Product Type: Thomson set top boxes
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Watch and record, pause and rewind, technology these days!
Thomson DTI 6300
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Thomson DTI 6300
Advantages: Able to record two things at once, (if you're lucky)
Disadvantages: Annoying humming even when on standby and not recording
I would like to start by saying I acquired this digital box as a gift; and since my previous digibox couldn't record or pause or anything fancy I decided to change to this one and give it a go without second glance, it simply had more features and i'd assume cost a lot more so it would have to be better, right?
I was against paying for the Pay-TV services, and so I never "topped up" to watch shows that weren't free, if I was going to be paying to watch TV i'd get Sky. However the channels that I did get for free had great signal and worked great once i got the arial sorted.
The recording function was always a bit risky and never really reliable, sure the red light came on (to try to indicate it was attempting to record something) but I would then go to see that nothing had been recorded. I never got to the bottom of it. The series record option only let to further disappointment, it seemed only clever enough to record the same time, and not when the program actually started to the end, instead if it started later than the one previously i'd catch it from halfway through, then lots of adverts on the end, very disappointing.
I found out quickly I was unable to delete any of my recorded programs, whenever I tried to delete a few old episodes of anything it would freeze up and require restarting, i fixed this problem by googling for the special repair codes and wiping the whole thing clean.
Usually when running the digibox has a green light but the red light is bearable when on standby, only way to get rid of this light is to remove all power going to it.
Summary: A nice digibox with pause and rewind features which can be used is mastered.
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