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best hd pvr option

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ive had my toppy for over 10 years now and i still use it full time.
i need a new tv and would rather have a high ish end tv, not the newest tech but probably mid 2017, finding whats suitable for me is becoming a headache but then i have to find a pvr.
i really cant see myself watching tv without a pvr but i am reading that my toppy will produce a not very good picture on the newer tvs, mines a panny plasma also 10 plus years old, my toppy picture has always been better than the tvs tuner.
what would you guys suggest my best move is, humax?????
any suggestions would be very helpful. tia.
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Post by jimi »

Until you find a suitable PVR I'd suggest trying the Toppy on your new TV.
I find the Toppy picture is quite watchableon a modern LED TV, it's just not HD. You'll probably find the situation is reversed, the TV tuner will be better than the Toppy
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Post by tippy »

thanks jimi.
how easy is it to connect the toppy to an hdmi socket.
tia.
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Post by YorkshireJumbo »

Why not buy a TV with a SCART socket? That's what we did last year
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none of the ones ive looked at have scart, all hdmi and usb ports.
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Post by Geoff Bacon »

I believe that some TV's come with a connector to convert SCART to hdmi.

a TF5810 uses HDMI - perhaps you can get one "cheap" and move your current disk into it.

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Post by jimi »

You can buy scart - > hdmi convertors, don't buy a cheap cable type one.. they don't work. This one is a bit pricy but does work, can handle both composite & rgb video a lot of the cheaper ones can't handle rgb video.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... ad6dc0ba88
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Post by tippy »

thanks jimi, thanks geoff.
ive got an idea of what to look for now, wasnt sure anything existed.
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Post by jimi »

wrong thread :oops:
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Post by DaveHill »

jimi wrote:You can buy scart - > hdmi convertors, don't buy a cheap cable type one.. they don't work. This one is a bit pricy but does work, can handle both composite & rgb video a lot of the cheaper ones can't handle rgb video.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... ad6dc0ba88
Just bought one of those - awful!

Interlace artefacts everywhere and horrendous motion - just watch the scrolling ticker on BBC news!

Using a Panasonic plasma direct or via Sony cinema receiver.

Resolution is good though!

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Post by jimi »

:shock: score that one of the list then :(
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Post by DaveHill »

DaveHill wrote:
jimi wrote:You can buy scart - > hdmi convertors, don't buy a cheap cable type one.. they don't work. This one is a bit pricy but does work, can handle both composite & rgb video a lot of the cheaper ones can't handle rgb video.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... ad6dc0ba88
Just bought one of those - awful!

Interlace artefacts everywhere and horrendous motion - just watch the scrolling ticker on BBC news!

Using a Panasonic plasma direct or via Sony cinema receiver.

Resolution is good though!

Dave
For completeness, AndyFras suggested one from Ebay, which works pretty well and was only £22.80 shipped from HK!

See: https://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewto ... 187#274187

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