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<!--unsourced image removed: -->The TF5800PVR and similar TF5800PVRt is the UK Freeview version of Topfield's TF5000PVRt, which is a personal video recorder with twin tuners; it is possible to record two programs and view a third so long as all programs do not use more than two multiplex. Firmware upgrades are distributed over-the-air using the normal FreeView distribution method, and also as downloadable files.

Topfield devices are often referred to as “Toppys”.

The device has the features expected from a dual-tuner PVR, but also allows extensive software customisation by the use of TAPs (described below). Files (TV programmes, MP3 files, and operating files) can be transferred over USB between the PVR and a computer.

The TF5800PVR has been replaced by the TF5810PVRt with similar functionality, but which also supports HDMI output (from standard, but not HD, broadcasts&mdash;reception of Freeview HD channels requires a DVB-T2 receiver, which the TF5810PVRt is not). The latest factory firmware versions for both models incorporate some features equivalent to Freeview+.

File transfer between PVR and computer

The USB 2.0 socket (compatible, but slower, with USB 1) allows files to be transported both ways between the device and a computer running transfer software written for this purpose. Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and some versions of Linux/Unix are supported. Files of any kind can be moved in both directions but the feature is mainly used
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