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Digital TV recorders rated

In-depth reviews from TechRadar's team of experts. To find out how we review products and calculate our scores, check out our reviews guarantee.

85 products

  1. TVonics DTR-Z500HD review

    TVonics DTR-Z500HD review

    8  

    This Freeview+ HD recorder with HDMI switching is as slick as they come

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    Virgin Media TiVo review

    Virgin Media TiVo review

    8  

    Virgin Media powered by TiVo has been a long time coming, with the cable giant finally taking the plunge and updating some ageing hardware with an exciting, fresh and powerful set top box that takes advantage of the growing world of on demand video and internet television and provide credible competition with Sky.

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    Dreambox DM500 HD review

    Dreambox DM500 HD review

    8  

    The venerable DM500 gets a hi-def reboot but welcome Linux-based flexibility comes at a price

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    TVonics DTR-HD500 review

    TVonics DTR-HD500 review

    8  

    This laid back and pricey 500GB pairs Freeview+ HD with HDMI switching, but is it doing enough?

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    Philips HDT8520 review

    Philips HDT8520 review

    8  

    A difficult birth, but this Pace/Philips Freeview HD PVR is now as able bodied as any

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    AZBox Premium HD+ review

    AZBox Premium HD+ review

    9  

    This HD-compatible Linux PVR certainly ticks all of the boxes as far as features are concerned but is it the best of its kind?

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    3view 3VHD review

    3view 3VHD review

    8  

    Extensive search features, VoD and internet access set this hybrid 500GB Freeview HD PVR apart from the crowd

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    Technisat HDFV review

    Technisat HDFV review

    8  

    Freeview HD, USB recording and more on this smooth performer

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    Sharp TU-T2HR32 review

    Sharp TU-T2HR32 review

    8  

    Sharp produces one of the best Freeview+HD recorders around

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    Vu+ DUO review

    Vu+ DUO review

    8  

    Another HD-ready Linux 'black box' with PVR capabilities and networking attracts our attention and we're impressed

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    Panasonic DMR-XW380 review

    Panasonic DMR-XW380 review

    8  

    Fed up with paying monthly bills? Welcome to Freeview+HD – and DVD recording too!

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    Digital Stream DHR8203U review

    Digital Stream DHR8203U review

    8  

    A slow EPG blights this Freeview+ HD recorders's otherwise impressive performance

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    Sky+ HD 1TB review

    Sky+ HD 1TB review

    10  

    The HD satellite broadcaster has bolstered its Sky+ range with a 1TB monster

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    Technomate TM-7100 review

    Technomate TM-7100 review

    9  

    Twin HD-ready satellite tuners and Freeview SD reception make up a tempting three-in-one receiver

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    Goodmans GFSTDR500HD review

    Goodmans GFSTDR500HD review

    8  

    This 500GB Freesat+ HD PVR comes from the same stable as Grundig's equivalent. Is there much to choose between them?

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    Duolabs Qbox HD review

    Duolabs Qbox HD review

    7  

    Linux software, PVR-ready and and a choice of tuner modules – but this receiver is a bit rough around the edges

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    Fetch TV Smartbox 8000 review

    Fetch TV Smartbox 8000 review

    6  

    This PVR comes equipped with access to iPlayer and some neat networking features

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    BT Vision+ review

    BT Vision+ review

    6  

    Is it worth upgrading to the new, better looking Vision+ box?

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    TVonics DTR-HV250 review

    TVonics DTR-HV250 review

    6  

    A user-friendly, feature-packed PVR let down by gauzy pictures

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    Icecrypt S4000 review

    Icecrypt S4000 review

    8  

    A sensible range of features and excellent value for money characterise this hi-def PVR

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