You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen the GUFSDTR500HD somewhere before…

It’s actually the same box as the Goodmans GFSDTR500HD. Just with a Grundig badge on it and a slightly funkier look with it’s extra silvery grey swoosh across the front of the box. (The silvery swoosh actually just wins it for me on the aesthetic front, but each to their own of course).

Now this means of course that the Grundig has a lot of good PVR features to offer. It has that large 500GB hard drive. It has good navigation, a good EPG and a nice remote control.

The picture and recording quality is really nice, and the connectivity is also pretty good.

And It Was Going So Well…

But sadly this means the box has the same failings of the Goodmans. The noisy cooling fan just kills it for me. Noisy fans are just not necessary in any applicance, and this can be fixed. Let’s hope it is.

For more detail on this box please see the Goodmans GFSDTR500HD review as this is actually the exact same PVR.

[Note: This box is identical to the Goodmans GFSDTR500HD]