Hitachi HDR5T01 Freeview HD Smart Digital TV Recorder.

Hitachi HDR5T01 Freeview HD Smart Digital TV Recorder.

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This Hitachi Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder comes with built in Smart TV to make your viewing experiences that much more exciting. A convenient 7 day electronic programme guide keeps you up to date with the upcoming programmes. It has an impressive 250 hours recording time and allows you to pause live TV.

Digital TV features:

  • Digital text.
  • Favourite channels list.
  • Auto setup.
  • Electronic programme guide.

Recording features:

  • Freeview+.
  • Digital tuner.
  • 500GB hard drive.
  • 250 hours recording time.
  • Record 2 channels at the same time.
  • Record 1 channel whilst watching a previous recording.
  • Series record.
  • Pause live TV.


  • 1HDMI output.
  • 1 SCART socket .
  • Ethernet connection.

Additional information:

  • Remote control batteries required: 2 x AAA (included).
  • Size H4.3, W23.1, D13.7cm.
  • Weight 1000g.

Energy efficiency information:

EAN: 4902530912920

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Customer reviews and ratings

Hitachi HDR5T01 Freeview HD Smart Digital TV Recorder. 4.4 5 58 58
Clever compact Recorder Easy to set up and operate and I am very hapy with the Recorder - great value for the price paid. 23 July 2014
Good buy Bought for my son as birthday present and so far all working fine and he is very happy. 19 July 2014
Mum happy Bought for my mum for ease of use She has tried others but found them more complicated 24 June 2014
Brilliant Product The product was purchased based on the HDMI connectivity, and it surpassed my expectations on so many levels. Excellent picture quality, easy to install and use once you understand the menu/setup structure and so far, totally reliable. My only 'crtisicm' is based on the Argos on-line description: no mention is made that the HDMI cable is included (which it is), so I bought a cable as a separate item when it was not needed. In all however, I highly recommend this product. 17 June 2014
excellent value for money easy to use, first couple of recordings had end bit missing but all since have been spot on, no problems. would recommend this product 13 June 2014
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1 day ago
This happens on recorded and all viewed stations
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Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
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5 days ago
It may be obvious to those with experience of recorders but
I don't wish to have both TV and recorder running if it is not

If I'm not recording and the box is in standby mode should the the TV still receive a signal from the roof antenna?

This of course depends on the cabling being set-up correctly.
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Location: London, UK
Age:45 to 54
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2 weeks ago
Ordinary TV pic is great - however when we switch to the recordings or even live tV thro the box, the picture is too dark and there appears no way to lift the brightness to that of the ordinary tv pic....does anyone else have this prob ??
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Location: Whitley Bay
Age:65 or over
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2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
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2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hi Denbo,
This product is designed to record only the broadcast from the built in tuner. It will not record an external source which is what you are looking to do.
Best Regards
Hitachi Product Expert
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