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Oh my ears,
This review is from: Goodmans GHD8015f2 twin tuner digital tv recorder with 80gb hdd (Electronics)
Generally this is a very good product, it's really easy to use and has a great UI - something that can't be said for much Freeview equipment. So why only 2 stars? Well there are 2 issues - first is that the twin tuner is watch one channel, and record another. You cannot record two channels at the same time! Second is the noise - when the disk spins up it is unacceptably loud (think original xbox noisy), ok for action films but annoying for anything else.
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Initial post: 30 Aug 2008 21:09:13 BDT
Patrick Rowles says:
"You cannot record two channels at the same time!" I don't think this is a realistic expectation - is there a PVR/DVD which CAN do this? So far as I know, this type of equipment can only be writing to one point on the hard disk/DVD at any given time, so how could it record two programmes at once? You'd need a second hard disk/DVD drive to go with the second tuner, wouldn't you? I've no axe to grind for or against Goodmans gear, it just seems unfair to give a poor star rating to something purely on the grounds that it can't do something that no other piece of equipment can do. Apologies if I have missed the point, as I am no expert.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2008 17:05:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Oct 2008 17:06:16 BDT
M. Carter says:
I was just about to say the same thing, Patrick. The point about having twin tuners is that it allows you to watch one freeview channel, whilst recording another. This feature is aimed at people who do not have TVs with integrated freeview, but who require a set top box.
The noise comment has been duly noted, however.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2008 13:39:41 BDT
Patrick Rowles says:
Good point, M - while I realised that the point of twin tuners was to enable watching one channel while recording another (as opposed to the unrealistic expectation of recording two different ones at the same time), I'd forgotten that the reviewer had mentioned the noise aspect, which I'm sure could be irritating.
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