Written on: 21/09/2012 by RUISPOWERGilly
had mine since 2004 it's kept me happy recording all my favourite programs when i'm busy .It was a great investment. Yesterday it has frozen on me I tHINK IT'S LIFE HAS COME TO IT'S END I WILL MISS IT SO MUCH .I WOULD OF BOUGHT A NEW ONE BUT ALL THE REVIEWS I HAVE READ ARE ALL BAD SO ITS PUT ME OFF .BUT I WILL MISS IT AND IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW I CAN FIX MINE PLEASE LET ME KNOW . (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2012 by frankklin (3 reviews written)
HAd no problems at all with Humax PVR-9200T. Would completely recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2012 by m8on (4 reviews written)
Works perfectly 99% of the time. Was easy to setup and has ran perfectly since bought it. I did update to the latest software on purchase (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2012
We have had one of these for 5 or 6 years, and apart from the first 6 months before the GUI firmware was update, it has been absolutely brilliant. It has been reliable, easy to use, and gives great picture and sound quality. HOWEVER, after its long sterling service, it has began to miss programs in the last few months. Time for disc re-format? If not, it is time to upgrade to HD (I would gladly buy the Humax Fox T2 HDR). I can see many bad reviews of this PVR, on this site, and my comment... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2011 by vectra1
Absolute rubbish, keeps freezing up.Help line useless. Bought one for my Father at the same time and it's just as bad. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT !!! (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2011
Simply apalling. I purchased this based on recommendation by Which? - don't believe their reviews and do not buy a Humax. It is entirely unreliable and Humax support is not interested. My box continually locks up and the controls do not work - very frustrating indeed. The dual recording capability is good but only if you can control the box! Buy only if you like a challenge and are not prone to throwing failing electronic equipment from the top window in a 10 storey block of flats! (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2011
Often fails to record. Whatever you do don't buy Humax. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
As with many other Reviewers I too have had the 'cold shoulder' fro HUmax Support. All they seem to want to do is get you off the 'phone which is fine at their charge rate! I am not going to buy another Humax box - ever!. I would suggest they buy cheap bits and pieces, put them together in a fancy box and hope Punters increase their profits and sales. Not me again so, don't buy Humax!
Look for a reputabe Supplier or, stay away from this type of device and Humax. By the way, this is my... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2010
As others have said - when it works it is a splendid machine - but ! After about two years of intermittent service it has gone haywire. It misses reserved programmes but leaves them on the reservation list after the recording time, it shortens some recordings so that you miss the end, it mis-labels some recordings etc. etc. The worst thing now is that it locks up quite frequently and nothing can be done with the control. This can be temporarily cured by de-powering but it returns.... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010 by redshark1 (3 reviews written)
After having an unreliable panasonic dvd recorder this machine has been a revelation. It does everything I want reliably and I've found it easy to use and great value.
The recent broadcast of software over the airwaves has improved things still further. It also seems to have cured the very occasional lockup that occured and which had to be cured by switching off for a minute or so via the switch at the back.
The digital switchover has been overcome very smoothly.
I have noticed no other... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2010
My 4 year old son can use the Humax with ease - if you aren't techno-savvy and want an easy way to record programmes then buy a Humax!
Now the problems caused by the digital changeover have been cured by an over-the-air update I've fallen back in love with my box - it is great!
My only complaint is the difficulty in transferring recorded programmes to DVD - I'm considering buying a DVD recorder for this purpose, just play the programme and record on DVD, much easier than trying to put... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2010
My Humax was returned to John Lewis last month where it will stay. The same experience as others and since the digital switchover just getting BBC 1 on was a challenge after having switched it off and on several times. I miss its good times now but it was serously compromised by the switchover. Now relying on an old Humax didgobox which has lost a load of channels in the meantime. Really sad I'm having to consider Sky just to get a half decent chance of a delayed recording facility (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Like others i have had a mostly good relationship with my Humax until the digital switchover. Since then all has been hell and the help desk have lost the will to live.
