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Sharp TUR160H

Sharp TUR160H
alaScore 73

4 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sharp TUR160H. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 price. The design and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sharp TUR160H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: staff (

Sharp TU-R160H review


A good value attempt at Freeview Playback

160GB hard disk ; Optical digital output ; Two-channel recording

Dull design ; Picture noise ; Single RGB Scart

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Paul Lester (

Sharp TU-R160H Freeview Personal Video Recorder review


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

The performance of the Sharp PVR falls short in too many critical areas to encourage a recommendation

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Sharp TU-R160H review


Sharp's TU-R160H is a standard twin tuner recorder that does what it says on the box. It's easy to use and effective but light on features and the design appears to have been borrowed from a budget model

Stylish front panel ; Quiet operation ; Records subtitles ; Decent TV and recording performance

Average build quality ; No CI card support ; Basic functionality

Recordings are faithful to the original and don't introduce any flaws that didn't already exist. The single quality mode means that all copies are recorded at the same standard, but hard drive space is consequently limited

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Gerald B. Smith (



A good little tuner, I purchased it direct from Sharp in thier sale and paid 149.99. I note that there are several versions of this, all using the same casing, branded Hitachi, Goodmans etc.

Very easy recording, just find the programme using the guide, highlite it and press record. The playback quality is very good, colours a bit more pronounced than my JVC LT-26DX7BJ, however the TV cant take you direct to a programme from the EPG so the...

So far, none, after a month's use.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes


Ethernet: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: No
Conax: No
Crypto Works: No
Free-to-Air: Yes
Irdeto: No
Mediaguard / SECA: No
Skycrypt: No
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade
Viaccess: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table

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