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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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does this work better with a HMDI cable?
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contrary
Location: Blackpool
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this product does NOT have an HDMI output .The website page for this product mistakenly suggests that you may wish to also purchase a Belkin HDMI cable for use with the recorder(see "How about" inset picture).This is technically misleading and should not be on that webpage.The recorder is connected to a TV or auxilary device via SCART CABLES only. I should know because I have recently purchased recorder
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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No, it does not have an HDMI socket, only 2 SCARTs, one of which can be an AUX input.
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acoustionicus
Location: Clackmannanshire
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can it be connected to a dvd player
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paul
Location: uk
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Hi,
thank you for your question.
I can confirm that this item can be connected to a DVD player via SCART cable.

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Argos Helper 24
Location: Argos
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it can be by connecting dvd player to auxilary input of recorder by means of a scart cable .DVD player can then be viewed via recorder by selecting AUX on remote control.You can then toggle between DVD and freeview tv picture by selecting AUX on remote control.I have one of these recorders so know this works
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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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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how many hours record time?
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garamo
Location: cardiff
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It should record about 80 hours worth of programmes, hope you find this useful.
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Taylor
Location: Salop
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80 I think
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Janet
Location: Middx
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i have a tele with freeview and dvd player built in two scart leads ca i use recorder
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bill
Location: cambridge
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The recorder uses its own 2 tuners and doesn't care about your telly's capabilities, so no problem there. You need 1 free SCART socket to connect the recorder to your telly, so probably no problem there (you didn't specify if the sockets were in use?). Based on the assumption of one free SCART, yes you can use the Alba.
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acoustionicus
Location: Clackmannanshire
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Yes i don't see why not.I have blue ray player connected to my tv with free-view and the pvr.
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babazero
Location: gloucestershire
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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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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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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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Location: Argos
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