Digihome PVR160 Twin Tuner Freeview with 160Gb HDD - £99.99 ! - HotUKDeals
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Digihome PVR160 Twin Tuner Freeview with 160Gb HDD is reduced to £99.99 @ Argos !

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Features: Silver | 160Gb hard disk drive | 77 hours and 35 minutes of recording time | Digitally interactive | Digital text | RF loop | Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available | Auto setup | Auto detection of new channels | Auto scan for new channels | Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG) | 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG) | 2 SCART sockets | Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied) | Size (H)4.5, (W)36, (D)27.7cm | Weight 2.85kg | Not Top Up TV compatible
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1 Like #1
Good review HERE
#2
Looks ugly but can be modded to dual record but you lose some of the EPG
#3
blinky
Looks ugly but can be modded to dual record but you lose some of the EPG


That's a good suggestion - for me, a PVR without being able to dual record is next to useless. Do you have any links, please?
1 Like #4
solid
That's a good suggestion - for me, a PVR without being able to dual record is next to useless. Do you have any links, please?


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=492057&pp=25

I recommend that you read the whole thread as it gives instructions and where to get the firmware that is needed.
#5
Hi,
This might be a stupid question but what is "Not Top Up TV compatible"
thanks
rockinter
#6
Top up TV is a subscription service. You need a card slot on your freeview box (a bit like sky) and then you can get some extra channels.

I've never bothered with it. I don't think I'd watch what they show.

[url]www.topup.tv[/url]

"Not Top Up TV compatible" means it doesn't have the card slot.
#7
They seem to have erased the opton of just subscribing to TUTV from their site?

Every option is to get their new anytime box....
#8
This looks a cracking price. I've had the 80Gb version of this for nearly a year and it's a good box! Voted hot
#9
How weird.... I didn't look at the site.

I suppose if you make people buy your PVR there's more money in it for you. I'd of thought you were reducing your potential clients tho.
#10
I am on the lookout for a PVR can anyone tell me if this deal is any good.

Here is the link http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=4058

I know it only has an 80Gb capacity compared to the argos deal with is 160GB but its £30 cheaper.
1 Like #11
vuittion
I am on the lookout for a PVR can anyone tell me if this deal is any good.

Here is the link http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=4058

I know it only has an 80Gb capacity compared to the argos deal with is 160GB but its £30 cheaper.



Here's an even cheaper one http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16874&source=Kelkoo

Although it's a refurb and only 40GB but very cheap.
#12
shauneco
Here's an even cheaper one http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16874&source=Kelkoo

Although it's a refurb and only 40GB but very cheap.



I have this PVR, though mine is heavily modified (120GB HDD, different firmware and upgraded power supply).

A couple of things about it

Bad points

If the power supply (external 'brick') has not been upgraded to at least a 3 amp (preferably 5 amp) the supply will fail, usually 1 day after the warranty runs out.

It can be noisy.

Good points

Can record 2 programmes at once out of the box.

Easy to use.

Easily upgradable with loads of help on how to do it.

Forum on digilspy here.

I've got to admit I really like mine.
#13
v2drinkers
With PVR's its my opinion/experience that you get what you pay for and so I would go with either a humax or topfield.
Budget at least £170 for one.


Totally agree. Imagine relying on a PVR to record your favourite programs and it fails in some way. Had a Humax for a year now and absolutely love it. It hasnt dropped in price either due to its reputation as a solid piece of kit.
#14
barneydog

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16874&source=Kelkoo

I have this PVR, though mine is heavily modified (120GB HDD, different firmware and upgraded power supply).

A couple of things about it

Bad points

If the power supply (external 'brick') has not been upgraded to at least a 3 amp (preferably 5 amp) the supply will fail, usually 1 day after the warranty runs out.

It can be noisy.

Good points

Can record 2 programmes at once out of the box.

Easy to use.

Easily upgradable with loads of help on how to do it.

Forum on digilspy here.

I've got to admit I really like mine.


I fully agree... I have the same one. I've had it for just over 2 years now, and it's solid as a rock. I've not upgraded the hard drive, but I have replaced the power supply, which (shockingly on schedule) died 1 day after my warranty ran out. I bought the 5 amp version, and it's been happy as larry ever since. I'd buy this one, and the £33 DVD recorder.
(http://www.hotukdeals.com/go/?m=12&d=http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=128179)

Then you can record anything you want to keep to DVD... it's cheaper and has the advantages of 14 day EPG and 2 programme recording.

