1 of 9 pictures

TVonics DTR-Z500HD
TVonics DTR-Z500HD

9 Pictures - TVonics DTR-Z500HD

  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD
  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD


March 25, 2011, 12:12 pm

Talking of 'missing features', why is there barely a mention of the remote? It does have one, presumably? A general impression or even a picture of it would be nice, don't you think?

Denis iii

March 25, 2011, 12:29 pm

@romseyraver +1
Why no images of the GUI either?


March 25, 2011, 1:24 pm

@romseyraver @denis iii We'll be adding in additional images shortly.


March 25, 2011, 2:50 pm

Big buttoned remote - lovely. Thanks Andrew.

Alan Edwards47c

March 25, 2011, 5:08 pm

Did you try looping a Blu-ray player or anything through the HDMI inputs? Did it have any effect on the picture quality?


March 25, 2011, 6:38 pm

@Alan Edwards I put a PS3 and media box through it and didn't see any loss of pic quality. There really shouldn't be any problems given it's HDMI.


March 25, 2011, 10:20 pm

I picked up one today and it seems great, need to do a double software update to bring it up to date via USB. Did you find a use for the network connection? I've plugged it in to the network and it's obtained an ip address but it doesn't seem to have any network functions.


March 26, 2011, 2:29 pm

@coxyuk it's possible more functionality will be added with an update. Top of my personal wishlist would be BBC iPlayer and LoveFilm movie streaming - although I'll admit I can't really see them being added to this box. At present TVonics website suggests it's for red button voting within Freeview, which I doubt too many will be particularly bothered about.


November 16, 2011, 2:47 am

Your review says that this PVR isn't the one to buy if you will be using a SCART connection to the TV. Why is this please?


March 11, 2012, 11:47 pm

I really like the machine except I keep getting an intermittent snowy screen then the machine clicks and I get the picture back. Does anyone know why I get this? Thank you


May 29, 2012, 11:28 pm

Bought mine 2 years ago, cost me £210, from day one, no end of problems, getting worst every week, l have to re tune it every month, when I watch a programme l have recorded, its like watching a dubbed movie, mouth out of sink. Like, right now, watching a programme, watching BBC2, on the screen it states "NO SIGNAL" when l bought it, from comet, they didn't want to know, pushed aside, no joy, got in touch with tvonics, they said post it back to us, which again, will cost me loads of money, l feel l have paid far to much as it is, there other option was, to send out a engineer to repair it, again would be around £45 min. my advice, is, stay well clear from this product, it's a waste of money.


August 30, 2012, 4:13 am

It should be mentioned that this company has now gone into receivership, so if you buy one of these there will be no manufacturer's support or guarantee.


October 18, 2012, 12:37 pm

two questions :
when recording a HD video from HDMI input
1/ how is it recorded : 540 720 or 1080 p ?
2/ how is it recorded mpeg-2 ? mpeg-4 ?

comments powered by Disqus