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Written on: 26/07/2012
This box started out with promise.Unfortunately,the short-comings soon started to materialise.Wont record Family Guy without skipping forward.Humax say they are aware of the problem and are looking into it.That was two years ago and now their customer servicesdont want to know.The latest fault is in the recorded list of programs.If you record two episodes of the same program ,one after the other,and press the i button,you get the same program description for both episodes.Avoid at all costs… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2011 by dandmsummers (4 reviews written)
No problems so far with my PVR9300T. All functions are very easy to use with from the on screen menu (which is more than can be said for the Panasonic DVR it replaced). Ability to record 2 channels and watch a third is great but no doubt quite standard. Play back feature for current channel useful for those missed bits! Have no complaints, a refreshingly simple device with great utility. Definitely recommend… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/02/2011
Had the Humax PVR9300T for some time now, when i first had it like some of the comments i see on here it did lock up time to time, but since the firmware update the PVR if ok, not locked up for a long time now.
If a recording a series and you do a channel update then it will lose the settings for what you want to record so will have to put them all in again other than that its a good PVR.
Also the function of looking for films only, or sports ect and to type a name of a show for the PVR to… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/12/2010
My mother-in-law bought this just before Christmas and we set it up on Boxing Day. The set up was incredibly easy - plug it in and off it went. Picture quality was very good and no problems with reception. Problems began when we tried to set up scheduled recording. It's not a very user friendly machine. There are several hoops to leap through to achieve something and the manual is also very complicated. The programme guide does not extend further than seven days, which could be problematic if… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2010
We bought the Humax PVR9300T to replace our Thomson PVR which was no longer supported and so far have been disappointed in comparison to our old box which was over 5 years old and our sons Top Up TV PVR.
The box itself was easy to set up and the picture and sound quality are good. Its also easy enough to record programs and series but no more so than any other PVR I have used. There's also a PIP feature which is very handy although:
The PVR hasn't once managed to catch the beginning of a… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/12/2010
Humax 500g Hd freesat PVR recorder, £299.99 at Curry's... Bought this at Curry's for Christmas, was told it was the best of the best and a brand new innovative model which would recod all freeway and terrestrial channels including all free HD channels also. Only one in shop so took it, connected it all up exactly as the guide book instructed, plugged it in an zilch! Not a light, no noise, heat - a total disappoinent altogether. Took it back the next day and requested another - they DHL one… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/11/2010 by jadybaby (1 review written)
I bought the 9300T about two years ago. For periods of time it works really well. Then it seems to go through periods where it freezes. As a result it is unreliable for recording. When it freezes all I can do is unplug it and then the television guide takes ages to reload. If it wasn't for these problems and the fact that it can only be programmed 8 days ahead it would be a good machine… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/11/2010
The Humax PVR9300 was a very generous present from my brother last Christmas and for the first 9 months there's not really been too many problems and the features are great.However, for the past couple of months the box has kept freezing - sometimes upto 4 times in 1 hour. It started missing recording programmes on a series link which was incredibly frustrating. Then it recorded a programme 3 timers simultaneously then the next programme overwrote that one and recorded 6 times simultaneously… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2010 by First Avenue (34 reviews written)
We are overall very please with our Humax PVR9300T 320GB digital box. It does do what is says on the tin and is incredibly useful especially the series link feature. Our main complaint is it only has an 8 day timer which is insufficient when going on holiday. We would like to see the timer capacity increased to 14 days. to date apart from a couple of minor problems it has been hassle free… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/10/2010 by angel eyes22 (2 reviews written)
After months of signal strength problems with Sky I bought this from Argos and I have been thrilled with it. I can actually watch and record programmes - something I have had difficulty doing with my Sky HD box!!!. It was also really easy to install using the existing cables from Sky.
It took an hour or two to get used to the remote but now I find my way around with ease.
I hope I won't have the problems others seem to have experienced but so far so good and I have finally been able to… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2010 by tonyv Dundee (1 review written)
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We have had this machine since May 2009. Initially it was pretty good, though the screen designs and layout of the control pad are not particularly user friendly. Since around the time of the digital changeover here the machine has been totally unreliable. We regularly switch the whole thing off and back on again after a wait, but this doesn't have any lasting effect.
The two things that are giving problems are:
1. it fails to record scheduled programs,eg… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2010
I've had this for 2 years now, longer than any of our previous set top boxes which seemed to only last about 6 months before the channels started freezing or not loading. We live in Oxfordshire and have been on a tempory transmitter for over a year now and still manage to get most of the channels despite the weak signal in our area. There are days when we have the usual digital interference and freezing, but far less than with our previous boxes. The record facility is so easy to use, I wonder… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2010
I am not the greatest with technology of any sort but this Humax PVR9300T 320GB is easy-peasy to operate and I was familiar with all its controls and uses within an hour or two. Using it day in, day out is a doddle - the picture quality from my old Hitachi television is good, the sound is fine and althouth the electronic programme guide isn't the quickest to load I've never had a problem with the time it takes - some days slower than others.
I do have a gripe with the series link recording… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/09/2010
Bought Humax PVR 9300T 320GB nearly two years ago. Unlike other reviewers, have had no problems either before or after digital switchover. Latest software updates have largely solved slow loading of TV guide. Picture quality is great, sound very good. Am just upgrading to HD version, and selling my current model to friend. Can thoroughly recommend this Humax product… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2010
I did not realise that this product (Humax PVR-9300T)had been in production so long.
Anyway, they have cured the noisy fan problem that many of the reviews refer to.
I have rung their helpline twice and have been quite impressed by the quick connection and the advice given.
To me, the product has one major fault. When you look at the list of recorded programmes you do not get a brief description when you settle on them. You have to actually start playing the selection before you can tell what… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2010 by jane2perry (1 review written)
Bought mine 2 years ago, and it was wonderful. Last autumn the reception started to deteriorate, with images and sound breaking up. I rang Humax and they were friendly and helpful - replaced the unit without question. The new one worked wonderfully at first, then started to wind down again. And so on. 3 weeks ago they announced an upgrade, and I had perfect pictures for a week, then deterioration again. I can now only get the BBC channels. Humax deny it's anything to do with them, say it… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2010 by jackkirk (1 review written)
I bought the Humax PVR9300T in July 2009. It worked fine until mid-september when the digital switchover began in Wales,then the controls started freezing, programs did not always record, could not watch a recorded program whilst recording another and epg would take an eternity to load. After phoning Humax helpline, I was assured that ota software was soon coming to fix these problems. This finally arrived at the end of november and was ineffective. In early January I phoned Humax, but after… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2010
Lots of features and nice picture quality, and massive capacity all good. However, keeps losing all the recording settings, freezes every so often, and now 1 month after the end of warranty the screen on the front has packed in. Also, you can never put it on standby as it loses all the schedule which takes ages to repopulate. Not good enough I'm afraid… Read Full Review
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