Here is the ranking of the best products for the Tv Recorder With Hard Drive category :
Clarity CSTBHD1 - Freeview Set Top Box Recorder 1080P Freeview HD with HDMI and Scart: it is the most purchased
Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB Freeview+ HD Hard Disk Recorder with Twin HD Terrestrial Tuner: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,3 with 785 reviews
BT Youview+ Set Top Box (500Gb) Recorder with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV - no Subscription (Renewed): third position for this product, with a average review from users 4,3 with 901 reviews
Clarity CSTBHD1 - Freeview Set Top Box Recorder 10...
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Clarity CSTBHD1 - Freeview Set Top Box Recorder 1080P Freeview HD with HDMI and Scart, Digibox Digital TV Receiver with Multimedia Player PVR for Recording, 150+ Channels
- Freeview HD – Keep yourself entertained with the 150+ channels: 109 TV channels plus 15 HD channels and 33+ radio stations from Freeview. Completely subscription-free, with no monthly fees to pay. All you need to do is pop in your aerial (We recommend using a Rooftop aerial)
- Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward, Time shift and Record live TV – Scheduled a recording with a 7 Day TV program Guide: The Clarity CSTBHD1 TV recorder set top box allows you to pause, rewind, fast forward and record live TV by using the 7 day TV guide. You can also schedule recordings so you don't miss out on the action or an important episode.
- Freeview Recording - Recordable TV Content: A built-in PVR function allows recordings recording of TV shows to be saved to USB storage devices up to 1TB (USB OR HARD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED) via the USB port. This means you can save TV recordings to an external hard drive and play them when you want.
- Multiple connections – HDMI Output: For the Highest sound quality and picture purity. Coaxial audio output – For the Highest sound quality output. SCART - For connection to more traditional TVs. USB – Allows you to plug in your storage device to record programmes.
- Other Features: Fully featured infra-red remote control, 27 timer event settings, Tuner loop-through, Favourite channels and stations list, Subtitles and Parental guidance locking.
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Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB Freeview+ HD Hard Disk Reco...
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Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB Freeview+ HD Hard Disk Recorder with Twin HD Terrestrial Tuner, Black
- Long time recording (129 hours in HD) using 500 GB HDD
- Viera connect with catch up TV, VOD and Skype
- Twin freeview + HD tuners
- External HDD arhiving and playback
- You cannot connect this unit to DVI devices that are incompatible with HDCP
... less than favourable reviews of this machine but I like it. Yes there are a lot of buttons ...
There have been some less than favourable reviews of this machine but I like it. Yes there are a lot of buttons on the remote but all you need to do is "read the instructions" and all is fine. It can be a little slow to react, but this is a low/mid price box, I think some people expect too much. Picture is sharp and it has adjustable digital delay for sound sync. It will handle Dolby sound (Up to a 6.1 rig) and I have not noticed any overheating as some reviews allude to. The only thing to beware of is DONT USE IT until you have entered a pin number, otherwise it will default to the "Family" setting and you will find all your after 9pm material will record, but not play. If you do this, all is not lost, but you'll need to ring Panasonic for a "get out of jail free" set of instructions. Great piece of equipment, unbelievably low price for what it offers.
Looking for an Answer to your SKY / Virgin box ?
This could be the answer. We were frustrated with Virgin & the entrapment into monthy payments for Free view services that are provided for Free ! It takes some intitial getting used to, being slightly different to way in which SKY/Virgin boxes work, but overall, it does the same job & seems to do it well. You can just 1 click record programmes & series links, Same memory space as Sky/Virgin boxes & plays well in HD. Just wish it had some audio output plus on back for sound, & play / pause feature can be a little frustrating until you get used to it. (You have to physically exit this feature everytome after entering pause mode.) Other than that... very happy & a good answer to Sky/Virgin boxes that charge £30 / £40 month for basically Freeview TV !. Very happy.
