Summary: Worked like a dream when new, but over last year the unit freezes and will not allow any changes to channel selection, preset recordings don't always take place, or unit keeps recording on one channel all night long. When unit is working the time to change channels gets longer as time goes by. Humax know of problem, but first software change did work. They are trialling new software with some customers but does not look like a fix is coming anytime soon.
Pros: being able to record 2 channels and watch 3rd (depending on channel)
Summary: Fairly easy to operate after initial learning curve.Edit function is good where you can select a portion of a recording to keep & then delete the rest of the recording thus saving hard disc space.
Pros: Picture quality,reliability.
Cons: Remote could be laid-out better & is a bit big.
Summary: After reading a negative review I wanted to comment and disagree. The picture quality from the Humax both live and recorded is amazing. The flexibility in recording preferences, series linking are great and generally the entire experience of the humax has been nothing but good. I would comment that the interface could use a little work but in reality after a few days you're used to it and it makes no odds to the overall use of the device.
Pros: Recording, Series Link, Picture Quality, Everything
Summary: After running with Sky and a DVD recorder this is fantastic, it is slow in gathering all the programme data but I turn it on before I need the EPG and then a full week or more is loaded when I want it. The picture is excellent, the logic simple to use, it is a joy to own and use, it's a pity there are not more good TV programmes to watch with it.
Summary: I bought the Humax online- a mistake in more than one way! The machine crashed several times on the first day and things only got worse. It could not be used rfor recording becuase most of the time it would crash while the programme to be recorded was on air. Humax service have to be contacted through a premium phone line, although subsequent information exchange was by email. Humax just gave instructions for rebooting in ever more complicated ways.
Pros: Hard to say as it did not work satisfactorily at any time
Cons: Unreliable machine and poor service from Humax
Summary: This product will revolutionise your television viewing. It is dead easy to use and has plenty of space for recordings. The add fast forward button is great, as is the ability to record on a weekly/daily basis. Cons? Missing end of programmes (although this is supposed to have been sorted with the new software - just need to update mine!) No series record option. Thats it! Overall a fantastic product that changes the way you watch tv.
Pros: Never miss any show ever again. Or watch pointless ads.
Cons: Due to programming shifts can sometimes miss the last two minutes of a programme leaving you feeling cheated.
Summary: Bought 10/11/2007, set up was very simple and straight-forward. Delighted with the ease of use and how quick it will record on-demand, so much nicer than my Liteon DVD Recorded. However after just 7 days, I noticed that the screen keep going black for a split second, sometimes once and sometimes five or six times in a row. I went back to the TV and found nothing wrong with the same program.
Pros: Ease of Use, Quick Recording, Good Picture Quality
Humax Pvr 9200T Freeview Dtv Receiver 100-HOURS Video Recorder Review
20 May 2007
Excerpt: PVRs are out of this world compared with video recorders. Humax are the best. Since the recent software update the 9200 (very similar to the later more stylish 9150) now fully loads the EPG in 20-30 seconds. All the usual PVR functions, plus (things you won''t find on most other PVRs): Great search facilities, e.g. search for programmes in the EPG by a string in the title, search by genre.
Pros: Far more advanced but no more expensive than most other makes
Cons: Would be nice to file recorded programmes into sub-directories
Summary: I've had this machine for about 6 months now and it's an excellent machine. Plugged into my sound system, it also doubles up as my radio tuner. The only major complaint is that it has been known to freeze up so if that happens when you are away for a few days, your programs don't get recorded. That having been said, mine has not done it for a few weeks now. Still worth it for the price though - one of my better buys.