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Hitachi HDR255

Hitachi HDR255
alaScore 81

116 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Hitachi HDR255. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Hitachi HDR255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 116 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Hitachi HDR255


alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Hitachi HDR255 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: jennycakes (

freeview box


great freeviews box, good to record. sometimes is a little slow but overall very good.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Pauline (

Hitachi HDR255 250GB Digital TV Freeview+ Recorder


Very satisfied, it has lived up to all the positve recommendations made by other buyers.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: lucy (

Hitachi HDR255 250GB Digital TV Freeview+ Recorder


Recorder is ok but can be very slow to respond to requests

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: minime (



After my second Thompson box broke and after returning my second Bush Freeview box to Argos I bought this Hitachi one. Although the memory is slightly smaller it is brilliant. Has never given me any problems. It can be a bit slow sometimes but that is...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris (

Good product


We've been very pleased with this product. It's easy to set up & use. Fits in easy as it's not too bulky. Overall we're very pleased we bought it.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: tobias (

great buy


This item has been a pleasure to use after having to return three of a different make as epg didn,t work .it takes about 30 seconds to load after switching on which you can live with

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Rob (

Not Bad, Not Great


Nice clear picture and fairly easy to use.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: HT (



After reading the reviews I decided to go for this product after someone who worked with TVs had recommended it. I have been very pleased, does everything I wanted, works a treat.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: antonio (

ageing young man (68)


Excellent valu for money and simply could not be easier. Perfectb for the wife!!!!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Muker (

Poor when it worked and bust after 7 months


I'd strongly advise you not to buy this product.

Jan, 2012

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


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

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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