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Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo)

Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo)
alaScore 75

45 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo). The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo) from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good reviews.

usability, design, price, size

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Humax DRT400 40-Hour TiVo with DVD RecorderHumax DRT400 40-Hour TiVo with DVD Recorder

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Melissa Perenson (

DRT400 DVD Recorder


Combining a TiVo hard-drive video recorder and a DVD recorder in one device seems logical: You record the programs to the unit's hard drive using TiVo, and then move them onto DVD if you want a copy on disc. And generally speaking, the Humax DRT-400...

But these shortcomings aside, the Humax was by far the easiest to use for regularly recording TV shows and occasionally saving them to DVD. The TiVo program guide is far superior to the TV Guide On Screen service (which the other hard drive recorders...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : John Falcone (

Humax DRT TiVo/DVD recorder review: Humax DRT TiVo/DVD recorder


Intro Your cable company may offer a free digital video recorder (DVR) with a subscription, but chances are it's a poor cousin to TiVo , the industry leader in features and ease of use. TiVo upped the ante in 2003 by licensing its technology to Pioneer...

Combination TiVo DVR/DVD recorder; easy disk-to-DVD archiving; superb interface; progressive-scan output; works with virtually any satellite or cable box.

Requires additional monthly or lifetime fee; no way to edit out commercials; limited flexibility when dubbing camcorder videos.

The Humax DRT800 offers an excellent combination of TiVo and DVD-recorder functionality--but you'll need to pay a subscription fee to use it.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Humax DRT400 Review and Prices


The Humax DRT400 is essentially a TiVo Series 2 DVR combined with a DVD recorder. The DRT400 features a maximum 40 hour hard disk drive storage capacity and can also record to DVD-R and DVD-RW format discs. Of course, you'll need to subscribe to the...

Multifunction DVR, DVD recorder, DVD player, advanced TiVo features and excellent EPG

No PIP, only 13 hours storage capacity at High picture quality setting, no editing function

Aug, 2008

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Was Great.........AT FIRST


We got our DRT400 in February 2006 and in october 2006 it started to reboot on it's own every hour. We called Humax for support and they said we needed to send it in to them and send them 50.00 and pay for shipping. They didn't even question what the ...

I can record shows, even when I don't know they are on!

Humax customer support. Problems being compatable with wireless network.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Was Great.........AT FIRST


I can record shows, even when I don't know they are on!

Humax customer support. Problems being compatable with wireless network.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Terrific Gadget


Easy to use, no hassle, 3 products in 1


May, 2006

Consumer review (

I can't remember life before my TiVo


I am a teacher so I tend to go to sleep really early during the week. Shockingly early. My boyfriend was really starting to get annoyed with my multiple requests for him to record various shows using the VCR. So I started thinking about getting a ...

Season Pass feature, can pause/rewind live TV, can burn programs to DVD

can only record 1 show at a time, very expensive

Apr, 2006

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How did you live without it??


This product is one of the best gadgets/electronics I've ever owned. I now know why I had heard so much talk about it on TV shows mentioned by celebrities. If you're busy, you need one of these. To be blunt, I describe how TiVo works to friends, ...

Everything! Great interface, design, functionality and so useful. It's TV your way.

The TiVo subscription seems annoying at first, but worth every penny.

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

Humax DVD Recorders with TiVo service - the best way to watch and record TV. This full-feature, 3- in-1 product is a powerful TiVo Series2 DVR, an advanced DVD player, and an easy-to-use DVD Recorder. Because Humax DVD Recorders integrate TiVo service, you'll never have to struggle with videotape again. Now you can search for your favorite shows and store them directly onto your hard drive. And when you're ready to get mobile or create an archive, burning a DVD is as easy as using the TiVo service. WishList searches find and record all programs that feature a favorite actor, director, team or topic TiVo Suggestions automatically records shows based on your preferences Smart Recording will detect line-up changes, adjust recording times automatically and even skip reruns Schedule recordings online Inputs - front S-video, composite and IEEE 1394 FireWire Outputs - 2 audio, 2 composite video and S-video Telephone jack, low-speed data port, 2 USB ports and IR blaster Quick, convenient 1-button recording Includes remote control Use of TIVO requires a service subscription - One-time service fee of $299 (good for the life of the recorder) or monthly service fee of $12.95 for TiVo Plus required by TiVo