PVRs: Compare features & prices Panasonic DMR-HW100EBK review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/pvrs/panasonic-dmr-hw100ebk/review/
The Panasonic DMR-HW100EBK Freeview PVR is a large, high-definition (HD) set-top box capable of receiving and recording the full range of standard-definition and HD channels on offer from Freeview - though you'll need an HD-ready TV to view the latter. It can access the internet for extra content and access to YouTube and other services such as Picasa, Facebook and Twitter. It's a twin-tuner PVR with a 320GB hard drive but does it deliver on performance, and is it easy to use?
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This shows the type of digital TV system the PVR will work with for example Sky or Freesat (satellite), Virgin (cable) or Freeview (terrestrial).
Max recording (hours)
The maximum storage capacity of the PVR
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 anytime - 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 renwe the information in their EPGs continually - 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
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 fo the recorded programmes.