Topfield is dead, long live Humax


So, after more than sixyears enjoyment of my Topfield 5800 PVR I finally bit the bullet and replaced it with a sleek black Humax, that despite having extolled (at the time) the many strengths of the Topfield over the then available Humax machines. So why have I moved my loyalties…

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UK Copyright Law


So, August 2011 and the UK government announces  (here and more depth here) that the copyright law will be changing. With apologies for the spinning graphic, I thought I would indulge in a dual-blog posting (see Dr Who example post here) to give some ill-informed opinion. Not sure where this is going to take me so stay strapped in – this could be a bumpy ride!

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Roberts Stream 83i review


Summary

Yes it’s just a piece of domestic technology but (as I will attempt to argue below) this is a deceptive little item that packs a punch and has been a very pleasing purchase.

I think (coupled with some other key bits of technology (some of which are here) it can be part of another step change in user experience. It also gives me an excuse to rave about internet radio as though it were a new invention.!

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Topfield 5800 PVR


Summary

Sometimes you buy a bit of technology and wonder how you lived without it; you are taken to a new level in capability and would never do without again. In a bid to re-balance this blog towards its original aspirations I present my review of the Topfield 5800 PVR (or toppy as everyone calls it!)

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