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Saorview:  T7660  Top Up TV:  T845
Latest Newsmore...
16 Aug 2014 New T7655 models with BBC Connected Red Button
3 Apr 2014 T8300 v2.58 Software Update
31 Jan 2014 Brand new user manuals for sale
20 Jan 2014 Four new Bush branded T7655 models at Argos
20 Jul 2013 Boxes being crashed/rebooted by Sky!
29 Jun 2013 New T7655 model now available from Argos
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Digital Terrestrial Recorders manufactured by Vestel
Freeview+ This site is dedicated to various models and configurations of PVRs made by a Turkish company called Vestel and sold under 20 or so different brand names in the UK including familiar names Alba, Bush, Goodmans, Ferguson, Hitachi, Sharp, Technika and Wharfedale. Lesser known names that you might not recognise such as Finlux and Luxor are Vestel's own brand names, whereas Digihome and Agora are names owned by Vestel UK. Eleven hardware models are known about, and you can find out which yours is by the sticker on the underside of the unit (or maybe on the packaging) which will usually contain either T810, T816, T825, T835, T836, T845, T845R, T7300, T7650, T7655 or T7660. You can find out which software build is installed on your box by pressing the menu button and selecting "Configuration", where you will see the software version number quoted next to "Receiver upgrade". Move the cursor down to the version number and press OK and scan for an upgrade and you will be shown your software's build time and date (there can sometimes be different software builds with the same version number).
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Vestel PVR Model Feature Comparison Table
Broadcast StandardsT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
Freeview+NoPartialYesYesYesPartialYesYesYesYesYesYes
Freeview+ HDNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNo
Top Up TVNoNoNoNoCI SlotYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SaorviewNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
YouviewNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Digital Switchover Readyv5.7+Yesv12.7+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TV FeaturesT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
Record 1 Channel + Watch AnotherYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record 2 Channels + Play RecordingNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record 2 Channels + Watch AnotherNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNov1.44+YesYesYes
Pause Live TVYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rewind Live TVNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Accurate RecordingNov6.7+YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Series RecordNov6.7+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Trailer BookingNoNoNov4.6/4.8NoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
RecommendationsNoNoNov4.6/4.8NoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
5.1 Surround SoundNoNoNoNoNoNoNoOpticalNoNoNoNo
Region Selection (TRD)NoNoNov4.6+NoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Picture-in-PictureYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Recordings EncryptedNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Network FeaturesT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
BBC iPlayerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoHTMLMHEGMHEGHTML5No
BBC Connected Red ButtonNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
BBC News AppNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
BBC Sport AppNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
DLNA Browsing / PlaybackNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
ConnectivityT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
SCART Sockets222112211111
HDMI OutputNoNoSome modelsNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
RCA Analog Audio OutYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Optical Digital Audio OutYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
USB Media BrowserNoNoSome modelsNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
HardwareT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
Low Power Standby (<1W)NoNoSome modelsYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Internal Power SupplyYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Hard Drive Type3.5" IDE3.5" IDE3.5" IDE3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA2.5" SATA2.5" SATA3.5" SATA
Cooling FanNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
CPUSTM
5100
STM
5100
STM
5100
STM
5100
STM
5100
STM
5100
STM
5100
BCM
7230
BCM
7230
BCM
7230
BCM
7230
BCM
7230
External Dimensions (mm)Width
Height
Depth
360
48
278
360
48
278
360
48
278
295
40
195
295
40
195
360
48
278
360
48
278
360
48
260
295
40
195
228
42
137
228
42
137
295
40
195
T810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300 breatheT7650 amberT7655 amber2T7655 emeraldT7660
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