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Manhattan Plaza DT-100+

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: PVR (Sky+ / Freeview Playback)

The ultra-cheap asking price of the Plaza DT-100+ doesn't buy you PVR capabilities, upscaling, streaming or HDMI, but what little it does it does superbly, say FiveFWD. Image quality is …

2 reviews | 8 opinions (Above average)

 

Manhattan Plaza HDT-700
Manhattan Plaza HDT-700

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: EPG, HDTV

There is no display on the Plaza HDT-700, it doesn't have media playback, and there are minor niggles with the remote. Tech Radar, however, found the picture performance to be favourable, the …

1 review | 16 opinions (Above average)

 

DTR94250S HD
Sagem DTR94250S

Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: Hard Drive, HDTV

"Pros: Solid spec in most areas, plus considerable value. Good image quality. Cons: Some remote buttons are too small. Minor grumbles about upscaling spec."

2 reviews

 

 
LT 105
EZBox LT-105

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: EPG

Although this is a very simple unit and lacks PVR, the EZBox LT-105 does have some nice qualities, such as the ability to display nine screens in one while allowing you to switch the sound from one …

1 review | 4 opinions (Above average)

 

S4000HDPVR
Icecrypt S4000 (320GB)

Satellite (DVB-S2); Integrated Modules / Features: Twin Tuner, EPG, Hard Drive, HDTV

"... Changing to a SD channel yields the expected drop in quality, but the S4000 puts up a good fight. Upscaling works well – a more significant contribution to picture quality would be the …

1 review | 2 opinions (Average)

 

Digital Stream DHR8202U

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: Twin Tuner, PVR (Sky+ / Freeview Playback), …

"For: Price; mammoth 500GB HDD; solid all-round picture quality. Against: Recordings aren't as pristine as the original; a few operational issues niggle."

1 review

 

Azbox Premium HD Plus
Opensat AzBox Premium HD+

Satellite (DVB-S2); Integrated Modules / Features: Twin Tuner, Hard Drive, HDTV

TechRadar's enthusiasm for the AZBox Premium HD+ is easy to understand considering that it offers more features than any other PVR for a price that can only be described as a bargain, although …

1 review

 

BSkyB Sky+HD 500GB box
BSkyB Sky+HD 500GB box

Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: Hard Drive, Dolby Digital

"Sky doesn't have the luxury of a high-speed network connection so that it can offer video-on-demand content to its customers, like Virgin does. On the other hand, it does have more hi-def …

1 review

 

Triax TR 105
Triax TR 105

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: EPG

There are plenty of configuration options, the software is easy to use, and the tuner is nice and sensitive, but TechRadar thought the Triax TR 105 was unattractive in appearance, the information …

1 review | 1 opinion (Excellent)

 

M120 HD Plus
Microelectronic M120 HD+

Satellite (DVB-S2), Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: PVR (Sky+ …

“The MicroM120HD+ is an affordable way to get started with HD+ and allows you to record via USB.”

3 reviews

 

 
Technomate TM-7100 HD Triple Tuner
Technomate TM-7100 HD Triple Tuner

Satellite (DVB-S2), Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: PVR (Sky+ / Freeview …

TechRadar determined that the Technomate TM-7100 HD Triple Tuner presents a good deal for the money. Not only did they appreciate its excellent AV performance, but they felt that this device has a …

1 review | 2 opinions (Excellent)

 

Goodmans GFSDTR500HD
Goodmans GFSDTR500HD

Freeview (DVB-T); Integrated Modules / Features: Twin Tuner, Hard Drive, HDTV

"For: Good HDMI pictures; Upscaling; Easy setup. Against: Not great for non-Freesat channels; A little expensive."

1 review

 

DSI86HD Freesat Set Top Box
Sagem DSI86HD

Freeview (DVB-T), Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: PVR (Sky+ …

"For: Easy setup. Upscaling works well. Good HDMI pictures. Against: Scart pictures could be better. Multimedia features not enabled. Limited non-Freesat support."

2 reviews

 

Grundig Freesat+ HD (500GB)
Grundig Freesat+ HD (500GB)

Satellite (DVB-S2), Freeview (DVB-T), Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: …

"... A useful on-screen programme guide displays listings for the week ahead, and there are two separate TV tuners that allow users to record programmes on two channels at the same time. ... The …

1 review

 

Comag SL 30/12
Comag SL 30/12

Satellite (Freesat & Sky)

While there are some downsides to the Comag SL 30/12, such as its expensive price tag, lack of pay TV, and being composite-output only, there's still plenty to like about it, says TechRadar. …

1 review | 1 opinion (Excellent)

 

Telestar Diginova HD
Telestar Diginova HD

Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: EPG, HDTV

“Likes: image quality, operation. Dislikes: display, recording format.”

3 reviews

 

Manhattan Plaza UPM
Manhattan Plaza UPM

Satellite (Freesat & Sky); Integrated Modules / Features: EPG, PVR (Sky+ / Freeview Playback)

"... Attach a flash stick or hard drive to the USB port under a flap on the front and you can record one channel at a time (while you watch another if it's on the same transponder) and …

1 review

 

DMR-EX769EB-K
Panasonic DMR-EX769

Hard disk drive capacity: 250 GB; External Ports: USB, Card Reader

"For: Smart Styling, easy to use; good tuner, faithful recordings; decent 1080p DVD over HDMI. Against: Tired interface; low on frills; relatively small HDD."

3 reviews | 98 opinions (Above average)

 

DIGIQuest 8600CI
DIGIQuest 8600CI

Satellite (Analogue)

"For: Strong AV performance; Some worthwhile features; User-friendly. Against: No EPG; Manual searching is limited; Blind search isn't blind."

1 review

 

441808
Métronic Eco Zapbox 2

Freeview (DVB-T)

"... The remote design is functional, but we'd have preferred larger, more clearly signposted buttons for the most-used features. ... Pictures are reasonably solid and colourful with RGB …

1 review

 

 

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