- Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
- Item model number: VL-61771
- ASIN: B009CUPNCO
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Sep 2012
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
Avalon 300R Connect is a high-performance, easy-to-use Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder with a unique, state-of-the-art user interface, the most advanced versions of BBC iPlayer and YouTube and full integration with Pure Connect for all the music you’ll ever want.
Designed to provide you with a great choice of viewing and easy recording from standard and HD broadcast TV, Avalon also includes built-in Wi-Fi making it easy to connect to your home network. Once connected you can watch online programmes and videos from BBC iPlayer and YouTube and listen to a world of internet radio, listen-again programmes, podcasts and more from Pure Connect.
From live coverage of your favourite sports and news to that ‘must watch’ series, Avalon brings you all the Freeview standard definition and HD channels and adds powerful but simple features to make it easy and enjoyable to find something great to watch.
Freeview HD is a television service that offers HD channels available via your existing TV aerial when you connect Avalon to your HD Ready TV. Plus, you also get access to up to 50 standard definition digital channels and radio stations. All of this content is available free with no contracts and no subscription fees. A Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder makes it easy to record your favourite TV programmes and also lets you pause and rewind live TV.
The comprehensive on-screen guide lets you see what’s on for up to 8 days. There’s extra information on each programme, and useful live ‘Picture In Picture’ feature lets you continue watching while you browse. While you watch you can use the Info bar to show information on the current and next programme and information with live ‘picture in picture’ view of what’s on other channels. There’s also a channel list which gives you access to all channels or your own customised channel lists and can be expanded to show what’s on and how far through it is. You can even choose from a number of smooth transition effects used when you change channel.
If the phone rings or someone comes to the door, just press the pause button (pause for up to 2 hours) and you can continue watching where you left off or just hit rewind if you missed something.
With Dolby Digital Plus and digital audio output you can enjoy amazing sound quality through your home cinema system, with up to 7.1 channels – fantastic for movies, music and more.
Avalon’s Large Hard Disk (1TB) means you don’t need to worry about space. It’s easy to record a single programme or a whole series, in advance from the 8-day on-screen guide or instantly with one-touch record.
With 1TB, you can record up to 600 hours of SD video or 250 hours of HD video and dual tuners mean you can watch one channel and record another or record two programmes simultaneously.
There are lots of different ways to record what you want:
Intelligent record scheduling detects clashes with other planned recordings and will try to suggest alternative times. Avalon’s powerful recommendation engine will also let you know if there is an HD version of a programme available and give you the option to record that instead and if a programme is broadcast with a break in the middle e.g. for a news programme, both parts of the programme will be recorded. A schedule button on the remote makes it easy to keep track of recordings you’ve set and amend or delete them.
Intelligent record scheduling detects clashes with other planned recordings and will try to suggest alternative times. Once recorded, your programmes are available in a list with live action previews, start where you left off and resume from beginning options.
Intelligent record scheduling detects clashes with other planned recordings and will try to suggest alternative times. Avalon’s built-in recording editor lets you edit your recordings to remove adverts or other parts you don’t want to keep.
Avalon uses the latest HTML 5 version of BBC iPlayer which is faster, easier to use and better looking than other versions. Access an archive of your favourite programmes and films available in standard and high quality* and watch them on your TV, as intended.
* A broadband connectivity speed of 4MB is recommended for watching high-definition programmes on BBC iPlayer.
Connecting Avalon to your network lets you access Pure Connect, your online gateway to a world of live radio, on-demand content and all the music you’ll ever need.
Avalon brings the Pure Connect website to your TV. Pure Connect lets you tune in to thousands of live internet radio stations from all around the world, play listen again programmes and podcasts and enjoy a library of ambient sounds. If you already have a Pure Connect account you can log in and access all your favourites too.
Avalon lets you customise a number of features to make it easier, more convenient or more fun to use.
Choose from a number of smooth transition effects used when you change from one channel to the next.
You can stream your own library of music, pictures or videos to Avalon and enjoy them all on your TV. Simply connect Avalon to the same network as a dedicated media server or a PC or Mac with media server software.Alternatively connect a USB stick or USB hard drive containing music, pictures or videos to the USB socket* on the front or rear panel.
Rename any of Avalon’s four HDMI inputs to match your connected devices so you can select your games console or Blu-ray player by name.
Create your own personalised channel lists for quick access to your favourites.
Mark important recordings to prevent accidental deletion and, coming soon, you’ll be able to export recordings you want to archive to a USB stick or external hard drive.
* USB devices drawing more than 500mA are not supported.