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Topic # 96069 19-Jan-2012 14:58
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anyone here own the DTVS-T1, and is willing to share your experinece with this item?
is it any good as a pvr? {better than than the dishtv t1020 i hope}
does it have a sensitive reciever?
does the remote that has a good layout and a strong ir-beam?
is the software stable & intuitive ?
etc...
any feedback regarding if it's worth buying would be much appreciated.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 572975 24-Jan-2012 21:54
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I claimed one of these from Fly Buys before Christmas, and have had a raft of problems with this unit, from pixelated recordings to complete loss of picture.  The sound quality is also very glitchy, and sometimes pushing the "GUIDE" button will cause there to be no sound at all.

The power supply was changed on the first service - apparently it was faulty which caused the pixelated recordings.  This didn't fix the issue at all, and after two days, new problems seem to have surfaced.

Would recommend purchasing something a bit better than this, or a different brand.  These DTVS devices seem to be cheap and nasty - the menus are rather simple, changing channels can take a couple of seconds - its very slow.

Hope this helps! 

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  Reply # 573154 25-Jan-2012 13:18
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ans: I claimed one of these from Fly Buys before Christmas, and have had a raft of problems with this unit, from pixelated recordings to complete loss of picture.  The sound quality is also very glitchy, and sometimes pushing the "GUIDE" button will cause there to be no sound at all.

The power supply was changed on the first service - apparently it was faulty which caused the pixelated recordings.  This didn't fix the issue at all, and after two days, new problems seem to have surfaced.

Would recommend purchasing something a bit better than this, or a different brand.  These DTVS devices seem to be cheap and nasty - the menus are rather simple, changing channels can take a couple of seconds - its very slow.

Hope this helps! 



Hello ans,

Please contact the DTV Solutions help desk 0800388765 and have the issues resolved. The free service is there to get help. We are not a company that would sell "cheap and nasty" products. Our products and menus are kept simple for ease of use.

Anil Hari
Managing Director
DTV Solutions

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  Reply # 573199 25-Jan-2012 15:31
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ans: I claimed one of these from Fly Buys before Christmas, and have had a raft of problems with this unit, from pixelated recordings to complete loss of picture.  The sound quality is also very glitchy, and sometimes pushing the "GUIDE" button will cause there to be no sound at all.

The power supply was changed on the first service - apparently it was faulty which caused the pixelated recordings.  This didn't fix the issue at all, and after two days, new problems seem to have surfaced.

Would recommend purchasing something a bit better than this, or a different brand.  These DTVS devices seem to be cheap and nasty - the menus are rather simple, changing channels can take a couple of seconds - its very slow.

Hope this helps! 



All the issues you mention are related to poor signal quality, this is where i would look first 





 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 573207 25-Jan-2012 15:52
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Hi guys, 

Appreciate your responses.  We had an TV tech come and check our UHF aerial, signal quality is around 85% so not a problem.  The problem here the tech claimed is due to the unit.

We may have just gotten a bad box. 

Cheers 

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  Reply # 573897 26-Jan-2012 23:12
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I have been using one of these units for a couple of weeks.
I turned my TV on yesterday, and the unit just has a number of 8888's, powered the unit off and back on, now it reads tttt, powered off and on again and now it reads -.-.-.-.
Any suggestions? 

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  Reply # 574190 27-Jan-2012 17:46
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LKid: I have been using one of these units for a couple of weeks.
I turned my TV on yesterday, and the unit just has a number of 8888's, powered the unit off and back on, now it reads tttt, powered off and on again and now it reads -.-.-.-.
Any suggestions? 



yep, contact the DTV Solutions help desk 0800388765 and have the issues resolved




 

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  Reply # 605104 4-Apr-2012 14:57
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Hi I am on my third one of these, has new firmware, but still doing some more testing so to list all the Bugs, I was going to write a great report until my 1st one failed.

I think is a nicer unite than the T1020 and has nice easy menus and a tidy remote, and no pixilations like the T1020.

I am after some thing to replace a VCR so not to dear but most of the articles that I read say they are all full of Bugs even a Grundig brand in OZZ, and the Panasonic is the one to get,  No it only has  a 250GB HD and can only record 67 hours HD..


I have a 3-4 year old Analogue Panasonic and it works 100%.

All the other better brands have all gone like Samsung, but from review that was a lemon, not freeview approved and can only records from one tuner.

The Only other one I could try is the T1050 has dual tuners so might be better than the T1020 for pixilations.


Will keep you posted.

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