Bush Freeview PVR 160GB - Twin Tuner/Dual Record £67.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Can record two channels at the same time

Not all twin tuner PVR's do this, often they're just record 1/watch another which isn't as versatile.

Decent price for a new 160GB unit.
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#1
£20 off.
now £67.99.
yet towards bottom of page it states:
"* Please note item 5321911 has previously been on sale at £77.99."

potentially misleading marketing discount manipulation.
#2
...yeah I think you should sue them lol.
banned#3
buy cheap, buy twice. Worth spending more and getting a decent one (e.g humax pvr-9150t).
#4
csiman
buy cheap, buy twice. Worth spending more and getting a decent one (e.g humax pvr-9150t).


I have a Humax and that is by no means perfect, locks up etc. I suspect that most of these type of units suffer with problems, some more so than others.
banned#5
steviecross;5651923
I have a Humax and that is by no means perfect, locks up etc. I suspect that most of these type of units suffer with problems, some more so than others.

My humax locks up about once a month and only for about 10 seconds. Apart from that it is faultless and fully featured. 2 year warranty is nice too. Worth paying the extra for imho :thumbsup:

I've been through a fair few of the cheaper ones over the years and yes, they all have their problems but generally far far more than the humax (9150T).
#6
Hi chaps, I've just bought a new tv and would like to be able to record the odd programme (probably just one at a time ie watch one record another) but also to play a dvd now and again (must be able to watch my collection of John Wayne's) are there any neat solutions out there or should I just buy a humax and a cheap dvd player ? Thanks to anyone for giving some advice - Roger
banned#7
rogertb;5652164
Hi chaps, I've just bought a new tv and would like to be able to record the odd programme (probably just one at a time ie watch one record another) but also to play a dvd now and again (must be able to watch my collection of John Wayne's) are there any neat solutions out there or should I just buy a humax and a cheap dvd player ? Thanks to anyone for giving some advice - Roger

yep - get a cheap upscaling dvd player and a humax

less hassle if anything goes wrong.
#8
I bought this model and had problems with image stuttering and out of sync sound issues on Freeview and recordings. It is not my signal strength because I exchanged it for a Sagem 160GB model which works perfectly and it of a much better build quality. I have had the Sagem for 6 months now with no issues at all.
banned#9
gogosteve;5652446
I bought this model and had problems with image stuttering and out of sync sound issues on Freeview and recordings. It is not my signal strength because I exchanged it for a Sagem 160GB model which works perfectly and it of a much better build quality. I have had the Sagem for 6 months now with no issues at all.

the audio going out of sync is a typical trait of cheap pvrs
#10
csiman
the audio going out of sync is a typical trait of cheap pvrs


Definately true, although the Sagem was cheap but doesn't have this issue. The software is a little slow, but it works. I'd definately stay away from the Wharfdale/Bush/Hitachi PVR crowd as they're all similar hardware I understand.
banned#11
gogosteve;5652730
Definately true, although the Sagem was cheap but doesn't have this issue. The software is a little slow, but it works. I'd definately stay away from the Wharfdale/Bush/Hitachi PVR crowd as they're all similar hardware I understand.

only wharefdale one I found decent was the one based on the TVONICS design (sony manufactured them I believe).
#12
trd
...yeah I think you should sue them lol.


nah, but definitely worth bringing to attention of fellow HUKD members so that a more balanced opinion of the deal can be assessed.
#13
I don't understand your logic. It doesn't matter what Argos claim it's reduced from, it's the current price (reduced or not) that's important when buying the item. After all Argos could have claimed it was reduced by even more and just over-inflated the RRP accordingly.

csiman
buy cheap, buy twice. Worth spending more and getting a decent one (e.g humax pvr-9150t).


Yup I see your logic here, because like many I originally only dared pick a Humax or Topfield as they seemed to be the most prominent and popular. But now I disagree that nearly all cheapo PVR's are poor quality; I was considering a refurb of the 9150t for £100 from Humax, but now I'm glad I didn't as I bought the refurbed 80GB Digihome @ £39.99 after doing some research that it was a Vestel box like many budget PVR's and read they performed admirably. It arrived recently and I'm very happy with it, plus it's very quiet (which is also what put me off the Humax from some reviews I read.)
banned#14
trd;5655785
I don't understand your logic. It doesn't matter what Argos claim it's reduced from, it's the current price (reduced or not) that's important when buying the item. After all Argos could have claimed it was reduced by even more and just over-inflated the RRP accordingly.



Yup I see your logic here, because like many I originally only dared pick a Humax or Topfield as they seemed to be the most prominent and popular. But now I disagree that nearly all cheapo PVR's are poor quality; I was considering a refurb of the 9150t for £100 from Humax, but now I'm glad I didn't as I bought the refurbed 80GB Digihome @ £39.99 after doing some research that it was a Vestel box like many budget PVR's and read they performed admirably. It arrived recently and I'm very happy with it, plus it's very quiet (which is also what put me off the Humax from some reviews I read.)

the humax is silent once firmware is updated

so that digihome box is faultless?
#15
yep but I thought the firmware only made the fan cut-out more often, meaning it still came on a full speed when needed? Or did it actually slow the fan down permanently? Anyway...

Depends what you mean by faultless. Yes some extra features like, repeat function or being able to cut/edit recordings would have been nice, so it's not 'perfect' but I never even considered these extra touches when looking for a PVR anyway, only thought about that while using it; so I can't deem it faulty. And there's nothing I've encountered that'd make me want to return it....so if that = faultless in your book, then hurray.
banned#16
trd;5669312
yep but I thought the firmware only made the fan cut-out more often, meaning it still came on a full speed when needed? Or did it actually slow the fan down permanently? Anyway...

Depends what you mean by faultless. Yes some extra features like, repeat function or being able to cut/edit recordings would have been nice, so it's not 'perfect' but I never even considered these extra touches when looking for a PVR anyway, only thought about that while using it; so I can't deem it faulty. And there's nothing I've encountered that'd make me want to return it....so if that = faultless in your book, then hurray.

1. fan only fires up when you put it on initially for about 10 seconds and then about every hour for 5 secs so virtually silent then :roll:

2. the humax has a repeat function and you can cut recordings down :whistling:

does the digihome have series link as that is essential for a pvr imho
#17
csiman
2. the humax has a repeat function and you can cut recordings down :whistling:


Good stuff, so does that mean you can create playlists too? That' d be the cherry on top!

Yup it does allow you to series record as the box I received was the later T825 firmware version. But there was a T816 earlier revision without series record, but I emailed them first to check which stock they had. Regardless for £40 I think it's good value, even if it lacked series record! :-D

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