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Topfield TRF7160

Topfield TRF7160
alaScore 78

70 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Topfield TRF7160. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 TRF7160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Topfield TRF-7160 PVR


Topfield's TRF-7160 is a personal video recorder (PVR) with a 500GB hard drive and two digital TV tuners. You can record shows onto its internal hard ...

Twin tuners, can record up to four programs simultaneously, Xvid and DivX playback, USB port for external hard drive, 10/100 Ethernet connection, Web interface, quick channel changing

Media interface not intuitive for file playback, can only upload one file at a time via Web interface, remote control layout is not intuitive, blue LED on the front panel is always on

The Topfield TRF-7160 is a versatile PVR with two digital TV tuners and a 500GB hard drive; it can record up to four TV shows at once. It also has network connectivity and a USB port, so you can get recordings off it and also put DivX, Xvid, MP3 and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Topfield TRF7160


A PVR that performs the essential PVR functions, but without much in the way of grace.

Dual tuners ; 500GB storage ; Not Freeview crippled ; Supports net access

Poorly designed remote control ; Ethernet port configuration best left to networking types

The TRF7160 ticks the right PVR boxes in most important aspects, but we can't say it's a particularly engaging choice. It's hampered by the need for complex networking set-up in order to get remote access working and by a poorly laid out remote...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Topfield has another winner!


I was blessed to have used a Topfield model since 2005 and loved it. Great in all aspects. It died a natural death and I was keen to replace it - I spent 30mins trying a Kogan SOB piece of arse before googling better options. Topfield7160 sang out as...


Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

"With addion of TAPs, pretty much excellent"


Heaps of skipping TAPs other enhacements over at the itropfield forum. With the addition of these its hard to fault.

All good - need a few TAPs

Some minor faults fixed by TAPs

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

"Great features but remote a bit complicated"


To ,add ,time at the start or end of a ,recording is very easy -it is permanently set up in Settings from the Menu button. It is called Padding - Front (beginning) and Rear (end)

editing recordings on device

can't record to external drive, easy to corrupt external if not removed correctly

May, 2011

Consumer review (

"Lacking basic functionality"


Unable to record to USB

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (

Topfield TRF7160


I used a TRF7160 to recieve and record the 3DTV broadcast of the 2010 football grand final and it worked. It recorded the program, decoded the mpg4 signal and sent the side by side picture to my 3DTV. It worked great, so the TRF7160 is mpg4 and 3D ready.

3D TV ready


Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

Topfield TRF7160


i spoke to topfield in sydney and they said that they may be bringning out an update with icetv, but they are working on series recording. that would be awesome.

Hard Drive, Easy, Heaps of Features

none, really

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Topfield TRF7160


i had another recorder that was playing up so i returned it to jbhifi and swapped for this topfield one. i love it. great box.

i like the menu and how easy it is to record and playback shows


Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

I have found the Topfield PVR's extremely simple to operate when compaired with several other makes


People complain about jumping and pixilating when playing recorded programs. I have a TF7000 which I have had for several years and a TRF-7160 for almost 3 & a half years, the 7000 has never put a foot wrong but the 7160 started jumping and pixilating....

Oct, 2016

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