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    Hi-tech buying advice for Christmas - ask in HEXUS.lifestyle!

    Tell us what you need to know and - between HEXUS.lifestyle and our hugely-knowledgeable forum members - we'll surely be able to give you the advice you need.

    So, here are the places to go to post your buying queries:

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    My housemate wants to recommend a cheapish PVR for his mum to buy his dad this Christmas.

    It needs to be:

    Simple and with an EPG
    HDD based recording

    It'd be nice to have:

    DVD burner
    Simultaneous record & timeshift
    Progressive output

    Any gems out there?
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    Steve,

    A few likkle questions.

    Do we know what sort of price-range "cheapish" encompasses?

    I ask because I suspect that progressive output and cheapish don't usually appear in the same sentence.

    Preferences for analogue or Freeview?

    My own preference would be to have both but if I could only have one - because of pricing or some other reason - then I'd choose Freeview.

    But Freeview reception isn't as widespread as analogue so it would be wise to do a post-code check for Freeview reception for the place where the PVR is going to live. The checker is on Freeview's home page.

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    Bob,

    The place has Freeview from the mighty Mendip transmitter (second only to the overlord of transmitters, Belmont). So it'd need to be a Freeview PVR.

    Price-range: £200ish, not all that rigid though.

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