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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“Thomson freeview recorder”

Written on: 03/04/2013 by astra1.6 (1 review written)

DO NOT believe all the above. These are great boxes and they are cheap!!! Mine has performed flawlessly for over six years. Not one problem!! However, it needs a good, clean digital signal, or you may get problems, as you will with ALL of this type of recorder. These Thomson boxes are dead cheap on e-bay and I recommend anyone to get one… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“Never buy this freeview recorder”

Written on: 15/03/2013

One word - rubbish Been dodgy from the moment we bought it don't know how they can get away with selling these product haven't seen one positive comment should be taken off the market NEVER AGAIN… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“LOST ALL RECORDINGS”

Written on: 23/06/2011

I bought a Thomson DT16300 Top Up+Digital TV Recorder quite some time ago and have been quite happy with it, there were many occasions when it froze, missed recording programs and told me the programs had been corrupted, however this morning ALL my recordings have been wiped out; HOW could that have happened? I have not even seen them yet, also I can no longer record anything. I rang top up TV and they have told me that unless I pay from £7 to £12 a month subscription they cannot help me, as… Read Full Review

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Written on: 27/03/2013

Hi mate, this is the guaranteed fix for your issue, although nothing will return your recordings but this will fix your problem and only takes 5 mins.

**Unplug universal 230 volt cable from the back and power down any residual energy stored in the capacitor by holding the power button down for 20 seconds.
Now whilst keeping the power button pressed replace the power cable, at the very first blink of the orange LED release the power button and immediately enter this sequence on the units front keypad in quick succession
up ↑ down ↓ left ← right →
the unit will now format the hard drive indicated by activity from the orange and green LED's and takes approx 20-60 seconds depending on hard drive size.
these steps must be done in quick succession
keep trying until you get it correct.
perform channel scan afterwards as normal. jobs a gooden.

RECAP:
1, unplug and hold power button for 20 secs
2, replace power cable holding power button until 1st blink
3, immediately enter - up ↑ down ↓ left ← right → on box
4, wait for solid red LED and power on
5, perform channel scan until all 4 stages are complete*

*note: enter 'choose providers' menu option and switch off all of the TUTV services in the list unless you are a subscriber, this will make available approx 60% more record space on your HDD for 'freeview only' users.

**Hidden maintenance menu:**
Using remote enter - MENU/ HELP/ and type '1,3,9,7'

Enjoy.
Regards, Djmfoc

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“I agree that the box is "DIFFICULT" a lot of the...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

I agree that the box is "DIFFICULT" a lot of the time,I have a tip for you to try-if your not subscribing to TOP UP TV- unfortunately you will lose all saved recordings.-When you scan for TV chanels,abort the scan just as it starts scanning for TOPUPTV services,then reformat the hard drive,my box has been virtually error free since I did this,about a year now,you will have to do this procedure after every software update-GOOD LUCK… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“When it's working it is easy to use i.e. recording etc...”

Written on: 10/07/2009

When it's working it is easy to use i.e. recording etc a doddle. However ours Thomson DTI 6300-16 is only a few months old and has jammed with just the red light on - going on to a forum website helped as I unjammed it using technique that worked for another person. It constantly locks and needs re-booting and now we haven't had an EPG for three days. If we don't sort it out we may be forced to return it - which is a shame as we like the twin tuner facility which allows you to record two… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“could not find anything good to say about this Thomson...”

Written on: 05/06/2009 by jonny123boy (1 review written)

could not find anything good to say about this Thomson DTI 6300-16 box (i have two)

except that initally o.k. then everything went "pear shape"… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“ Been nothing but dissapointed with this Thomson DTI...”

Written on: 02/06/2009 by tellyaddict (1 review written)

Been nothing but dissapointed with this Thomson DTI 6300-16 machine, lock ups, failures and constant resets. Top up TV seems to be the ultimate cause, recent updates have finally killed the machine. I for one will never buy a top up TV type box again, and i would deter anyone else from doing so. contacted top up TV, they seemed aware of the problem but referred us to thomson. the machine is out of warantee period, and will buy something different next time… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“I have purchased two of these Thomson DTI 6300-16 and...”

Written on: 18/05/2009 by aellson (1 review written)

I have purchased two of these Thomson DTI 6300-16 and both have failed after a few months. Thomson do not seem to provide any sort of customer support… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“The Thomson DTI 6300-16 constantly freezes, so you...”

Written on: 10/05/2009 by EggyBread (1 review written)

The Thomson DTI 6300-16 constantly freezes, so you have to reset, losing any programmes you were recording.

