PVRs: Compare features & prices Goodmans GD11FVRSD50 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/pvrs/goodmans-gd11fvrsd50/review/
The Goodmans GD11FVRSD50 is a medium-sized basic Freeview PVR that will tune into and record standard-definition Freeview channels, though not the high-definition channels offered by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. It lacks some bells and whistles other models offer but does this Goodmans PVR get the basics right and is it easy to use?
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The type of digital TV service the PVR delivers
Whether there is a monthly subscription to a TV service or not
Whether you can access channels in high definition or not
Hard drive capacity (GB)
How big the hard drive is, larger hard drives can generally store more recordings.
Max recording in SD (hours)
The claimed maximum storage capacity of the PVR
Number of USB ports
USB ports can be used to playback media from a memory stick and plug in wi-fi adaptors
Whether the PVR can wirelessly connect to your home internet network or not, with or without a wi-fi dongle
Whether the PVR can connect via a ethernet cable to your home internet network or not
Record one channel/watch another
This will allow you to record one channel while watching another
Record two channels/playback a third
Means you can record two programmes while playing back a third.
Record two channels/watch a third live
The most versatile PVRs allow you to record two programmes and watch a third live channel. The live channel has to be broadcast in the same group of channels (called a multiplex) as one of the recorded programmes.
Full Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
An EPG displays on-screen listings for the next week for all available TV channels.
Pause live TV
This feature allows you to pause live TV.
Pause and rewind
Means you can rewind live TV at any time - before even selecting pause.
Archive to VCR/DVD recorder
This allows you to copy recoded programs to another format.
Edit features usually let you crop programmes and cut out adverts.
Many of the latest Freeview playback PVRs continually update the information in their EPGs - so any schedule changes will be picked up when you record.
Record an entire series of programmes with the touch of a button.
If programmes to be recorded clash, the PVR will try to find an alternative time that one of the programmes is being transmitted and offer to record that broadcast instead
PVR will offer to record programmes of a similar genre that it thinks you'll like when you are programming a recording using the EPG
You can book a programme to record by pressing a button while the trailer is being shown rather than only via the EPG