A PLUS FEA­TURE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

Sun Di­rect Plus is dif­fer­ent from DVRs as the record­ing is done on to USB drives and not within the set-top-box it­self. But then, this op­tion is also much cheaper. The ser­vice sadly is avail­able only on SD broad­cast and not on HD con­tent.

To start record­ing you need to plug in a USB to the port on the front. The re­mote has record, plan and other but­tons that you would find on a DVR. Press record and the con­tent on screen gets saved on the USB. As record­ing starts, you will see an icon on the top of the screen. You can move on to watch pro­grammes from other chan­nels, pro­vided they are on the same transpon­der. This is a bit of a damp­ener.

Thank­fully, you can also record fu­ture pro­grammes by go­ing to the Guide. How­ever, you will have trou­ble with chan­nels that do not have pro­gramme de­tails, and there are a few of those. The recorded pro­grammes can be ac­cessed by click­ing the me­dia but­ton. The files can be played only through this box.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Good up­grade for Sun users, but a bit old fash­ioned.

SUN DI­RECT

PLUS

Price: ` 1,590 on­wards

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