So whilst the Humax was once a lovely machine prospective buyers should think twice. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2010 by numsadog (3 reviews written)
I have owned my Humax PVR-9200T for two years and initialy it was OK. Over time it has suffered slow response and many "freeze ups".
Since the DSO in April 2010 (Mendip transmitter) it has failed to load the Electronic Program Guide properly.I have tried all the workarounds suggested on the Humax forums but to no avail. Humax say that some updated software is on its way but they have been saying this since 2008 and nothing has come yet.
I would very much wish to say that I like this machine... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2010
Humax 9200t I can sum this machine up very quickly
Don't buy one. repeat Don't buy one unless you want a massive head ache!
Written on: 26/03/2010
For the first year, the PVR9200TBX was very good, while not very intuitive to use, it was not difficult. But for over 6 months now it has been freezing. Even before it freezes, the subtitles get badly delayed. Even the "on-off" switch on the front fails to turn it off. Response from Humax is essentially that "there isn't a fault with the product, it's the fault of the broadcasters". I couldn't possibly comment. Furthermore, it does not interoperate with non-Windows computers to save... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010
Worked brilliantly till digital switch-over. Since then, just a pain in the neck. Humax know - and acknowledge - that it needs a 'fix' and say that one will be broadcast, but months have gone by and nothing has happened. Perhaps their other models work better, but they haven't put anything on their website to help, and don't offer any new advice by email - just their standard line. Definitely DON'T buy this model. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010
This is a fantastic machine for as long as it works ok. During its two year life the capacity of the hard drive has slowly but steadily reduced so that it is now full and can not record any more when showing only 33% full. I assumed that reformating the hard drive would solve this but I was informed by Humax in 2009 that a new software release would be required to fix this known problem but that they had no date set for its release.
I have contacted them since several times and have had... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2010
The guest that says that the "Leap Forward" past adverts is wrong to say that
it can only be done in whole minutes.
Go into MENUE down to PREFERENCES right to MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS right again
to COMMERCIAL SKIP TIME right again to chose time steps eg 15, 30, 60, 120 seconds.
In my opinion, the 9299 is a better, more useable machine that the later 9300.
because the front controls and the display are easily used and read.
gzerosan (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2009
A decent product but flawed. The timer breaks regularly. A fix is £50 and there is no goodwill from Humax. It also fails to record on a regular basis for no apparent reason. I use only 50% of the buttons on the remote, as several features just don't work very well. For example, advert skip time can only be set in whole minutes, and advert breaks are not in whole minutes, so if you want to watch the whole program you need to fast forward. And if you press play twice after fast forwarding the... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009 by jophus67 (1 review written)
glad I bought my humax pvr-9200t when I did, quite a few years ago. Never had any problems and amazed at the number of programmes I can record at the same time, too many to keep up with watching but easily erase if don't want to keep or watch (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009
We, too, purchased a Humax after researching, believing it to be the best. We purchased the Humax PVR 9300T, from Currys and took out an extended 3 year warranty. We are now on our 3rd box, every one having had the same problem. We set the series link to record but after several weeks it knocks itself off and fails to record. Moreover, invariably if you set two programs to record, consecutively, the second fails to record. Fortunately, our three year warranty with Currys is still in valid,... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
Bought my Humax PVR-9200T a little over a week ago - after reading reviews on the net. I'd had a bad experience with the last freeview recorder I'd had (a Thomson), culminating in it failing completely. The truth is, I'd never had a digital HDD recorder that worked well - there was always something wrong with them! So I was determined to get the best one possible this time - especially if I was going to spend £200 on one! It starts and sets up easily (though I was thrown at first by the... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2009
I have now had my Humax PVR-9200T for about a year and it has been excellent. It has certainly changed how we view television and apart from the News, we very rarely watch TV when it is being shown but record it and watch it later. That way, you can skip the adverts.
