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Channel Master CM-7000PAL

Channel Master CM-7000PAL
alaScore 79

21 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Channel Master CM-7000PAL. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, reliability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Channel Master CM-7000PAL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Channel Master CM-7000PAL from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, size, image quality

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (

Channel Master CM-7000PAL


The Channel Master CM-7000PAL is one of the more expensive DTV converter boxes available, but it is also one of the most versatile and feature packed. First and foremost, it includes a built-in, two-tuner, over-the-air digital video recorder...

Powerful digital tuners, great picture quality, includes DVR, support for high-def, surround sound

Much more expensive than a basic DTV converter, spotty guide data

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Willy (

Works ok for me


Received this item in fewer days than expected, instructions were clear, works great for us we usually record 2 at a time shows, it is hooked up to a small hd digital anteana in the atic, the picture is very clear, I wish the tv guide would work like a...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: TDK (

Great Product


If your getting your digital TV through an antenna, this is the perfect solution to your DVR recording needs. Simple to use and program with no monthly fees. Thanks for getting it to me a day earlier than I anticipated !!

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Niceone (

Forget Tivo


This DVR does what it says and I don't have to subscribe to any type of service to get my local stations it automatically updates my area TV guide. It hooked right up to my exterior HDTV antenna and now I watch over the air HDTV for FREE.I have looked...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Henry (

Product needs refining


For the most part the Channel Master works just like the DVR from Dish Network, just not as good. Whenever you skip forward when watching a recorded program or just catching up to live TV there is a few second delay before the sound comes back, which...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: James (

Great Product For Free Service


This is a great product for those who watch OTA television. It has every feature of my old cable DVR except one, it doesn't record by show, rather by time (like VCRs did). I don't see why it isn't possible setup a

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: brycenn (

Highly worthwhile upgrade to a basic digital TV converter. Pause live TV.


This box is the reincarnation of the discontinued "DTVPal DVR". It is an excellent unit for digital television. It sits between your antenna and your TV, and allows you to:

Brings DVR functionality to over the air viewers

Firmware is still quirky. No NetFlix movies. Not EnergyStar efficient

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Andrew (



I wish I had purchased one of these devices earlier. The ChannelMaster CM-7000PAL has all the features I was looking for in a DVR, and has delivered on all counts:Dual HDTV tuners.No subscription fees.Ability to simultaneously record 2 HD programs...