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Thompson 500gb set top box £80 Asda
Thompson 500gb set top box £80 Asda

Thompson 500gb set top box £80 Asda

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Thompson 500gb top up tv box
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Amazon is £147!
Also this is TWIN TUNER!

VOTED HOT!

Same in tesco as well I think - 80 notes.

Many say Thompson DTV recorders aren't good. I'm inclined to think the issues people mention are with firmware and are hit and miss. A Humax would probably be a more desirable option though.

Anyone got one? For £80 would be willing to shell out for a freeview recorder. Seems like a great deal....

anewman;8587787

Many say Thompson DTV recorders aren't good. I'm inclined to think the … Many say Thompson DTV recorders aren't good. I'm inclined to think the issues people mention are with firmware and are hit and miss. A Humax would probably be a more desirable option though.



actually my first freeview box was a thomson, and the exact same box was strapped to the bank of the LCD tv my mate got from bang and olufsen about 5 years ago. i'm now using my own one with an old non freeview LCD in the kitchen, connected to an indoor ariel i just stuck out the window. it was a nice looking box and worked well

i then got my first PVR which was also a thomson one, it wasn't bad at all, until one day i knackered it by upgrading the HD and then dropping the scart lead inside the lidless box with the power on, and electrocuting myself at the same time as killing the PVR (i was leaving the lid off as it was going on a hifi shelf, so it wouldn't be exposed, but it would let the air circulate better)

i then got a humax 9200 pvr, which was almost twice as much as the thompson, but bigger HD and USB socket so i could rip things from it easily, whilst the thomson required me opening it up and removing the HD to a caddy and then using downloaded software. i can't remember if the thomson could record two channels at once, it was a dual tuner, but the hummy let me record two things at once and watch another channel if it was on the same mux as one of the recorded channels. the only downside to the hummy was the EPG data didn't save when you powered down, so you have to wait a minute or two when turning it on to get the full channel details

i got the same hummy model for both an ex collegues leaving present and my sister, and both were very happy with them. you can get the 80gb (or is it 160gb?) model for about £100 at times. but this thomson is 500gb for £80 so i'd say it was a great price, as i'm sure the hummy 500gb models are closer to twice that price

i'd be tempted as a second machine for the living room (my main is in the bedroom where i do most normal telly watching), but with HD freeview on the cards it won't be long till an HD freeview PVR is near the £100-150 mark, and i can use my existing hummy as my second machine instead

I have the Humax 9150. I bought a 'branded model' after two earlier no-name pvr's died on me. The Humax to it's credit has outlasted them, but I don;t understand why otherwise people rave about the humax. It seems to have moments when it pixelates the picture badly which never happened with the no-name models, and the user interface just seems less intuitive. Quite often the way it wants me to do things is quite irritating.

With regard to disc size, my experience is whatever the size of disc 90-95% will get filled up with things that someone in the hose plans to watch some day. but never quite gets around to, and the day to day recording watching and erasing uses the remaining 5-10%. I keep promising to clear the disk, but every time I try someone claims their recording of a christmas show, or long since broadcast film has to be left on. I bought a separate DVD recorder, but copying them has to be done in real time, so hardly ever happens.

I can see that I'll have to experience a Humax disk reformatting problem and get back to square one.

Anyway, for what it's worth in my view there's not a great advantage to having a larger disk as once it fills up, you will be working with only a few hours of useable recording space, if your house is anything like mnine anyway.

You beat me to posting this Lewie - great deal!

[COLOR="Navy"]This seemed a great buy, so as usual I Googled " THOMPSON 500GB dti6021-50" [ got number from topuptv box].
Read reviews from Amazon on it and it's baby 250Gb brother.
Gets hammered by majority and hardly seems to be worthwhile, with all the bother that it seems to cause.[/COLOR]

Trentend;8588873

I have the Humax 9150. I bought a 'branded model' after two earlier … I have the Humax 9150. I bought a 'branded model' after two earlier no-name pvr's died on me. The Humax to it's credit has outlasted them, but I don;t understand why otherwise people rave about the humax. It seems to have moments when it pixelates the picture badly which never happened with the no-name models, and the user interface just seems less intuitive. Quite often the way it wants me to do things is quite irritating.With regard to disc size, my experience is whatever the size of disc 90-95% will get filled up with things that someone in the hose plans to watch some day. but never quite gets around to, and the day to day recording watching and erasing uses the remaining 5-10%. I keep promising to clear the disk, but every time I try someone claims their recording of a christmas show, or long since broadcast film has to be left on. I bought a separate DVD recorder, but copying them has to be done in real time, so hardly ever happens.I can see that I'll have to experience a Humax disk reformatting problem and get back to square one.Anyway, for what it's worth in my view there's not a great advantage to having a larger disk as once it fills up, you will be working with only a few hours of useable recording space, if your house is anything like mnine anyway.



yeah, i filled up my thomson and then my hummy, it's a bit of a PITA to move stuff to the pc so i didn't do it often. i ended up recording a load of music show stuff i wanted to keep and then lots of other crap i wouldn't get round to watching ever. i finally got through a lot of stored stuff a month or two ago as the telly has been so crap lately, and i just deleted a load of other stuff so i could reformat the drive. sometimes the hummy will freeze up or become unresponsive. it does seem that all PVRs have faults and none are perfect, so you just have to live with the quirks whichever you get, but £80 for a 500gb twin tuner is a great price, especially if it can record two channels at once (i don't know if this does or not)

If anyone is thinking of buying this, I've just this minute added a deal at sainburys for a TVonics PVR, that is far superior to this one for £20 more. No disrespect to the poster, this is still a good deal.
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