Fantastic Freeview Recorder
This is a brilliant recorder for all those who want to catch up on programmes which is perfect you can set timer and they will record while you are asleep or at work so you can guarantee not to miss a thing it also live tv pausing which is great if you need to go out for a while has a huge storage limit as well 500GB just remember to delete programmes you don't want to keep once you have watched them as it could soon fill up, it lets you know if a progamme is clashing as well so you have a choice to record it later or another it will record two at once I find it so much better it is a neat machine definitely worth the price!!
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BT Youview+ Set Top Box (500Gb) Recorder with Twin...
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BT Youview+ Set Top Box (500Gb) Recorder with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV - no Subscription (Renewed)
- Scroll back the last 7 days of TV and watch straight from your TV guide
- Pause and rewind live TV, HD TV for sharper brighter viewing
- Record up to 300 hours of TV (500 GB)
- IMPORTANT This box needs a broadband connection to activate (this can be the supplied ethernet or a WIFI adapter , sold separately
- Media Player Apps- BBC IPLAYER, ITV HUB, AMAZON PRIME, NOW TV
This is a top notch box. Mine is a refurbished box but is effectively a new one with all bagged accessories. The EPG is fast and intuitive. The skip and FF functions are superior to the EETV Box and Humax. The 7 day catch up, integrated into all the main catchup players is seamless and well designed - a real plus. The cross player/EPG universal search is also good.. better than iPlayers own search. The range of apps is basic (Netflix, NowTV, iPlayer, All5, ITVHub, 5, Amazon Prime Video) but having Amazon Prime Video means I don't need my FireTV anymore. another plus. The TV / AV control button allowing you to switch on and off your TV and control volume is a plus too. Now for the first time in years we don't need more than one remote in the room. One downside - the YouView box tends not to get such good TV reception- it seems slightly worse than the EETV box it replaced For £79 this is a mature product that works really well. Update: the reception issue was a concern. I investigated it and there are reports that the pixelation is caused by too strong a signal, not poor signal - if the YouView box is receiving over 100% on the signal strength meter the signal quality meter drops down from 80 to 50 or even zero. So I bought a cheap aerial attenuator (£4). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philex-Variable-TV-Signal-Attenuator/dp/B00L24G962/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538298018&sr=8-2&keywords=aerial+attenuator This sits on the cable at the back of the YouViewbox and you set it up by turning it to get the right setting. Since then the infrequent dropout and pixellation has been almost entirely eliminated.
Simple & sleek, but not as smart as others
I'm pleased I bought this box. I previously had a Virgin Tivo box and wanted something similar, something that would record programs for me and allow live TV to be paused. The Youview box does these things well and had been a great alternative to Tivo. The setup was very easy, just plug in the right cables and return the power on. Even connecting to my router was really simple. The user interface is really well designed and intuitive and is the things that really aces it above the Tivo. The downsides are minor. The Tivo box had a nifty feature, when fast-forwarding, of rewinding a few seconds. This meant that when I skipped through adverts I didn't miss the program starting up again, or have to fiddle around rewinding as the box did it for me. The Youview box doesn't have this and it would be a nice addition. The series record feature could also do with a bit more intelligence to it. While it will record all expected shows, it didn't handle changes to the TV listings. For example, with recent tennis competitions on BBC 1 a series I watch was moved to BBC 2, but the series record didn't respond and I missed an episode. Despite this though, it is a very good box and I feel.I got good value for money. I bought a reconditioned box for about £79 and it works without a problem
Easy to setup the unit
This initially came without the remote in the box. Spoke to seller and they sent a new remote out took 4 days more to arrive. Easy to setup the unit, connected mine to the tv via both scart and hdmi, quality of scart output is pretty awful so use it hdmi only now. Occasionally on a digital freeview recording there is some corruption/interference in the signal and for 1 frame mucks up the picture but I am not expecting bluray quality. Guide on youview is excellent and allows easy navigation of the TV channels / programs and setting up things to record either once, series or all.
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