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DigiCrystal SDT-9000PVR

DigiCrystal SDT-9000PVR
alaScore 71

10 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of DigiCrystal SDT-9000PVR. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the DigiCrystal SDT-9000PVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: rdjp52 (



An excellent product with simplicity of use and good graphics. Superior functionality to others that I have tried so far. Great value for money.

Easy to use and good graphics. great improvement in TV reception. Great for recording to hard drive.

Slight fault developed after 2 years. I have to power off and back to bring up recording panel.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: dazaspc (



Mine lasted 5 years intill the Hard drive interface failed. I would buy a new one if these were still available. Compared to other units of equivelent price around today these were fantastic.

Easy to use Can configure time manually Record and play at the same time Decent remote. Eazy to read EPG Good remote

Locks up occasionaly, requires reboot. Every 3 months or so

May, 2010

Consumer review by: malhill (



Good unit and and made the picture much sharper

Relatively easy to set up.


Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: kglew (



The best thing I've bought in ages! I was thinking of a new VCR when my old one died, but this is MUCH better option, especially if you have a DVD recorder.

Low cost, good features, easy to use once you are used to it. used in conjunction with a DVD recorder, to save what you really want to keep!

nothing really, perhaps the manual could be a bit better? But overall pretty good

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: krusty (



Because of the dull display I returned & exchanged the unit in the first week (excellent support), the first units display was not only very dull but the segments had varying levels of brightness depending in what digit was displayed. For instance "1"...

Good reception & a very compact size. Reasonable price compared to the alternatives (Retail outlets or DVD-R/RW, Etc.) The build quality seems to be quite good (I'm a perfectionist) & having used the device for several months there have been no...

The documentation is absolutely atrocious, poor English & many features & options not covered at all. Having read forums I now understand the unit far better. The manual is so badly written it is almost comical to read. Setting a timer function has the...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: ssenathi (



Read reviews and found that it a good box and bought on EBay for $243 delivered. Set up was a breeze. Connect the Antenna to RF-IN. Connect the SCART to RCA (Video, Left AUdito and Right Audio) to the TV Press menu and and reset to factory settings...

Very cheap Digital Set-top-box Plus PVR funcationality with 80G hard disk to record the digital programs.

The PVR funcationality is not that easy to use. The most annoying part is when you use PVR the PVR Menu always displays on the left top and bottom of the screen , Can't switch it off

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: mdmoriarty (



I am very happy with this box. I have it connected to my VCR then to the TV via composite (RCA) plugs from the Scart plug supplied. So VCR has to be set to AV1 but this has the benefit of being able to record on tape what is coming from the box. I also...

Easy to setup, records well,picture quality is fantastic, except for 10 which hasn't started in Albury yet (should be in the next three weeks). Bought mine on ebay for just over $200 on a Friday and was delivered on Monday. Simply won't go back to...

The manual is very poorly written and could do with better explanations for volume control and recording. Remote needs to have proper buttons for recording.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: chef_dion (



It's excellent value for money and I use it everyday. It can record up to 12 times including same time everyday, or only five days per week. Good for recording The Simpsons and Seinfeld.

It's a STB that allows to me record tv programs in digital. I had a combined STB/DVD/VCR, but the VCR couldn't record at digital quality. Very cheap compared to brand name units. STB and hard drives are simple technology so it doesn't matter that it...

I had to return my first one because it stopped recording. But they returned a new one to me within a week. The remote is small and basic looking. Not like my big Sony remote 'power station'. The remote signal is a bit weak sometimes. I need to point...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: pemack (



Can't beat the price. Some SD digital boxes sell for the same as one of these (but then you're paying too much for the box). Digital tuner is good. Better than the Wintel one I had earlier. A good idea for a replacement to a VCR but not executed...

It's digital so the picture and sound quality are good. You can record programs to a digital medium (hard disk) so quality is maintained.

Once the hard disk is full you need to delete files. The remote control lacks dedicated buttons for the PVR function. The silly thing continues to record shows after they have been removed from the timer program and interupts viewing if a timer program...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: purdie101dal (



I have had a SD Digicrystal 9000PVR since 18/3/05, (got it through ebay on 14/3 and it has been fantastic!!! :) Love it, love it, love it!!!.... So much so I purchased another 2 recently (one for my mum and another for me)....

Pretty simple to use, quick and easy recording & playback. Don't have to bother with dvd's or VHS tapes to record from the TV and get SD digital quality TV recording & playback. It has a display on the front of the unit, so you don't have to turn the...

Nothing major. I found the manual to be a bit incorrect at times, mainly when it came to setting the timer, but I figured it out (see below) and haven't had any probs since.

Apr, 2005