Backing up recordings
At the moment, I too have a Topfield TF5800 for my Freeview needs, and a Humax Foxsat HDR for my FreesatHD needs.
I've been waiting to see if Topfield would release a FreeviewHD product, but after having used the Foxsat HDR for over a year now, I'd be quite happy to go with this new FreeviewHD box.
One thing I need to know, is can you copy recordings off the PVR?
With the Topfield of course, it can be done by connecting the PVR to a PC.
The Foxsat allows you to connect a USB drive, formatted as FAT32 or, I think, EXT3 (for the larger than 4gb recordings) Of course HD content is protected and cannot be backed up.
Another thing I'd like to know, is how responsive is it, compared to the Foxsat?
My only niggle with the Foxsat is how utterly sluggish it is to do almost anything. I can wait 5 seconds after a keypress for a reaction on screen sometimes, particularly when scrolling through the EPG to set recordings.
If I do go from my Topfield TF5800, I will miss some of the taps.
I love my old JAGS, that I still use, that automatically searches the EPG for all my favourite programmes when it boots up, and automatically sets timers, which can be invaluable if going away for any amount of time, but I guess I could live without it.
Anyway, mainly I'd like to check if programmes can be copied off, either via USB, or better, LAN?
Also I want to check if this unit is faster responding than the Foxsat.
Your reviews have indeed been invaluable, as to has toppy.org.uk over the years! :)
All the best,