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Humax PVR9300T 320GB Set-Top Box

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  • Digital set-top box with Freeview+ - enables simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel
  • Up to 200 hours of recording on an integrated 320GB HDD
  • Pause & Play live TV (Time Shift Recording)
  • One touch record scheduling in EPG
  • Picture In Picture (PIP) for viewing 2 programs on 1 screen

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.8 Kg
  • Item model number: PVR9300T
  • ASIN: B00272N9PC
  • Date first available at 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (625 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,657 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Manufacturer's Description

Don't miss your favourite programmes ever again. Equipped with the latest technology and a slimline design, the Humax PVR9300TB provides digital terrestrial broadcast reception, and offers up to 200 hours worth of recording with its integrated 320GB hard disk drive. It enables you to record one channel while watching another and to record two channels simultaneously while playing back a previous recording. There's also a Picture-in-Picture function so you can enjoy two of your favourite programmes at the same time.

The Humax PVR9300TB has a highly sensitive tuner for excellent reception and a live eight-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), for even better programme information on all channels. It also enables subtitles, digital teletext, and interactive features. The PVR9300TB is also compatible with broadcasts carrying the Audio Description service, which offers a useful narration for sight-impaired people. The USB 2.0 connection allows viewers to enjoy digital photos on a large TV screen or to listen to MP3 files downloaded from a PC. An HDMI output allows you to connect to a compatible HD Ready TV for best picture quality. Installation is simple, just plug in and play.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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881 of 889 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Aug 2009
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Having owned one of the early Humax PVRs, the excellent 800 for many trouble-free years, I decided it was time to upgrade when I bought a Sony Bravia LCD TV for the following reasons:

1) Twin tuner
2) Larger recording capacity (up to 200 hours)
3) HDMI upscaling
4) Series Link

For those who are unsure what a Freeview PVR (Personal Video Recorder) is, it is essentially the free-to-air version of Sky+ i.e. it is a Freeview receiver with an internal hard disk that allows you to do everything Sky+ can do (record, pause and rewind live or scheduled TV) and in some cases better. No discs or tapes required. Obviously no Sky subscription means no Sky channels and also note THIS BOX IS NOT HD but SD (Standard Definition) only.

As Amazon were the cheapest I bought here again and super saver delivery was a decent 3 days. Out of the box, I was surprised to see it came with both a SCART and HDMI lead which is unusual, but welcome. Setting up was an absolute doddle, just a case of plugging in the power, co-ax input (from wall to box), co-ax output (to TV) and of course the HDMI to the TV. I then went to the menu to search for channels and was up and running in about 10 minutes. I was helped in the setup as the menu is very similar to my old Humax (I haven't needed to look at the CD manual) but with a few useful tweaks. A case of if it ain't broke.....

The box itself is fairly attractive in a black and understated way. The remote is also quite smart and sleek. The advanced buttons are hidden under a sliding flap at the bottom which is a good idea.
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263 of 267 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 20 May 2009
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Had this for a few of days now, after ditching my Thomson box, which just kept freezing and not turning on..only over a year old. Hughes direct were quick to deliver and had no problem with them, although as others have said they send this out in its product box, not within a brown box, but you could say they are reducing the impact on the environment.

The Humax pvr9300t is well worth the money and once you get used to the functional differences then it's straight forward to operate.

Set up it a breeze, just connect, switch on and its scanning channels
before you do anything else and then save them and you're there. Each channel is displayed in the led on the pvr itself (nice touch!) and the time is downloaded from the aerial and pretty close to the radio controlled clocks. Yeah. The EPG is slow to download, due to Humax beleiving that 9300t should have the most up to date programme inf and will adjust recording times if a programme's schedule changes, but leave the pvr, for 5 to 6 minutes, on BBC1 and all channels and days are populated or set it up to auto switch on before you're ready to watch.

Unlike other pvr's depending on which mux (multiplex) you are recording on you are able to watch a third programme whilst recording two other programs (whilst normally viewing TV just press OK to see the other channels available when recording), not heard of this on another box. Another nice touch!

If you're having trouble with programmes series linked on Channel 5 and find every occurence of a programme set to series link is recored (including the one's on FIVER), this is not the box but the interesting way Channel 5 have imbedded their series link data and can easily be overcome by manually setting a programme up to record weekly.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Halo572 on 2 July 2009
The 9300 is the replacement for the 9200, of which I have two already, with the main difference being a doubled hard drive size and HDMI socket and upscaling, but it is still standard definition output also via scart or composite. Other than that they are the same machine and can still be easily controlled using the same remote.

With a recently upgraded 40 inch LCD screen I was not happy with the picture quality I was getting with the 9200 and decided to see if the HDMI of the 9300 improved it. I have not been disappointed.

I cannot tell if it is the HDMI and/or upscaling technology that has improved the picture but it is now more stable and crisp on moving images and rock solid on static images and graphics. I consider the machine worth the price just for this alone and I doubt an SD signal can be much improved than it is this side of HD. There is also no trace of any interference that can sometimes be seen more easily on larger screens.

The EPG is still the same and can take a while to download, but I watch something first and then look to programme, so this is a minor annoyance and the fan noise of the older reviews is non-existent and unless I had been aware of it would never have known. It is in fact quieter than the 9200.

Other than that it is the 9200 improved slightly with a new output standard and is a must for the improved picture quality on modern large screens. I have no hesitation in recommending it as an upgrade for 9200 owners with large screens or for anyone who has never owned a Humax before.

Whilst a largely unknown brand I consider Humax to be the Freeview PVR manufacturer that can't be beaten and with the 9300 they have made a great product even better.

And for reference it comes with a HDMI cable, so you don't need to buy one.
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