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Toshiba HDR5010KB 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder

by Toshiba
3.6 out of 5 stars 120 customer reviews
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  • Freeview+ HD- Built-in Freeview HD is the easiest way to watch and record terrestrial HD broadcast for free
  • HDD 500GB-The 500GB hard drive can share upto 125 Hours of high definition programming
  • Twin HD Tuners- watch one channel while recording another or record 2 programmes at the same time
  • HDMI- easy way to connect to HD devices including camcorders, games consoles or Blu-Ray
  • USB-playback comptible videos,music and photos directly via your digital TV recorder.

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.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 36 x 6 cm ; 2.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.6 Kg
  • Item model number: HDR5010KB
  • ASIN: B004INH5V2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,582 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Watch and record your favourite programmes in HD. The HDR5010 is a Freeview HD digital TV recorder making it ideal for those who want to make the most out of their HD TV. Freeview+ HD gives you access to Freeview HD channels including BBC HD and ITV HD plus up to 50 standard definition digital TV and 24 radio channels, without subscription. You can also pause, record and rewind live TV and record an entire series at the touch of a button with series record. The HDR5010 features twin Freeview HD tuners so yo

Manufacturer's Description

Watch and record your favourite programmes in HD. The HDR5010 is a Freeview HD digital TV recorder making it ideal for those who want to make the most out of their HD TV.

Freeview+ HD gives you access to Freeview HD channels including BBC HD and ITV HD plus up to 50 standard definition digital TV and 24 radio channels, without subscription. You can also pause, record and rewind live TV and record an entire series at the touch of a button with series record.

The HDR5010 features twin Freeview HD tuners so you can watch one channel while recording another or record 2 programmes at the same time. The large 500GB hard drives provides plenty of space to record up to 125 hours of high definition programming or up to 250 hours of standard definition content.

Freeview+ HD
Built-in Freeview+ HD is the easiest way to watch and record terrestrial HD broadcast for free. You can also access up to 50 standard definition digital TV channels and 24 radio stations. No subscription, no contract, no fuss.

HDD
The 500GB hard drive can store up 125 hours of high definition programming or up to 250 hours of standard definition content.

Jpeg
Enjoy photos on the big screen by viewing them on your TV via your digital TV recorder.

HDMI
HDMI connectivity provides an easy way to connect your HD TV or peripheral HD devices including camcorders, games consolers of Blu-ray players to your DTR.

2 x USB
USB connectivity provides and easy way to playback your compatible videos, music and photos directly via your DTR as well as allowing easy feature and software upgrades.

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Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
Hi folks,
I want to keep this short and simple. I can validate much of the critic given by several of the other reviewers. That said, I've only had the unit a few days, and I haven't much free time to watch, so I haven't had a chance to assess the quality of the HD channels.
What I can say is that the unit was very easy to set up. It self-boots very well, tho it takes a while to find the channels on the first scan. The guide screen I have found to be excellent. I was entirely happy with this function on previous recorders, but I do think that this guide screen is very easy on the eye and pleasant to work with. Nice large print that fills up the screen. You can hardly see the channel running in the background while you are doing this ...but you can hear it. This is fine for me. I love the fact that you can select a program to record (be it a whole series or an individual program), but after selecting, you are not forced back to the start of the process, so I can continue on thru the same week exactly where I left off in my search. That's brilliant for setting up recordings at the far end of the advanced schedual. I haven't had this function before, and it's a big deal for me.
The unit is stylishly understated and whisper quiet. So. First impressions: very pleased.

Update: A few weeks on and no glitches. Delighted with it's performance.
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By reviewerforyou VINE VOICE on 22 Mar. 2011
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I have been using Play TV as my main freeview recorder and top box for a number of years now, and I was not overly impressed with it at any level.

I am very happy with the Toshiha set that has arrived. It is sleek and stylish looking and fits well with my Sony Widescreen TV.

It is surprisingly light, but does not feel in anyway cheap.

I have had this for almost a week now and am happy with most aspects, The sync of channels was absolutely easy and trouble free, this is always a big plus for me, especially as I use the HD channels now.

I am happy with the quality and I am happy with the sound so overall very much worthwhile. There is also a lot of space on the hard drive for recording and I am very happy with the device as a whole.

I would 100% recommend this machine!
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Reviews for these products tend to be in comparison to other freeview/tv recorders, but unfortunately I do not have much experience with other freeview boxes! The last one I owned was about 6 or 7 years ago so would probably not compare favourably with probably any newer, modern models. However, I do have a subscription to Sky HD; and having frequently come close to filling up the memory on the Sky HD box, I had been thinking about getting an extra tv recorder for a while, so finding this was ideal for me.

I also thought it would be a little different for people to read how a freeview HD box like this compares to a subscription service - specifically Sky HD. So first of all, I'll start with a few pro's you get from the Toshiba Freeview+ HD recorder that you don't get with Sky HD, I'll then go on to state what you might miss out on, and finally what other pro's you get from the Toshiba. I won't go into specs of the machines etc as you can find those on the amazon product details/sky website, so this is purely a "personalised" review of my experiences with the two products.

Pro's of the Toshiba over Sky HD:

* PIP (Picture in Picture) - A nifty little feature that you don't have on Sky. Whilst watching one channel, you can have a little box appear on the screen which shows another live broadcast from a different channel. At the push of a button, you can then switch between the two channels effortlessly! I find this is ideal for watching things such as the football when two matches are being shown simultaneously on separate channels. When a goal is scored in one game, just press the PIP button and you can go live to that channel and still keep an eye on the previous game in the corner of the screen! You can also move the picture box to any corner of the screen easily.
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Decided to take the plunge and buy the Toshiba HDR501KB 500GB Freeview+HD Digital TV PVR unit as the price was right and the fact that I have an excellent 42 inch Toshiba Regza LCD HDTV and my existing, excellent Humax PVR isn't HD. As usual, Amazon delivered in record time although only used standard free delivery. Unit set up ok found all the channels and the picture & sound are very good on HD & non HD. I don't think that the controls are as easy to use as the Humax and some buttons on the remote are very small and sometimes require pressing twice. However it is a bonus that it also controls my Toshiba TV so I have one less remote! The Toshiba PVR has frozen on me a few times which requires removal of the power supply to reset. I seem to recall that my Humax often did this until a firmware update resolved it. Also, when forwarding a program, more than a few times, it has jumped to the end. Very annoying! I miss some of the functions of the Humax such as the slow motion forward/back, the ability to select different forward/back times. I don't like the look and functionality of the channel guide as much as the Humax and the PIP is only 1 box where the Humax splits into 2, albeit on a separate screen. One annoying feature of the Toshiba is the time it takes to start from switch on and the time lag between changing channels. However, on the plus side, the Toshiba is quieter than the Humax and a very useful function is it's ability to offer alternative channels when recording clashes occur. I assume that the larger 500GB drive is required to handle the increased data of HD TV, Therefore, as at the moment there are only a few HD channels, it should provide more non HD program recording. All in all I consider it a good buy and definitely recommend.
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