Product Type: Sagem set top boxes
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Sagem DTR 67250T
Member Name: AndyC101
Sagem DTR 67250T
Advantages: Pause live TV, Series link, One click record
Disadvantages: Ugly Ugly Ugly
This little baby has changed the shape of my sofa! Until last Christmas I could only look on enviously as I heard talk of SKY+ and channel links. Then my lovely sister in law bought us a Sagem DTR 6160T. Now I will admit it's not perfect, well you just have to look at it to see that, I don't think it will be winning any design awards.
In the box: Sagem 67250T Unit, Scart cable and power cable. The Unit itself has plenty of inputs and outputs for video and audio. The setup process was relatively harmless, I just connected the SCART cable and switched my channel to AV and there it was.
What can it do? With the Sagem 67250T you get the full range of free to air freeview channels plus the capability to record up to 80 hours of programmes. With the click of a button you can set be setup to record a programme, it is honestly that easy, you just select a programme on the in screen guide and click a red button - job done. And if the programme is part of a series, it asks you if you want to record the entire series, so no more missing Corrie!
There are other little gems like the "accurate recording" feature which will adjust the recording if the programme is running late or has over run so you won't miss a thing, though unfortunately this is not available on all channels yet.
The in screen guide is average in design, it can be viewed in either a column or a grid, I prefer the grid as you can see all channels at the same time. As you highlight the programmes a quick summary is displayed at the top of the screen, all this while you can still watch TV in the little screen in the corner of the guide.
The remote control has the basic controls you will be used to, plus you will also have the ability to pause or rewind "live" TV which is a fantastic feature if you need to pop out during Dr Who and don't want to miss anything.
On the Downside: As I said before the design of the box is quite old fashioned and the plastic casing feels quite cheap. The LED display is another letdown as it looks like a very old VCR display and why only 3 digits?
Summary: Forget how ugly the Sagem 67250T is and think about all the great features, usually you would be expected to be paying around £200 for these kind of features, but for this beauty you are only going to be paying around £100 - BARGIN
Rating 9/10 only the design lets it down.
Summary: Ugly but a great bargin TV Recorder
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