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Just order one of these myself using the codes I've just submitted as a deal too. Using the 10% PVR code and the save £5 code it came to £157.49 including delivery.

This amazing Personal Video Recorders offers a massive 250Gb Hard Drive for both Digital recordings as well as MP3s. This digital Freeview receiver has Twin Tuners allowing you to record two channels and then using the picture in picture function you can watch up to another two channels at the same time, so you never miss anything just because the schedules clash!

Easy to plan recordings is no more difficult than highlighting the onscreen menu (EPG) and pressing the record button, from here you can pre-plan not just an episode but the series using up to 70 pre-record program timers

Compatible for live Pay-per View broadcasts, allowing you to watch even more entertainment channels such as Setanta Sports

Further to this, the TF5800 allows user-developed application programmes - or ''TAPs'' - to be added via USB2, increasing features and functionality beyond the already impressive array on offer, enabling limitless software control possibilities therefore future proving your receiver

Connect your home computer via USB2.0 and transfer your MP3 collection on to the built-in hard drive
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#1
These are brilliant - if you own a Toppy you should join the forum too at http://www.toppy.org.uk/

I just wish they made Freesat boxes too.
#2
Fabulous machine - this and the Humax are both top end machines - the Humax with 320gb hard drive is available for £129 (refurb) on the Humax site.
#3
I mentioned in the voucher thread Ive been looking at PVRs all week deciding what to get and was put off by the poor reviews the Humax receives in terms of it being noisy so went with the Topfield. To be honest I never fill my Sky+ box as it is and thats 80gb, so once you starting comparing 250gb or 320gb I dont think it really matters for the average user.

I was really tempted by the Humax boxes, but the customisation that the Topfield gives you was another tihng in its favour.
#4
Great price, voted hot.
#5
SmokinMonkey;3534350
I mentioned in the voucher thread Ive been looking at PVRs all week deciding what to get and was put off by the poor reviews the Humax receives in terms of it being noisy so went with the Topfield. To be honest I never fill my Sky+ box as it is and thats 80gb, so once you starting comparing 350gb or 320 I dont think it really matters for the average user.

I was really tempted by the Humax boxes, but the customisation that the Topfield gives you was another tihng in its favour.


I agree about the capacity. I have a cheapo wharfedale PVR with 160gb HDD and have never got over 40% full.
#6
Dixons appear to have mixed up the photos between the two models. The image shown against the 5800 is the newer 5810 & vice versa.

I've had a couple of 5800s for around 18 months now & they really are very good. The only minor annoyance is the inability to record in standby. When the Topfield switches on to record, the TV will switch sources away from whatever you were watching. Pin 8 in the scart lead can be cut to prevent this but then you lose switching when you DO want it.
#7
I've got a 5800 160gb which i've had for about 10 months or so.
Used to have a thomson which was great but i just love this box. When used with the MyStuff TAP you can have a customisable TV link feature where it'll search for programs by title, description, set time of day etc etc which is great cus i can set a timer for something like Harry Hill on a Saturday evening, then when the series is off air it obviously doesn't record anything but once it starts a new one the box picks it up and automatically records it from the original timer.

I never have any problems with the standby timer issue as the box is on all day so just records automatically during those hours, and i switch it to standby before bed so any recordings during the night it turns on and then switches back off afterwards.
#8
This PVR is absolutely amazing when combined with MyStuff and various other TAPS (Plugins) available from toppy.org.uk. Bought mine for alot more a couple of years ago, and couldnt be without it now. It can even be set up so it is available on the internet (with some additional hardware) to set timers, download programs, etc.. You will not regret it. :)
#9
SusieM
These are brilliant - if you own a Toppy you should join the forum too at http://www.toppy.org.uk/

I just wish they made Freesat boxes too.


they should hurry up and release a freesat

These freeview ones are getting on a bit now had my toppy nearly 3 years, might be 2 not worth buying one of these as tech wise they have no component so any upgrade is no good for 720p (unless these models have been updated and do have component)
#10
Can you pause live tv like with Sky plus on these boxes?
#11
You can pause live tv, in fact I think Sky Plus is vasty inferior (except of couse it works on Sky!). Agree about the toppy website there are some great bits of software you can download for free.
#12
Awesome box. Had one since they came out and it is wonderful.

