Vestel Freeview HD Recorder
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Freeview HD:  T7655 T7650 T7300 Freeview:  T836 T835 T845R T825 T816 T810 Saorview:  T7660 Top Up TV:  T845
Digital Terrestrial Recorders manufactured by Vestel
This site is dedicated to various models and configurations of Freeview Recorders 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.
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 Red Button+NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
BBC News AppNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
BBC Sport AppNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
YouTubeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
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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