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Personal Video Recorder :)
 

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Unfortunately they've sold out :(

That's something I would have found quite easy to do (true geek status ;) ).

Not that I need a PVR, I gotta twin digital tuner in my media PC and lottsa hard disk space where I can do that. Not that I've actually tried it yet, I must get round to doing that.

That was a good buy, for sure.

I took a good look around Big Pockets though and their stuff ain't exactly top of the range is it? ;)
 

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They got some 4 GB pen drives for around £10 which would be handy for Linux distros coupled with Moka5 Bare Engine .

 
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Abarbarian said:
They got some 4 GB pen drives for around £10 which would be handy for Linux distros coupled with Moka5 Bare Engine .


£8.49



By the way, Rush...........as an Evertonian your username makes me quiver with fear.
Thank goodness he ain't still playing
 
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Anyone know why I can't start a thread here?

Anyway, thought some may find this of interest:

Samsung TFT 22 inch

Offer apparently valid for a week, according to the email I received.
Would snag one if I could. :)
 

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By the way, Rush...........as an Evertonian your username makes me quiver with fear.
Thank goodness he ain't still playing
Its the Rock Group...so relax...The Team is Stoke City FC..and we are after you :)
 
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I remember when Stoke were in the big league,would be good to see you back :thumb:..........Exit stage left :p
 

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Looking at that PVR offer, it looks as though you need the case front and case lid as well, which brings it to £15.00.

And then you need a remote control as I doubt if all functions can be accessed from front panel and that will probably cost at least a tenner. And then you're not even sure if it would work.

If you have a 40, 80 or 160Gb PATA HDD lying about all well and good but if not add another £20.00

Total is around £50.00 with postage and then you're not even sure if it's going to work.

How much is one of those things new?

Vaio: I got that e-mail about the Samsung 22" as well, I use one of those with my main rig and it's a superb piece of kit.

At £168.00 inc. it's a steal.

I am seriously considering getting another for my other two machines to replace my Samsung 205BW 20" widescreen. As I'd likely get at least £60.00 for my old monitor at £108.00 I'm sorely tempted.

Trouble is, I'm somewhat impecunious atm so it would be a credit card jobbie :(

Still tempted though....
 
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Flops, does your 20" have dual inputs?
Pup may be interested in a deal :)

EDIT: Lets not discuss it here right now.
If you are selling though let me know at the time and I'll see if I can swing the funding.:)
 

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vaio said:
Flops, does your 20" have dual inputs?
Pup may be interested in a deal :)

EDIT: Lets not discuss it here right now.
If you are selling though let me know at the time and I'll see if I can swing the funding.:)
Now hang on a bit here :lol: I was only thinking out loud, lol ;)

It does have DVI and VGA inputs but as far as I know it's not dual channel.

Full spec and current price of £169.00 Here

If I were to sell it - and that's a distinct possibility - it has original box; manuals; CD; DVI & VGA leads and it's in perfect condition. And no dead pixels. It's about 16 months old.

I think I could realise more than £60.00 for it and I kinda regret opening my mouth earlier, so to speak :D

And postage would be about a tenner I suppose. Or I could deliver if you're fairly near the Greenwich borough of London.

If you're seriously interested then PM me with an offer or a refusal.
 
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If you want more for it just use your mod skills and delete posts :p
Just PM me if/when you decide to sell and I'll see what I can do.

Nowhere near Greenwich, I'm in Devon :)
 

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Looking at that PVR offer, it looks as though you need the case front and case lid as well, which brings it to £15.00.

And then you need a remote control as I doubt if all functions can be accessed from front panel and that will probably cost at least a tenner. And then you're not even sure if it would work.
Its a challenge..the front and lid..aint you ever seen Blue Peter and i dont use a remote , don`t take no effort to get up and press buttons m8..Remote controls are for beer bellied counch loungers not supreme athletes like myself :wave:
 

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Only remote control I actually use is for my CD player, tbh.

I mentioned the remote as all the PVR's I've seen have very limited functions on the front control panel.

I think I'll download the pdf manual and have a perusal.

Blue Peter? Is it possible to make a front panel from egg boxes and cotton reels? ;)
 

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Hmm, it would appear most, if not all, functions can be acessed from the front panel.

So, even for £40.00 this would be a good buy.

After a very brief search, cheapest PVR I can find is This One at £90.00. And Richer Sounds have an 80Gb model for £120.00.
 

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Well its arrived so will keep you all updated :wave:
 

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Well its arrived so will keep you all updated :wave:
Really? I hadn't realised you'd actually bought one.

Did you get the model with or without the remote? And how much was postage?

I'm still tempted but I honestly don't need one tbh, not with my Hauppage twin tuner in the media PC capable of record/playback.

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And on the subject of Monitors mentioned above:

Vaio, I've decided to hang on to my 20" Samsung and not buy another 22" Pebble Monitor.

The reason being what is really top of my list is a 32" TFT TV.

I keep telling myself I can't afford one but if I stop buying lots of little things then the theory should be that eventually I will have enough money for one big thing - the telly :)

Well, that's the theory ;)

Richer Sounds are now doing a nice Samsung 32" with PC input for £430.00 Link so they're coming down in price.
 
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Flops, understood.

Oh and I'm well acquainted with that theory too :D
 

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