Written on: 21/09/2012 by RUISPOWERGilly (1 review written)
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 (1 review written)
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)