Goodmans GHD1621F2 PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

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+ This digital TV recorder scores high on range of features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 42 reviews.
Also known as: Goodmans GHD1621F2 HDD, Goodmans GHD1621F2 HDR See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Nice design, easy to use, farily cheap
Bad points:
Go into the EPG, look around at programs and then go back to watching channell and the sound is out of sync with the picture. Watch a recorded program and every now and again, sound drops out for a second or two. When a recording starts on another channell, it disrupts the one you are watching, frames skipped, long pauses etc. EPG is INCREDIBLY slow, you think its locked, press the button a few more times, then it bursts inot liife, and scrolls down several pages.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2008

Anne, Beckenham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ease of navigation around the channels; being able to record one channel and watch another at the same time; being able to pause live tv
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2008

Fiona, Livingston.

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very simple to use, clear onscreen menus and instructions. Small in size, neat and compact. Nearly all channels very good reception.
Happy with purchase, even with minor problem (see bad points). Would definitely recommend.
Bad points:
Pixelates very badly on Channel 5 (not a reception/aerial problem as other Digital receiver and analogue TV no pixellation, just with PVR).
Doesn't seem to want to "talk" to my other Digital receiver : I wanted to record from my Telewest Digibox (more channels available through subscription) - even after talking to both Goodmans and Virgin helplines, still can't get PVR to recognise my other DTR.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very easy installation, easy to use menu's
Bad points:
Froze constantly and didn't record the whole of the programme.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2008

jh, Doncaster

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It was easy to set up and use - I have never set up anything like this before - but I just followed the instructions and it worked straight away
Bad points:
In bad weather the image is sometimes distorted and it makes a funny noise
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Solid performance for money
Bad points:
menu system and remote not intuitive and recordings can suffer from glitches without good reception
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I'd heard that some PVRs can be quite noisy - this one is silent. The picture quality is excellent and the initial set up was very easy - the Goodmans automatically searching for all available channels. It has an excellent program guide and it is very easy to set it up to record a single event or a series. It also continues to play what you are watching, in a small picture, whilst you are in the program guide - something I believe a lot of other machines don't do.
Bad points:
Accessing your recordings means going through a couple of menus via the remote - instead of having a dedicated button which takes you to them. Some of the instructions are a little vague. These are minor quibbles however as I bought the machine for my mum, who is in her 70s, and she loves it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Feb 2008

Product Features

Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Number of scart ports 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Energy Savings Trust feature No

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