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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. YouView from BT review

    YouView from BT review

    7  

    BT gives you a YouView box for a monthly fee and hopes you'll buy on demand content. Sound like a plan?

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    Humax Freesat+ HDR-1000S review

    Humax Freesat+ HDR-1000S review

    7  

    The UK's subscription-free satellite service gets an overdue makeover with Freesat Freetime. Is it better than YouView?

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    View21 VW11FVRHD50 review

    View21 VW11FVRHD50 review

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    We've got no arguments over picture quality, HDD size or its core apps, but this Freeview+HD recorder's novelty 'watch recordings anywhere' app stumbles amid a lacklustre performance

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    Humax DTR-T1000 review

    Humax DTR-T1000 review

    9  

    Move over Freeview! The next-generation, internet connected juggernaut know as YouView has finally arrived.

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    YouView review

    Hands on: YouView review

    8  

    Three years is a long time to wait for anything but in the world of technology it's an eternity.

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    Toshiba HDR5010 review

    Toshiba HDR5010 review

    8  

    Toshiba's well-mannered hi-def PVR shares some DNA with its TVonics rival

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    Humax PVR-9150T review

    Humax PVR-9150T review

    6  

    Can this SD only TV recorder hold a candle to it's HD brethren?

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    Vu+ Solo review

    Vu+ Solo review

    8  

    Budget receiver with good performance, plug-in support and media playback

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    Technomate TM-800 HD review

    Technomate TM-800 HD review

    8  

    This budget HD-capable Linux box has some interesting features - but still needs work in some areas

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    Golden Media Unibox 9080 review

    Golden Media Unibox 9080 review

    8  

    HD satellite and SD terrestrial tuners, a Conax smart card reader, PVR via USB and broad multimedia playback make a reasonable combo

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    Hauppauge Colossus review

    Hauppauge Colossus review

    7  

    Turn your PC into a high-definition video recorder

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    Eminent EM7195 HDMedia DVB-T review

    Eminent EM7195 HDMedia DVB-T review

    8  

    Eminent returns with a combined twin-tuner DTT PVR and media player but it's not yet all it could be

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    Technomate TM-8000 HD Combo review

    Technomate TM-8000 HD Combo review

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    Satellite and terrestrial tuners and PVR upgradeability grace this Technomate two-in-one deal

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    Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review

    Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review

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    This PVR demands some patience, but entices with Freeview HD, 3D, Blu-ray archiving, Skype and streaming

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    Samsung SMT-S7800 review

    Samsung SMT-S7800 review

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    Samsung's first Freesat PVR comes with some multimedia extras, but can it rival the Humax Foxsat HDR?

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    Panasonic DMR-BWT800 review

    Panasonic DMR-BWT800 review

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    As expensive as it is ambitious, Freeview HD, 3D, Blu-ray, Skype and streaming are appealing features on this 500GB PVR

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    AC Ryan Playon! DVR HD review

    AC Ryan Playon! DVR HD review

    8  

    A 1TB twin-tuner DTT PVR/media server for around £180? We are mostly impressed

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    Ross 22300HD-R review

    Ross 22300HD-R review

    8  

    If you want HD satellite from scratch at the lowest possible cost, this dish and box system has much to offer

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    Dreambox DM800 HD SE review

    Dreambox DM800 HD SE review

    8  

    Could the successor to the DM800 HD be the world's smallest self-contained PVR?

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