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Thomson DTI6300-16

Thomson DTI6300-16
alaScore 76

63 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Thomson DTI6300-16. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, 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 DTI6300-16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Thomson DTI6300-16 from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

19% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Thomson Top Up TV - 250Gb Freeview Twin Tuner Digital TV Recorder

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Thomson DTI 6300-16 review


We like Thomson's new PVR, but don't want to Top Up

Well styled ; Easy to use ; 250 GB hard drive

No HDMI output ; Not certified for freeview playback

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Thomson DTI6300-16 review


The poor man's Sky Plus box?

Loads of features ; Good looking ; Time-shifting works well

Unreliable performance ; Colours lack quality

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Thomson DTI 6300-25 review


As the Top Up TV Anytime Freeview PVR gets an upgrade we take a fresh look

14-day EPG ; Dual recording ; Series linking

Not Freeview Playback ; Variable on-demand picture quality

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Thomson DTI 6300-16 - Top Up TV Anytime


TV on demand the Freeview way. Should Sky start to worry?

The box has an impressive 14-day programme guide and you can do all the usual things you can with a Sky+ box: pause, rewind and playback live TV, watch a programme from the beginning while it's still being recorded, and set it to record whole TV series...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Thomson DTI 6300-16 review


A good quality Freeview PVR that will satisfy the needs of most people and offers decent value for money -- the 160GB hard drive will fill up quickly, though

Price ; Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Availability of extra services ; Series link

Styling ; Menus can sometimes be slow

In terms of picture quality and functionality it's hard to beat the Thomson -- the only player that offers more is the similar 160GB Humax PVR-9200. The Humax has the slight edge on ease of use, but the Thomson does manage to turn Top Up TV into a...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: petew (

Digital Television Recording with Top Up TV Anytime : Top Up TV / Thomson DTI6300-16 DTR


The demise of VHS video tape has left a big hole in convenient TV recording not filled by the promise of DVD.This Thomson box from Top Up TV offers a rich set of features at an unbeatable price.

Hard disk recorders have been around for a little while - most famously pioneered by Tivio and then, in the UK, by the Sky+ box. Great if you're a Sky subscriber. With the advent of FreeView based Digital Television Recorders (DTR) this facility is...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Thomson DTI6300-16


The Thomson DTI6300-16 Freeview PVR is the model currently being used to promote the Top Up TV Anytime service, which is no surprise as the DTI6300-16 is packed with features

Loads of features, Good looking, Time-shifting works well

Unreliable performance, Colours lack quality

The DTI6300-16 has enough features to make it the terrestrial equivalent of a Sky Plus box, but pictures are mediocre

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Trevor Aldridge (

Easy to operate, good system for beginners.


We are very pleased with this overall, the video recorder has taken a back-seat now.

Can adjust timer recordings if a programme over-runs.Can record 2 progammes at once and you can start watching a show from the beginning while it is still recording.

Have had this for 4 months and have had problems with the set freezing on the library and unable to watch or delete shows. The helpline was excellent and soon sorted the problem. We have just had an update from Top Up TV to stop the problems so I will...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Alan Brown (

Doesn't work properly


Reasonable picture quality

Clunky interface ; Locks up frequently, requiring unplugging to reset - and this doesn't always work ; Fails to record programs ; Rewinding - and attempting to skip adverts - during playback often jumps to beginning of program ; Uses Linux operating...

This machine mosty works, BUT it's also fairly unreliable, as will be noted in other forums. Initially it seems ok, but as time goes on and more programs are recorded, it seems to become less and less reliable. One of the most annoying "features" is...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Toffeebryan (

Thomson TV Recorder


So easy to record ; Massive memory ; Excellent EPG ; Very user friendly

Occasionally "freezes". Analogue picture goes hazy when you have to switch off to restart after freezing ; Quite a few initial faults but all now cured

We are so pleased that we are buying one for christmas for a family member

Sep, 2007