on the back.
The OP was only after a DVD player and this would have done the job. It's an AWA badged unit and they were selling for $99. It tuned in easily and I was able to delete the duplicate channels and move them so they were in some sort of logical order for an elderly lady !
The EPG was especially easy to display and read. It is also labeled PVR ready and has a USB port for the connection of a external HDD. I didn't bother trying to explain that at this stage. I'll save it for another weekend visit.
So far so good.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:00 AM
Yes but as DVD recorders. Here are 3 options from Sony and Panasonic. http://www.jbhifi.co...s/dvd-recorder/
Although it is a shame they don't do a cheaper version without the hard drive. I'd buy one if they did.
Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:24 PM
It's a lot better with a hard drive (Except for the price).
I occasionally use an elderly Samsung with hard drive and DVD recorder. I coppy to the hard drive and then burn from that.
When I tried a plain burn instead,. I found I was getting quite a few coasters.