PVR-100 DVB-T Twin-Tuner PVR now on special offer @ 32.89 including VAT (excluding delivery). - HotUKDeals
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PVR-100 now on Web-exclusive @ 32.89 including VAT (excluding delivery).

Description

With a handful of successful Freeview boxes under its belt, Digifusion has now released a twin-tuner PVR receiver.. Its extraordinarily thin and sleek (the power supply is in the mains plug) its hard to believe there are two tuners and a hard-drive in there!

On the back panel there are two Scart sockets for TV and VCR (both with S-Video and the TV Scart also offering RGB), the usual UHF loopthrough connectors and stereo analogue audio outputs.

Twin Tuner,
40Gb Hard Drive,
Pause and Rewind Live TV,
Fully Interactive,
Remote control,
2 SCART Sockets
Super Compression Technology,
7 Day Electronic Programme Guide,
RF Loop Through

Multi Guide
Programme listings are broadcast daily and stored in the Memory,
Full seven day look ahead,
Rapid page navigation,
Detailed programme synopsis,
Reminders and favourite channel feature

This is a combined Digital Video Recorder and Digital Terrestrial Receiver (NO MORE TAPES)
The Digifusion FVRT100 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) offers a host of exciting new features to give you greater control and choice of watching what you want, when you want.
This new technology stores over 40 hours of FREEVIEW TV programmes onto its hard disk,
Using SCT (Super Compression Technology) meaning there is no need for video tapes andyou will always have something to watch!

Recording TV has never been easier,
you can choose what you want to record quickly and easily through Multi Guide and set recordings up to 7 days in advance, with access to all free-to-air digital TV channels and radio stations available.

Pic added.
- newbie2linux

List of some excellent tweeking web-sites:-

http://digifusion.jeamland.org/disks.html
http://jargongeneration.co.uk/FVRT100/laptopdiskReplacement.htm
http://technonotice1.googlepages.com/themes.html
http://digifusion.jeamland.org/
- newbie2linux

Ask customer services to request that the unit(s) are checked prior to despatch as units with deep scratches have been sold and returned to Microdirect.
- newbie2linux

Correction:-

PVR-100 now on special-offer @ 32.89 including VAT (excluding delivery).

Price applies online and via phone.


- newbie2linux
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#1
I bought this as i wanted a cheap one, and its very good for the prince.

Its a little loud when sleeping but it is right near my bed. Other than that i think its ace.
#2
Hi, i have one of these and when it works properly its a great piece of kit,but it freezes up most of the time and i have to take the hdd out and format it in my pc then put it back in and its ok for a few months and then starts all over again,i have the uprated psu and it still plays up,another thing is as soon as the unit is plugged in the unit makes a whirring noise as its in standby and uses a lot of power when your not even using it and if you unplug it you loose your rf feed to your tv as it loops through the box and you loose your picture.If only these things could be sorted this could be a great product ...:-(
#3
Remember to go through Quidco for Micro Direct.
For genuine tracked transactions completed wholly online, you can earn:
3% :thumbsup:


I have had my PVR-100 for 4 weeks apart from a couple of failed EPG loads at 03:00-03:30 (working on building a new transmitter for the big switch over next year so reduce the power during the night and in some cases switch it off on some of the MUX's)

A must for any buyer is to load on the PVR-200 software and modified files see the links in the thread original post
#4
timber
Remember to go through Quidco for Micro Direct.
For genuine tracked transactions completed wholly online, you can earn:
3% :thumbsup:


Hi,

Oops. Forgot to mention Quidco. Thank you for mentioning.

Best Regards.
#5
Am I right in saying twin tuner = recording 2 things at the same time?

Thanks in advance.
#6
£38.75 delivered :)

Previous thread : http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72586
#7
Can this unit record via SCART (from non-Freeview channels) ? :)
#8
ipaq
Am I right in saying twin tuner = recording 2 things at the same time?

Thanks in advance.



