Advantages: Probably best in field (in theory). Easy to use basic functions Disadvantages: You'll get more out of it if you can link it to a PC. Reliability? I couldn't get one that works!
...with that plaintiff ?You might have told me it had started!? look on her face.
If I had a criticism, I?d say owning a Topfield PVR feels a little more of work-in-progress than a finite standalone device, like owning a PC instead of an AppleMac.
That?s not to say that there?s anything wrong with it. Yes, it works fine straight from the box, although early models had some teething...
Advantages: Twin tuner flexibility. Good tech support with upgrades etc from toppy.org.uk forum Disadvantages: A lot to learn, not helped by p***-poor manual
...some of these were proving quite 'buggy', and the subject of frequent firmware updates.
One machine, which came through all this with shining or rather 'shini-ER' colours, having some vexations of its own, was the Topfield 5800PVR. Not a common household brand, but, like Humax, a name well known in Satellite Set-Top box circles (just not SKY set-top box circles though).
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Review of Topfield TF5800T
Advantages: Twin tuner. Additional apps can be added. Disadvantages: Initial startup takes a few seconds. Think this is with all PVR's Thou
...at http://www.toppy.org.uk/ (This will invalidate it's warranty).
So really what more can I say. With this box anything goes but not only that it does it in style with great quality.
There are other reviews for this product on Ciao aswell but under another listing name so go and check out what some of the other users have to say.