PVRs: Best Buys
Which? Best Buy PVRs are easy to use, have great picture quality - in both standard and high-definition and are packed full of handy features.
What makes a Best Buy PVR?
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Which? tests every new PVR that's launched for each TV platform - from supermarket models to big brands. After eight weeks putting them through their paces in the Which? lab, we know which models are the best and which you need to avoid. And there are bargains to be had if you know where to look.
- We scrutinise the picture and sound quality to make sure they're up to scratch. Both high-definition and standard-definition TV programmes are assessed so you can be sure your PVR is delivering top-notch quality whatever show you're watching.
- We measure the energy use of all PVRs when switched on and in standby
- Our tests represent real life living room scenarios, so you'll know exactly how easy it is to record and play back programmes, how fiddly the remote control is and how easy each PVR is to set up.
Freeview, Freesat, Sky Digital or Virgin Media? Standard or high-definition? It's a complicated market and finding the best PVR for your needs is tricky, but our reviews can help you through the maze. Find out which models we recommend based on our extensive testing by taking out a £1 trial to Which?.
- Reviews of 47 PVRs: Freeview, Freeview+, Sky and Virgin.
- 14 Best Buy PVRs to ensure you don't miss a thing.
- Reviews of PVRs from 23 brands, including Humax, Sagem, TVonics and Panasonic.
PVR reviews you can trust
Our labs test models from the biggest PVR brands on the market - including Humax and Panasonic - and we've discovered that even the most trustworthy names occasionally slip up. A Best Buy PVR will be easy to set up, will offer straightforward recording and playback of TV programmes, give you great sound and picture quality and won't have you throwing the remote control across the room in frustration.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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