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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 1.6 5 11 11
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
This product is not working correctly I bought this product because of LG's good name, but I am so very disappointed in this product. 1. Since daylight saving started every time the product turns itself off automatically, which you can't stop, it deletes all of my recording list. This means that if I want to record something, about 15 minutes prior to the program starting I have to select that program to be recorded again. Very frustrating as the whole idea of preselecting programs for the week to be recorded is that you don't have to think about them again. 2. Before daylight savings, I discovered that when I was recording a program and I wasn't home, the TV was turning itself on and then turning itself off. 3. The fast forward is so slow and clunky it takes at least 4 seconds to start the fast forward mode. 4. Overall, I'm taking this product back for a refund or exchange, which I'm sure LG won't be proud of. Not happy Jan 22 October 2014
Terrible, not what I expected I bought this player for $400 on special from the good guys, and thought that for that huge price tag, id be getting a premium product. Unfortunatly im sorely disappointed. The player is slow in every way. Just bringing up the tv guide takes a good 4 seconds of lag. Want to change channels while you're recording 2 programs? forget it, you'll need to turn it off an on as it gets confused and freezes. Have a series set to record but want to cancel it? Better dig out the instruction manual because nothing is easy on this device. Oh but the wooorst thing about it is that when something has finished recording the player automatically turns off even when you're watching something. Countless times ive been feeding my baby and the tv turns off, and im stuck there in the dark because i cant run across the room to get the remote. And this feature is permanent with no "off" option.... what a joke! While i can (only just) tolerate all that, the icing on the cake is that i bought the player just 6 weeks ago, and now it does not start up at all. The screen says "hello" but then it shuts down by itself. Taken back to the good guys for repair and im desperately hoping that its completely broken and they have to give me a different one! 16 October 2014
recods things at the wrong time. very annoying Rather clunky and slow to use. But more annoying it occasionally records the wrong program, even though its programmed right. Daylight saving has really screwed it up... I got it because it should have linked to our LG tv.the single remote is nice, but it is really just the tv remote attached to the PVR remote. 12 October 2014
Hard to use A little clunky to use but I can get around it slowly but as yet I am unable to discover how to delete recorded programs and the manual doesn't tell you (once you have loaded the disc to the computer) Bought this as we have a LG TV which is great but player isn't so much fun.. 28 August 2014
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