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Digihome DTR80 80GB Digital TV Recorder £59.99

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
* Silver.

* 80GB Hard disc drive.

* Number of hours recording time 35.

* 'Pause Live TV' function.

* Twin tuner.

* Record 1/watch another feature.

* Digitally interactive.

* Digital text.

* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

* Auto setup.

* Auto detection of new channels.

* Now and next electronic programme guide.

* 7 days electronic programme guide.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.

* Size (H)4.8, (W)36, (D)27.8cm.

* Weight 3.8kg.
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#1
Bought a refurb from big pockets a couple of months ago £45 and well worth it good piece of kit. Heat added even at this price.
#2
Will this record from a virgin cable box?
1 Like #3
RedSkywalker
Will this record from a virgin cable box?


sadly no, unless you buy a modulator or similar, which without going into extreme detail would not be straightforward to use / configure.

80gb twin-tuner Digifusion (not Digihome) models from £40ish delivered are worth a look at the MicroDirect site.
40gb twin-tuner models come in at about £35ish delivered.
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/productlister.aspx?s=13&se=Set,TopBox,with

MD also attracts 3% Quidco cashback.
banned#4
spend a bit more and buy a Humax you wont regret it.
#5
This unit is an excellent unit for that price its a steal it`s better that the humax i own both epg is quicker and better its also quiet unlike the hummy.
#6
Got one earlier from Argos ready for our new flat. Thank you!
#7
philz55
Bought a refurb from big pockets a couple of months ago £45 and well worth it good piece of kit. Heat added even at this price.


I also bought one of the Big Pockets one's, superb bit of kit, very pleased with it.
banned#8
mickymcd;3154307
This unit is an excellent unit for that price its a steal it`s better that the humax i own both epg is quicker and better its also quiet unlike the hummy.


Humax is far better IMO mine is super quiet and you can also record 2 programmes at the same time which I dont think you can on the Digihome.
#9
Superb deal, from what I've read this is a decent box, can't be any worse than my rubbish Thommo
#10
Flipd
sadly no, unless you buy a modulator or similar, which without going into extreme detail would not be straightforward to use configure.


I dont think your reply to Red Skywalker is correct.

I have both a Samsung and SA V+ cable boxes and you can record from the "VCR" scart of either of these even when the V+ is in HDMI mode. So I assume this PVR will record from a cable box simply by connecting them by a scart lead.

Also using an RF modulator would not work anyway as this box only has digital tuners AFAIK.
#11
Leadbeter
V+...record from the "VCR" scart of either of these even when the V+ is in HDMI mode.


How interesting. I thought the other outputs were disabled when HDMI was active. Didn't bother testing, but this could help solve a problem.

btw the deal looks a steal to me.
#12
Digihome is quiet and will record two channels at the same time. The early T810 version was single record. The T816 and T825 version will do twin record. These numbers form part of the first line of text on the white label witch can be found on the underside of the machine and on the box. If anyone gets one of these, please could they post which version Argos are selling. Thanks.
#13
smokieUK
How interesting. I thought the other outputs were disabled when HDMI was active. Didn't bother testing, but this could help solve a problem.

btw the deal looks a steal to me.


So does that mean I could could couple this up to my cable box with scarts and record playback that way? Freeview hasn't reached this distant outpost yet!
#14
RedSkywalker
So does that mean I could could couple this up to my cable box with scarts and record playback that way? Freeview hasn't reached this distant outpost yet!


Yes but not the most elegant or user friendly solution. This box is primarily a Freeview orientated product with timed recordings being based on the Freeview epg etc.

Why not upgrade to a V+ box for £75 (or maybe less if you tell them you are thinking of going to Sky) You will then get a much easier to use integrated solution that lets you record 2 progs and watch another all based on the cable epg. Also if you have a HDTV you can connect it at 720p or 1080i using a HDMI and get some HD content.
#15
Leadbeter
I dont think your reply to Red Skywalker is correct.

I have both a Samsung and SA V+ cable boxes and you can record from the "VCR" scart of either of these even when the V+ is in HDMI mode. So I assume this PVR will record from a cable box simply by connecting them by a scart lead.

Also using an RF modulator would not work anyway as this box only has digital tuners AFAIK.


I did a search online for info on this box earlier as I'd like to use it to record from a Sky box. I found a review that says someone bought it and couldn't get it to work with their Virgin box, and they called the support line only to be told this box will only record from freeview and will not work with Virgin (and I'm assuming not with Sky). So I'm taking a pass. However, people who were just using the freeview loved this product.
#16
Just to clarify this will work out of the box with a standard Virgin samsung box or will I need V+ too?
#17
Cyb
Just to clarify this will work out of the box with a standard Virgin samsung box or will I need V+ too?


