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  PHD-VRX
Full HD 1080p Dual Tuner Digital HDTV Recorder, Receiver and Media Center Box

from PrimeDTV
     
 
Two Physical Tuners
  Electronic Program Guides (EPGs)
  Two Tuners Recording Simultaneously
  Timeshifting and Pause Live TV Show
  External USB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Recording
  HD Media Player
  Video Streaming On-line and Local Network
  Super-scaling 1080p  Media A/V Switcher
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PHD-VRX! 
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  Model: PHD-VRX 
Price: $229.95
 
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Product Key Features and Applications:

Exceptional companion HD Set Top Box for recording and viewing DTV programs on HD Projectors, Large screen HDTVs, Conference room and Home Theater TVs!
Dual physical tuners built-in provide flexibilities of watching TV, recording shows or timeshifting current program in any combinations!
Variety of recording methods on each tuner including Electronic Program Guide (EPG) schedule recording, Manual timer recording and Recording current show.
Two individual Electronic Program Guides (EPG) for two tuners.
Dual channel-scan database on each tuner. Keep both OTA (ATSC) and cable (QAM/NTSC) channel list information on each tuner without re-scanning every time.
An external USB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) up to 2TB size allows you to record TV shows freely and up to hundreds of hours of HD contents!
Easy timeshifting function provides pleasant viewing experience for pausing live TV show or smoothly fast-forwarding, rewinding, slow-forwarding or slow-rewinding at many different speeds.  
Full feature HD Media Player playing back video, photo or music via USB drive or local network.
 
Video on-line streaming capability or via local media server program.
High-end 1080p scaling and video enhancement on all inputs.
Custom video screen size adjustment. Give users full power on video over-scan control and re-cover 100% HD picture content on your screen.
Easy access "QUICK" remote key provides users quick and convenient way to access some important features at once.
Individual picture (brightness, contrast, sharpness and etc.) adjustments on each input. Also include pre-set picture modes.

Product Description:

Get the most from your free digital Over-the-Air (OTA) and digital clear cable signals with the advanced and amazing Dual Tuner Digital Recorder, Receiver and Media Center Box, PHD-VRX, that decodes, records and plays in beautiful HD format!

PHD-VRX brings you a top level, high-end and full feature digital set top box with a very reasonable price. It combines so many outstanding features in one unit, which truly take your home entertainment to a whole new level!

Thanks for its built-in dual tuner design, you can connect your digital cable (clear QAM) and analog cable signal (NTSC) as well as digital broadcasting signal to tuner 1 , and connect digital signals to tuner 2 or any combinations you prefer. So that, you can watch many channels no matter from antenna or cable at your choice. Furthermore, if phone rings or you need to leave the room, you can simply pause the current broadcast (for digital channels only) and resume watching when it's convenient with PHD-VRX timeshifting feature.

Of course, recording digital TV shows is also very easy to do. PHD-VRX provides versatile recording methods including direct recording, manual schedule recording or program guide (EPG) recording. PHD-VRX is focusing on high-end digital recording. No analog channel recording and also not recording from other inputs. Another great advantage of PHD-VRX is that it records all shows to the external USB HDD. It makes unit less power consumption and also allow user to record shows freely up to hundreds of hours HD content within the range up to 2TB HDD storage size.

PHD-VRX comes with full-feature HD Media player. With the built-in Ethernet connector, PHD-VRX can play all HD media contents from its recorded shows or other media files and from either USB port or local network. If media server program (for example, TVersity) installed in your PC, you can even watch many movies on-line via media server. PHD-VRX also currently provides on-line video streaming capability from its Ethernet port with limited add-on and will increase more features in the further firmware upgrades.

The outputs of HDMI and composite video (CVBS) are also activated simultaneously so you can watch high-definition video on big-screen TV/Projector and monitor video on other TV in the same time. The analog composite video output is for monitoring purpose, there are video and audio from composite but no on-screen graphic and menu. All set up procedures can be done from HDMI output. Another great feature of PHD-VRX is video enhancement and up-scaling features on all inputs. With advanced video screen size, picture and sound setting controls, PHD-VRX can further customize the video quality to your need.

So purchase PHD-VRX today! You will enjoy and discover all the benefits to make your HD entertainment system very enjoyable and more ...

 

Product Technical Specifications:

Main Chip

Broadcom BCM

RF

Terrestrial ATSC (8VSB): Yes (RF ch2-69)
64QAM & 256QAM: Yes (RF ch1-135)
NTSC: Yes (Air/Cable)
RF Input: F-Type x 2
Tuner1 (RF1): ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Tuner2 (RF2): ATSC/QAM

Record and Playback

Digital Channel Recording & Play: Yes
Simultaneous Record and Other Channel View: Yes
Simultaneous Record and Other Channel Timeshift: Yes Scheduled Recording: Yes (DTV Channels)
Recorded File Management: Yes
External ATA/SATA USB HDD (up to 2TB)
File System: EXT2/NTFS for Recording, FAT32/EXT2/NTFS for Playback

