PVR reviews: Reliability
Which is the most reliable PVR brand and which one is most likely to let you down? We asked Which? members how reliable they found their PVR to be and can now tell you which is the best brand for reliability.
See how PVRs and digital video recorders from brands such as Panasonic, Sony, and Humax compare with those provided by satellite and cable companies Sky and Virgin.
However, if you are looking for the best individual PVRs then check out our PVRs Best Buy page to find the right one for you.
Most reliable PVR brands - which is best?
An unreliable PVR can mean you end up missing out on the programmes you want to watch, and if it breaks down it can clear out your library. That's why we asked 1,524 Which? members how reliable they found their PVR to be.
New PVRs reliability scores
Which? has a wealth of information on Britain's favourite tech brands. Every year we ask Which? members to tell us about the technology products they own – from how happy they are to recommend a brand, to how reliable the products are once they’re home. This year more than 11,000 Which? members told us about nearly 25,000 devices.
Our reliability surveys help Which? to uncover common PVR problems that can affect owners over time. Combined with our extensive lab tests, this means we can recommend the best PVR for you to buy. We test are picture and sound quality, ease to use - especially how intuitive and useful the electronic program guide is - and if the playback function is reliable.
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, so our advice helps you to make the right choice and avoid costly mistakes.