Yes twin tuner record 2 different channels at once or record one while watching a previously recorded programme.
For the money its a good piece of kit also comes with 1 year warranty and Micro Direct are a good company to deal with :thumbsup:
#9
edi
Can this unit record via SCART (from non-Freeview channels) ? :)


I'm afraid not (unless someone knows different) scart connections are only output

TV
AV SCART socket to
connect to TV


TV2/VCR
AV SCART socket
to connect to VCR or DVD
#10
I bought one for the bedroom a few weeks ago and it's fantastic.

I've replaced the HDD with a 120GB laptop drive, and disconnected the fan. It is now near silent - ideal for the bedroom.

I did have a problem with the 2nd tuner on mine not working - due to overheating (before I disconnected the fan) so have added a 50mm fan above the 2nd tuner, powered from the HDD mulex, and drilled a few holes in the case for it to extract air.

So you may need to tweak it a bit to get it working fully!

Rufus.
#11
timber
I'm afraid not (unless someone knows different) scart connections are only output

TV
AV SCART socket to
connect to TV


TV2/VCR
AV SCART socket
to connect to VCR or DVD


Thanks timber :)
#12
Price now £38.76 + delivery
#13
cowjames
I bought this as i wanted a cheap one, and its very good for the prince.

If it's good enough for the prince then it's good enough for me.LOL.:giggle:
banned#14
I bought one of these about a month back. Had it for 2 weeks and then it broke (The dreaded "HOLD" issue) and got a refund. It cost me £8 to send back to MicroDirect too (no reimbursement)! I know I've already said this in the original thread but it might be worth spending bit extra to get decent one that will hold out and has a slightly better interface and remote control... It's a bargain but you get what you pay for on this one.
#15
Racoon
Price now £38.76 + delivery


....and now £37.59 + delivery!
#16
silmonli
I know I've already said this in the original thread but it might be worth spending bit extra to get decent one that will hold out and has a slightly better interface and remote control...


I agree with the sentiment, but sadly there are very few "decent" PVRs out there. In my experience apart from 2 (the Humax and the Topfield) all have issues, some more significant than others.

If you get a good one, the Digifusion is one of the easiest and most stable, only problem is a lot of the refurbs knocking around aren't IMHO as fully tested as they could be.

The Humax and Topfield are nearly 4 times the price!

So for those willing to risk a little pain it's a great PVR that will revolutionise your television viewing.

Rufus.
#17
Bought one of these a couple of months ago, had a problem where the unit would not power up and showed "hold" on the front panel. Fixed this by lubricating the fan and re-siting the unit for better airflow, and have had no problems since.
With 40gb it works well as a time shift recorder, and for only £15 more than a freeview receiver I've found it worth the money.
#18
silmonli
I bought one of these about a month back. Had it for 2 weeks and then it broke (The dreaded "HOLD" issue) and got a refund. It cost me £8 to send back to MicroDirect too (no reimbursement)! I know I've already said this in the original thread but it might be worth spending bit extra to get decent one that will hold out and has a slightly better interface and remote control... It's a bargain but you get what you pay for on this one.


Hi Silmonli, Forward a copy of your invoice from the Post Office/Courier to MicroDirect CS and they should refund you in full, they refund up to £10.00 from what their customer services/RMA department advised by e-mail.

HTH.

Think that MicroDirect push the price of items up upon noticing that there's a lot of interest or stocks are raplidly depleating the same as eBuyer do. There were over 300 in stock this morning (think there was 303 in stock but not 100% certain) now there's 83 available.

Good review:-

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Fusion_FVRT100__Review_5464583
#19
Hi, mine is stuck on the dredded 'hold' and will not power on,i usually remove the hdd and format in in my pc and this fixes it,anyone know how to permantely fix it and why it does it ? i purchase a uprated psu but still no joy, how can you upgrade the software ? ...thanks anyone :)
#20
I dont know if this is a problem fix but I had the fvrt200 for a few months and I had HOLD come up and found out that the power supply was not powerful enough,so got a more powerful one and it worked perfectly then.
#21
Tempted 2 buy this.
#22
Dont touch Digifusion with a barge pole.

I had four of these last year from ebuyer (one return after another) and had trouble with every one of them, eventually got a refund and shelled out for a Humax instead.

