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Hauppage HD-PVR2 - good but can be difficult to get best results.

Advantages: Does what it claims and does it well
Disadvantages: Could involve extra expense and will involve a lot of tweaking to get best results

Hauppage HD PVR2 Personal Video Recorder Copy protection and all that Despite having various possibilities available to record TV programmes, none of these allowed viewing of HD recordings on other devices. Either the recordings are encryp ...

davejbee 03.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Hauppauge HD PVR 2

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Nice compact VCR

Advantages: Small, fast rewind, stereo, very simple to operate
Disadvantages: Rubbish display on front of unit

A good basic VCR at a good price. Ours was purchased from Dixons for under £100 a few years ago. It's taken a bit of a hammering as it has been used to convert old VHS tapes to DVD format, so has had constant cueing, stopping, rewinding and fast forwardin ...

Mr__Steve 27.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Philips VR630

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A reliable budget VCR

Advantages: Does what it's meant to. Plays and records.
Disadvantages: Rewinds quite fast, tapes make funny noises sometimes

I've had a few VCRs over the years and they have all broken down eventually. I've had this one the longest out of the bunch and I'm happy to say it's still running well. Pros are that it is cheap and obviously reliable, and it does what it's supposed t ...

Jamie85 02.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Orion D1050

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Top set top box?

Advantages: Wide range of programmes; easy recording; picture & sound quality; 'free' HD
Disadvantages: Not quite the latest set top box functionality; can freeze and quite slow to reboot

When our combined DVD/VHS recorder finally died a death some time ago we needed to replace it as soon as possible, preferably with something a bit more up to date. Upgrading our existing cable set top box solved the problem; it also had a number of other ...

steves001 27.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Virgin Media V+ Box

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Never miss a thing

Advantages: records tv easily
Disadvantages: occassionally misses the end of a programme

...When I switched from Sky to Virgin media, the main reason I switched was because of the quality of the Virgin + box. Without bad mouthing Sky, I simply was not happy with their services and thought that it was time for a change. I think I ended up paying ...

RosesAreRed1207 21.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Virgin Media V+ Box

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