Sharp TU-R160HA PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

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+ This digital TV recorder scores very high on recording quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£11 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.3 out of 10 based on 70 reviews.
Also known as: Sharp TU-R160HA HDD, Sharp TU-R160HA HDR See full product description
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Jon, Lincoln

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2008

Steph, Coventry Straight talking and honest

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Compact and stylish, excellent features for the money
Bad points:
No HDMI socket
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser I like simple things

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is so easy to use just press the red button for instant record, or use the programme guide to set what you want taping, you can tape your programmes for that day and up to 8 days in advance it's very clever. I am so pleased with it i have had it now for 5 months and i would recommend it. My son-in-law set it up for me as i don't understand the electrics side, like a lot of women, then i was away taping all my programmes. It is like sky without the expense.
Bad points:
The only down side is that you can tape two at the same time but you have to watch one
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use nice layout simple installation
Bad points:
slow to load guide
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2008

Angela, Bristol

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use with many features and we have a very good picture quality. After getting through 2 bush pvrs in quick succession I realised pvrs were on the delicate side and so took the precaution of taking out an extended guarantee on the sharp replacement, It has lasted about 3 to 4 years and we have just had to call on that insurance to get it fixed so I would say that's pretty reliable.
Bad points:
As others have pointed out it does sometimes freeze and we get the odd blip but that's fairly easily remedied by unplugging and plugging back in again with library remaing intact, we also can't rewind tv by half an hour and record the channel we're watching as well as another one as we could with the bush pvrs but as they were so unreliable we consider it a small price to pay
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Feb 2007

Mike, Caterham Surrey

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
I have now tried several PVR's, and this one is easy to use, with good quality tuners, is good looking with a decent display. The Programme Guide is good with a moving 'timeline'. It has a good range of inputs and outputs.
Bad points:
In spite of advertised features, because it has no time loop facility on either tuner, it is NOT capable of rewinding live TV, nor can it record a watched programme back from the beginning. It also cannot as advertised record two programmes whilst watching a third as it only has two tuners. It will not even record two while watching a recorded item on the hard drive. But the worst thing is that it freezes almost daily and requires a re-boot to restart - since it works direct from mains, one needs access to the plug socket to do this - not easy with my set-up! The remote is a bit naff, and the picture in picture use is poor compared to other units with this facility. While in Programme Guide there is no view of the currently watched channel, and whilst the sound continues, this glitches all the time. Sadly all the good features are heavily outweighed by the bad.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2008

ANNIE, EXETER HOPLESS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
VERY EASY TO USE FOR AND INSTRUCTIONS VERY CLEAR AND WELL WRITTEN
Bad points:
NONE
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: 05 Jan 2009

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Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Connections USB
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Extra functions Twin Tuner
Number of scart ports 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Encryption system No
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Reception standard Digital
Release date 2006-10-01

Also known as: SHARP TU-R160H, SharpTUR160H, Sharp TUR160HA, Sharp PVR TU-R160H, Sharp PVR TU-R160HA, Sharp TUR 160, Sharp Digital

 
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