Summary: I didn't buy this item from amazon but wanted to warn any potential purchasers. I bought the Samsung BDE8300M Smart PVR 3 and for three weeks it was great. Then all the tv channels dissapeared and could not be tuned back in. The Samsung technician said it is a known fault.
Summary: Well I received this a few weeks ago and had purchased as a result of a Computer Shopper recommendation. All went well, everything worked after the compulsory software upgrade. Connections to internet fine, iplayer, recordings , HD etc. Then today it lost all channels!
Summary: More features than I need. It has frozen a couple of times but otherwise is working well. I find it a tedious process to delete items, so maybe I'm not doing it right. The ability to record 2 channels at once is excellent, as is the feature to record a whole series.
Summary: OK Have just sent this product back Yes OK loads of clever stuff on it, but some serious issues: a) Outputs seriously not there, which for me meant that I have Blu-ray with no way of transferring 5.1 surround sound to my home theatre amp.
Summary: After reading mixed reviews of the early software updates to this box I was slightly worried it might have issues. It took me 15 minutes to set up. I had the Blu Ray and Freeview Channels sorted straight away and managed to tailor my channel list pretty quickly.