It would be perfect if it had a TiVo interface.

When Topfield bring out a Freesat HD recorder with a 500 Gig drive I will weep tears of joy.
#13
EdwardtheLocal
Can you pause live tv like with Sky plus on these boxes?


I don't have one but according to description it does
Timeslip - Pause and Rewind live TV


Direct link
http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1565361258.1227369632@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfgadefkdjgjemcflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=522544&category_oid=
#14
does the usb allow you to insert external HDD and play video off that?
#15
I have had one of these since they came out - fab item! In fact it recently gave up the ghost and I had no hesitation buying another one! I got it from Dixons with every code imaginable but still paid £164 ...so hot, hot,hot!!!
#16
rbz5416
Dixons appear to have mixed up the photos between the two models. The image shown against the 5800 is the newer 5810 & vice versa.


They haven't. The picture shown against the 5800 is the facelift. See this. The picture against the 5810 is also correct. :thumbsup:
#17
I have a Sagem 80gb pvr and a Samsung 37" freeview lcd. Freeview on the tv is very good, but when recording a freeview chanell on the pvr the quality is not so good, would this one be better.
#18
I got the Humax 9200TBX and to be completely honest I'm disappointed, wish I'd gone for a Topfield.

I've had the Humax for 6 months now and the 'Accurate Recording' feature is a joke - you can pad the recordings but then that (for some insane reason) disables the Series Link, which is a major part of why you would want a PVR with 320GB.

If the Topfield allows Series Link & recording time padding (Humax blame the broadcaster's for the missed starts / ends) then it's far better than the 9200 and well worth the £.
#19
Petetobin
...I think Sky Plus is vasty inferior (except of couse it works on Sky!)...


Just for balance might be worth pointing out that Sky+ offers one-click series link and anytime tv which so far as i can tell this doesn't - or at least without a workaround. That said this looks to be an excellent standalone DVB-T recorder.
#20
It's difficult to say, but I've not seen many, if any, complaints about the picture quality on the 5800. I've had one for 3 years now. :thumbsup:
#21
DD98
does the usb allow you to insert external HDD and play video off that?


Don't think it so, it's only for loading software onto it from your PC.
#22
DD98;3536125
does the usb allow you to insert external HDD and play video off that?

No you have to copy files to or from the topfield via your laptop using their transfer software
#23
Well worth the money!

I brought a cheapy Thompson when my last PVR conked out, But it is really really awful! (misses recordings, crashes, poor picture quality etc) I so wish I'd done my research and brought a topfield.

If you are in the market for a PVR, BUY THIS!!! (or a humax) just don't be tempted to buy a s*** cheap pile of c*** from argos like I did!
#24
tef89
I got the Humax 9200TBX and to be completely honest I'm disappointed, wish I'd gone for a Topfield.

I've had the Humax for 6 months now and the 'Accurate Recording' feature is a joke - you can pad the recordings but then that (for some insane reason) disables the Series Link, which is a major part of why you would want a PVR with 320GB.

If the Topfield allows Series Link & recording time padding (Humax blame the broadcaster's for the missed starts / ends) then it's far better than the 9200 and well worth the £.



