Well after much badgering and lecturing from my boss Mr Stuart Bruce about how great digital TV recorders are, I decided to go out and buy one myself in the January sales.

I did the normal Internet research to see which is the best and Humax came out very highly as did the one I purchased.

I already knew the benefits of Sky Plus as a number of my friends had shown me their own systems – so I understood the basics. However, that said, I have to say that the Sharp TUR160HA (see picture) is a great piece of kit and really easy to use.

I thought it would be a major hassle setting it up, reading lengthy instructions, sumo wrestling my LCD but no, it was plug in and follow the on-screen instructions, everything else was fairly self explanatory.

I love watching films rather than normal television and it’s already changing the way I watch TV. No more sitting down in front of the telly on a Sunday with nothing to watch. Now I just go to my library section and I already have about eight top movies to choose from and that is quickly growing.

The Sharp TUR160HA features include:

  1. Simultaneous two channel recording – whilst watching another!
  2. A 160GB HDD providing up to 80 hours recording capacity
  3. Series recording
  4. An eight day Electronic Programme Guide.
  5. Split Recording, and Multiple/Alternative Recording

I think this is a first class gadget and I am gladly going to endorse this to all of my friends and family. I think it’s time for a bit of word-of-mouth communication here.

If sharp are looking for someone to help with their presence in the online communities I would gladly help them out. I would love to work for a company who make great products. I am always saying to clients that we can do all the public relations and communicating in the world but if your product is fundamentally rubbish it’s going to be difficult.

Anyway if you are looking for a good, easy to use digital TV recorder this is a safe bet…

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.