This product is rubbish
I bought this unit for my husbands 70th birthday April last year it has caused us to have more rows than enough like others have said it comes on randomly in the middle of the night ,when starting to record it pops up to tell you and changes to that channel. It has no provision to start early and finish later so we are always missing the ends of program's
28 March 2014
This products great features is only that it is cheap
I would not suggest anyone bought this unit at all. We have purchased this unit through Radio Rentals here in country Sth Aust. We have it turning itself on during the night with the volume raised quite loud, then at the same time it can and will turn off at random, even whilst you are watching your program either recorded or freetoair tv. Some times it wont let me record Channel Nine. Takes a long time to decide whether it will do what I want it to do ie bring up guide or going to recordings etc. The Fast forward control is slower than what I am used to. Your not able to watch another channel at times if you are recording, so in other words if you were to ask me if I would recommend you to buy one of these units, seriously I would say NO WAY! Radio Rentals are going to replace it but only once they check it out first and IF they agree there is a problem, then they will think about replacing it for me...!!
6 March 2014
Would not reccomend
Have had the unit since February and have the same frustrations as Ed of Vic. Got the unit to replace PVR that died. The DVD player failed and was repaired under warranty. Also the unit is supposed to be able to record to an external USB connected HDD. I have been unsuccessful in finding out how to do this. I can read stuff on the ext HDD but cannot record to it. This was one of the claims on packaging and specifications that decided me to buy. Get another unlikely
21 June 2013
Probably best to NOT buy this unit
I had a previous LG set top box HDD recorder (which would have probably been more than 5 years old). Given how happy I was with that past unit, I thought I would upgrade and buy a new one (after the old one had a significant crash and HDD error with a power out).
What a BIG mistake. Don't buy this unit.
The only positive thing was the price (which was on special from Myer).
I' thought I just needed to give some time to get used to the new unit, but I must admit, that after 3 weeks that it is terrible and is about to get returned to the shop as not being fit for purpose.
The major faults I have with it:
- the unit takes a long time to respond and actually do things when compared to the old one
- the fast forward function (even at its fastest speed) is terribly slow
- You can't start watching something after it has started recording, but hasn't finished yet (as it hasn't written it to the HDD yet). This is so silly.
- When something has been set to record, it pops up a window to tell you, and asks you to confirm it. It then switches across to that channel when it starts. This is absolutely ridiculous. If you set something to record and want to watch something else, just record it, don't switch across to it!
- The unit randomly turns itself off from time to time.
There are other things that annoy me, but the above are the most annoying. Unfortunately I really can't find anything positive to say. Hopefully other manufacturer units aren't as bad as this one. I just can't understand why this unit is such a backwards step.
8 May 2013
Average device in a generally bad category
I am using the HR929T in conjunction with my LG 47LM6200 smart TV. I decided on the LG recorder because of the Simplink controls and I'm glad I did. Being able to use the TV remote for basic recorder controls and vise-versa is great.
The smart functionality on the recorder is a bit of a let down. Navigation is a big sluggish at times. Having said that, every other HDD recorder I have seen from other manufacturers suffer the same problems so I can't really use that as a reason to not recommend LG.
In general use the HR929T seems to lack some of the fit and finish of the 47LM6200 TV. Menus seem to be less thought out, show details aren't displayed when changing channels. When I am keying in a channel with the remote there is no search, where as on the TV pressing 3 will show all all the SBS channels which is a very nice touch.
Recording quality is great and list of recorded shows is simple to read with multiple views. The only feature missing here is that stopping a recording doesn't always save the playback position and going back I have to start from the beginning and fast-forward to the position I was last at. In terms of recording, there is no way of padding the start and finish times in case the EPG is slightly off. Manually changing these can be a pain and can cause the recording to be incorrectly labeled as the previous show. Also if I set something to record and I am watching something else on another of the TV's inputs the recoded will ask me to confirm just before recording by switching to the recorders input. This can be very frustrating when I am playing on the Xbox. I mean I have already set the show to record, why do I need to confirm right before it starts, that's why I am recording it.
For all these shortcomings, the HR929T is still one of the better HDD recorders available today.
16 December 2012