We would like to buy a recorder that allows you to pause live TV. We don't have any subscription to Sky, BT etc, so we were thinking of a Humax or Echostar. DH says he has read bad reviews of the latest Humax and is inclined to go for the Echostar. Given that I have never heard of them and DH can always be relied on to choose cheap stuff of dubious quality, I am a bit unsure. Any thoughts or suggestions?
I have the Humax freesat box and it is excellent, although a little slow to start up from sleeping. I also bought the freeview one for my dad and he thinks it is fabulous, a vast improvement over the several cheapy ones he'd had before. My mum also finds it easy to use, which is a miracle in itself.