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Topfield TRF-7170

Topfield TRF-7170
alaScore 81

21 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Topfield TRF-7170. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, 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 Topfield TRF-7170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Topfield TRF-7170


Plenty of storage. Interface better than Topfields of yore. Series record works well. Twin tuner set-up.

Some features aren't clearly marked.

The TRF-7170 is a fully featured 1TB twin tuner PVR that does its job — just don't expect any servings of panache.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

This model has been Excellent but not sure about their latest boxes


Have been installing these for customers for nearly 4 years, topfield hands down the easiest mots reliable and easiest to use box I have ever dealt with. Have installed some of their most recent boxes however and have no idea why they have decided to...

Jul, 2016

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Constantly missing recordings. Can't get top field on phone. On hold for hours and then they hang up


Top field 7170 is hopeless. And the Customer Helpline never answers even after hours on hold. I will never buy one again. The set recordings don't record about 50% of the time. Rubbish product and waste of time and money. And being on hold dozens of...

Jul, 2016

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Recording and playback no longer reliable


Have had 7100 for 5 years and still running well. Later added 7170 for 1Tb storage. Ran OK for about 2 years but now no longer reliable. Erratic recording of pre-scheduled program as sometimes only records around 25 - 30% of program. On playback,...

Jun, 2016

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two unit in 4 years


I have two dead unit over four years with same issue, hard driver dead, i think they are rubbish products, it does loose the programmed channel, freeze and some channel come black, have to switch it off then turn it on again, now i bought the third one...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (

Great - I now have two


I have tried various PVR's including TopField years ago and all were crap having programming issues, missing stations, recording format and overall cheapness, A friend had a TRF-7170 and it was so easy to program, use and copy to and from. Video files...

Apr, 2016

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Waste of money


Second Topfield I have bought, didn't have any problem getting connected and working well for 2 years then stopped working. Went back to where I have bought it and was told that is probably just how long they work for, bought another one but after 13...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Topfield are easy to use.


e latest model and it sometimes covers some of the new extended warranty. My three and a half year old TRF-7470 1Tb Quad Rec started to make a hell of a racket and sometimes it would only record 800-900mb's but tells you it is 2 1/2hrs long. To cut a...

Mar, 2016

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Not user friendly and stopped working properly after 16 months


Cannot believe the price is so high ($395) for a product of such poor workability. This was a gift that I would not recommend (prefer $347 Panasonic for ease of use and set up). It is worse than a recorder I owned 20 years ago (in terms of technology)....

Sep, 2015

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A puff of smoke and then its curtains.


Worked reliably for a time.. then yesterday... poof... blue smoke pours out of the front and the unit is fried. Think the main circuitry on the front display is toast and the hard-drive smells like charcoal chicken. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jul, 2015

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