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Sharp TU-R160H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sharp TU-R160H. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design also gets good comments. Many are negative about the reliability. There are mixed reviews on the size and image quality.

usability, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sharp TU-R160H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 58/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Paul Lester (

Sharp TU-R160H Freeview Personal Video Recorder


This is Sharp's first stab at the PVR market to accompany a range of high performance LCD TVs. Following up on the recent success of rivals such as the Humax PVR9200T it offers similar features in the 160GB hard drive and built-in Freeview tuner, but...

160GB hard drive for up to around 90 hours of TV, attractive front panel design, effective remote and panel controls

You can’t record or time-shift two channels at once, below average picture quality, frustrating time-shifting functionality, no common interface for PayTV

At around £230 you’re paying about the standard price for a 160GB Freeview PVR with these sorts of specifications.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Angela (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Easy to use with many features and we have a very good picture quality. After getting through 2 bush pvrs in quick succession I realised pvrs were on the delicate side and so took the precaution of taking out an extended guarantee on the sharp...

As others have pointed out it does sometimes freeze and we get the odd blip but that's fairly easily remedied by unplugging and plugging back in again with library remaing intact, we also can't rewind tv by half an hour and record the channel we're...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Steph (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Compact and stylish, excellent features for the money

No HDMI socket

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: ANNIE (

Sharp TU-R160HA




Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Jon (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Very good!

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


very easy to use nice layout simple installation

slow to load guide

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


It is so easy to use just press the red button for instant record, or use the programme guide to set what you want taping, you can tape your programmes for that day and up to 8 days in advance it's very clever. I am so pleased with it i have had it now...

The only down side is that you can tape two at the same time but you have to watch one

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (

Sharp TU-R160HA


I have now tried several PVR's, and this one is easy to use, with good quality tuners, is good looking with a decent display. The Programme Guide is good with a moving 'timeline'. It has a good range of inputs and outputs.

In spite of advertised features, because it has no time loop facility on either tuner, it is NOT capable of rewinding live TV, nor can it record a watched programme back from the beginning. It also cannot as advertised record two programmes whilst...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


When working properly even I can use it

the whole unit freezes and we have to switch off at the mains for it to work again. Sometimes we can't record whilst watching the same programe Sometimes it says that we can't record because of a systems error when none of us can see any reason for it

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


very simple and easy to use, very user friendly, excellent picture from recording like watching it live.


Jun, 2008