Product Type: Sagem set top boxes
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A surprisingly good little box
Sagem PVR 6280T
Member Name: mousedadrummer
Sagem PVR 6280T
Advantages: Easy to use
We bought this Sagem PVR about 1-2 years ago as a replacement for one that had broken. I think we paid about £130 for it, which back then was a very cheap price as these type of hard drive recorders were relatively new on the market. The actual unit is about 30cm wide and 25cm deep and about 5cm tall.I have to say I was very impressed with the features this little box has for the price we paid.
It has a 80gb hard drive, this is enough memory for roughly 40 hours of recording. It comes with two freeview tuners, these means that you can record two programs, on different channel, at the same time! This has been an invaluble feature for us as I have oftens wanted to do this. A it is a digital recorder, you can also watch a program you have recorded, whilst recording another, aswell as watching the beginning of a recorded program before it has finished, these are things that you could not do with an old fashioned VCR.
You do not have to set programs by inputing the start and end times, you simply bring up the guide, go to the channel you want, find the program and hit record. This is a very easy way to set up the recorder and very good for people that found setting up VCRs in the old days difficult.
Another useful feature is that you can choose to record a whole series of a program. This means that once set up, the box will automatically record a program whenever it is on without you having to set it up.
When you want to watch a program, you go into the library, find the program by scrolling down and press play. There is a description of the program, with the date it is recorded, a clip of the program also plays so you definetly know what it is. The playback quality is excellent and it is hard to tell the difference between a recorded program and one live on tv.
Overall, this is a great PVR, very cheap and easy to use, I would definetly recommend it to anybody looking for a cheap one, or a first hard drive recorder.
Summary: Still hasnt let me down
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