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Bush BVR501FV

Bush BVR501FV
alaScore 66

15 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Bush BVR501FV. The average rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bush BVR501FV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Warning - waste of money


Purchased this product and most frustrating thing is that recordings just drop off with 5-10mins to go. This is even though I prompted the unit to record 15mins after the finish time. Some shows do not record at all and some shows that I did not record...

Dec, 2014

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Save your money!


Absolute rubbish. Freezes regularly. Time was set to another region & nobody could find a way to adjust it. This affected the appearance of the current programs on the guide and put the recording out of sync. On numerous occasions it did not record at...

Sep, 2014

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Worthless rubbish and total waste of money


I bought this product in April 2013 to record my fave TV shows and paid over $300. It did work for a few months but not anymore. I have to constantly reboot and have restored factory settings and updated software more times than I can remember. It says...

expensive, does not work properly, constantly freezes and needs rebooting several times a day, is a recorder but does not record the list goes on..

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Waste if Money


What a total waste of money this item has been. Nothing but unreliable and useless, won't tape programs, just a black screen, or starts taping in the middle of the program, how ridiculous is that! Don't waste your money, useless piece of equipment!...

Small and compact with WiFi connection.

Records a black screen most of the time instead of the program or starts taping in the middle of the program, how useless.

Jun, 2014

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Not good!


Got sidetracked into buying this as a replacement for our dead TiVo. All seemed fine, until test recording of two different channels failed. First recording was fine, but the other channel - initially showing in the Library- disappeared. Spoke to...

Seemed easy to set up. Great price!

No good for recording two channels at once.

May, 2014

Consumer review (

Not good


I just started usung it and noticed problems with the remote, on checking the internet have only ound 1 good review, everyone is complaining of unpredictable recording and bad remote problems....will probably return it. This has been going on for a...

remote doesn't work

Mar, 2014

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Don't buy one


I bought one of these from David Jones at the beginning of January this year. It kept losing all of our scheduled recordings, also froze, but recovered after reboot. After speaking to the Bush warranty people, we exchanged it for another of the same at...

it was useless as it could not hold recording bookings

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Value for money


I purchased a Bush BVR1TBBFV model in June 2013 and like many of you had issues like unit froze, wouldn't record all programs set to record etc. I did the logical thing and contacted Bush regarding updates to rectify these issues. After installing the...

Easy to operate, simple to set up and inexpensive

Teething problems simply overcome by installing an update

Aug, 2013

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Rubbish product


Already replaced after 2 weeks unit froze up.Replacement has (logiways r demo version st716x) permanently on top left side of screen , won't turn on from standby with remote. I have to turn the unit off and on from the main power switch .Programs set...

Apr, 2013

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So Far So Good


This unit was quite cheap for me and so far it's doing its job well. On the downside, there is a delay in turning it on and the tv program's starting and if the unit is "busy" updating recorded/recording shows, you can't get the program guide up (this...

Inexpensive, ease of use


Dec, 2012

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