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Strong SRT 5429 / SRT 5429A

Strong SRT 5429 / SRT 5429A
alaScore 67

10 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Strong SRT 5429 / SRT 5429A. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, 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 Strong SRT 5429 / SRT 5429A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Great Product


We have had this about 2 1/2 years. It works well, the upgrade feature is good and it is easy to work. We have another one which is really hard to use so mainly we dont bother and just use this one. I am just going to see if there any any updates for it.

Ease of use

Can not change channels when 2 items are recording at the same time

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Did not work


We had to replace our 2004 STB to receive all free to air channels with audio. ABC audio was also lost. We followed the connection instructions and expected to see the installation screen as stated. However, all we got was a blurred screen, some audio...

did not work

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

You get what you pay for (SRT5429A)


Chose this unit based on price and it serves the purpose. I've had no issue with recording and playback - it works with no fuss. When I connect an external HDD the USB display flashes and the unit locks up? Haven't found a fix thus far despite a...

Does what it says it can do...but not without some annoying glitches.

Can't get an external HDD with content to play through the unit. Should be able to. Also, and this is a big pain, when I switch my LCD TV input from HDMI connecting my WD Live, back to the HDMI the SRT5429A is on, the audio will work but there's no...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

Adequate as a STB, poor as a recorder


Wanting to upgrade from an SD box to an HD box, I went looking for a new STB. I also figured it would probably be worthwhile getting one that could record shows so I could watch later. Using this to watch shows, it performs it's function well....

good performance as a set top box.

recorder cuts out

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Cheap unit but I'd go for something better next time.


Works ok, but has several annoying software bugs that should have been fixed before this product went to sale. Strong do provide software updates for this model, but so far the updates have not cured the faults I have found with this product....


Software bugs:

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

Extreme unreliability


The instruction book is very brief and lacks detail, almost like they stopped at part 1, where's part 2? The timer is extremely unreliable, one night it works, the next it doesn't record at all. The unit has no Record Timer, eg if you just want one...

Works 50% of the time if you just want one program and keep the HD clear

Works 50% of the time, timer is very unreliable, menu for recorded programs soon becomes quite a jumble.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (



This unit was recommended by local retailer "We have had no problems' I swore after my last 3 strong STB's (which have all failed) that I would never do it again but I made a BIG mistake! The instruction manual is next to useless, doesn't even mention...



May, 2011

Consumer review (

Good tuner - bad everything else.


The HD tuner is good. Crisp and clear. The remote control/menus are bad. Any program you record has a background 'pulsing' or heartbeat sound on playback. Extremely annoying esp. on quiet, moody programs (as the pulsing sound is at a set volume). If...

the tuner

bad remote/menus/recording glitches/internal noise issues etc

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (



Run, do not walk away from this poorly made piece of rubbish. Instruction manual is less than comprehensive, and the help line was no help.


Three faulty units, straight out of their boxes! First, recorded items would not fast forward, second had a faulty LED display, third had a faulty Hard Disc Drive.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (



The Strong SRT 5429 is probably the cheapest PVR with an internal hard drive on the market and while lacking in features it does what it says it will do. Think of it as being like a video recorder for the digital age. It does have some modern features...

Excellent picture quality. It does what it say's it will do.

Its not the easiest unit to use. Unless your an expert or like fiddling you really may need to call the help line. Poor instructions.

Jun, 2010

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