Humax is worth every penny, not locked up even once, bigger drive and better software. You get what you pay for and for sub £40 all you'll get is disappointment and frustration.
#23
It might be cheap but unless you're lucky, be prepared for lots of headaches with this unit.
#24
I went through 3 of these boxes from Argos last year before getting a refund. It seems that even with the upgraded power supplu that sometimes comes with these units they can still show all the old failings like the HOLD message. Maybe if you live close to Microdirect it might be worth a bash but personaly I could not be bothered will all the potential grief of posting the item back to them if it dies.

Drphibes
#25
RufusA
I agree with the sentiment, but sadly there are very few "decent" PVRs out there. In my experience apart from 2 (the Humax and the Topfield) all have issues, some more significant than others.

If you get a good one, the Digifusion is one of the easiest and most stable, only problem is a lot of the refurbs knocking around aren't IMHO as fully tested as they could be.

The Humax and Topfield are nearly 4 times the price!

So for those willing to risk a little pain it's a great PVR that will revolutionise your television viewing.

Rufus.


Depends what looking for really, nearly 4 times the price but definately 4 times the storage and about 10 times as reliable and the same again in features should you wish to use them

I had a Digifusion FVRT200 (not a refurb) and it was quite simple to use however the colour of the menu screens could be a problem for someone older users as I found with my parents and I can see why.

Apart from that not too bad a set up, nothing fancy but reliability obviously an issue, my one gave up the ghost within two months so after much reading I personally went for the Topfield and it was a wise move indeed.

I'm not an avid tv viewer and I think it was money well spent, so for the avid viewer it would be money very well spent.

It's started to play up but thats after quite some time and it has been hammered you could say and I think its still within the 2yr warranty so will probably get it swapped out.

If you want something to mess about with and not too fussed, then go for this perhaps, however if you are into your tv then probaby save your pennies and move up the ladder
#26
jpieter
I dont know if this is a problem fix but I had the fvrt200 for a few months and I had HOLD come up and found out that the power supply was not powerful enough,so got a more powerful one and it worked perfectly then.


I had the correct power supply and it was still **** and unreliable before it finally fried and I know I'm not alone
#27
Hi, Don't wish to complain but I'm afraid that I take back the comments that I'd made regarding MicroDirect CS being reasonably helpful. They've confirmed that RMA'd items have been refunded after chasing up the refund where quite clearly they've not.

CS from MicroDirect used to be alright, however, with the problems experienced with this particular issue I'd not recommend them. There's another company online selling these units, they're more expensive however they are 'grade-a' refurbished therefore should not have deep scratches, dents etc.

Best Memory:-

Digifusion FVRT100 Recorder
40GB Hard Disk
Twin Tuners
MRRP £159.99 £69.99 inc VAT
Refurbished - Grade A
In Stock
FREE Delivery

http://www.bestmemory.co.uk/

HTH.
#28
Mine needs to go back too. £8 and and no reimbursement stinks - they sent out a faulty product.
#29
Thanks for the heads up, I will put Micro Direct on my " NO " list .. ;-)
#30
thepearce
Mine needs to go back too. £8 and and no reimbursement stinks - they sent out a faulty product.


Hi Thepearce, Am experiencing the same problems as you are by the sound of things. Second order needs to be returned as arrived damaged. Microdirect are claiming that they will not refund carriage costs as not covered under Distance Selling Regulations 2000. Not sure where they stand on this but insisting that customers pay both carriage to get the goods in the first place and also for the return carriage is asking a lot. Does anyone know where customers of Microdirect stand on this?.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
#31
newbie2linux
Hi Thepearce, Am experiencing the same problems as you are by the sound of things. Second order needs to be returned as arrived damaged. Microdirect are claiming that they will not refund carriage costs as not covered under Distance Selling Regulations 2000. Not sure where they stand on this but insisting that customers pay both carriage to get the goods in the first place and also for the return carriage is asking a lot. Does anyone know where customers of Microdirect stand on this?.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
Hi. Actually I have gave consumer direct a call today and explained my situation. I've had my PVR since about 7 June, didn't open it for a while and then when I did I only noticed this fault later (though it was always present).
They said I'd had it for so long I could reasonably be deemed to have "accepted" the goods so was not really eligible for a refund only a repair / replacement. Fair enough I guess.