It has frozen a couple of times but I have never lost anything. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009 by colgster (1 review written)
What an excellent piece of equipment.The ability to record two programs and as long as your third channel appears in one of the transmission channels, you can watch a third.
Also, the ability to suck the programs off the Humax and store on DVD's etc. I have found the Humax software a bit naff though, there is a great homemade one out on the net. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2009
Over two years this Humax PVR-9200T machine has been reliable, and has a good specification. In fact, so good, that we seem to have moved over to always watching a recording than live. The software in the Humax PVR-9200T recorder has a few bugs that shouldn't have got into the first version, never mind persisting after updates. Two that sometimes drive me nuts is the way that if padding before or after a programme requires the recorder to make three recordings (which isn't possible), it... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2009 by Deflon
Have lost all my recorded programmes on my Humax PVR on at least three occasions when the system freezes and was forced to reformat the drive to continue. It has also frozen on a few occasions when powering off/on was sufficient to start it again. The latest problem is that it stopped recording both manually and automatically and again I had to reformat the drive to get it recording again. Keep losing the end of programmes as it doesn't track them properly and the 10mins extra isn't enough.... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2009 by Pamelahunt
This is undoubtedly an excellent machine. I live in an area of a weak digital and the PVR9200T delivers a very good quality picture. It could be argued that this is a Rolls Royce among set top boxes. I would have rated it at 10, however read on...
Humax's customer service that I experienced was appalling. My machine still under guarantee crashed. I found it hard to get through to anyone in customer services and I dread my telephone bill when it comes through. This is the only way I can... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008 by lozblanko (1 review written)
Easy to use, ultra-reliable, neat looking, all the required features and fast operation. Loads of storage space.
Can also transfer mpg files to a computer. Brilliant.
Support for this unit has been excellent.
Regular software updates have added new features and made it more and more enjoyable to use. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008 by Speedy Lee (1 review written)
I replaced a twice faulty Digifusion PVRT-200 with the Humax 9200T and never have looked back. Every piece of electronic kit will have faults, mine has been fault free .
BTW the fan blows air OUT, and is a good reason for it running in order to help keep the air cool around the internal power supply board. If you want something silent-then go read a book.
Just about to fit a 750Gb disc...............
The 9200T is highly recommended and worth the extra £ £ (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2008 by phit03
Good picture quality (for Freeview), large hard disk (I bought the 320GB version), ability to schedule radio recordings (but no series link available).
I've only had the box for a month so maybe I just haven't learnt the correct way to do things but it's nowhere near as intuitive to use as SKY+. I got the box because I was fed up with paying SKY £10 a month for the privilege of recording the freesat channels but maybe it's worth it to have something that's easy to use and works... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008 by treesmoker08 (1 review written)
Humax PVR-9200T review - I think its just a bit of luck, when we first bought our box it wouldn't pick up any of the channel 5 channels but now we are getting all channels fine. Our problem had something to do with how we positioned our Humax on the TV stand. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008
These are my true and un biased opinion, this is a really excellent product. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2008
I am not a wizard when it comes to electronics but i found the Humax PVR-9200 is one of the easiest bits of kit to operate. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by Pipistrelle13 (1 review written)
Fabulous reproduction of recorded material, BUT unreliable as to what is recorded. Freezes at least once a week (often more frequently). One of the gizmos included is supposed to track programmes; if starting late the humax is supposed to record 'till the resulting late end time and not once has it done so! All programme recordings are ended early by 1-3 minutes so always miss end! I can't do the add on time setting if I want to auto record a series (as explained in the additional note).... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2008
Very poor instructions on how to operate the device successfully - it has been a 'poke and hope' situation in trying to use the unit. I think I am getting there. Will need to write my own instruction manual. I have only had the unit for three days so in time might resolve these niggles. As mentioned above an instruction manual which was clear and concise would be useful. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008 by ivycottage (2 reviews written)
I have to say that the Humax pvr 900t is the best electrical item that I have ever purchased, it has features that I never dreamt were available on a freeview set & a solid heavy feel & quality that you used to get from Sony in the 1980s. The good points out weigh the bad ones by far & after owning this set for 6 months I am not one bit surprised it has gone up £20 since I bought it.
