Topfield TF5800 PVR Review

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Topfield TF5800 PVR

“Topfiels TFR5800 ”

Written on: 31/01/2011 by flatcoat2 (3 reviews written)

Topfiels TFR5800

I've had this box for about 3 years and initially thought problems were down to me not being techno savvy and failing to fully understand how to operate it.

Not so however and problems have multiplied as time goes on.

Initially this box would not load channels in order (something even a £5 special out of cheapos'r'us can do with ease)but allocated them all the place in duplicate or triplicate with many not actully receiving said channel and the ones that did beeing numbered 1000+. This was partially remedied with a download but some stations are still duplicated but with the same number now with one of them not actually working.

This box has loads of great features - or at least it would if they actually wored. For example, set up a series link and it will go along nicely for two or 3 weeks and then just stop recording the series.



Other faults are that it tells you it has recorded the requested staion for the required amount of time but when you try to watch it won't play and then you notice the length is noted at 0mb.



another foible is it recording some strange station at random for countless hours. My box seems to particularly partial to recording radio stations and gay rabbit in particular.



This box has had so manny faults i think I've probably forgotten a few but its latest trick is that whatever station you ask to be recorded it will set up another parallel recording on BBC1 at the same time.



Allegedly this has a great site from which you can download many useful apps to improve its performance. Only if you have a degree in computer speak though (well it was 3 years ago anyway), it is not for the layman.



This is an expensive box and has to be the biggest heap of useless junk I have ever bought.

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Guest's Response to flatcoat2's Review

Written on: 20/02/2012

lol at this review i can relate to his

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