Written on: 15/05/2006 by steele2000 (3 reviews written)
The Humax PVR-8000T hard drive recorder is a well thought out unit. It only has a single tuner, but I did not find this a problem at the price. It also has a nice menu system. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by Angus12 (1 review written)
My brand new Humax PVR-8000T hard drive recorder could not record. Humax customer service acknowledged it was a software problem they had been aware of. The issue could have been fixed by transmitting the fix. However, as relatively few machines had the issue, they chose not to. Alternatively they could have sent the cable (with an ancient 9 pin plug) to enable it to connect to a PC to download the fix. They chose not to. You are then left with the choice of buying a cable or returning the... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2005 by Rockeye (2 reviews written)
I bought the Humax because I was fed up with having to keep deleting the contents of the RAM disc (a time-consuming chore which my wife has never mastered!) on my Panasonic DVD recorder (pre-hard drive model) to allow me to record something else. I was also frustrated by the Panny's inability to get itself going for at least 60 seconds after switch on. Also, I did not feel justified in spending £400+ on a replacement DVD/HD recorder.
I had heard of Humax in Which? magazine reports where... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2005 by 33rpm (7 reviews written)
Although I live in a "non Freeview" area the Humax was able to find all of the available free-to-air channels with good signal strength and picture quality.
Tuning in was a breeze and this was achieved with no problems in a matter of minutes. I didn't find the manual the easiest to follow, but luckily the on-screen menus were pretty well laid out, and I found that I was able to record and reserve a programme for recording at a later date, within 30 minutes of playing around with the set.... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2005 by PeterH9572 (1 review written)
Just bought a Humax PVR-8000T for an 80year old whose video broke. Really easy to set up out of the box and good picture quality for freeview. Has all the expected features of freeview except top-up tv.
As a recorder, the unit is easy to set a recording on - once the 7 day EPG has loaded just point to it on the Guide and press OK. This is where the confusion arose - the unit makes a "Reservation" it was unclear if this was to record the program or just to watch it. Trial and error proved... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2005 by amtrakuk (2 reviews written)
The Humax PVR-8000T is a small attractive unit that is ready for use within minutes of turning it on for the first time. The software version I had has the ability to record both Radio or TV as well as being able to browse and reserve programmes using the 7 day EPG during this.
I like the ability to search for a programme on the EPG by entering in the title (or partial) as well as the Gant Chart EPG.
The remote control can be programmed to perform basic controls of the TV (Standby/Power... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2005 by BigAde (4 reviews written)
My VHS recorder died and I was on the look out for a replacement. Bought a Humax PVR-8000T and never looked back. It did have a few software bugs early on but these are mostly ironed out. But the Humax support are great, mailed me an RS-232 and upgraded the firmware via my laptop.
It is so easy to use with the EPG, just highlight the programs you wish to watch and that's it.
There are a few more features I would like but for the price it's a bargain.
You can record all of the Freeview... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2005 by shorty123 (1 review written)
Very good low price HDD, perfect if you are fed up with analog VHS quality, very simple to use, optical SPDIF output is a bonus.
Had a few probs tuning certain channels namely ITV because signal is poor around my way (no troubles with other freeview units) however made sure to use a 75ohm co-ax and all came good... so no problems!
Great option to 'reserve' programs in the TV guide which automatically adds them to the record schedule.
Basically sky plus for freeview... which is nice. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2005 by andyrawlins (2 reviews written)
I bought this unit due to its multiple magazine awards and good ratings on sites such as this. To be fair, it does what it says on the box - ie it records from TV and can provide 'pause live TV' functions etc. However, a number of features make it frustrating to use.
It only has one tuner so, unlike a VCR, you cannot watch one channel and record another: If you are making a recording to archive you are prevented from changing channel. If you are using it in continual recording mode, as... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2005 by Adrian Korsner
I liked almost everything about the machine, but had to return it to the store as, more often than not, I got the on screen message that the signal was poor and no reception. On checking through the menu, I found 89% signal strength but 0% signal quality. This was extremely frustrating and could have been extremely expensive in fitting a new aerial had I not already had a Ferguson 2000T box which worked perfectly all the time. Dissapointing and frustrating. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2004 by bdash (3 reviews written)
Since buying the Humax PVR-8000T box I have not used my VCR. It is so easy and quick to record programmes and then access them. Definitely the future. Pretty easy to use, good picture and the presence of an RF modulator means in simple terms that you can have one TV plugged into the scart and an aerial lead running to a second TV in another room if you wish. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2004 by adamsmith
Do not, in any circumestances, buy this product. It is dire.
(1) It has 40Gbyte of storage but you can only program 20 recordings. That makes two hours each program. That's hopeless.
(2) It has only one tuner, so you can't watch one program and record another. That's worse than a 20-year-old VCR
(3) It keeps asserting the scart signal that stops the TV looking at the UHF aerial. If you hit standy to stop this, does it break the recording? I have no idea. The recording light certainly goes... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2004 by JohnRit (1 review written)
Humax, who are they? was my first reaction. But look at what Skoda have done with their brand. I have had my PVR 8000T for about 6 months now and my mate bought one as well. No probs and you can get them for not much more than a standard Freeview decoder.
Basically this is like a Sky plus box for Freeview. I will buy Humax again they are very good. This product is the dogs dangly bits it really is. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2004 by jmcr (1 review written)
The Humax PVR-8000T is quite a good unit with one caveat. The inability to record from the scart socket is very limiting. It is an amazing price given that you can now but from currys for about £149. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2004 by joanclarke (2 reviews written)
The Humax PVR-8000T is a great product at a good price. The unit was simple to set up and easy to use. The programme guide is handy and makes it so easy to record favourite programmes. As a previous user of TIVO I found this a great product at a competitive price. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2004 by rover32
For £169 I feel the Humax PVR-8000T is the ideal alternative to a VCR provided (like me) you never actually keep your recordings.
I was disappointed at not being able to subscribe to Topup Tv due to the lack of a card slot.
The playback menu is cumbersome - it needs shortcuts using the remote's buttons.
Overall, worth the money as you're getting a hard disk recorder for about £100 more than a separate Freeview receiver. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2004 by Dekker (5 reviews written)
I did a fair amount of research before buying and I'm very happy with the Humax PVR-8000T Digtial Video Recorder. I have had it 2 weeks and it's well worth the £138 delivered to the door. I have found the unit quiet to run, I was expecting more noise from the hard drive. Unit runs cool too. It comes with a standard 40 Gb drive and if you want to invalidate the guarantee, upgrading to a much larger 120-160Gb drive seems straight forward from what I've read. Well pleased. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2003 by Sony Fan (32 reviews written)
The Humax PVR-8000T is a great product, especially if you've got used to all the benefits of digital terrestrial television and are frustrated at the old analog technology in your VCR.
To briefly describe the PVR-8000T, it is a good quality freeview set-top box with a built-in 40GB hard disk and some clever software.
The digital decoder gives good picture and sound and the MHEG interactive operation is as fast as any modern Freeview box.
The recording side of it is very straight forward... (read more)