5.0 out of 5 stars
A brilliant piece of kit, 12 Nov 2013
I decided to replace my Virgin Tivo box to save me £45 a month. 90% of what I watch on TV is also on Freeview, with the exception of Netflix, which I was watching with my laptop plugged in to the TV. I also bought a Sony Smart wifi Blue Ray player which has such things as Netflix, Lovefilm, Youtube, pay per view movies etc all built in.
So I have a TV system that gives me all I want without any monthly subscription except £6 a month to Netflix.
The TVonics Z500HD does almost all the Tivo box does - such as recording 2 channels, series link etc. It has some extra features like playing slide shows of your photos from a camera or memory stick.
Works well - picture quality superb. Very intuitive to use. Has picture in picture, Dolby 5.1 sound etc.
A small tip - the Virgin Tivo box has 3 tuners. By splitting my ariel through a small ariel amplifier i set up the TV's built in freeview. This enables me to watch a third channel on the TV while recording 2 on the TVronics box.
The 2 HDMI inputs enabled me to plug the blueray player into the TVronics box. I programmed the remote to operate the TV, so now I only need one remote to operate the TV and switch between the Blueray player and DTV. Previously i had to use the TV remote to change the source.
All in all a great machine that I am very happy with.