Written on: 12/07/2012 by mjtopping (4 reviews written)
I was not looking forward to the end of analogue have used VHS tapes for so long and enjoying the convenience of taking them from one room or house to another. I tried a DVD/HDD recorder but that was far too slow and cumbersome.
However I bought this via Amazon from Humax refurbished for under £100 and am very well pleased with it. The installation was a breeze being fully automatic and need for the manual minimal. That I am not keen on at all and feel it could be improved and simplified.
The biggest advantage is obviously being able to record all freeview channels. You just press the 'guide' key, place the cursor on the program wanted the the 'OK' key. Simple as that, and if the program is one in a series then it gives you the option to save the others. You can also record two different programs at the same time and watch something else
It has lots of other clever tricks such as watch one program with another showing in a frame.
The busiest key is 'Menu' because it takes you the list of recorded programs. You just select which you wish to watch and press Menu. You also can see programs scheduled to be recorded and add or delete.
In all very simple, so far very reliable except in poorest weather but that is mainly down to my aerial.