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Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the price and usability, but comments are divided on the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the size and image quality.

usability, price

image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Randolph Ramsay (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


Great if you love your Foxtel, but it's not the -ultimate" personal digital recorder solution Australia has been waiting for.

Easy to learn and even easier to use ; Pause and rewind functions work extremely well ; High quality recordings

Lack of all free to air channel information for the EPG undercuts convenience factor ; Why can't it automatically skip commercials

Its issues like these that prevent Foxtel iQ from being an automatic selection over set-top boxes with hard drives, Media Center PCs or even DVD recorders. If iQ offered these added benefits, then the steep price (considering there's no way to archive...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: don (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


Series link is pathetic. Also recording fails before the end too many times. You know when it's going to fail because there is too much of the previous program at the start. It happens too often. What a dud!

Mostly does what we bought it for, It costs enought so it should work

Incessant ads, objectionable when we pay so much

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: dorianaaBBY:) (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


i love my iq:)

almost everythingg

the free to air channels are a bit bad quality

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Zencat (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


A great system to have. Never mind the price, it's worth it. How did I ever live without it. Now no program can escape my attention. It even records while I am asleep. What more does one want?

All works well. As advertised

For me there ain't no bad

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: analias (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


I love my IQ, the option of rewinding and fast forwarding shows & recoding anything I like is perfect, I have connected a DVD recorder so I can burn my favourite shows.

Rewinding, Pressing pause for 10 minutes at the start of a show so you can fast forward through annoying adds, able to series link so your favourite show will be recorded without further assistance.

You can only record 2 shows at the same time and you cant watch another channel when there is 2 recordings happening, Unit needs to be constantly on or in standby to record, I turn my off at night time as it heats up, price is too much, on demand...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: IQDisappointed (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


Disappointing. Rarely used in my household, always runs out of space, randomly shuts down, regularly "fails" to record shows, Epg is almost completly useless. MUCH prefer my Tivo with its single channel.


will be going back to foxtel and replaced by another Tivo.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: garyalancooke (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


It's ok, but the reason we got it was because it was touted as Australia's answer to TiVO. It's NOT.

You can record two shows at once

It doesnt have the facility to be able to recall your favourite actors/shows/grenres/sports teams etc and automatically find them and record them for you the way TiVO does - which is one of the best features of TiVO - you never miss anything you like

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: jeffembo (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


Its an absolute godsend to have IQ

can record anytime we are in or out, 2 channels at once if need be

Haven`t found any bad things wrong with IQ as of yet, jut wished at the free air tv channels were on there too as the picture quality would be great

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: calypso501 (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


had it about a month now and just hooked it up to a 50" HD plasma and was very disappointed with picture quality. Free to air channels come through with a crystal clear picture

Ease of use. Recocording programs very simple

Poor picture quality

May, 2007

Consumer review by: JaneB (

Foxtel iQ Personal Digital Recorder


Fantastics. Make having pay TV better value for money. Beats the sh*t out of programming normal Foxtel and then the DVD recorder and then hoping nobody changes any of the channels for it to record what you want. I hardly ever watch any live any more....

Easy to use. Great web EPG. Record remote is fantastic to set programs to record. A+++

Has a bookmarking (or chapter) facility but too difficult to use. Needed one button to press to mark selected points in recording and then another "chapter button" to source the chapter points. Would have been great to have more editing control like...

Mar, 2007

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