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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I actually haved three digifusions and a sony which is...”

Written on: 25/03/2010

I actually haved three digifusions and a sony which is basicly a digifusion with a sony badge. Yes i have battled the horrid HOLD thing but I wouldnt let it beat me and after a lot of advice on a digifusion forum I upgraded the software/changed the harddrive to a 80mb laptop drive ,got rid of the noisy fan and heypresto a fantastic and easy dvr with the freindliest user interface of all. The Sony unfortunately has a rubish interface and at this moment in time cannot be altered.....but I am… Read Full Review

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Redback's Comment

Written on: 22/12/2011

Five stars - what !! Had battles with the Hold problem, upgraded software, replaced hard drive, replaced the fan. It's a bit like Triggers Broom, not much of the original survives. So I reckon the 5 stars don't really belong to the product as sold. I've had two of these things - both caused endless grief and both ended up in the bin. Still, I'm pleased you like it.

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★★★★★
DigiFusion FVRT100

“I've had one of these for about 2 years now and it's...”

Written on: 28/01/2010

I've had one of these for about 2 years now and it's fantastic - I love it!
Anyone who has written a scathing review - please can I give you some money to cover costs and have yours for others in my family?

I've seen mention of the HOLD issue and the freezing up and yes; I've experienced all of that.
Tried buying a newer more costly replacement (another make) and found that was awful to use with a horrible user interface. So, as previously mentioned I opened it up (I work with computers… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“A very good overall experience with the DigiFusion...”

Written on: 27/05/2009 by TVJack (1 review written)

A very good overall experience with the DigiFusion FVRT100. It has served my family well for over two years yet just in the recent month it has broken down causing problems yet these were quickly rectified by a TV repair shop. Very easy device to use with the ability to record 2 diffrent programs and watch a recording on the "Libary" supports all my family's television needs… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I have had my Digifusion FVRT100 for approximately 8...”

Written on: 19/02/2009 by cjkelsall (1 review written)

I have had my Digifusion FVRT100 for approximately 8 months, and already I've experienced the problems reported countless times by other hapless owners of this great turd of a digibox recorder; namely, it got stuck in HOLD for a while, which it cured all by itself, then just after Christmas it decided to become unresponsive. It wouldn't perform any function quickly - changing channel alone would take at least a minute, and the guide and record functions became unuseable. At the end of my… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I've been dying to see all those progs recorded over ...”

Written on: 26/10/2008

I've been dying to see all those progs recorded over the months, but - hey-ho. Now have a Panasonic and a Samsung but I'm keeping my fingers crossed… Read Full Review

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Fiveportions's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2008

Getting a whole year out of it ain't bad -when they work they're great!<br/><br/>When mine started repeatedly freezing after 8 months I disconnected it and got an FVRT150. When the FVRT150 went bonkers after 3 months I re-connected the FVRT100 and for 3 weeks now it's worked flawlessly! I've since had the FVRT150 replaced but after 2 weeks the sound has goofed. A high hassle-factor by anyone's standards.<br/><br/>Your hold problem is often put down to a weak or failing PSU but even if you rectified this, something else would probably go; if there was an easy fix we'd all have it already.

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“When the DigiFusion FVRT100 worked it was excellent....”

Written on: 07/03/2008

When the DigiFusion FVRT100 worked it was excellent. Then started to freeze, on playback. Then get a mind of its own, deciding to break into the TV channel you were watching, refuse to switch off. Helpline was initially impossible to contact - lots of music and apologies - but easier later in week. There is also help e-mail, here I was recommended to upgrade power-supply from 3Amps to 4-5, but is this good money after bad? The phone help-line engineer felt is was more than power-supply, but the… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I had the DigiFusion FVRT100 "box" and for the first...”

Written on: 02/01/2008 by swildgoose (1 review written)

I had the DigiFusion FVRT100 "box" and for the first 18 months thought it was absolutely brilliant then it started to go wrong. A new power supply was the first thing, then it would get slower and slower and simply stop working. Response from the digifusion customer support was varied. I was given a few "re-set" fixes that worked at first but then achieved nothing. (I was having to re-set the box daily) Finally and with some reluctance I have slung the thing out. I have not found anything… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I bought my "box" as a refurbished item just to...”

Written on: 30/12/2007 by jonmac (1 review written)

I bought my "box" as a refurbished item just to evaluate a new technology at a cheap price, then if I thought it worthwhile I would buy a more up-market one... It worked fine for a couple of days and I was very pleased with it until it froze, this was overcome by switching it off and on again. However after a few days of this continually happening I decided to open up the box to have a look (I am a competant electrical techo)... I realised that there was a possible heat problem with the hard… Read Full Review

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Colluder's Response to jonmac's Review

Written on: 15/12/2009

I found this review very helpful because...
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<br/>It gives a simple fix for a common problem with this product; I was going to pass up on this product but might give it a try now. If I do go ahead I will probably rip it apart and put the recommended heat sink on top of the hard drive straight away.

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★★★★★
DigiFusion FVRT100

“I am very satisfied with the performance of the...”

Written on: 26/11/2007 by MRANGRY (1 review written)

I am very satisfied with the performance of the DigiFusion FVRT100. However I utterly detest companies who treat their customers like dirt. I am going up to Comet/Currys now to buy another hard drive recorder after yet another total loss of recorded programmes with Digifusion machine. I see many other customers have had absolutely poor response from this company when they had similar problems… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“For the first 18 months I was pleased with the...”

