The DTR-Z500HD’s Slim and stylish design makes a statement in any room. This Freeview+ HD Digital TV recorder allows you to watch, record and pause digital SD and HD TV plus much more. With its 500GB Hard drive you can record hundreds of hours of your favourite programs, as well as catch up on missed BBC programs with BBC iPlayer via the red button. 

Key Points

  • Record High Definition at the touch of a button
  • Just Like Sky+ but with NO monthly contract or Fees
  • BBC iPlayer available through Red Button
  • Series Record
  • 500GB to record up to 100 hours
Product Description


Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder

Supporting the full feature set of Freeview+HD including the ability to record a complete TV series, reschedule a recording and alternative instance recording. Watch, record and pause digital SD and HD TV. Record 2 channels at the same time. 

High definition

Enjoy watching 1080p High definition viewing with no contract. HD channels available are BBC HD, BBC ONE HD, ITVHD, and Channel 4HD or S4C HD. Plus SD channels upscale for better quality viewing. HD Channels support Dolby digital plus pulse, connect to home cinema system for premium-quality surround sound.

Trailer bookings and recommendations

Record a programme from its trailer with a single button press and get recommendations for programmes of interest based on existing timers. 

Internet services

Connect to home network via Ethernet or USB WiFi and enjoy BBC iPlayer and Automatic internet upgrades. 


HDMI Switch allows you to connect your other HDMI devices to the box then run only one HDMI cable to you TV. 2x USB ports for Picture viewer, software updated and USB Wireless dongle. Ethernet connector.

Extra features

Picture in picture, Changeable EPG (5 colour scheme options available), EPG and Library search feature, Genre search feature and Multiple delete function.

Ideal useMultiple HDMI sources 1 HDMI Display, Watch and Record Freeview HD, Connect to Home cinema system
Catch up servicesBBC iPlayer
Built In Freeview ReceiverYes
Built in Freeview RecorderYes
Number of Tuners2
HD Output1080p , 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i
VFD DisplayYes
Scoreboard CompliantYes
TV Guide8 days
Parental ControlYes
Picture in PictureYes
Programme GuideYes
Teletext & InteractiveYes - MHEG-5 1.06
Channel ControlSorted & Hidden & Parental Control
On-screen graphicYes
Number of timersUnlimited
Audio DescriptionYes
Alternative Instance RecordingYes, manage recordings that conflict
Dolby Digital Plus PulseYes
Number of SCART sockets1
Optical Digital Audio (SPDIF)Yes
Pause and Rewind Live TVYes
One Touch RecordYes
Skip (FF & RWD)Yes
Number of simultaneous recording2
Auto StandbyYes, user selectable. Saves energy when you are not using it
Series RecordYes, records the entire series for supported programs
Accurate RecordingYes, changes recording time
Trailer bookingsYes, Record a programme during its trailer
RecommendationYes, recommends programmes associated with pre set recordings
LibraryYes, select and manage your recordings
Silent In StandbyYes
'Standby' power usage (watts)<1W
'On' power usage (watts)<30W
Radio ChannelsYes - Free to Air
TV ChannelsYes - MPEG-2 Free to Air & MPEG4 AVC
Measurement (HxWxL)85mm x 380mm x x200mm
CasingBlack high gloss plastic
Additional Information

Additional Information

Accessories IncludedRemote Control (incl. batteries), User Manual, Power Adapter and HDMI cable
Colour Black
EAN 7051056300388
Hard Drive500GB
Product nameTVonics DTR-Z500HD 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder
Product codeDTR-Z500HD
Warranty1 year
Product Reviews [1]
Customer Reviews (1)
great product, fast delivery, good price
product was at my door in just over 24 hours from purchase. cheapest price i found online was here.
the product itself is great. does exactly what it does on the tin perfectly. only one bad point, is that when there are 2 channels being recorded, it can become very slow scrolling through the menus or guide

10/10 - service
9/10 - product
Review by Ad (Posted on 14/01/2013)
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