Trying to reduce tv/phone/broadband costs...

Cocorico123 Forumite Posts: 84
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I am moving at the weekend and having been a Virgin Media customer for years, I wasn't very impressed with their quote to install their services in my new place, so I have decided to get rid of them.

I have arranged to have Broadband and a phone line installed and am now going to make do with the freeview that is already on my TV. However, I like to record programmes and watch them at a later date, so can anyone recommend a suitable freeview recorder please?

I also quite like the look of netflix, so should I buy a recorder that supports it (the only one seems to be a Panasonic model which is around £200), or should I buy something cheaper and then get a roku box on top for the streaming...

I'm a bit bamboozled by all the options at the moment, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!


  • penrhyn
    penrhyn Forumite Posts: 15,215
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    A YouView box from Humax
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
  • VisionMan
    VisionMan Forumite Posts: 1,585
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    penrhyn wrote: »
    A YouView box from Humax

    ^^What he said. :)

    A YouView Freeview HD PVR will also give you free access to all the catch up TV players too. Plus free extra stuff, like Milkshake and Dave on demand.
  • Gratis
    Gratis Forumite Posts: 478 Forumite

    Have you checked that you can receive an adequate Freeview signal at your forthcoming new premises?

    If not, Freesat (with a dish) may provide a better alternative.

    Actually, a Freeview HD television (with aerial) and a Humax Freesat HD recorder (with dish) makes a very nice combination. You have redundancy and the full spread of free channels (which aren't quite the same on each platform).
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