Written on: 05/12/2009
dearest peice of s*** i every had i was i rolled the money up and burned it b easyer i love to meet the company to ask for my money back (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
hi,I have a thompson dti6300 and it is now redundant because it will not hold the channels properly,I have had an engineer out and he says that alot of these boxs are now useless since all this change over buisiness and my ariel is fine,are the manufactures going to hold there hands up over this or are they going to blame the digital service? and before this problam the box was intermitant ie freezing and not recording etc,anyone else out there now got redundant freeview equipment please... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009
I bought my freeview recorder five months ago and have been experiencing similar problems. It freezes on a weekly basis, has not recorded some programmes and usually misses the last five minutes off all Channel 4 recordings. Last week I lost my TV guide rendering the recorder useless and after reading these reviews was not at all hopeful that it would come back. I phoned the help line, they gave me a secret code and within 24 hours it was working again. It is worth calling the helpline... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009
Well, it's been 16 months since I wrote my review on this frustrating piece of junk, and things haven't improved much, which is a shame because it's so easy to use and things like pausing live tv and recording a whole series is so easy and convenient. But all the problems keep happening, recordings fail (very common), box freezes (on a regular basis), and the best yet: I set it to record a 30 minute program and it recorded 29 hours and 16 minutes non-stop!!!! Half the HDD was used up!... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
A good system with great functionality, All the channels you could want without the hassle of a monthly subscription, The recording function works well playback is smooth and I feel as if I have got a good product for a great price. I would recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009
I bought my recorder Jan 08. seemed like a good buy at the time, good when its working Ok but frequently freezes or deletes recordings. Forever having to unplug or reboot it. Now my remote has a mind of its own and cannot get a new one. RUBBISH (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
box freezes up, and the only way to get it back on line is to kill the power to it. It cannot be relied on to record properly, a serious waste of time and cash. there has to be better machines out there which work . (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009
PILE OF RUBBISH, DONT BUY IT, JUST LIKE ALL OTHER REVIEWS CONSTANTLY FREEZING, AND AS FOR THE HELP DESK, DONT RUN UP YOUR PHONE BILL, THEY DONT HAVE A CLUE (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2009
We have had trouble with this box for months, picture freezing, not recording all of a programme, forever deleting everything in planned recordings. It took several phone calls to the helpless line in order to set it up in the first place. Now its showing the no signal sign on ALL BBC channels. Can't think of anything good to say about it. Pile of rubbish don't waste your money. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2009
Bought Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder on Wednesday tried to set up Thursday but no luck returned recorder to store on Friday, the gentleman in front of me was returning his recorder having had the same problems. I was very unhappy with the product and all the time wasted in my endeaver to set up.
Rating no stars out of 5.
Written on: 26/09/2009
bougth thomson 160gd lasted 8 months it crashed then got thomson 250gd start freezing and crashing after only 4 months will not buy another thomson box rubbish. ever again
Written on: 11/09/2009
Well judging from the reviews on here I dont think much more needs to be said and most of the shops dont sell it anymore....yes the Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder is that bad. It is cheap for a reason! It continually froze, crashed and either failed to record programs or deleted them. We were fooled for a while into believing that perhaps it was due to poor signal strength in our area. WRONG! We took returned the box and got our money back. We bought a Digihome recordable box for £80... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2009
Had problems with this Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder box of rubbish since bought 15 months ago. Picture freezing had to continually unplug and reboot to get it to work. Finally now it wont record at all. As I said a box of rubbish. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009
It looks like i've been experiencing the exact same faults as everyone else with the Thomson 160gb digital recorder namely constantly freezing up,recording a program then deleting it and now finally it wiped the hard drive clean and now it won't record anymore (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
since i first got the thomson digital tv recorder i have had trouble with it freezing loss of recordings the list is endless . idid have two of these units but ihave dealt with problems with the worst one , i corrected its faults with a two pound hammer. the remains are now in the local tip .thanks abunch thomson. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2009
This Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder box is easy to use when it works. This is the problem as there is a tendency for the box to freeze on a regular basis and repeatedly on occasions. This also means you loose the use of the top up TV service and any recorded programmes. They say it is due to corrupt files but formatting the disc does not help. However the features are clear and easy to operate. It is just frustrating. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009 by TerryM (1 review written)
We've had the Thomson 160Gb recorder for 18 months but hardly a day goes by without it mal-functioning. No Thomson, this is NOT the way to build a hard-drive recorder. We would throw it away but at least it gives us the 14-day programme planner until we buy a replacement (other make of course). Almost daily failure to record correctly, sometimes bombs out and re-boots even while watching, records wrong programmes, cannot seem to cope with what's asked of it. Obviously not developed... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009 by DDR (2 reviews written)
Bought my Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder last year when there were relatively few recorders on the market, as it appeared to offer good value for money.
Although the remote works well and controls the TV too, the box generates too much noise - I would not reccomend this in a bedroom.
It appears that powering off at the mains also creates its own problems as the programme guide can fail to be updated.
That aside, the recording has only failed once so far and the digital tuner has not... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009
The Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder box I had was hopeless - failing to record, freezing while recording.
Unable to watch recorded programs even though they are listed as saved. - You select the program and press ok and the box just switches to live tv (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009 by stewartiority
It's up and running again. But when trying to record with the Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder the red recording light comes on but stays on when recording time is over. then the library is empty. (read more)
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