Humax PVR 9200T: I don't know how I ever got by without one of these!
4 October 2010
Summary: I purchased the Humax 9200T PVR (Personal Video Recorder) about two years ago, for the bargain price of £160, online. It's revolutionised TV watching, it's been so useful to be able to record programmes and watch them when you fancy, and to rapidly fast forward through adverts, or pause when the phone or doorbell goes.
Excerpt: "...Humax, the shop didn't sell Humax but the shop assisstant said those in the know buy Humax. So I bought this and 2 years later I have to say that since purchase it has been a valued member of out family. Installation and set up is a complete doddle, plug it in, watch the screen and wait. After set up the whole system has performed flawlessley. The EPG system is simple and very easy to naviagte. Program recording is very very simple. Since purchase ...
Pros: Simple, clear, easy, reliable, large storage,
Cons: Quite a large case in comparison to the newer systems .
Summary: I ordered Sky+ back in December 2007, but due to our home being located on a listed road, we were unable to install the dish :( This resulted in us canceling the order, and the hunt for a hard drive freeview box began. We first spent £80 on a another HDD freeview box, and the quality was terrible and that was returned the following day. I read a couple of reviews on the 9200TB, and couldn't find many at the time.
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
Humax Duovisio PVR-9200TB: Missed Programs Are No Longer A Problem
23 June 2008
Summary: Humax Duovisio PVR 9200 TB I had been looking for a Freeview H/D recorder for a few weeks, as there are a few things that I required it to do, it took a lot of looking. Easy recording with an EPG (Electronic Program Guide), fast forward and of course rewind, subtitles recorded with the program, in fact everything that a Skybox can do.
Pros: Record all your favorite programs even two at a time, record a whole series
Cons: EPG could be slightly improved but no real problem
Summary: I bought a set top digibox from Top Up TV. Its a Thompson DV3 Digital terrestrial treceiver and recorder. This box is a similar size to the Sky boxes but more sleek in design. It has a nicely shaped, curved front and comes in dark gray and silver. This boxes plugs into the mains and you attach your TV aerial to it. You need a modern aerial that is capable of receiver Channel 5 if you want to get good reception on digital.
Excerpt: "This is a fantastic Digital Recorder. It is easy to use and allows you to record programs one at a time, daily, weekly or in a series. It also receives software upgrades over the ariel so this box is has more functionality then when we originally purchased it. this is the first time that has happended with electronic kit!! We love it and the amount of space on it means we tape nearly everything we want to see and watch off this box rather than the ...
Pros: Ease of use, and ability to save series
Cons: Unable to take files off the machine at the moment
Excerpt: "I bought this product to replace my "blown up" Digifusion fusion box and I am very impressed with it. It has a massive 160Gb hard drive, very easy to use and intuitive interface and the thing I like most of all is "Series Link". As a sky user for many years, I have missed this function, but now it is available on Freeview ! I Bought the Silver version (9200T/S) and it looks very stylish. One tip I would recommend is as soon as it is plugged in and ...
Excerpt: "...your TV, you have arrived. The Humax 9200 is one of the best Freeview PVR's on the market and in my opinion is the best one. Scanning the Internet looking for a decent one is no easy task, forget the cheaper ones that claim to offer all of the features you need because they probably won't. By paying that little bit extra certainly gives you a whole lot more. This PVR comes with so many features you would actually think that it was more expensive. This ...
Pros: Huge hard drive, One touch recording and excellent picture quality .
Excerpt: "...via the Over-the-Air downloads which Humax broadcast from time to time. Picture quality is indeed excellent, with no interference, vivid colours and high contrast. The receiver itself makes recordings which are every bit as perfect as the broadcast signal. You can pause and rewind the live broadcast if the telephone rings, and you can also watch a recording as its taking place. With the twin-tuner, you can watch one channel and record another, ...
Pros: Excellent picture on playback/recordings . Easy to use . Comprehensive list of features
Cons: TV guide takes ages to load . Manual could be slightly better . Plasticky remote .