Chris Ruggles sheds some light on the benefits of DVRs, the
digital take on the old VHS recorder.
Ten HD Set-top-boxes with USB connections from $99 to $299.
Digital video recorders (DVRs) are the modern replacement for the VCR, but they can be expensive. If you have a spare USB external hard drive with enough capacity (we suggest at least 100GB), a set-top box (STB) with a USB port designed to attach a separate hard drive could be a cheaper way to record digital TV. The STBs on test have the necessary software to allow you to set up recordings and watch them later.
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In this test we look at:
Models on test
- Akai AD181X
- Beyonwiz DP-H1
- DGTEC DGHD6760 #
- Kogan KGNFSTBVAA
- Phoenix JT9200HD
- Strong SRT5425
- Strong SRT5441 #
- TEAC HDVR845
- Topfield TBF7120 + 320GB HDD
- Yess DVB-T9300
# Discontinued, buy may still be available in some retail stores.
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