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Alba ALDTR160 160GB Digital TV Recorder.

This Alba Digital Television Recorder with 160GB hard drive allows you to record television programmes directly on to the hard drive without the need for tapes or DVDs. Digital TV features: Digitally interactive. Digital text. Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available. Auto setup. Now and next programme guide. 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG). Recording features: Twin tuner. 160GB hard drive. Record 2 channels at the same time. Series record. Pause live TV. Connectivity: 2 SCART sockets. Additional information: Size H5.6, W36, D28.1cm. Weight 3400g.
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Will this item send HD programmes to my TV?
I have a HD compatible TV - will it make my TV HD? ie Send HD programmes to my TV, if they are broadcast in HD ?
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Stevie
Location: Durham
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No
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Dave
Location: Tottenham
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NO
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David
Location: CHELTENHAM
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Will the handset control the T.V. volume
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Patsy
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yes, as long as the box is on
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linda
Location: west midlands
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Yes the remote has a volume control
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stuart
Location: Leeds
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where can i get replacement instructions for this machine?
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smiff
Location: birmingham
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have checked and we can email a spare copy of the instructions if you call in on the customer service line or go into store.

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Argos Helpers
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If you google search the internet, there is a downloadable PDF version of the written manual.
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Pete
Location: Surrey
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How do I record an entire series
Hi,
I have had to replace my previous recorder which was a goodmans and it had the option to record the entire series of a programme, does this item allow me to do the same, I cannot find out how to do it.

Thanks
Karen
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Pinklady
Location: London
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Yes, you can record a series
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Janet
Location: Middx
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Yes you can record the series. In "guide" select the programme you want and press "OK" This gives you various options including "record series"
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handyman
Location: HANTS
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Will this pick up Sky if I have subscription
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Traz
Location: Cheshire
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You need to have a Sky dish and box to get all of the Sky channels.
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Janet
Location: Midlothian
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No. Freeview only
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Janet
Location: Middx
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does this tv recorder, have a rewind and fast forward function?
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Daveb63
Location: salford
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yes
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DonM
Location: Derbyshire
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Yes, you can rewind and fast forward. you can also pause live TV.
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Paul
Location: North Somerset
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can you rewind live t.v or a recorded programme
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carly
Location: glasgow
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Can rewind a recorded programme. Hve not tried rewinding live, but I do not think you can.
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Janet
Location: Middx
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You can't rewind live TV. You can pause it and then watch it, but not rewind or save.
Yes you can rewind recorded programmes, and you can watch them while its recording!
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handyman
Location: HANTS
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Does it have audio output sockets?
Does the box have phono (RCA) audio output sockets? I need to be able to connect a wireless headphone system for someone that's hard of hearing.
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first answer posted to this question is not true-receiver DOES have RCA phono audio output sockets for connection to amplifier
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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No RCA terminals, only 2 SCARTs. Two possible workarounds:
(1) Use a SCART/RCA adapter - you can get ones with a switch to enable either line input or line output - you want output.
(2) Connect the headphone base unit to the TV instead, using either SCART/RCA adapter as above, or a headphone-jack-to-twin-RCA cable (one of which probably came with the wireless headphones anyway) if the telly has a headphone socket.
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acoustionicus
Location: Clackmannanshire
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will it record subtitles on programmes
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big bob
Location: ch664un
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It does record subtitles even if not showing when watching the recording when it is on at the time. The box records them and can be turned on when watching later one. Just tried it
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Daniel
Location: Oxfordshire
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Yes it does record subtitles if you have them switched on whilst your recording but I don't know if you can turn them on after you've recorded a program
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Tazz
Location: Kent
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does this recorder have hdmi conectivity
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sparticus
Location: wvx 2dx
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Thank you for using Argo Q&A.

Sorry, this recorder does not have the hdmi connectivity.
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Argos helper 25
Location: Acton
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Hi,
I am sorry to say this item does not have HDMI connectivity only scart connections.
Thanks for your question.
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Argos Helper20
Location: Argos
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