Question Best Freeview PVR to replace EE TV (UK), or alternatives

James Blonde

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EE TV are about to discontinue support for their freeview TV box in the UK. Ironically, for a "free" PVR box, this has been an excellent service - the box is easy to use, supports apps, other media services, HD, huge hard drive, multiple recording, etc.

I bought a Manhattan T3-R freeview recorder at Christmas, but have been underwhelmed. The fact that the rest of my media setup seems to be failing, and I've had aerial / reception problems hasn't helped. However I think the fact this box doesn't provide an app for Plex, or other media services, has been the biggest disappointment / missing function.

I might also be in the market for a new TV, as mines is now too old for Plex to provide support (I use Plex media server extensively, but not for live TV / catch up).

So I guess, anyone got any PVR box (or alternative) recommendations? Or can I do all of this through Plex somehow? (I did notice they provided some live channel support last time I looked, but not looked into this extensively) Or is it as simple as plugging a hard drive into the TV and use that as a multi-channel PVR??
 

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