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Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder

“Probably the worst piece of electronic equipment ever...”

Written on: 22/11/2008

Probably the worst piece of electronic equipment ever to have been put in a box. Do not even consider buying this it'll drive you mad. After 1 year of of frustrated use with all top up TV channels deleted and all library recordings deleted I can only get 2 hopurs of recording capacity on 160GB. Thats less than a single VHS tape! And thats after downloading all the firmware upgrades… Read Full Review

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“Work purchase I have ever made. Hard disc gets...”

Written on: 21/11/2008 by ntaylor (1 review written)

Work purchase I have ever made. Hard disc gets cluttered in no time and its impossible to reformat. Totaly unusable after 1 year and can only be thrown away. Also first year of use is plagued with lock ups requiring reboots. Seldom achieves a sucessful recording… Read Full Review

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“If like me you thought about getting one of these...”

Written on: 16/11/2008 by pisswig (1 review written)

If like me you thought about getting one of these boxes for the advantages of sky plus without the disadvantages of sky, the the Thompson box would appear to be the perfect soloution.

Stop.......... It is not.

This is the worst electronic piece of kit that i have ever purchased. after writing this review, i am going to unplug and throw out of the window (seriously) i will then plug in my 17quid freeview box from Tesco and my old video. The system freezes continuously. software upgrades that… Read Full Review

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“After a while it just kept crashing, you had to turn...”

Written on: 09/11/2008 by fluffyblueberry (1 review written)

After a while it just kept crashing, you had to turn it off from the mains to get it back on - half an hour later, it would crash again. Recordings would be ruined due to crashing. You couldn't risk pausing or rewinding as it would probably crash. It takes absolutely ages to delete any programmes recorded and usually crashes if you try and delete more than a few at any one time. In short, this machine is complete and utter trash in my opinion!!!… Read Full Review

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“Many things wrong with this box. It constantly skips...”

Written on: 09/11/2008

Many things wrong with this box. It constantly skips back to an earlier place in a recording when you're trying to fast forward. It used to record the start of a missed programme but, two months down the line, no longer does this. Files get corrupted and then you can't rewind back your recording. Box often freezes when deleting a programme. Doesn't give back the full recording time e.g. if a programme was half an hour it might only give you back 20 minutes… Read Full Review

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“Twin tuners, pausing live tv then catching up over the...”

Written on: 05/11/2008 by Smudge2142 (1 review written)

Twin tuners, pausing live tv then catching up over the ads. Fast forward up to times 8 without problems. Rewinding live tv. So easy to use, Series link recording.

I was so impressed with the first one I bought, I went on and bought a second one for another room. Which unfortunately has just gone wrong. Am currently trying to find out how to get it repaired. I think an extended warranty would have been a good idea! Well recommend the Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder… Read Full Review

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“I thought that it might be the ariel so i went and...”

Written on: 03/11/2008 by natty w (1 review written)

I thought that it might be the ariel so i went and brought another one but it still happend the i thought it might bee because it wasn't near a window so i moved the room about so it was but yet again all those simptoms happend again it has to be the worst thing i have ever brought… Read Full Review

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“Not a good advert for the company. Should either sort...”

Written on: 01/11/2008

Not a good advert for the company. Should either sort out these problems or recall product and not sell any more… Read Full Review

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“Looking for a different freeview recorder now. When...”

Written on: 28/10/2008

Looking for a different freeview recorder now. When the box works, it works well. Good menu system/easy to use. Two seperate boxes crashed and had to be returned to the supplier. The fan is noisy and is constantly running… Read Full Review

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“This machine has a tendency to crash if you get a...”

Written on: 26/10/2008

This machine has a tendency to crash if you get a corrupted file - it got so bad a few months back and I removed the harddrive and put into a pc - reformatted drive and put back into digibox - a few months down the line and gremlins are back… Read Full Review

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“As if anything else could go wrong ive subscribed to...”

Written on: 26/10/2008

As if anything else could go wrong ive subscribed to setanta sport and to be fair it has some great content. but im so annoyed that evey once in a while i am met with a black screen when trying to watch programs. other than that in my eperience TopUp TV works fine… Read Full Review

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“Avoid this box try a new model maybe they would have...”

Written on: 22/10/2008 by morgan1515 (1 review written)

Avoid this box try a new model maybe they would have soted out the problems better still if you can get sky on freeview it will cost about £150 with no problems and a one off payment… Read Full Review

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“This and its big sibling the 250gb units are dreadful....”

Written on: 21/10/2008 by chris long (1 review written)

This and its big sibling the 250gb units are dreadful. When you watch tv though the units (and on recording playback) the picture will skip for me. As soon as you have a handful of hourse recorded the systemem gets even more unreliable. A show that is labelled as taking up an hour will clear two hours when deleted. Constant hanging, deleting programmes that it has corrupted itself and its inability to rewind or fast forward without jumping back to the start of the show.. therefore I do not… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother. I brought my first one back for a...”

Written on: 20/10/2008

Don't bother. I brought my first one back for a replacement, but the new one is exactly the same. I will never bother with Thompson again I'm afraid!… Read Full Review

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“Forgets to record programmes, 'corrupts' recordings...”

Written on: 17/10/2008

Forgets to record programmes, 'corrupts' recordings and deletes them, crashes constantly. Fast forwarding adverts sometimes usually makes the box skip right back to the start of a recording. The list is ENDLESS. I don't recommend this box - and the only reason I'm not more angry at this Thomson box is the fact that Top-up TV gave us it for free - so at least I didn't part with any money… Read Full Review

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“The box looks good very much like a SKY + box so it...”

Written on: 14/10/2008 by ashdee (1 review written)

The box looks good very much like a SKY + box so it wins on looks. However if it is just a pretty box that sits by the telly and doesnt produce the goods then someone needs to go back to the drawing board… Read Full Review

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“I have had two of these digital boxes and they have...”

Written on: 12/10/2008

I have had two of these digital boxes and they have both been utterly un-reliable. I won't be purchasing a Thompson product in any great hurry in the future after my experience with these… Read Full Review

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“My DTR is great now after a month of little blips...”

Written on: 11/10/2008

My DTR is great now after a month of little blips which kept cropping up. Like tuning in took a few attempts then a problem with freezing, the helpline proved quite helpful too… Read Full Review

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“I have gone on to this site especially to write a...”

Written on: 08/10/2008

I have gone on to this site especially to write a review. This is the first time I have ever done an online review and it reflects how strongly I feel about how bad a product this Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder is. Now I don't know about anyone else but when I spend £90 on something I expect it to work. I didn't have a problem with the noise, I expected it from a product which is basically a computer BUT for a start the fast forward and rewind do not work on recorded programs - they keep… Read Full Review

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“Took my Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder freeview...”

Written on: 05/10/2008 by reynolds247 (1 review written)

Took my Thomson 160gb digital TV recorder freeview box back to comet and because it was 2 weeks over a year old refused to refund not happy with comet either… Read Full Review

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