Goodmans GFSDTR500HD PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

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This digital TV recorder is a good all rounder.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
Also known as: Goodmans GFSDTR500HD HDD, Goodmans GFSDTR500HD HDR See full product description
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Stephen, France

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
All the important features work well - it uses twin LNBs so can record one program when viewing another.
It identifies and records all the episodes of a series.
Works fine here in France.
Bad points:
Didn't like having only one LNB input (I originally plugged it into my Sky dish)
Occasionally warns that the hard disk needs re-formatting when it doesn't.
Although it conects to the Internet via a LAN the hard disk doesn't appear on the network so recorded programs can't be backed-up
I can't find a way of setting up a short 'favourites' list a la Sky - maybe I'm missing something
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Mar 2011

Peter, Isle of Man

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A brilliant piece of kit. It does everything that the box says. Simple to install and operate.
Bad points:
None that I know of.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2011

James, Calne

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
does everything you want it too, has very good features.
Bad points:
whenever you record a programme on this sometimes it will skip to another place rather than running smoothly but runs fine when just watching the programme normally.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Apr 2011

Peter,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does its job
Bad points:
Twitchy on switch on sometimes
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Apr 2011

Reen, Pontypridd

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
recording programes good
Bad points:
remote, Buttons to small. Volume buttons set in wrong position, should be coloured as well.
checking what's on next channels bad
( I'm comparing with the Sky remote control.)
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Range of features 4.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2011

Alison,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install and use.
Bad points:
The device seems to struggle to play back programmes recorded in HD. The image can break a little and it gets laggy so that the sound is behind the pictures. So annoyingly have to pause and hten start to play again to get it all back in sync. Suspect the device is struggling to process it all quickly enough. So i record only in SD, which works fine.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2011

jean, sunderland

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very ease to use
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2011

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500.0
Upscaling No
Encryption system No
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Reception standard Digital
Release date 2009-09-22

Also known as: GFSDTR500HD

 
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