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Humax PVR-9300T Freeview+ Recorder, 320GB Hard Drive, Twin Tuner HDMI+ REMOTE
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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
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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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I have a 720p HD TV, which is the max output from the Humax: maybe people with 1080i/p HD TVs will feel hard done by, but to be honest, it's still a very good picture, and big improvement on my previous Freeview tuners.
The EPG initally looks very basic, showing only 2 hours duration and about 5 or 6 channels at a time; but the keyword and category search functionality makes it one of the most useful systems I have used.
You can set up a favourites list, which you can arrange as you please, and I set it up to miss out all the TopUp, TV shopping, Quiz and kids' channels that we don't watch. Once set up and selected, that becomes the default list for both the EPG and the Channel List.
The Channel List allows you to quickly switch channels, if you know which one you want without having to refer to the EPG, but it ALSO has a pop-out panel that tells you what's currently showing on each channel as you browse up and down. If you're just looking for something to watch right now, that's probably quicker than the EPG. Excellent feature.
If the box has been on Standby, it takes a couple of minutes for the EPG to load, but that's the case with all set-top boxes. Just remember to fire it up before you start settling down to watch, and it'll be there ready for you.
But it's in the recording features that this machine stands out: it has a HUGE HDD, and the intelligent scheduling system is stunning.
- automatically adjust the recording time if any programme's broadcast scheduling is changed;
- warn you if a program is split around another one (e.g. a film split around the news) and automatically record both halves, missing out the intervening programme;
- if it misses a recording for any reason (e.g. a scheduling clash) it will automatically seek out another broadcast of the same programme and record that (this hasn't happened to me, but I assume it'll warn you that it's going to do so).
This review is getting too long so I'll end here, but in summary, this is top of the range kit at a very reasonable price.
Oh, and the fan is practically silent, so they've well and truely solved that issue!
This Humax model is great stuff indeed. Like my old Goodmans it is virtually silent. You can record two channels at once, which is a big plus, and you can also watch picture-in-picture and then swap the two at the push of a button. You can set it to automatically come on five minutes ahead of a programme and finish ten minutes afterwards. You can protect programmes against accidental deletion. The stored program index is great, and you can sort it by newest, oldest and alphabetical.
The manual comes on a CD, but that doesn't bother me. At least it has a printed quick start guide.
Time will tell how good a machine it is, but so far so very very good.
It is extremely easy to set up and operate, it tells you everything you need to do on the screen. I would recommend going by the on-screen instructions rather than the instruction manual which is the only downside of the product - it is not very clear and the pictures are very small and in black and white and where there are pictures of what should be on the screen you can't read what's written on them.
It is also (so far) very easy and a joy to use. I read all about people's bad experiences so was a bit worried but have had no problems to date. There is an electronic programme guide on which you just highlight the programme you want and press "OK". It gives you the option of recording the whole series and you can record two things at a time. While the EPG is on the screen you can see the programme you're watching on a little box in the corner but it is not distracting. The menu for the recorded programmes and the schedule for the ones you are going to record is very clear indeed and navigation is a doddle.
While recording two programmes you can watch a third, and you can pause a live programme when you've started it which is brilliant. You can fast-forward very very fast through the adverts (there may be a way of recording without them but I haven't worked this out yet)
I would recommend anyone to buy this and not be worried about setting it up (I am hoping it will be just as easy to retune when the Anglia region switches over next month!) Only downside is the poorly written instruction manual but you can soon dispense with that.
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