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Grundig GUFSDTR500HD

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD
alaScore 79

29 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Grundig GUFSDTR500HD. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Grundig GUFSDTR500HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Grundig GUFSDTR500HD from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

35% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Set-top BoxGrundig GUFSDTR500HD Set-top Box Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Set-top Box

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Phillips (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD review


An accessible, but expensive hi-def Freesat recorder

Nice design ; Live and recorded pictures ; Simple ease of use

No multimedia functionality via USB ; Poorly designed remote ; Price

A stylish and easy-to-use Freesat PVR, but it's unlikely to persuade punters with that price tag

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Freesat recorder - Pocket-lint


It might not boast as many high-def channels as Sky HD or Virgin, but Freesat has provided salvation for thousands of viewers who want HD, but simply can't

It looks surprisingly stylish, offers cracking picture quality and the onscreen layout is excellent

It’s expensive and comes with a muddled remote

Our only qualm is the price - £300 is a lot of anyone’s money, particularly when you can find the Humax a lot cheaper online. The older FOXSAT-HDR might pack a smaller hard-disk, but with features like USB media playback and external HDD support, it...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Freesat+ HD Recorder


A simple, functional Freesat+ PVR.

Also on the rear is a USB port which can only be used to manually upgrade the unit’s software. Sadly you can’t use it to upload files onto the hard disk or dump recordings onto an external HDD as you can on the Humax FOXSAT-HDR, putting this box at a...

May, 2012

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Grundig Satellite Recorder : Grundig Satellite Recorder GUFSDTR500HD


Somewhat different from the previous two Freesat units I have looked at from Humax and Panasonic. The first things I noticed are that it has no visible clock on the front and also no obvious means of knowing how far into a program you are.

Doing my Internet searches found the Grundig 500GB Freesat + HD unit at a best price of £299.99 from the links below. They also do similar unit with a 320GB hard disc. It should also be available from Argos

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: peter (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD


works on sky dish straight from box

not quite as easy as sky plus box

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD


Brilliant image, sound quality and does everything the V+ box did with ease

Took ages to load up on installation, to the point the engineer said it might be a faulty box and keep an eye on it, and sometimes won't switch on from standby - sovdon't know if it's a faulty box or a general fault with the product

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Ian (

Grundig GUFSDTR500HD


Relatively easy to set-up and use

Quite loud - the fan for the hard drive can be annoying

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: (

Grundig Satellite Recorder GUFSDTR500HD


Very disappointing product. Reviews seemed good but in reality it is useless. Frequent loss of service messages, unpredictable recordings, unspecific nonsense error messages etc, in short, a total waste of money. Buyers beware !

Consumer review by: (

Grundig Satellite Recorder GUFSDTR500HD


Just bought one of these HD recorders and so far, it's terrible. So far, I have been unable to record anything using the timer, as it tells me the signal was not found. The unit, in standby, comes on at the appropriate time, tries to record twice,...

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
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

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:Not Applicable

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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