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.
Avalon brings you all the Freeview standard definition and HD TV and radio channels. While you watch you can view a full 8-day on-screen programme guide, a pop-up info bar with ‘picture in picture' preview, and customisable channel lists. If you're interrupted you can pause live TV or rewind for up to 2 hours to see something again. With Dolby Digital Plus and digital audio outputs, you can also enjoy amazing sound quality through a home cinema system, with up to 7.1 channels.
Avalon's large hard disk (1TB or 500GB) means you don't need to worry about storage space. It's easy to record a single programme or a whole series, from the 8-day on-screen guide, instantly with one-touch record or even using the Green button on a programme trailer. Dual tuners let you watch one channel and record another or record two programmes simultaneously. Avalon's intelligent record scheduling detects clashes and will let you know if an HD version is available instead.
Connect Avalon to the internet using the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection and you can watch on-demand programmes from BBC iPlayer in standard and high quality*, browse videos from YouTube and login to access your saved favourites. More on-demand services are expected to be added soon via a free software update.
Connecting Avalon to your network lets you access Pure Connect for thousands of live internet radio stations from all around the world, play listen again programmes and podcasts. Subscribe to our Pure Music subscription service and you can stream millions of music tracks from one of the biggest cloud-based catalogues covering almost every conceivable artist and genre.
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 transitions used when you change channel. Enjoy your own content by streaming pictures, music and videos from your PC, Mac or other media streaming device or plug in a USB stick or USB hard drive. Rename the four HDMI inputs to match your connected devices. Create your own personalised channel lists for quick access to your favourites.
* A broadband connectivity speed of 4MB is recommended for watching high-definition programmes on BBC iPlayer
Tuners: dual digital TV (Freeview HD) tuners
Frequency range: 470Mhz to 860MHz
Network connection: Wi-Fi 802.11n a/b/g, 2x2 MIMO supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, or Ethernet
Disk storage: 1TB and 500GB models available
Display resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p
Display formats: 4:3, 16:9
Power supply: 240V AC @ 50/60Hz, 1.2A
Power input: 12V DC (via supplied adapter)
Batteries (remote control): 2 x AAA
Media container formats: AVI, MPEG-TS, ASF, MKV, MOV, MP4, M4A, Ogg, 3gp,WAV
Video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (e.g DivX) , H-264, VC-1
Audio codecs: PCM, MP2, MP3, AAC, AC3, FLAC, Vorbis, WMA
Audio formats: Stereo, Dolby
"What the Pure Avalon 330R Connect offers is a well designed, connected Freeview experience".
"A great looking PVR with music in mind".4 stars
"This excellent piece of kit is both good looking and easy to use".The Daily Mirror - May '13
"We love the unrivalled connectivity and the excellent user interface."4 stars
"All in all this is a fantastic box that enables you to watch, record, stream and do all sort of cool and clever things with your content with amazing picture quality".
"We loved the ability to change channels with a graphic that looks like the page of a book being turned, and that the channel list can be displayed at the side of the picture so you can flick through what’s being shown on other channels without having to leave the programme you're watching".
"The Avalon itself is sleek, low lying and well built".4 Star Award
"Feature packed; class leading pictures".The Sunday Times - March '13 5 Star Award & Best Buy
"Simply put no other PVR delivers high quality video and none are as much as a pleasure to operate".5 stars
"Clearly a lot of thought has been invested in the creation of the user interface with attractive use made throughout of 3D graphical effects"What Satellite & Digital TV? - March '13 Silver Award and 80% score
"An easily accessible USB port to access your own media is another benefit, while the inclusion of Wi-Fi negates the need to buy any extra hardware or run long cables to your router. All big pluses that help justify the higher price tag of far cheaper, and more basic, boxes on the market."7/10
"The user experience is a cut above thanks to those delicious Power VR graphics"Home Cinema Choice - March '13 4.5 stars & Best Buy Award
"With the Avalon, Pure has taken the humble Freeview + HD recorder and given it a gorgeous make over"4 stars
"It’s very slick and stylish, and certainly leaves most other Freeview boxes looking rather old-fashioned."4 stars
"One of the unique selling points of the Avalon is the graphics hardware. There's a story here that comes from Pure's parent company, which owns patients and such on a number of technologies that give Pure access to some pretty powerful hardware".Hot Product Award & 4.5 Star award
"The Pure Avalon 300R Connect also features a rather flashy 3D EPG courtesy of PowerVR graphics tech"
"For a start, it has one of the best designed and graphically impressive user interfaces we've ever seen."
"Where Pure hopes the Pure Avalon 300R will stand out is with the software. Bring the menu up and you won’t just see any old clunky EPG: this is slick 3D software to rival the live tile layout on your Xbox 360"
"Pure is making a big thing of its bold graphical user interface, which has an animated 3D perspective effect and a picture-in-picture preview of other channels"
"Pure has some interesting technology in its recorder that make it worthy of attention, which is more than we can say for a lot of recorders we've heard about of late."
“What really sets the
Avalon 300R Freeview+ HD box apart though is not its features nor its content,
but it’s awesome-looking user interface that makes YouView seem like a GameBoy
in comparison. "