Written on: 30/10/2007 by johncauser (1 review written)

For the first 18 months I was pleased with the performance of my DigiFusion FVRT100. However, now there is no longer any warranty it is failing on a daily basis. The support team had to replace the mains supply unit under warranty some time ago, but I am now finding the unit dying overnight. It will either display an incorrect time (presumably the time when it fails) or will show a channel number, but in either event it will not respond to either the remote control or the standby switch on the… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I've owned this Digifusion for more than two years,...”

Written on: 25/09/2007 by fusioneer (4 reviews written)

I've owned this Digifusion for more than two years, and have always thought it quite brilliant. There is a very substantial "BUT" which I'll get to in the last few paragraphs though...

Most people will be familiar with the concept of a PVR by now, but to explain - this PVR (personal video recorder) has two Freeview tuners on board, and a hard disk. This means it can record from up to two channels at once (if your favourite programmes happen to clash while you're out) or you can simply watch… Read Full Review

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Mechanic1's Response to fusioneer's Review

Written on: 04/10/2008

I found this review helpful as I was aware of the PSU problems, but NOT the capacitors. I hope that this may solve my problem!.. As soon as I can find the details on-line.. many thanks.

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★★★☆☆
DigiFusion FVRT100

“I'm on my second power supply for the unit for my...”

Written on: 20/09/2007 by brodleaf (1 review written)

I'm on my second power supply for the unit for my DigiFusion, and although it has not given me a lot of problems I will look at an alternative when this one goes toes up… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I have had mains power adaptor replaced, then the box...”

Written on: 11/08/2007 by brianG (1 review written)

I have had mains power adaptor replaced, then the box was sent away for a replacement. The £50 - plus £9.50 to send it back - re-furbished replacement arrived and just never worked. Contacted Digifusion and was on hold for about 30 minutes listening to Musak. ("HOLD" is what they are famous for by the way as the display on the box constantly says "Hold" but will do nothing else) Finally got to speak to someone who told me I would get a "doorstep replacement". A doorstep would have been more… Read Full Review

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Andynewone's Response to brianG's Review

Written on: 04/09/2007

thanks for your time and trouble writing presumably to warn rest of us but could hardly blame you if you did it to spite DigiFusion!
<br/>did any anyone at DigiFusion profer any explanation as to source of fault?
<br/>hardware or firmware?

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Briang's Response to brianG's Review

Written on: 01/10/2007

Actually, the issue was finally resolved when the company sent a new replacement for the box which was the newer model. They replaced it with a FVRT 200. I am still not sure whether this was response to my frequent threats and complaints to them or whether it was just an error on their part. True to form, it was not accompanied by any sort of explanation.
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<br/>I am still not clear why the previous model is so troublesome, but I just know that it is. There has been no problem with the newer model replacement and so far it is behaving splendidly well. I don't know whether to congratulate the company on this solution because, as I say, I'm not sure it was intentional.
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<br/>Best of luck to anyone else with the same problem, and my advice is to be persistent.
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<br/>Brian

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“Not worth the hassle, pay the extra for a quality unit...”

Written on: 24/07/2007 by malc83 (1 review written)

Not worth the hassle, pay the extra for a quality unit like the Humax… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
DigiFusion FVRT100

“There is no noise with it as on other reviews and its...”

Written on: 21/07/2007 by telly addict (1 review written)

There is no noise with it as on other reviews and its very easy to use. Picture quality drops on EP recording and slight ghosting at times would definitely buy a new one when this one has had it… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“Jun 2007 - we bought ours in August 2005, to date it...”

Written on: 20/06/2007 by virgin camper (3 reviews written)

Jun 2007 - we bought ours in August 2005, to date it has worked reasonably well, apart from the fan being very noisy and the power supply blowing up (which Digifusion did replace as they had extended the warranty on that beyond the ordinary 1 year). However last week there was an upgrade overnight, and since that time, rather suspiciously my box has ceased working. Digifusion gave us the instructions on the first call to do a factory reset, which we did, however this has not solved the problem… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I would NEVER purchase a Digifusion product again. The...”

Written on: 15/06/2007 by icteacher (1 review written)

I would NEVER purchase a Digifusion product again. The build quality on the FVRT100 is poor. The fan is noisy and the case is cheap and tinny… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“Have experienced loss of material on the FVRT100s hard...”

Written on: 05/06/2007 by plewisp1950 (1 review written)

Have experienced loss of material on the FVRT100s hard drive and unit going to 'hold' overnight. Also now experiencing complete loss of power presumably, after reading other reviews, that I also have a faulty power cable. Seriously looking at other options of obtaining Freeview and forgo the aggravation other people have experienced obtaining a replacement power cable, only to find that may not solve the problem… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“Mine has blown two power packs so far and freezes...”

Written on: 05/06/2007 by sunibo (1 review written)

Mine has blown two power packs so far and freezes about once a month. OK, it resets easily, switch it off and on again and wait a minute or so but it's annoying. When it works it's very good but we can only use it at standard recording speed. Whenever we tried to get more on the disc, the sound and picture lost synchronisation after 20-30 minutes, again this is simple to fix, stop playback, go to the nearest frame and start again but really annoying for most recordings and difficult to… Read Full Review

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DigiFusion FVRT100

“I have had a FVRT100 for about 14 months. From new, I...”

Written on: 10/04/2007 by sallan (1 review written)

I have had a FVRT100 for about 14 months. From new, I got the EP9 message, and was advised that this was a software problem exacerbated if the machine was trying to compress a recording when the EPG was being broadcast (approx 3am) as the unit records on SP then takes up to 3 hours to compress the recording to LP. I was advised that this would be cured with an imminent software upgrade. As the problem persisted after the software upgrade, I was then advised that the problem was my aeriel as… Read Full Review

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