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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
StandardsT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300T7650T7655T7660
Freeview+ CompliantNoPartialYesYesYesPartialYesYesYesYesYes
Freeview+ HDNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
Top Up TVNoNoNoNoCI SlotYesNoNoNoNoNo
SaorviewNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
YouViewNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Digital Switchover Readyv5.7+Yesv12.7+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FeaturesT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300T7650T7655T7660
Record 1 Channel + Watch AnotherYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record 2 Channels + Play RecordingNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record 2 Channels + Watch AnotherNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNov1.44+YesYes
Pause Live TVYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rewind Live TVNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Accurate RecordingNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Series RecordNov6.7+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Trailer BookingNoNoNov4.6/4.8NoNoNoYesYesYesYes
RecommendationsNoNoNov4.6/4.8NoNoNoYesYesYesYes
BBC iPlayerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoHTMLMHEGMHEG / HTML5No
5.1 Surround SoundNoNoNoNoNoNoNoOpticalNoNoNo
Region Selection (TRD)NoNoNov4.6+NoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Picture-in-PictureYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Recordings EncryptedNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYes
ConnectivityT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300T7650T7655T7660
SCART Sockets22211221111
HDMI OutputNoNoSome modelsNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
RCA Analog Audio OutYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Optical Digital Audio OutYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
USB BrowserNoNoSome modelsNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
HardwareT810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300T7650T7655T7660
Low Power Standby (<1W)NoNoSome modelsYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Internal PSUYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Hard Drive Type3.5" IDE3.5" IDE3.5" IDE3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA3.5" SATA2.5" SATA3.5" SATA
Cooling FanNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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
295
40
195
T810T816T825T835T836T845T845RT7300T7650T7655T7660
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