Written on: 30/10/2011
I know absolutely nothing about technology but decided to update my 10yr old digibox to this recording one. The playback speed is often far too fast rendering the programme unwatchable. It takes an age to turn on, choose a recording and is basically incredibly slow at doing absolutely everything. I speant £100 pounds on this box thinking it would be a wonderful treat to not miss any programmes I like watching, its actually made watching TV incredibly difficult. When it does record, it also... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2011
I've had it up to and over my head with this Freeview recorder. Deleting recordings takes over 30 seconds,even if the recording is only 5 mins long - an eon in modern day terms! Selecting a programme to record, the Hitachi160HDR selects all programmes of the same name to record as well, clogging up drive space. I'm now unable to cancel recording once its started- this when only less than 12 months old. It also won't let me cancel a recording in the 'timers' section and if too many programmes... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010 by ge121259 (1 review written)
Having nothing to compare with,only my old VHS recorders ,I found this so simple to use I expected great difficulty at my age 76 and not liking change . But it's a real doddle .. I wont hesitate to get another if need be with my other flat screen TV . This Hitatchi is freeview included so will be perfect for when the changeover occurs .I did look on line for reviews and it was well reccomended.. The box itself is slim and neat.and its good to be able to see all the channels programmes at a... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2010
easy to set up and use,upscales great on all channels-looks good too.handset also easy to use and things one uses most are in the right place.epg and record set up is one of the best ive used in a long while,repeat record or link is far better than all the others ive used.value for money (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2009
The Hitachi HDR160 is a very good box, it is used extensively and has never let us down (touching wood!). On two occasions it has restarted itself without any operator input but has never lost any of the information stored.
It is sooooo easy to use its unreal; being really picky if it had a series link type feature it would win 5 * from me.
Overall buy it!!! (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009 by electrix2 (1 review written)
After much research and downloading of manuals for other machines, I found that the Hitachi HDR160 appeared to be equiped with all the required features and ease of use to make viewing a pleasure.
So I ordered a unit and was not dissapointed!! Unlike other rated machines, the remote control is very convieniently sized with buttons for easy accoess to the impotant features, ie there is a library button, this is hidden in the menu page on may other units. Thios feature gives you direct access... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2008
We got a 162 (not a 160). Recorder is attractive and easy to use - great menus, good 8-day guide that you can search through, good series recording - generally fully-featured. Only 1 real problem: the recording we had (about 50% of them) skipped forward in time. That is, they recorded the right length but skipped forwards on playback: basically unwatchable. We swapped for another, but it exhibited the same problem. Good recorder, with a fatal flaw that didn't make it fit for purpose. Maybe... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008
The Hitachi HDR160 looks good, and does what it says on the box!
It's easy to set up and understand although potential dust problems in open vents? (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2008 by jontycampbell (1 review written)
Pretty much idiot proof, you can delete naff channels if you like (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2008 by RamFan
Generally a very good product spoiled by Hitachi not fully implementing the features that are actually detailed in the manual. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2007 by garstang
After going through several digi-boxes I wasn't expecting anything different from this one, but there is less interference than any I have had before, really easy to use for viewing, recording and playing. I love this Hitachi HDR and would recommend it to anyone. (read more)