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Goodmans Freeview 250GB Digital TV Recorder (GDB1225DTR)

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  • Access all Freeview Channels and Radio Stations
  • 4 Digit Display
  • 8 Day EPG
  • Series Recording, Pause Live TV, Playback Trick Modes
  • Interactive Services (Red Button), Digital Text

This product is not suitable for Freesat
This product is suitable for receiving Freeview channels via a terrestrial aerial. This product is not suitable for using with satellite dishes. If you are looking for a receiver to use with your satellite dish please choose a Freesat product. Click here for more details.

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Item model number: GDB1225DTR
  • ASIN: B003F24XD0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,087 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

This Goodmans Digital TV Recorder is equipped with a 250GB hard drive allowing you to record all your favourite programmes for later enjoyment. With twin tuners, you can watch one channel whilst recording another and there'll be plenty to chose from with the 8 day EPG with access to the complete line up of Freeview channels. Play, pause, rewind live TV and delve into the interactive red button services, you can with this model. The hard drive provides enough storage for over a 100 hours of recording which is comforting as with the series record function selected you can be sure you never miss an episode. With two SCART sockets, set up and connection to your TV is straightforward using the supplied SCART cable.

Box Contains

  • GOODMANS GDB1225DTR Freeview+ 250GB Digital TV Recorder
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • Scart Cable
  • RF cable
  • Instruction Manual and Quick Start Guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Martin on 7 Nov. 2010
    Bought this unit from Sainsbury's. Looked OK, however within one days things started to go wrong.

    It did not record scheduled items, if you schedule more than 10 items it says 'Timer Not Available' if you try and record more, it has frozen twice requiring a full retune, it has dropped a programme whilst playing twice - all within 2 weeks of ownership.

    I will try the customer service number, however its going back.

    Suggest you avoid buying this unit.
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    54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By M EVE on 25 Dec. 2010
    I have had this unit for about a week now and there are a number of issues. The actual concept is great from going from a DVD recorder but these are my issues to date:

    1. The box has frozen on me 3 times now. You cannot turn it off from the front on/off button so has to be turned off from the mains which cannot do it much good.
    2. There is an annoying hum which wasn't on my last freeview receiver.
    3. The receiver cuts out for split seconds and makes worrying clicking sounds.
    4. It is slow navigating. You end up pressing the remote more than once thinking that it hasn't responded.

    Having said that it records well but with the above problems the disadvantages out-ways any advantages.
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    45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Steve W on 13 Sept. 2010
    This product does not appear to have been on sale for very long, as at the time of writing, this is the only review on the site.

    I must confess I bought the product from Argos, not Amazon, and I have just returned it and got a Humax PVR instead. So my review is more of a warning to others of certain issues with this product.

    I returned the product within 5 days, because it kept "freezing" on me - the picture would freeze and a message come up stating that the media was offline. The device would not respond and unplugging it from the mains was the only option. The first time it did it - a mere 24 hours after purchase - I was recording two programmes, and watching one of them at the same time (which it does say you can do) - and the programme that froze on me was deleted from the disk drive and lost. I had to watch that one on my PC using BBC iPlayer in the end - not what you want when you have paid £130 for a PVR...

    On the plus side, the PVR is small, lightweight and has a larger HDD than comparable products - this is probably because it is so new, and HDDs go down in price all the time. The picture quality is excellent, both live and recorded. In fact, you won't notice the difference between a live broadcast and one watched from the hard drive.

    Some PVRs have issues with the Programme Guide taking ages to populate and update. This one is very fast, and I was never left without EPG information. However, the EPG is badly laid out with no options to change the layout. You can only see the first 4 characters or so of any programme title (with short details displayed in a panel above), so scanning through the EPG to find something worth watching is quite tedious. My old Freeview digibox receiver had a better EPG than this, and it only cost £25!
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brian555 on 5 May 2011
    I have been a great fan of the entry level Bush Goodman Alba Group, though they did make technika Sony machines of the same style great for a year or so.
    This machine is dead dead slow, switch on wait and wait then it will come to like setting the channel the same, it's the slowest machine to respond of all time.
    Once it's working great picture and sound, if they go wrong after the guarantee period just bin the machine, no body will attempt to repair them, found out the hard way over the past three years, yes the picture will freeze at times, they all do unless you go way up market and pay out £300 upwards on a machine.
    I purchased a brand new Sony, same style as the Goodman Alba Bush Technika range, lasted two months packed up took it back to John Lewis refund no trouble, bought the Technika model from Tesco one machine still running, the other just packed up, lasted about eighteen months, my other Bush machines still ok.
    I Prefer Humax or Digital Stream for a good hdd free view recorder I do buy most of my items on amazon but items like this it has to be John Lewis with a two year Guarantee, and you can go back and back again with your problems if you need to.
    This particular model of Goodmans is just no good, it came out last year, and has be discontinued already, even Currys Group no longer sell this model.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By billy on 25 Jan. 2011
    Freezes on a regular basis - can only reset by switching off at the mains. The helpline said reset 'factory settings' - didn't work. Then they said reformat the hard drive - didn't work. Then they said you must have a faulty product - yeah I worked that one out!! Its going back and I'll get another make - absolute rubbish!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on 9 May 2011
    Simply the worst box I've ever owned, infact, the worst piece of electrical equipment I've EVER owned.
    DO NOT BUY!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Discerning lady on 21 Sept. 2011
    I bought one of the PVRs (not from Amazon)and when it had tuned all channels there was no picture or sound. I phoned the helpline number and was told that the signal was too strong. I called out someone from the local TV repair shop who confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the signal - 2 TVs and my previous PVR worked OK! I took it back to the shop and exchanged it for another unit which, when tuned, showed a picture which was breaking up as was the sound as well. When referring to the instruction manual this was shown to be due to poor signal strength!
    Needless to say I then returned the unit and got a refund, have now bought a Humax PVR.
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