Humax PVR9150T 160GB Review

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BeezaMark's review of Humax PVR9150T 160GB

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Humax PVR9150T 160GB

“Bought to replace our noisy, buggy Thomson DTR. The...”

Written on: 14/12/2008 by BeezaMark (6 reviews written)

Good Points
Does what it says on the box with very little fuss. Loads of useful features. A better product than some cheaper PVRs on the market. You get what you pay for.

Bad Points
Menus sometimes feel a little counter-intuitive.

General Comments
Bought to replace our noisy, buggy Thomson DTR. The Humax impressed me straight away because it has an Off switch on the back. No more unplugging the unit if it freezes up then! Another good feature is a basic panel of control buttons under a flap on the front of the unit. If your remote stops working you can still operate the Humax from this front panel.

After a month of use the Humax hasn't frozen up or corrupted any recordings, unlike our old Thomson unit. The only downside has been learning to use the Humax, which isn't as simple to operate as the Thomson. However, this is a minor niggle. Now that we're starting to get used to the slightly odd way the menus work, it's much easier to navigate through the Humax EPG and set up recordings etc. The Humax has many more useful features than the Thomson.

The Humax is very quiet in use and the onboard digital tuner produces a better picture than our old Thomson unit. There's still some pixilation but it's not as intrusive as it was with the cheaper unit.

Purchase price is a little higher than for other PVRs with similar specs, but the Humax and its remote feel robust and do their job with very little fuss. Highly recommended.

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Beezamark's Response to BeezaMark's Review

Written on: 06/04/2009

I've had problems with the box freezing. Even switching it off and then back on again doesn't cure the problem. An email to the Humax helpdesk sorted the problem but it involved erasing all my personal settings and starting again with the factory defaults. Not happy, but still better off than I was with my previous model.

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