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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 30 Nov. 2013
This review is from: LOGIK L1HSTB12 Freeview+ HD Recorder - 1 TB (Electronics)
Fisrt thing I should mention, this PVR is currently around the £159.00 in the high street and on various web sites, also what I paid for it.
It Works! It actually works! Which is more than I can say about other bits of technology I have bought recently. Maybe its because its not loaded with all the gizmo bells and whistles you'll never use anyway clogging it up I dont know, but it works. I bought this for several reasons 1) My Thomason TopUp TV (which was never really reliable tbh) has now gone completely doo lally since TopUp TV went belly up a few weeks ago and stopped sending the epg info, this made recording almost impossible or unreliable (not much change there actually ) and 2nd it was the cheapest 1TB on the market , and 3rd, it has also has a scart socket so I can archive to my DVD recorder anything I want to store on to a DVD R (that works too ! ).
It seems that the simpler things are, the better they work, the L1HSTB12 Freeview HD Recorder - 1 TB recorder is not going to win any great prize for interface style by any means, it is quite basic to say the least, boarding on a bit boring tbh, but that also makes it very easy to use and operate, first set up was probably the easiest one I have ever done on anything, actually, it just did it itself as soon as I plugged it in. EPG is accurate, which is all I ask it to be. Choosing something to record is the same as in any other PVR, Highlight, press record, job done. So far, it has not chopped anything from the start or end, even when a programme has started later than planned. Can I also add that this is the QUIETEST PVR I have ever come across, it is practically silent and you have to virtually put your ear against it to hear the faint whisper of a fan going.
Picture quality is exceptionally good, even in SD, HD is stunning! Easy on par to my Blu ray player, sound is good also and much much clearer than with my old Thompson one. It has Twin tuners so you can record two channels at the same time, you must either watch one of them while recording etc, or, do like I do, switch to the TV input if I want to watch a third.
Don't get me wrong, when I say it is basic, it still has all the essential bits and pieces such as info, guide, subtitles etc etc, so there is nothing left out your going to miss or that will inhibit you using it as you would expect it to. If you just want something easy to use, that is reliable, and you need to record something you want to watch later, and want lots of storage space and don't want to pay a kings ransom for it,and one that actually WORKS! there is really no competition, if you want all that fancy extra stuff, bleeps and whistles and don't mind paying twice the price for them, look else where, but this does the job for me, and it does it exceptionally well. Can recommend.
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2014 17:21:49 GMT
D. Nicholson says:
Lots of helpful comments from someone who has actually used the product rather than just being pleased that an item has arrived quickly (no doubt, still in the box) . Came to amazon for review from another site where it is £160, so hope to make a saving. Thanks

Posted on 26 Aug 2014 02:01:23 BDT
John says:
Hi,

Now that you've had it a while, are you still happy with it, any problems? Have you experienced any lock ups with it.

Lock ups (freeze until rebooted) are very, VERY common problems in pvrs.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2014 13:19:59 BDT
Yeah I'm still happy with it..had a few niggly little Freeze ups, but not many tbh, as you say, its very common with PVRs, (maybe when they start rolling them out with SSHDs this will improve that problem)but no were near as many as I had with other makes, such as the Thomson. On the whole its doing what I wanted it to do, so cant say
Fairer than that really ( which is more than that ruddy Thompson one I had ever did! )

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2015 22:52:43 BDT
Kd Barnes says:
I have bought logik l5sstb13 happy with it but the scheduled programs for recording are not in date order does anybody have the same problem and can I do anything to put this right.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2015 18:08:00 BDT
Have you tried doing software update then scanning for new channels ? its a different model to mine, and I dont really have that problem tbh. but then..is it a problem? if the programmes still record when they should do it shouldnt really matter, have you got them listed in alphabetical order or lengh of recording or something like that by any chance? maybe take a look in the settings or something.
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