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Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder

Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder
alaScore 69

21 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Thomson DHD 4000 Set Top Box

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Leonard (

Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder review


Contrary to the spin on the web, this long expected Freeview receiver is indeed the twin tuner version that was expected. Despite some last minute rumour-mongering, the twin tuner hard drive Freeview box from Thomson is everything you've been hoping...

Sleek, records to hard drive, 40GB of space (20 hours)

Noisy, even in standby mode. Dazzling recording lights

Freeview decoder with twin tuner. Watch another channel as you record live digital TV to 20GB hard drive. Includes 7 day listings guide. All for £200

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Guy Cocker (

Thomson DHD4000 review


FreeView's service might pale in comparison next to Sky's, but if you're plumping for the free-to-air service, you might as well invest in the Thomson DHD4000. Its only fault is the relatively small hard drive (which can be replaced if you wish), but...

No image quality degradation on recordings ; Easy-to-use ; Well designed ; Nice remote ; Can record radio ; Dual tuners

40GB hard drive is relatively small

Audio performance is particularly good though, thanks to the options offered by digital outputs. When you connect through to your receiver or home cinema system in this way, most will process a Dolby Pro Logic II soundtrack, which processes the audio...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Crashes all the time

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Ken Bowen (

Does all you need, particularly if you are not a hoarder of recordings

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Monty Stewart (

Good when it works

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: c dickson (

Great, BUT

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Little Tyke (

If Freeview's your thing, this receiver's the one for you

May, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Thomson DHD4000


Product Specifications


Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): 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
Nagravision: 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