It will record only from it's built-in freeview tuners
#18
Does anyone know if this box is user/mum friendly? I bought her a dvd recorder a few years ago that had VideoPlus+ which she can manage.
#19
SHOWMAN36
spend a bit more and buy a Humax you wont regret it.


i agree i bought a humax 9150t and it is fantastic.......but for a cheaper model you cant go wrong heat added
#20
Great deal got one last night the box does all we want it to do and it is very simple to use
thank you :thumbsup:
banned#21
zac47
Great deal got one last night the box does all we want it to do and it is very simple to use
thank you :thumbsup:


Hi, when you get the time do you think you could get the version number and post it here, as per cpg's post: "The T816 and T825 version will do twin record. These numbers form part of the first line of text on the white label witch can be found on the underside of the machine and on the box."

Appreciate it if you can :)
#22
Can anyone comment on how quiet these units are when running? As it would be to replace a digibox, I wouldn't be happy with a noisy fan running all of the time. Thanks!
#23
I have the 160gb version... Can't fault it. Dead silent except for when every hour or so the hard-drive decides to spin into action.
#24
Raspberrys
Hi, when you get the time do you think you could get the version number and post it here, as per cpg's post: "The T816 and T825 version will do twin record. These numbers form part of the first line of text on the white label witch can be found on the underside of the machine and on the box."

Appreciate it if you can :)


The DTR80 came in both T816 and T825 variants so theoretically you could get either (presumably you know this which is why you're asking?). And, as far as I am aware, it has been known for different branches of Argos to have the different types at the same time. So the only way you can be sure is to examine what they are going to give you and either accept or reject it depending on your preference.

I was toying with the idea of picking one up today as a gift but they have gone out of stock at my local branch.
#25
Are these better than Asda "own brand" PVRs (Durabrand etc)?
#26
Does anyone know of a suitable box which can record from sky (but isnt Sky+) and doesnt need freeview to work (because i cant get freeview where i live). Totally clueless with these PVR things...
#27
normalnorm
The DTR80 came in both T816 and T825 variants so theoretically you could get either (presumably you know this which is why you're asking?). And, as far as I am aware, it has been known for different branches of Argos to have the different types at the same time. So the only way you can be sure is to examine what they are going to give you and either accept or reject it depending on your preference.

I was toying with the idea of picking one up today as a gift but they have gone out of stock at my local branch.


I don't know much about these. Is it the T816 or the T825 the we should be looking for?
#28
normalnorm;3161691
The DTR80 came in both T816 and T825 variants so theoretically you could get either (presumably you know this which is why you're asking?). And, as far as I am aware, it has been known for different branches of Argos to have the different types at the same time. So the only way you can be sure is to examine what they are going to give you and either accept or reject it depending on your preference.

I was toying with the idea of picking one up today as a gift but they have gone out of stock at my local branch.



I have checked mine and it is T825 08/08
#29
Raspberrys
Hi, when you get the time do you think you could get the version number and post it here, as per cpg's post: "The T816 and T825 version will do twin record. These numbers form part of the first line of text on the white label witch can be found on the underside of the machine and on the box."

Appreciate it if you can :)


hi
the one i got from Argos was the T825 versione and and it will record two progs. at the same time,tried it last night.Just started having freezing problems with mine,the box was not doing anything at the time we were just watching BBC1 and the pic. froze i had to remove power then switch back on then its fine .This is the second time in two days so it will have to go back to Argos for a replaysment.
I hope they are not all the same because up to the freezing i thought it was a great PVR
#30
zac47
hi
the one i got from Argos was the T825 versione and and it will record two progs. at the same time,tried it last night.Just started having freezing problems with mine,the box was not doing anything at the time we were just watching BBC1 and the pic. froze i had to remove power then switch back on then its fine .This is the second time in two days so it will have to go back to Argos for a replaysment.
I hope they are not all the same because up to the freezing i thought it was a great PVR


Do a bit of research on the digital spy forums. I sure I read somewhere that the T825 is bit temperamental in the first week but then settles down.
#31
I also got a T825 (at lunchtime). I was sort of hoping I might have got a T816 but I didn't! On the plus side, since the T825 is a current model (I assume the 07/08 means it was built in July), there may be the possibility of a software upgrade - but I don't suppose I should hold my breath!
#32
Dunno know if this is a better deal for £15 more.?:?

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Wharfedale Top Up TV 160GB Digital TV Recorder.

160GB hard disc drive.

Approx 80 recording hours.

Twin tuner.

Pause Live TV.

Record 1/watch another feature.

Can record 2 channels at the same time.

Series record.

Digitally interactive.

Digital text.

RF loop.

Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

Auto setup.

Auto scan for new channels.

Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).

14 day electronic programme guide (EPG) - (Top Up TV anytime enabled).

2 SCART sockets.

Freeview playback approved.

Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.

Size (H)5.6, (W)36, (D)28cm.

Weight 2.85kg.

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