As it was faulty to begin with it was therefore not of satisfactory quality/fit for purpose under the Sale of Goods Act which states that customers should not be put to any financial detriment due to a product being faulty. Paying postage (for return) counts as such. The person I spoke to said that though I would probably have to first pay the postage this should be refunded. I have a reference number but it applies to my (West Yorkshire) enquiry - I suggest giving them a call and then relaying this info to MicroDirect - that's what I intend to do.
#32
:roll: mine died today as well had only used it 2or 3 times as well
#33
Heh, will give this a miss, terrible p&p charge for N Ireland too.
#34
thepearce
Hi. Actually I have gave consumer direct a call today and explained my situation. I've had my PVR since about 7 June, didn't open it for a while and then when I did I only noticed this fault later (though it was always present).
They said I'd had it for so long I could reasonably be deemed to have "accepted" the goods so was not really eligible for a refund only a repair / replacement. Fair enough I guess.

As it was faulty to begin with it was therefore not of satisfactory quality/fit for purpose under the Sale of Goods Act which states that customers should not be put to any financial detriment due to a product being faulty. Paying postage (for return) counts as such. The person I spoke to said that though I would probably have to first pay the postage this should be refunded. I have a reference number but it applies to my (West Yorkshire) enquiry - I suggest giving them a call and then relaying this info to MicroDirect - that's what I intend to do.


Hi Thepearce, Good on you for calling consumer direct regarding the way that Microdirect are treating customers that's what I say. Microdirect should not be allowed to expect customers to pay both for the carriage paid in order for the goods to ship in the first place and for the return carriage to get RMA'd items back to them where quite clearly they were not fit for purpose or otherwise badly cosmetically damaged/faulty upon receipt. Good luck.

Best Regards.
#35
[SIZE=2]With my limited understanding of the law (and it should be verified with a lawyer, trading standards or Citizen's Advice) that if you receive faulty goods you are not liable for any costs including the return postage -- or at least you can claim them back. After a period of time deemed "reasonable" and depending on the T&Cs of the contract you have with Micro Direct, they, if they've stated you pay for returns postage then you are obliged to do so.

However, you may be able to claim under the Sale of Goods act (as amended) that you are accumulating costs due to a poor quality product, hence MD are not supplying goods of a quality expected. I would suspect that a carefully letter written asking for a refund for the product plus the return postage might be successful in court. A claim for the initial postage, less likely.

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#36
Allthough these were sold out a couple of times in the past when I checked yesterday they had over 400, there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere or a lot getting returned..
#37
getmore4less
Allthough these were sold out a couple of times in the past when I checked yesterday they had over 400, there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere or a lot getting returned..



Well in light of the posts about Micro Direct on here, I will not be buying one, or any other stuff they sell.
#38
Erin
[SIZE=2]With my limited understanding of the law (and it should be verified with a lawyer, trading standards or Citizen's Advice) that if you receive faulty goods you are not liable for any costs including the return postage -- or at least you can claim them back. After a period of time deemed "reasonable" and depending on the T&Cs of the contract you have with Micro Direct, they, if they've stated you pay for returns postage then you are obliged to do so.

However, you may be able to claim under the Sale of Goods act (as amended) that you are accumulating costs due to a poor quality product, hence MD are not supplying goods of a quality expected. I would suspect that a carefully letter written asking for a refund for the product plus the return postage might be successful in court. A claim for the initial postage, less likely.

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Hi Erin, Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated. MD certainly do not seem to be caring too much about customer service here that is for certain. A carefully written letter asking for a refund/replacement is what's needed here agreed.

Good luck to others who are experiencing similar problems with MD.

Best Regards.
#39
I've had three from them and all are working fine.
#40
If you bought one of these faulty ones on a credit card I would suggest you phoning the c/card company and explain the situation.(don't forget to use Saynoto0870 to find the freephone number! )
They should then freeze the amount and open an enquiry with the company.
You should not be expected to pay return P&P costs.
I suggest contacting Microdirect first and say they should arrange to have it picked up or provide a Freepost return address.
If they won't agree then just put it into dispute with the c/card company.
This way you won't have to pay for it until it's sorted out.

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