No series link on my 5800 and no padding PDC
#25
My mothers on her second Humax refurb but this is crashing as well. Maybe new Humax's are good but the both the refurbs she has had have been problematic. She's hopeing to get a refund and get a Topfield.
#26
So it seems there is no perfect PVR except for my 4 years old Thomson 4000! :thumbsup:

Can anyone confirm no padding and no series link on the Topfield? Presumably you can add taps? I'm amazed this is so. Having said that no padding does seem to work pretty well on my Sony HDR870.
#27
just joined to post that you can also enter SAVE5 after PVR10 to get a further £5 off.
After entering PVR10 and it brings the discounted price it still has a box to enter a discount code, just enter SAVE5 and it will discount again, down to £152.54 plus postage.
#28
Oops, just realised that's what is already posted, too much red wine!!!!!!!!
#29
Does this one include freeview? how many channels will I get in using this one? I dont know much about technical stuff so any help would be great.

thanks
#30
desperadoV2
Does this one include freeview? how many channels will I get in using this one? I dont know much about technical stuff so any help would be great.

thanks
Yes, basically its a freeviw box that allows you to record programs while watching something else, pause live, tv, rewind live tv and also the ability to set an entire series to record. It uses the hard drive built in to store what you have recorded, its very similar to Sky+ if you have ever used that just obviously without the paid for Sky channels.

Im not 100% on the series link and things like that straight out of the box, but the extra functions can be added by downloading bits of software from the internet, there is a huge amount of support for Topfield boxes on the net.
#31
I have a pace twin (10hr recording on the 20gig drive might upgrade)

What I like is it records the digital stream so play back is the SAME as live.

Does the toppy have this option? or is play back at a lower quality?
1 Like #32
getmore4less
I have a pace twin (10hr recording on the 20gig drive might upgrade)

What I like is it records the digital stream so play back is the SAME as live.

Does the toppy have this option?


Yes
#33
You can also get 3% cash back via Topcashback
#34
BlackCloud
Can anyone confirm no padding and no series link on the Topfield? Presumably you can add taps? I'm amazed this is so. Having said that no padding does seem to work pretty well on my Sony HDR870.


Out of the box, I'd say the Toppy is very, very average, lacking some of the most basic features. But everything you could wish for and more can be added. If you're a technical kind of person and like messing about with gadgets, it's the perfect machine for you. Just check out toppy.org.uk for everything. If you're not one of those people, I wouldn't go for the Topfield, personally.
#35
dontasciime
they should hurry up and release a freesat

These freeview ones are getting on a bit now had my toppy nearly 3 years, might be 2 not worth buying one of these as tech wise they have no component so any upgrade is no good for 720p (unless these models have been updated and do have component)


had mine since may 06, and it had component YUV over scart back then, so I doubt they would have taken that off?
It's been faultless in that time, though program time changes have caught us out oncei n a while...
Havent checked the taps for ages so there may well be an improvement or two I dont have,
100% recomendation from me, though I realise most peeps will want hdmi now.
#36
dontasciime

might be 2 not worth buying one of these as tech wise they have no component so any upgrade is no good for 720p (unless these models have been updated and do have component)


What on earth is this gibberish about? :x
Don't people ever bother reading what they have posted to see if it makes any sense?
Obviously not!
#37
getmore4less
I have a pace twin (10hr recording on the 20gig drive might upgrade)

What I like is it records the digital stream so play back is the SAME as live.

Does the toppy have this option? or is play back at a lower quality?


:thumbsup:Slightly off-topic but I have had a Pace Twin for three to four years now and bought a Humax 6 months ago and had a couple of other PVRs (not a Toppy yet) as well and none of them has the brilliant user interface of the Pace. I have read a lot about the Toppy and it looks a really good bit of kit but be prepared to have to relearn how to use a PVR after a Pace

Read this for upgrading your HDD on the Pace Twin. http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/74583-upgrading-pace-twin-disc.html
I've got an 80GB HDD in mine and it works fine:)

HTH:santa:
#38
lpjones;3536310
Just for balance might be worth pointing out that Sky+ offers one-click series link and anytime tv which so far as i can tell this doesn't - or at least without a workaround. That said this looks to be an excellent standalone DVB-T recorder.

There are plug ins that add series links.
As for the lack of anytime tv, removing a feature that takes up half the PVR's storage space recording programmes which aren't covered by my Sky subscription package is a positive rather than negative in my book.
#39
Superb box, only swapped mine so I could get the free season of Setanta, picture quality in particular is very impressive
#40
Heat added, I can highly recommend the Toppy! I love mine :)

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