You know it makes sense! ;)
#15
Thanks for the heads up on the Digifusion, I don't watch much TV anyway so 40gb is fine and dandy for my usage. Tempted to buy that £33 DVD-recorder now as well :D
#16
I love my Freeview PVR, but don't think many people know about it or rate it. I have the Thompson DHD-4000, and think it is one of the best purchases I have ever made.
#17
I've been after a pvr for a while and almost went for this but put off because you cant transfer recordings easily via usb to pc. gone for the humax 9200t instead for £173 from laskys

this is still a great deal though
#18
i read that there are issues with this machine , unless you do the firmware uprgrade , the machine is crap , oh did i mention you have to buy a lead for this , and then when you upgrade you loose somemuch epg , think it would be better to spend a bit more for better machine.
#19
Decided to try the Micro Direct one, at £42 delivered they sell for £40 plus delivery on ebay from the completed prices. I have the Sharp PVR thats on offer from Makro, but I paid £160 from Costco. Whilst it has a 3 year warranty, you could buy one of these a year and it would cost the same over 3 years. The Sharp can't record 2 programs at once which is APITA sometimes when programs clash. Costco's refund policy is second to none so I wont have a problem with a refund.
#20
I've had the 80 gig version of the Digifusion (single tuner) from Agros since last January. It's worked perfectly. Very happy with it.
#21
kevinyork
Totally agree. Imagine relying on a PVR to record your favourite programs and it fails in some way. Had a Humax for a year now and absolutely love it. It hasnt dropped in price either due to its reputation as a solid piece of kit.

Yeah, my Tivo PVR is still going strong after 6 years ;)
#22
maradona86
I've been after a pvr for a while and almost went for this but put off because you cant transfer recordings easily via usb to pc. gone for the humax 9200t instead for £173 from laskys

this is still a great deal though


I can't think why I would ever want to transfer shows to my PC, especially when you can buy a DVD recorder for £33.

I have a media centre PC in the living room and the digifusion in the bedroom, and I've never needed to do anything with a programme I've recorded on the media centre other than watch it on the TV.

BTW, my media centre occasionally misses a programme for whatever reason, but the digifusion has never failed to record a programme for me. For just under 2 years the digifusion was my only PVR, and I've missed more since I started using the media centre than I did before. I thought the season recording feature would mean that I never forgot to set something to record again, and pretty much it does, but 1 time in 1000 it fails, and then I have to try and catch a repeat if there's one going.

Point of that story is that more expensive isn't necessarily better!
#23
bought one of these today, great bit of kit, especially as we had a Pace Twin which was good when it worked, but had too many issues over the years we have had it.
#24
shauneco
Here's an even cheaper one http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16874&source=Kelkoo

Although it's a refurb and only 40GB but very cheap.


Thought about this........then read the Amazon user reviews..........

"I had the 80gig model. Worked for 5 months without problem but then as noted on some other reviews became very slow and unresponsive. Had problems starting up, would erase the hard drive if you turned the unit off and everytime you put it on standby you had to reinstall the unit from scratch. These problems appear to be common to a Digifusion items from what I have research.

On the plus side, you can split your recordings into 5 min scenes, something I don't have on my new unit.

Increadibly noisy though!" :-(
#25
We have the Dual version of this which is essentially the same box although ours is 80gb and cost £80 a few months back. I would say this is a billy bargain by any means, ok you cant dual record without hacking it and messing up the epg.

But for jo public it does what it says and does it well, the biggest plus for this is it is extremely easy to record things from the epg. Other offerings are not so user friendy, Thomphson pvr anyone?

As for the Humax brigade, my brother has one and the epg takes forever to populate unlike this model which is almost instantanious unless you go weeks in advance.

For the price this is worth it whether or not it can record 2 channels at once, simple as :D
#26
Each to his/hers own, I guess. For the record, I find the Thompson very easy to use. Plus, I have had it over two years, upgraded the internal hard disk, and have recieved about 3 or 4 OTA firmware updates, adding things like subtitles to recordings; enabling the volume button on the remote; time-slip; playing from teh middle of the recording (I guess many of the updated things were standard on other PVRs, but it was nice to know that my PVR was keeping up!) - My Thompson has been busy constantly since I bought it!

Anyway, like I said, buying a PVR has been one of the best purchases I ever made.
#27
back @ £99.99 :)
#28
saw the 80 gb one in Tesco today and it's reduced to £67.
#29
currychops
saw the 80 gb one in Tesco today and it's reduced to £67.


Currychops - was that the Digihome or Digifusion ?

(I'm assuming they are not the same !)

Thanks.
FF.
#30
back @ £99.99 :)
#31
Yes Currychops i would like to know this too.

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