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£90 Wharfedale 500gb Digital Twin tuner PVR

This superb Freeview PVR comes with a 500gb Hard drive, can pause and rewind live TV.

It has a Remote control, CI slot, Built in Freeview, Two Scart Sockets and can record up 240 hours of recording onto the hard drive through its 7 Day EPG.

Twin Freeview tuners give a wide range of recording and viewing options. One can watch one channel while recording another or even record two channels simultaneously while playing back a previous recording!

Furthermore, the combination of twin tuners and hard drive allows live TV to be paused, rewound and even edited.

Twin tuners also allow for picture in picture - perfect for keeping an eye on the football or lottery results whilst watching another program.

Other useful features include a CI card interface for pay TV services such as top up tv and even a built-in demodulator: so you don't even need to have a TV with SCART socket for the player to work.

It has a two channel stereo output, upscales to 1080i and is a refurbished model, available from Morgancomputers (opens in new tab) for only £90.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.