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Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR Combo

Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR Combo
alaScore 74

243 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR Combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR Combo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR Combo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, size, finish, design

image quality, reliability

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Humax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR ComboHumax DRT800 DVD-R/RW Recorder/TiVo Series2 DVR ComboRemanufactured HUMAX T800F 80 Hour Digital Video Recorder with TiVo

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Humax DRT800 (80-hour TiVo)

 

Humax modified the standard TiVo mini barbell remote, throwing in a few more keys to cover DVD functionality. We found operation intuitive and comfortable. You can program the control to power on a variety of televisions, and the Humax changes channels...

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.

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Humax DRT400 (40-hour TiVo)

 

Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

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.

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Humax DRT800 Review and Prices

 

The Humax DRT800 is a combination DVD recorder and TiVo Series 2 DVR with a hard drive twice the size of its sibling unit, the DRT400. The DRT800 looks almost identical to the DRT400, with an uninspiring, clunky design. What it lacks in sparkling...

Multifunction DVR, DVD recorder, DVD player, advanced TiVo features and excellent EPG, double the storage capacity over the DRT400

No PIP, no editing features

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Review: Humax T800 80-hour Digital Video Recorder with TiVo Series 2

 

Ever watch TV and wish you had instant replay like the referees at the superbowl?...the referees at the superbowl?...the...

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Humax DRT800 TiVo DVR/DVD Recorder

 

Since the arrival of the DVD recorder several years ago, reviewer types have speculated about just what would have to take place for the DVD recorder to gain mass acceptance and replace the VCR in people's homes. Obviously, price needed to drop way...

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Humax DRT800 TiVo DVR/DVD Recorder

 

Since the arrival of the DVD recorder several years ago, reviewer types have speculated about just what would have to take place for the DVD recorder to gain mass acceptance and replace the VCR in people's homes. Obviously, price needed to drop way...

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Humax DRT-800 DVD Recorder/DVR

 

Introduction One of the more amazing trends today is the absolute explosion in the amount of television programming available to the average person. Technologies such as digital cable and satellite TV have made the proliferation of television channels...

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I have 5 Humax, one since 2004, all doing great.

 

I can record a show, watch a show and burn another show to DVD at the same time

None that I see

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"I have 5 Humax, one since 2004, all doing great."

 

I can record a show, watch a show and burn another show to DVD at the same time.

None that I see!

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"Don't buy Humax products"

 

Had a working product till I did a support directed kick start procedure that caused it to fail completely. Now they want $210 to replace the unit with a rebuilt unit and a lost lifetime TIVO subscription!

NONE for Humax

Poor product support when they cause it to fail!

Product Specifications

Discover the amazing evolution of the TiVo service in HUMAX's DRT800 DVD Recorder. This full-feature, 3-in-1 product incorporates the easy-to-use TiVo service, giving you the power to control television and create DVDs. Go anywhere with your favorite shows on DVD or archive programs to free up valuable hard drive space. By using the same great TiVo service to burn DVDs, the process is straight-forward and uncomplicated. Discover the "Easy Digital" difference and feel the burn with the HUMAX DVD Recorder with TiVo service. Built for effortless operation, and incorporating the latest technology, the DRT800 employs TiVo service for simple recording and burning. HUMAX, the creator of the "Easy Digital" revolution, has designed a DVD Recorder with TiVo service as three components in one: an 80-hour TiVo Series2 DVR, an advanced DVD player, and an easy-to-use DVD Recorder. Users can search for their favorite shows and store them directly onto the hard drive - which means never having to struggle with videotape again. And when they're ready to get mobile, or create an archive, they can burn DVDs with the same smart and easy-to-use TiVo service. The HUMAX DRT800 - take the best of television with you - wherever you go. PRODUCT FEATURES: EASY-TO-USE - TiVo service makes burning DVDs as easy as recording a program; ARCHIVE PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SHOWS AND MOVIES - on DVDs and free up valuable hard drive space; TAKE YOUR SHOWS WITH YOU - create DVDs that can be played back in most car, PC, or home theater DVD players; MULTIPLE PLAYBACK FORMAT COMPATIBLE - including DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, A/V CD and your favorite media; RECORD - up to 80 hours of television entertainment without the hassles of videotape; CONTROL LIVE TV - pause, rewind, slo-motion instant replay any channel, anytime; ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE (EPG) - provides the TiVo Series2 DVR with up to 14 days of program guide data; SEASON PASS RECORDINGS - automatically record every episode of a favorite program all season long; WISHLIST SEARCHES - find and record all programs that feature a favorite actor, director, team, or topic; TIVO SUGGESTIONS - automatically records shows based on user's recording preferences; SMART RECORDING - detects line-up changes adjusts recording times automatically, and even skips reruns; TIVO ONLINE SCHEDULING - schedule recordings online.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / DVR

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in/12.8in
Height:3in
Weight:8.8lbs/9lbs
Width:15in/16.5in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

DVR

Available Services:TiVo
Max Recording Capacity:250hour(s)/80hour(s)
Type:DVR
Upgradable Firmware: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Humax
Model:DRT400/DRT800/T2500/T800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Humax TiVo Series2

MD System

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Radio

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Television

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TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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