Noisy - the fan blowing all the time - you can hear it over the tv.

Missed and corrupt recordings,

When fast forwarding and/or rewinding, it has a mind of it's own.

Series link started taping ALL the programmes - not just the link, but also on the +1 hr channels and the repeats (Top Gear on Dave.... say no more!) It then began to record as it should, only to revert back a month or… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“after reading the comments posted by others i have the...”

Written on: 09/05/2009 by melanie way (1 review written)

after reading the comments posted by others i have the same problem it has ceased to work we have 2 of these machines in the houshold and both ceased to work at the same time i am going to return the machine to the place i purchased them and get them to sort it out with thomson and suggest every one does the same… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“This is very strange, as just this weekend our Thomson...”

Written on: 06/05/2009

This is very strange, as just this weekend our Thomson DTI has ceased to work. It flashes orange light then three smaller lights flash then the fan goes into over ride, then it starts all over. Will not switch on! The machine is just 12 months old… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“PLEASE stay clear of the Thomson DTI 6300-16. This...”

Written on: 05/05/2009 by risinmember (1 review written)

PLEASE stay clear of the Thomson DTI 6300-16. This heap of junk will seriously make your hair turn grey at a rapid rate!! From the time of purchase a year ago it has caused so my grief as anyone who owns one will tell you (lock ups, failed recordings, ff/rew skipping, jumping back to start, stuck on standby etc etc). Mine has finally died 13 months on along with many other owner's machine losing all recordings in the process. PLEASE BE WARNED, DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER BUYING THIS MACHINE!!!… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“The Thomson DTI 6300-16 is an absolutley terrible...”

Written on: 03/05/2009

The Thomson DTI 6300-16 is an absolutley terrible piece of equipment. Too many glitches to list. biggest being massive skips when ff/rew, and/or the whole box just freezes up at any moment (on or off) meaning you have to mess around turning it off and resetting it. mine seems to have just permanently frozen, other reviewers on different sites having the same problem… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“i purchased a Thompson DTI box in dec 08. i have...”

Written on: 17/03/2009 by paulglonek (1 review written)

i purchased a Thompson DTI box in dec 08. i have already had 2 replacement boxes and the one i've now got is still playing up and locking up. it's now only March 09… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“Two words to describe this product 'absolute rubbish' ”

Written on: 16/10/2009

Two words to describe this product 'absolute rubbish'

Bad points were failed to find series links, missed the end off most programs even with the 5 minute before and after buffer and continually froze.

Really bad points stopped working after 5 months with corrupt HD and I lost all my programs.

An amazingly bad product that has caught so many of us by the cheap price dont be fooled by its garbage… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“garbage not to put to fine a point on it had to replce...”

Written on: 04/04/2009 by canon75 (1 review written)

garbage not to put to fine a point on it had to replce the Thomson DTI 6300-16 twice within a fortnight. It was struggling to find any series link, noisy fan box froze easy and audio and picture sync issues and the final straw unable to power on… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“Thomson DTI 6300-16- Easy to use and navigate menus,...”

Written on: 20/01/2009 by nibob (1 review written)

Thomson DTI 6300-16- Easy to use and navigate menus, but others on the market are even easier. Very unreliable. I bought one for the lounge and one for my daughter's room. The one in the lounge was replaced under the guarantee, and the replacement was even worse, so I "traded it in" against another brand (Humax). Hard drive recorders are a brilliant idea but this particular model is very poor and not to be recommended… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“The expression fool me once shame on you fool me twice...”

Written on: 08/01/2009 by lizzieannmac (2 reviews written)

The expression fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me comes to mind. I bought my first Thomson DTI 6300-16 12 months ago and had to have it replaced 9 months later after it crashed several times and would no longer work. Should have taken the refund offer but thought it might have been a faulty machine. Second one only lasted less than 3 months and am now unable to even what the freeview for more than 3 minutes at a time before it crashes. You get what you pay for NOT MUCH. A… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“I have not had any problems so far with the...”

Written on: 07/01/2009 by mbaxendine (1 review written)

I have not had any problems so far with the performance it has recorded all of the programs that I have timed, even those which are regularly repeated. Having said that I would not buy another or recommend to friend because of the continual motor noise… Read Full Review

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Thomson DTI 6300-16

“Would not recommend this to anybody - spend a little...”

Written on: 19/11/2008 by jenmoll (1 review written)

Would not recommend this to anybody - spend a little more on what can only be a much better performer.
I wish I had looked at reviews before my impulse buy!… Read Full Review

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