Humax PVR-9300T

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Humax PVR-9300T

Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel Freeview+ Simultaneous playback of previous recording and recording of 2 channels ...

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Review of "Humax PVR-9300T"

published 28/04/2013 | illusiveman
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Excellent
Pro Large HDD, easy to use EPG
Cons not easy to export files
very helpful
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
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Instructions
Range of Features

"Humax PVR: Cheap alternative to sky"

-When I bought this product-

I first decided that I was going to replace my existing free view recorder after the one I owned had given me a lot of trouble by missing series recordings and sometimes just not recording at all.

I looked at the options available and after considering different types of recorders I didn't want to risk buying a recorder that might fail after six months or so, I had read excellent reviews on various Humax recorders available but at the time were out of my budget by about £40, in the end I decided a Humax Free view recorder would be the best option even though they were more expensive.

I bought the 320gb version for £140 from Argos which at the time seemed very expensive compared to what I was prepared to pay, but looking back on my purchase it was well worth the money spent.

-My Experience-

This product features a 320GB Hard drive which has been more than enough for the programmes I've recorded as I've built up nearly 400 media files an am only just down to the last 10GB of space available, these files also range from today (April 2013) to (December 2011)

The product supports series recording so that you can load up the electronic program guide and select your favourite programme for series recording, you can also set it for a single recording if you don't want the programme recording all the time.

You can also sort the recorded programmes by the most recent date and the earliest recording which may come in handy if there is a recorded programme that you might want to watch again.

There is also the ability to edit a file to trim it into multiple parts or just to trim a certain part of the programme, this might be useful if you want to cut out the adverts from a TV show you might have recorded.

When viewing a recorded programme it also includes the ability to skip part of the programme (it's set to 30 seconds by default), this can come in handy when you have recorded a programme and want to skip the adverts.

With this recorder you can also select multiple files for deletion, I have around 400 files on my recorded which would be a pain to manually delete them so having this feature makes it a lot easier to clear space on the hard drive.

The recorder also has utilities to view the current signal strength and quality, you can also view the current firmware version if you need to know which version is currently installed.

The settings are also very easy to change whenever necessary just by accessing the relevant subsections under the preferences section of the menu.

-Overall Rating-

I have owned this product for at least a year or two now and have had a highly enjoyable experience with this free view recorder with minimal crashes, I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a replacement recorder as it has been very useful to me and as a result give this product a 5/5 rating.

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  • TheSpaceBetween2 published 29/04/2013
    the more space we have in gb the more we want and the more we use.... weird.
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Product Information : Humax PVR-9300T

Manufacturer's product description

Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel Freeview+ Simultaneous playback of previous recording and recording of 2 channels MPEG-2 digital and fully DVB-T Compliant Picture In Picture (PIP) for viewing 2 programs on 1 screen Pause and Play live TV One touch record scheduling in EPG Common interface for pay TV

Product Details

Manufacturer: Humax

HbbTV: No

DLNA certified: No

Ethernet: No

Number of Card Reader Slots:

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

Terrestrial: FTA Upgradeable, FTA Non-Upgradeable

HDMI: Yes, No

Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots: 1, 0

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Show View: No

HDTV: not HD Ready

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes

Twin Tuner: Yes

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No

DVB-S: not Satellite Receiver

DVB-T: DVB-T (MPEG2)

DVB-C: No

Reception Standard: Digital

EAN: 8890956647754, 8809095664546, 8809095664775

Number of Receivers: 1

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 500, 160, 320

Built-In Modem: No

Table / Portable: Table

Category: Receiver

Free-to-Air: No, Yes

USB Interface: without USB Interface, with USB Interface

1080p Upscaling: Yes

Number of Scart interfaces: 2

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Remote Control: Remote control

Audio: Stereo

TV Tuner: 2x digital tuners

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 320 GB

Weight: 2.9 kg

Dimensions (WxDxH): 36 cm x 24.5 cm x 5 cm

Product Type: DVB digital TV tuner / HDD recorder

Product Description: Humax PVR-9300T - DVB digital TV tuner / HDD recorder

TV Tuner

Type: 2x digital tuners

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Remote control

Power

Power Consumption Operational: 26 Watt

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Type: Internal

Connections

Connector Type: 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ RF input ( IEC connector ) - rear ¦ RF output ( IEC connector ) - rear ¦ Serial ( 9 PIN D-Sub ) - rear ¦ HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear (media receiver) ¦ Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear

Remote Control

Type: Remote control

Slot(s)

Type: Common Interface slot

Clock & Alarm

Timer: Record

Digital Player (Recorder)

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 320 GB

Connectors

Optical Digital Output: Yes

Audio System

Output Mode: Stereo

System

Features: Simultaneous recording and playback, upgradable firmware, digital radio access, time shift function

General

Weight: 2.9 kg

Height: 5 cm

Depth: 24.5 cm

Width: 36 cm

Product Type: DVB digital TV tuner / HDD recorder

MPN: PVR9300T, 223064

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