Summary: Once you have parted with your £££££s you will be delighted at such a bargain. Then you will get home and set it up - again you will be delighted because it is all so easy and simple. At the start everything will be cool and again you will congratulate yourself on a great purchase.
Pros: It is cheap
Cons: Every function in the software and unreliability
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS TERRIBLE PRODUCT - JUST DON'T Why would you listen to me? What do I know anyway? Well I am a long time hi if, home cinema, TV nut. Some 20 years or so. But I also run the largest number of consumer product testing labs in the UK. Including labs that test for Which magazine.
Summary: I've had two of these devices now, and each lasted approximately 11 months before going defunct. I appreciate I could just be unlucky, but TWO PVR's breaking down irreparably just on the limit of the 12 month guarantee??? Fortunately I keep the paperwork otherwise I'd be out-of-pocket.
Pros: It does what it says on the box - almost...
Cons: The fact that it doesn't seem to actually work without breaking down.
Excerpt: With our Sky contract coming to an end, and having put up with the last three months of the contracts price going up each month we decided not to renew the contract but to get a digital tv recorder.
Excerpt: I bought mine 3 months ago from Sainsbury's for £99.99. It's going back today because it keeps freezing up. I can't even switch it off, I have to swith it off at the wall socket. All the stuff I recorded is inaccessible.
Excerpt: My box came from Sainsburys and was, presumably, at a discount price of £99 ,so I was not too worried that the time display in standby was missing. Apart from this the box works well and compares favourably to the £230 Toppy my brother-in-law has.
Pros: Very cheap and has Freeview Playback
Cons: Not very attractive appearance and over bright LED