Digihome DTR80 80GB Twin Freeview Hard Drive Recorder Grade A £44.78 delivered @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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I just bought one of these, which have just come back in stock. Reviews are good: 5 starts from 40 reviews and decent reviews elsewhere too.

They're Grade A but the reviews are very happy with the condition of them.

ebuyer 's note:
Grade A Goods are "Factory Reconditioned" to the Manufacturers original specification. All goods supplied are 30 day high street store (30 days) returned products. With grade A stock there is always a chance that there may be a minor cosmetic mark, Considering the price however these are considered to be very minor and will not affect performance of the product.

Main features:
# 80Gb hard disk drive
# Twin Freeview tuners
# 38 hours and 31 minutes of recording time (or up to 110 hours, presumably depending on quality setting)
# Pause live TV
# Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.
# Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
# 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).

Free delivery over £50 so it's worth looking for something you might need for £5ish. I went for one of the £10 NAS enclosures:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/405705/nas-ethernet-network-ide-hard-drive/showthread.php?t=405705

Edit: Now only £39.99!
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#1
These are superb! - Have had one for the last 18 months (Was also a Factory Recon) - Came brand new and never had any problems with it, so easy to set up and start using.
#2
are the disks upgradable to bigger sizes?
#3
Try looking on eBay. I picked up a Grade A Hitachi twin tuner Freeview recorder for less than £35 including delivery. The Hitachi is arguably better quality than the digihome.
#4
goodgrr;5549080
are the disks upgradable to bigger sizes?

Just had a search around and found this thread abotu upgrading the hard drive:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=553496

Looks like it can be done but only if you buy the same hard drive which is fitted in the 160GB version (I don't know if it's still available I'm afraid).

80GB will be plenty for me though.
#5
nick_sub
Just had a search around and found this thread abotu upgrading the hard drive:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=553496


.. that link is for an upgrade to the PVR80 not the DTR80 (different chipset)
#6
Had one in the bedroom for last 18 months with no probs:thumbsup:
#7
skdotcom
Try looking on eBay. I picked up a Grade A Hitachi twin tuner Freeview recorder for less than £35 including delivery. The Hitachi is arguably better quality than the digihome.


I believe they are more or less the same under the hood. I have tried several 'cheap' HDD recorders and returned all of them apart from the Sagem I have now which is a brilliant little box.
#8
Pitty it dont have topuptv enabled or i would buy one, cba with channels like QVC, bidtv etc waste of space.
#9
yeah these look very dated (is the front panel from the 80s?) but work fine.. been using one for over a year. one thing in particular is much better than Sky boxes: you can still hear the channel audio when in the menus. there have been no software updates for a long time, not sure if that might matter one day.
#10
Thanks op! Been looking for one of these for under £50 since I am getting rid of sky! :)
#11
I have an inbuilt freeview in my tv however i have trouble with some channels as they tend to stutter and miss parts of programs.

Would/could buying this help or is it def a problem with my arial?
#12
Great little machines - almost certainly a vestel box (as I believe are some hitachi skdotcom). They have various models - have a look on the label (either on the box or under the machine) for T810, T816 or T825 - I've had a T810 for around 2 years - only 1 blip in that time.

Only reason I've voted cold is that I picked up a clearance one (a different brand) from tesco for £30 last week. For info, the T810 is most reliable, but the T825 has dual record (hence I bought a new one).
#13
Zanim
I have an inbuilt freeview in my tv however i have trouble with some channels as they tend to stutter and miss parts of programs.

Would/could buying this help or is it def a problem with my arial?


Its likely to be a marginal reception issue, so upgrading your aerial or adding a masthead amp, or a booster is probably be the way to go.

Try using http://www.wolfbane.com/cgi-bin/tvd.exe? to see which transmitter and aerial you should be using
#14
We've had one of these for a couple of years and it is a very good little box. Every now and again I have to resent mine, because the TV signal isn't so good here. It's a lot more usable, fast and intuitive than the Sony HDD/DVD recorder I got recently. A great feature the Sony doesn't have is you can 'Delete' all the crap channels like shopping channels and Top Up TV things so the guide is uncluttered and fast to go through.
#15
hi i am after one with hdmi i got a older pvr still going strong but like the idea of hdmi or should i wait till hd hits freeview ??

scoot
#16
Here is a summary of ebuyer's current sub-£100 HD recorders. Some of the info is fairly scarce unfrtunately but I tried to list the main features where they were listed. Maybe the first one would suit you Scoot?

Wharfedale DVDR24HD160F **Grade A*
160GB HDD
DVD Recorder
Single Freeview tuner
Upscales to 1080i
HDMI output
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151431
£79.99

Digihome PVR 250GB Freeview Receiver (NOT graded)
CI card interface (top-up TV?)
Freeview tuner (single?)
6 month Free SETANTA Sports (hmmm..not sure what that's worth now!)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160809
£79.98


There are also a couple of non-freeview models:

Acoustic Solutions DVD80RW300 (NOT graded)
80gb
DVD Recorder
NOT FREEVIEW
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139015
£44.99

Wharfedale DVDR24HD250 **Grade A**
250GB HDD
DVD Recorder
upscales to 1080i
NOT FREEVIEW
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165506
£59.99
#17
jnm21
Great little machines - almost certainly a vestel box (as I believe are some hitachi skdotcom). They have various models - have a look on the label (either on the box or under the machine) for T810, T816 or T825 - I've had a T810 for around 2 years - only 1 blip in that time.

Only reason I've voted cold is that I picked up a clearance one (a different brand) from tesco for £30 last week. For info, the T810 is most reliable, but the T825 has dual record (hence I bought a new one).


Cheers for that info on the dual record - I am humming and hahhing about getting one for £200 as I am also ditching Sky, but I am not sure what the aierial in my house is like so I may have to pay out for work on it, these could be worth a look. :thumbsup:
#18
Totts
Cheers for that info on the dual record - I am humming and hahhing about getting one for £200 as I am also ditching Sky, but I am not sure what the aierial in my house is like so I may have to pay out for work on it, these could be worth a look. :thumbsup:


It might be worth looking at a Freesat HDD recorder rather than spending money on a new aerial etc. then. Depends where you are in the country, when DSO is for that region etc.
suspended 1 Like #19
Has anyone noticed that the price has dropped to £39.99?? :whistling:
#20
BargainHunterNo1
Has anyone noticed that the price has dropped to £39.99?? :whistling:


Yes! - I had to order a more expensive item to get to £50.00 for the free delivery !!! :thumbsup: (Not really complaining, mind....)
#21
BargainHunterNo1;5557845
Has anyone noticed that the price has dropped to £39.99?? :whistling:

Rats, should have been more patient! Good deal at £45 anyway though.

Mine was ordered Sunday night and delivered 11am this morning. Pretty impressive for free Supersaver delivery! Will try it out tonight...
#22
All,

Does anybody know if recordings on these have to be scheduled using the time or can you just select the program from the TV Guide? Does it support series recording?

Thanks,

Mike
#23
smiiithy;5813034
All,

Does anybody know if recordings on these have to be scheduled using the time or can you just select the program from the TV Guide? Does it support series recording?

Thanks,

Mike

You can do it from the TV Guide. It's SO easy. You just navigate to the program and press the record button. No series recording though, which is a shame.
#24
Recordings are simply done by selecting the program in the tv guide and pressing the record button. It underlines the program in red to show that it is set to record it.
So simply anyone could do it.

They don't support series recording ( you have to find each episode in the 7 day tv guide).

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