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Humax - 40-Hour Video Recorder

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Humax - 40-Hour Video Recorder
 
4.8

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5.0

I can't remember life before Tivo, and Humax makes Tivo better

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Humax - 40-Hour Video Recorder:

I have become a Tivo devotee and evangelist. Everybody I've tried to talk into getting Tivo and who have ultimately adopted it have raved about Tivo too. My Humax Tivo recorder has been my best TV friend for about 3 years now, and I have no plans to replace "him."

My Humax Tivo recorder gives me the option of setting and forgetting all my TV watching. Tivo makes it easy to find and automatically record all my favorite shows, and it even alerts me to conflicts (like Monday nights, when I have 3 favorite shows at the same hour!). I can arrange and rearrange my favorites to my heart's content.

The Humax has a ton of storage space, as long as you don't record in the highest quality. You need that high quality for action-packed shows like sports (football and basketball, Nascar; baseball, not so much) or anything with a lot of movement. The lesser quality recordings take up less space but also are noticeably glitchier, more like video tape.

My favorite feature of the Humax Tivo is the DVD recorder. I can easily tape a whole season of cooking shows and record them to a DVD, especially since I don't need the best quality for a cooking show. I can fit at least 12 half-hour cooking shows on one DVD at decent quality, which is about the equivalent of a six-hour videotape at slowest speed.

I don't know what I'll do when my Humax gives up the ghost and I can't get another, because I don't know if they make the new ones with DVD recorders. It's so handy, I love it. I would probably look for a used, refurbished one. Humax also has excellent customer service for those times when I had a question, or the rare times when I had a problem. I will stick with Humax for my Tivo needs.

The only drawback to my Humax is the inability to record two shows at once. For that, you'll need two Tivo recorders or one DirecTV Tivo recorder. (I have one of those as well, and it works great, just can't save the shows to DVD.)

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4.0

a lifesaver!

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from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Comments about Humax - 40-Hour Video Recorder:

I really do not know what I would do with out my Tivo box!  It is my lifesaver!  I attend a very rigorous school which means I rarely have time to watch my favorite shows when they are on.  I also tend to travel a lot.  It is awesome to be able to even log in online to add a show to the "to-do list".  Very user-friendly; my grandma even has one!

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5.0

TIVO is the world's greatest invention!

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from Odenton, MD

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I love my TIVO.  I bought it early, when you could get a lifetime membership vs annual memberships.  When this on finally goes bad, I will immediately go get a new one.  I don't like that you now have to pay monthly fees or an annual membership for the service.  But I guess they have to make money somehow.

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5.0

TiVo plus the easiest DVD recorder in the world

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from Silver Spring, MD

Comments about Humax - 40-Hour Video Recorder:

I've had a TiVo DVR since 1999, but I was still recording shows on my VCR, if I wanted to have a permanent copy of something. (example: soccer games), I had to use a VCR; but with the Humax TiVo/DVD Recorder, I can "TiVo" a show or sporting event and then transfer it directly onto a DVD. The TiVo/DVD Recorder is the easiest DVD recorder I've ever used.  I use it with a Direct TV HD reciever, and although it's not recording the DVD's in HD, the picture quality of the DVD's is great.

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