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Goodmans GHDD1782DVBT 80GB hard drive recorder with digital free to view tuner

by Goodmans Industries Limited
1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Betacrypt: No
  • Category: Receiver
  • Conax: No
  • Crypto Works: No
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
  • Embedded Descrambling: No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Free-to-Air: Yes
  • HD ready: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
  • HDTV Norm: No
  • Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 80
  • IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
  • Irdeto: No
  • Mediaguard: No
  • Number of Scart Interfaces: 2
  • Number of Tuners: 1
  • Reception Standard: Digital
  • Show View: No
  • Signal Source: Terrestrial Receiver
  • Skycrypt: No
  • Terrestrial: FTA Non-Upgrade
  • USB Interface: No
  • Viaccess: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.6 Kg
  • Item model number: GHDD1782DVBT
  • ASIN: B000ATF8X0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Aug 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,171 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Goodmans 80GB HDD recorder with Freeview can store up to 40 hours of video on the 80Gb hard drive. It comes with a Time shift feature which enables the viewer to pause live TV. This box is digitally interactive with digital text and also a RF loop. It has an Auto set-up nad a 7 day (EPG) Electronic programme guide.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

1.8 out of 5 stars
1.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star is being generous - AVOID! 6 Aug 2006
By M. Nash
I bought this three months ago and have had problems since the beginning. The drive freezes regularly and requires you to turn the whole thing off and on to get it to work again. Yesterday it began rebooting constantly or completely freezing. I can't even get into the menu to try a software patch. The best comparison I can think of is this, would you accept your computer rebooting itself every few hours for no apparent reason? I hope the answer is no for you, as it was for me. I have sent it back and will need a very good reason to buy another Goodmans product in the future.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Software glitches-R-us 5 Aug 2006
I had great hopes for this relatively cheap HDD box. It started well, appearing to function normally but after about 2 weeks it has developed the annoying habit of rebooting for no apparent reason. It has had 2 software updates (downloaded over the ether) which cured a problem of missing the ends of most of the recorded programs but it now reboots at an average rate of 4 per hour which is very very annoying. I get the feeling that i could have written the operating system myself and had better luck. Yes it was cheap but i don't expect to be the one doing the software testing for goodmans. research your choice. I am about to try to offload this box onto someone else...look out for it on eBay.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the twin tuner GHDD1785 too! 27 Dec 2006
By J. Dean
I bought the slightly pricier GHDD1785DVBT (from elsewhere) as it had twin digital tuners for a very reasonable price. Plus points - an attactive and compact unit with easy to use menus and EPG, the picture quality is great and hardly ever any picture interference. On the negative side, and most annoyingly, even on standby it regularly switches channels on the TV (eg when watching DVDs). The sound freezes up or becomes unsynchronised when watching and recording simultaneously. Apparently some of the the infrared remote commands seem to use the same frequency as some of my other non-Goodmans equipment. I returned and replaced the box at the retailer but the faults appear to be design or engineering flaws, so this baby is going back as soon as I can watch all the backlog of recorded programs.
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