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HR945T
HR945T

Record two TV shows whilst watching a Blu-ray movie

500GB Twin HD Tuner HDD Recorder with Blu-ray Player

HR945T

  • eyeQ Smart EPG
  • Time Shift
  • Series Recording
  • LG Smart

$499

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HR945T 1.5 5 15 15
Very disappointed in the product I purchased this in November 2014 as we are unable to get foxtel where we are living and I wanted a way to record favourite programmes. This looked to be a good product and LG has a good name. Unfortunately along with the inability to extend programme recording (unless just done manually which does not show name) the unit just stopped holding any programmed recordings after 1 month of use. It will not save the password to the wireless network, so I am unable to connect to the Internet so just another failure. If LG cannot provide some solution the unit will be going back. It seems a pity because it seemed to be the perfect solution to my problem 10 January 2015
Very Disappointed I brought this device to upgrade from the LG Digital PVR as a birthday gift for my wife. I dont know if there's a HDD installed as every time I hit record it says that it cant find the recording device! It shuts off when a auto tune is performed and the remote control operates the old digital PVR. This is after the software is updated. Extremely disappointed. 31 December 2014
Showed promise, started badly, got worse As can be seen by my review earlier on, I was disappointed with this product. I won't repeat the reasons, they are there below. I ended up deciding to see if I could persevere with the device, in spite of its limitations, because the appeal of a single device was high, especially for my wife. However, over time, this machine has gotten worse ! It now does not hold network settings, it forgets what timezone it is in making programmed recordings useless and although once the network settings are re-set, it can still see resources on my local network, it can no longer access the internet. This last means that there is now no hope of any firmware updates and one of the key selling points (access to iView and Youtube) no longer works. If the shop won't take it back, it will be going in the eWaste. 17 December 2014
This product has great promise... Strange programming of the user interface causes the player to ask if your want it to turn itself off every time a recording in the background ends. You have to race for the remote. No extra recording time can be automatically preset to extend and allow for late starts. My unit started losing all sound requiring a restart before it was finally returned today. Also stopped of its own accord from time to time. 10 December 2014
Over promised, under delivered. I have come to this product in an attempt to reduce the number of devices, remote controls and power leads cluttering the lounge. The idea of a single unit to replace the previous PVR, Media player and Bluray was very appealing, but I think I'll be returning to the clutter, because this unit is severely lacking in many important functions that these other units had. Sadly, it's an opportunity wasted. Most of these would be relatively simple software fixes, but I don't think I can wait. Here are the problems I have found with less than a week of ownership. 1)Interface useabilty. This machine is very slow to respond and the interface is clunky at best. It is not intuitive. Please have some User Interface engineers work with the software developers. This interface looks to have been designed by a programmer, not a UI engineer. It works, but it's ugly, not logically laid out and many defaults are wrong. A classic example is when a scheduled recording finishes, the unit asks if you want to turn it off...the default is "Yes", so if you're not quick enough, the unit turns off ! If you're watching the TV at the time, you obviously won't want it to turn off...If it's a scheduled recording, the TV is off anyway. Surely the device can detect, or remember, if it had to turn itself on to record and if so, then it can shut down...if it didn't have to turn itself on to record, then it shouldn't turn itself off ! 2) Windows/Samba shares. I was under the impression that like almost every other device in its class, including the two LG Bluray players I own, this device would be able to access Windows/Samba shares to play digital media content. Not to be. Instead, it uses only DLNA, which requires installation of other software on the computer, is flaky and unreliable and newly added content is not immediately available. My previous media player had both, but the Samba was much easier to use. 3) Extended record option. Since TV stations these days rarely start or finish their shows on time and don't adjust their guides, extended record was a godsend. The other unit had the option to extend all timed recordings by 10 minutes. LG should implement this, as it's really just a simple software change. 4)The ability to record only first-run shows using the series recording function. The other unit had the option of only recording first-run episodes, which was handy when shows are repeated during the day, or on one of the other digital channels. This unit fills up its hard drive with multiple copies of the same show. This would also presumably be a pretty easy option to include, as the EPG contains the info if it's repeated. 5) Folders. The other device would collect all recordings of the same show into a folder. This unit dumps them all in the one big bucket. Again, it should be relatively easy to implement this for series recordings. 6)RF Connector. These days all digital TV antennae use the much more robust F connector. The supplied RF plugs are flimsy and easily damaged, resulting in signal loss and pixelation For those who still have the older coaxial connectors, an adaptor is usually supplied, changing the robust F connector on the unit to the flimsier RF connector on the cable. This way, the connector on the unit cannot be damaged. If I can find the receipt, this is going back. 9 November 2014
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