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Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The image quality also gets good opinions, but the finish and reliability get negative views. Views are divided on the design.

usability, image quality, size

price, reliability, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Bruce (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Excellent PVR, lots of great features (e.g. record 2 channels at once), plenty of memory (over 100 hours of programmes), and a very useful USB port (for transferring recordings to a PC, and adding new software, features etc.)

Default on screen programme guide is a little lacking in sophistication, but you can add user-created software (go to for much better ones, with lots of additional features

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Roger (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Self contained - no removable tapes & discs is a big plus. Dual recorders to allow recording two programs at the same time is excellent. Options to record are good and easy to use. Being able to download updated software, via a computer, is a huge...

This recorder offers so many options that it takes a while to become proficient with the controls, especially when in a hurry. It is easy to select the wrong button. There is some incorrect programming where the "No" must be selected in order to delete...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Corban (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Does all is says.

Start up time and delay time carrying out operations.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


records everything u want

A bit pricey and this is our second machine. Apparently being virtually a computer they have some problems.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Becky (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


i think this machine is fab!!! had no problems whatso ever with this product does exactly what it says and a very good price and better all round that sky!!

Haven't found any at the moment and had the machine 3 months

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Technically Excellent and easy to setup and use. USB port very valuable

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: George (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Does the job straight from the box with added advantage of many software patches that can customise any desired changes.

file copy via usb not in common format

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Allan (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


If you are a bit of a techie, plenty of operational extras (TAPS)

existing software that comes with PVR is not 100% reliable to revert back to older software

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


We have not owned it long enough to form an opinion but do like being able to record two programmes at once, which is why I bought it.

The "blue light" on the front being continually on

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Len (

Topfield TF5800PVRt 160GB


Quiet, solidly built, large hard drive, easy to use, adaptable, reliable.

Has occasionally missed the odd recording.

Mar, 2009