Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    TVonics DTR-Z500HD review

    By 25 March 2011

    An update of last year’s HD500, the Z500HD from South Wales-based TVonics is a serious attempt at a uniquely talented Freeview HD recorder - and a successful one, to boot. With two tuners and a 500GB recorder, the Z500HD represents the start of the...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    TVonics DTR-HD500 review

    By 14 October 2010

    Freeview HD is perfect for those who want high-def and can’t stomach paying subscriptions, but we’d all rather a Sky+ experience, wouldn’t we? In the rush to bring out Freeview HD recorders, summer 2010 saw some less-than-brilliant efforts, most...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    TVonics DTR-Z500 Freeview PVR review

    By 30 October 2008

    Pausing live TV isn't just about getting Sky+ you know, there are other variants that don't require you to pay a monthly subscription, but with Sky boasting such an easy interface can TVonics challenge? We get watching TV to find out. Small, black and...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    TVonics DVR-150 PVR recorder review

    By 1 December 2006

    If you have often fancied Sky+ with its pausing/rewinding of live TV and the ability to record one channel while watching another, but have barfed at the ongoing cost, then consider the TVonics. Sure, at £190 it is hardly a cheap purchase, but there...