I've just read the other review and am sadly upset by it. Let's bore you to death first. A review is only any use if the person who writes it has had experience of buying duff items. At 59 I've bought a lot of things I regretted.
I bought my GHD8015f2 almost 2 yrs ago. It was an impulse purchase and the best thing I've ever bought. Why?
Well, it is simpler to use than my mobile phone. It does everything I want it to do without ever letting me down. the picture quality on playback is exactly the same as the original broadcast.
Noisy? When you press the RECORD button the hard disk kicks in and makes a whirring sound for about 3 seconds, the noise thereafter is no more than a VCR tape being played.
You can watch one channel and record another, you can playback a recording whilst recording something else. You can view the EPG whilst playing a recording. Virtually all actions are ONE button.
I haven't turned mine off for two years and it has recorded everything I have set it to record. Setting the recording is so simple - bring up the EPG highlight the programme - press RECORD and a red line appears under that programme - that's it, job done. To take it out again locate item with red line, press RECORD and red line will disappear and will no longer record. What could be simpler?
I cannot fault this machine. Another review commented on it's looks. I did not buy this machine to admire it.
The display is easy to read and on standby you just have a clear digital clock display. Nothing else. The EPG is far better laid out than that on other machines, uncluttered and big. It does not have Top-up TV and for that I'm glad as you lose a lot of recording space.
Remote controller is simple and uncluttered. If only everything else I have were this simple. In fact my 32" LCD TV is far more complicated and as for my mobile........
So, if you 2 programmes clash, watch one, record the other. What I really really like is recording a film that I not too sure I will like. Then I can skim through it with the advance button in 1 minute increments giving me a flavour of the film. If it looks like I might like it I'll watch it at another time or if it looks a bit iffy or I've seen it before, delete.
When it come to any action to do with deleting it will always give you a message 'Do you want to delete this? YES/NO. Deleting a 3 hour film takes about 5 seconds.
Go and buy one - terrific value