Recording Live TV

Hello All,

My mother in law wanted a new TV. Her request was simple needed to have netflix built in and be able to record live TV.

On Ozbargain i saw a samsung TV with netflix built in, and i think i assumed it had a PVR. Doh! It didnt. Whats the best way i can enable her to record live TV now?

Thanks for any help

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    https://www.vodafone.com.au/vodafone-tv
    May not work with older tv.

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      Thanks for that. Its a brand new TV. Il check it out

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      Are you certain it records?

      This pretty comprehensive thread indicates it does not.
      https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2714884

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        Bugger, i hope it does. I just bought one.

        Looking at the description from a previous post. It should do….https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/415277

        EDIT. It looks like this feature was added with an update

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        The Live Channels app was updated to allow FTA recording.

        https://whrl.pl/Rfchwi

        It's very basic & doesn't do live TV recording for a PVR experience.

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      Hi. I bought one of these. But i cannot record. Do you have one? if so please shed some light on how

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      I have been using my 2 Topfield PVR's on 2 TV'S for… more than 6 years. Rewinding live is great, i.e. live news - "what did he/she say?". Even time-shifted (rewinding) can be saved.

      They also have sub-text, up to 4 recordings at the same time from it's dual channel tuners. Hot 'n cold running water not available.

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    Beyonwiz

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    PVR if they're still a thing? I haven't had a TV for several years now.

    If she's not going to watch it then why not stream it later? I thought all the FTA channels now have their own free streaming services? Or aren't "smart" TVs smart enough to allow that?

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      Im not sure. She's elderly so im not sure she'll like the learning curve of having to go through apps etc…

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    Here's the cheapest device to record easily to USB

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/players-reco...

    Ask her what shows she intends to record. Most are all on 9Now, 10play, 7plus, Iview and SBS Now. The TV will very likely have apps for all of these.

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      She'll want to record potentially anything especially the footy

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    Tivo was the best for this, but they left Australia.
    FetchTV is the second best, but the interface isn't as good.
    The cheap PVR devices usually have problems with integrating guide data and are so hard to use you will just give up.

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      Ive just quickly bought a vodafone TV. Hopefully this will do the job

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      TiVO was severely hobbled in Australia as Ch 7 was the main owner of TiVO Australia so it never lived up to it's full potential. Agree that the Fetch interface isn't very good, it's a little too basic. I've used Beyonwiz's for many years. They just launched a new V2 model for $249. The interface is very good in my opinion but those PVR's are more inclined to power users. There's also the Humax 2tune which looks pretty good but I've never used one.

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    A basic foxtel subscription? Sucks to have to pay for it but the IQ has pretty comprehensive recording and rewinding features.

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    Most TV is on a 7 second delay…

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    My dad went through the same dilemma after his PVR died. PVRs don't seem to be as plentiful these days - the modern thing seems to be having a formatted external HDD plugged into a smart TV, but we could never get that to work. Anyway, he bought one that never worked well/intuitively and it gathered dust and regret. We went to Harvey Norman and bought a Panasonic DMR-HWT260 and he is really happy with it. Easy to record multiple channels at once. It has Netflix built in, so he stopped using my Apple TV. It appeared to be the only option for JUST PVR + Netflix at Harvey Norman at the time (6months ago).