Product Type: Humax set top boxes
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OK, but noisy and with limitations
Humax PVR 9300T
Member Name: mrsmagicman
Humax PVR 9300T
Advantages: Good picture, Good reception, Straightforward setup
Disadvantages: Noisy, The manual is hard work, the EPG doesn't go beyond 7 days
My dad bought this for us in the Christmas sales and I'd heard a lot about Humax so I was expecting great things. To start with the setup was straightforward - plug it in and off it (loudly) went.
The Image quality was excellent and we had no issues with reception. However, we did have problems when started we tried to queue up the recording schedule. It isn't a very user friendly machine and the manual is very complicated.
The EPG doesn't extend beyond seven days which could be an issue if you were going away for more than a week and wanted to schedule recordings beyond that (as we are a couple of times a year). However, we loved that fact that recording times are governed by an external source, so if the program timings change the machine automatically alters the record time.
All in all, this is a decent PVR with few extra (all be they; complicated) bells and whistles. The user guide demands serious reading and after using apple products seems a very outdated way of using electronics. We will be keeping it, but I think when we come to switch we'll look around and read some reviews first.
Summary: Not bad, but I wouldn't get this again (knowing what I know)