PVRs: Compare features & prices Sagemcom RT190-500 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/pvrs/sagemcom-rt190-500/review/
The Sagemcom RT190-500 is a twin-tuner Freeview HD PVR with an impressive 500GB hard drive that can store up to 250 hours of standard definition or 125 hours of high-definition programmes. Another version of this PVR is also available with a 320GB hard disk - the RT190-320. Is this PVR box worth our recommendation?
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- Launch date: Apr 2010
- Type: Freeview HD
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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.