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Sharp TU-R160H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Sharp TU-R160H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and reliability get critical opinions. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sharp TU-R160H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 52/100 = Fair quality.

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Expert review by: Paul Lester (

Sharp TU-R160H Freeview Personal Video Recorder - Pocket-lint


This is Sharp's first stab at the PVR market to accompany a range of high performance LCD TVs. Following up on the recent success of rivals such as the

160GB hard drive for up to around 90 hours of TV, attractive front panel design, effective remote and panel controls

You can’t record or time-shift two channels at once, below average picture quality, frustrating time-shifting functionality, no common interface for PayTV

At around £230 you’re paying about the standard price for a 160GB Freeview PVR with these sorts of specifications.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Steph (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Compact and stylish, excellent features for the money

No HDMI socket

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: ANNIE (

Sharp TU-R160HA




Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Jon (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Very good!

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


very easy to use nice layout simple installation

slow to load guide

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (

Sharp TU-R160HA


I have now tried several PVR's, and this one is easy to use, with good quality tuners, is good looking with a decent display. The Programme Guide is good with a moving 'timeline'. It has a good range of inputs and outputs.

In spite of advertised features, because it has no time loop facility on either tuner, it is NOT capable of rewinding live TV, nor can it record a watched programme back from the beginning. It also cannot as advertised record two programmes whilst...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sharp TU-R160HA


It is so easy to use just press the red button for instant record, or use the programme guide to set what you want taping, you can tape your programmes for that day and up to 8 days in advance it's very clever. I am so pleased with it i have had it now...

The only down side is that you can tape two at the same time but you have to watch one

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Angela (

Sharp TU-R160HA


Easy to use with many features and we have a very good picture quality. After getting through 2 bush pvrs in quick succession I realised pvrs were on the delicate side and so took the precaution of taking out an extended guarantee on the sharp...

As others have pointed out it does sometimes freeze and we get the odd blip but that's fairly easily remedied by unplugging and plugging back in again with library remaing intact, we also can't rewind tv by half an hour and record the channel we're...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Gerald B. Smith (



A good little tuner, I purchased it direct from Sharp in thier sale and paid 149.99. I note that there are several versions of this, all using the same casing, branded Hitachi, Goodmans etc.

Very easy recording, just find the programme using the guide, highlite it and press record. The playback quality is very good, colours a bit more pronounced than my JVC LT-26DX7BJ, however the TV cant take you direct to a programme from the EPG so the...

So far, none, after a month's use.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Record one digital channel while watching another digital channel with this UHF Digital Twin Tuner. This product features a 160GB HDD providing up to 80 hours recording capacity, and an 8 day Electronic Program Guide.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVB digital TV tuner / HDD recorder


Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of identical Tuners:2
Show View: No
Smart Connect: No
Twin Tuner: Yes
USB Recording: No


Ethernet: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: No
Conax: No
Crypto Works: No
Free-to-Air: Yes
Irdeto: No
Mediaguard / SECA: No
Skycrypt: No
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade
Viaccess: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:DVB-T
Tuner Qty:2

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp

MD System

Type: None

Radio System

Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None