Pause Live TV / Time Shift

Time Shifting Duration Setting (5/10/20/30/60 min.): Yes
User Operation:
    * Play/Pause/Stop
    * Fast Forward/Rewind: up to 256x
    * Slow Forward/ Slow Rewind: ½, ¼, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32,

Audio

AC-3 Audio Decoding: Yes
Digital Multi-Lingual: Yes
BTSC Stereo/SAP Audio: Yes

Video Processing

MPEG-2 SD/HD Decoding: MP@ML, MP@HL

Timer

Automatic Time Setting: Yes
    * NTP Time Setting: Yes
    * Stream Time Setting: Yes
Manual Time Setting: Yes
Daylight Saving Time: Yes
Time Zone Setting: Yes

OSD

Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French
EPG Data: Yes (2 sets for both Tuners)
Single Channel Info/EPG: Yes
Channel Information Banner: Yes
Favorite Channel Editing: Yes
Auto Channel Scan: Yes (Single or Dual Channels)
Signal Strength Display: Yes
Recorder Control Menu: Yes

V-Chip Parental Control

Digital CC: Yes
Analog CC: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Video Display

Aspect Ratio (Normal, Full, Pan, Zoom1, Zoom2, 4:3, Direct): Yes
V.Mode (Switch Video Resolution 480p/720p/1080p): Yes

Control

Front Keypads: Yes
Front Panel Standby/On LED
Time Clock/Channel Digit Readout Display
IR Remote Control: Yes

Input/Output

HDMI Output x 1
Composite Video (CVBS) Output x 1
Stereo L/R Audio Output x 1
SPDIF Optical Output x 1
Composite Video (CVBS) Input x 1
Stereo L/R Audio Input x 1
Component Video (YPbPr) Input x 1
HDMI Input x 1
VGA Input x 1
RF Input x 2
USB 2.0 x 2

Additional Controls

Front Panel Boot Display: Yes
Volume & Mute Control: Yes
Quick Access Menu Key: Yes
Firmware Upgradable from USB port

Media Player

Yes

Network Connection

Ethernet 10/100M, WLAN and LAN

Power

Power supply: AC 120V, 60Hz
Consumption: 15 Watts
Standby mode: 2 Watt

Package Contents

PHD-VRX unit, Infrared (IR) remote control with battery, Quick Start Guide, HDMI cable.

Product Inputs and Outputs (I/Os): 

PHD-VRX Rear View 
Output:     Input:    
  1x HDMI: 1080p/720p/480p
1x Composite Video: 480i
1x Stereo Audio: L/R
1x Digital Audio Optical Output.
 
  1x HDMI
2x RF (ATSC/QAM or NTSC)
1x Composite Video (CVBS)
1x Stereo Audio: L/R
1x VGA (RGB)
1x Component (Y-Pb-Pr)
1x Ethernet Port
2x USB

View larger Inputs/Outputs System Diagram image  PHD-VRX rear side system connection diagram!
 
   

Product Details:

Product Dimensions: 14.0 x 10.0 x 2.0 inches  PHD-VRX Box
Shipping Weight: about 6.5 pounds.
Shipping: Worldwide.
Warranty Terms: Parts - 1 year, Labor - 90 days
Suggested Accessories:  HDMI Cable
  uggested Accessories:    Toslink Optical Cable
     

Product Manual:

 
PHD-VRX User Manual:  PHD-VRX Quick Start Guide
PHD-VRX Quick Start Guide:  PHD-VRX Quick Start Guide
PHD-VRX Remote Control IR Codes:  PHD-VRX Remote Control IR Codes
PHD-VRX Recording Features Guide (for VRX.243.15.24): PHD-VRX TV Show Features Guide 
PHD-VRX Timeshifting Features Guide: PHD-VRX Timeshifting Features Guide 
PHD-VRX TV Shows Playback Features Guide (for VRX.243.15.24): PHD-VRX TV Show Features Guide   
   

Firmware Download:

 
Date: 07/01/13
Download Instructions (VRX.243.19.20 PHD VRX Firmware Upgrade Ver. VRX.243.19.20
firmware (version VRX.243.19.20) - PHD_VRX_firmware-VRX_243_19_20.zip
     
Date: 03/06/13
Download Instructions (VRX.243.15.24 PHD VRX Firmware Upgrade Ver. VRX.243.15.24
firmware (version VRX.243.15.24) - PHD_VRX_firmware-VRX_243_15_24.zip
     

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Ext2 Installable File System For Windows:
This program can run ext2 files in Windows OS (XP/Vista).

Note: to run under Windows 7, in program property, select compatibility option in Windows Vista mode.

http://www.fs-driver.org/

     
  See product comparison tables:
 - PHD-VRX and PHD-8VX Comparison Table
   
  See product user manual:
 - PHD-VRX User Manual
 - PHD-VRX Quick Tips Guide
 

 
PHD-VRX   PHD-VRX
Full HD 1080p Dual Tuner Digital HDTV Recorder, Receiver and Media Center Box
  $229.95
 
   
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