£40 Dion DTR500SS12 500GB Twin Tuner Recorder with Freeview

Tesco is selling a twin tuner personal video recorder, the Dion DTR500SS12, for a mere £39.95 including free delivery and one year warranty.

The PVR has a capacity of 500GB but no digital audio out, Freeview HD or top up card slot. Sadly there’s no HDMI connector or HDMI upscaling, which means that you’re limited to a SCART connector (actually a pair of them).

Still we reckon that it is a pretty good deal given that you only pay a bit more compared to a bog standard dual tuner Freeview TV. Note that you will only be able to record from one tuner rather than two. Also the Electronic Programme Guide can show content up to seven days in advance.


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