It has a fantastic menu for previewing programs & to set them to record you simply highlight & press ok.... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008 by Mr Jelly (2 reviews written)
My first PVR and I am over the moon with everything about it. I particularly like the feature that, when you pick a prog' to record, if it is part of a series, the Humax prompts you to chose if you want it to just record that one prog' or automatically set to record the whole series. Great! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008
The Humax PVR-9200T lets you do everything that sky+ does but on freeview. You can record straight off the TV guide. Can record 2 channels while watching a third. Can record a whole series. One problem is that the tuner is so sensitive you may pick up the wrong transmitter. I initially picked up the Midlands channels even though I live in the Northwest. I think other users may have had this problem and not realised. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2008
Well I have a Sharp Aquos and before this tv we were using a general digi box with a Sony trinitron, naturally the digi box was ok but the signal was not great as we are outside the city. We then bought the Sharp Aquos as we were told that the components inside are far superior to a digi box, and this was true, the Aquos arrived and the digital channels never have interference, just solid signal. We were then looking for a way to record things off the tv. We were recommended the Humax... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2008
Bought it for my daughter for Christmas 07 and she is over the moon with it. Job well done! Just had an update for it over the air (can also be downloaded off their web site if you so wish) just press ok and all was loaded automatically. Great piece of kit for the price. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008
I bought a 9200T from Comet 1 month ago. It's very simple to set up, easy to use and appears well made. The picture and sound quality appear to be as good as the original transmission. The series link makes recording so easy.
Basically I haven't got a bad word to say about it and it's much better than the DVD recorder I had previously.
The only thing I haven't tried on it yet is the USB connection. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by rob12340000 (1 review written)
Making the Humax Duovisio PVR-9200 very silent
The Humax makes a little background noise, which is cause by the fan and the harddisk.
De fan noise can be reduced by mounting a Zalman Fan Mate 2 between the fan and the motherboard (*). Adjust the fan voltage to 9 Volt. The fan noise disappears but now the harddisk noise is audible (only in a quiet room). I have solved this by removing the harddisk and put it on two soft foam peaces from 10 x 1,5 cm, 1 cm thickness. The Humax is completely... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007 by gremlin59 (2 reviews written)
We have been using this Humax PVR-9200T recorder most days for just over twelve months. This is the first PVR I've owned so I can not be impartial. I would not hesitate to recommend this PVR it is simple, robust and excellent value. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2007 by tallsteve (3 reviews written)
Love it, love it, love it!
This box will transform your viewing habits. It's easy to use, and it keeps a catalogue of all your recordings by name and date for instant access.
My favourite feature for me are the skip forward / skip back buttons. Skip back is really handy for those "what did she say?" moments. And skip forward just skims through those adverts if you're playing back a recording.
Best of all is that it enables you to make your own schedule and not be tied to the whims of TV... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2007 by Metal Mickey (1 review written)
I haven't had any experience of other Freeview PVRs but I do use Sky+ a lot in my job. I can confidently say that this is a much, much better way of watching and recording television. It has all the good features of Sky+ and does them all much better. The one touch recording from the EPG works perfectly and it's very easy to find a programme that you want to record in the schedule using the keyword search feature.
When using the EPG, the current TV channel remains displayed in a box -... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2007 by gdastreet (1 review written)
I've had no problems with this PVR and would recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2007 by rzharry (1 review written)
The hard disk broke in the week before Christmas, but Humax picked it up, repaired it, and sent it back with a new hard disk within a week, so very impressed with their service. (read more)