Tvonics DTR-Z500 DTR PVR reviews: 2 Freeview Tuners HDR with HDMI

53 customer reviews
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+ This digital TV recorder scores very high on portability. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 53 reviews.
Also known as: Tvonics DTR-Z500 DTR HDD, Tvonics DTR-Z500 DTR HDR See full product description
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Margaret, Stoke on Trent Technophobe

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Never bought this type of item before, but very easy to set up, very easy to use and have had no problems. Have already recommended the product to friends.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser normal

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
easy to use
Bad points:
first on froze after one week of use replaced with new one that did the same got money back and bought different product
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser I like gadgets

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to install, intuitive to operate
Bad points:
NOt many, electronic programme guide is good but does not display summary of each programme ( which is availabel on the similar feature on my TV.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
it keeps reformatting the disk - useless
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2010

Sue, Hull Bargain hunter

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Being able to tape two programmes at once and being able to keep for viewing at later date.
Bad points:
Sometimes cuts out and has to be reset.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and use.
Bad points:
Not the most sleek, modern design - but then almost retro!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Like a bargain

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Apart from the quality , I find this machine very good tho cud do with the buttons being a little bigger for the letters when you are in bed with dull lighting!
Bad points:
Comparing to my sky quality it doesnt give such a good picture but then it is on terrestrial Ariel not satellite like the freesat. Thats the only bad point apart from
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 4.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2010

This Tvonics DTR-Z500 DTR is reviewed on Pocket Lint

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Number of scart ports 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Reception standard Digital
Release date 2008-10-24

Also known as: TVONICS DTR-Z500

 

Manufacturer's Description

Freeview+ Digital TV Recorder. Recording TV has never been so simple. No tapes, no discs, no fuss. Watch, record and pause digital TV. Works with analog or digital Televisions. Includes an integrated Freeview Digital TV receiver inside so you do not need a separate Freeview Receiver. Dual channel recording with Picture in Picture. Supporting the full feature set of Freeview+ including the ability to record a complete TV series, reschedule a recording and alternative instance recording. Compact and quiet. Ideal for use where space is limited.


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