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Beyonwiz DP-P1 / DP-P2

Beyonwiz DP-P1 / DP-P2

DP-P2, DP-P1, DP-P2TB
3.8 from 22 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Recording Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Software
    3.0 (2)
  • Reliability
    3.0 (2)
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wombatini
wombatini
  • 7 reviews
  • 7 likes

Probabaly one of the best on the market ?

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Date PurchasedAug 2012
Kenny L
Kenny LTownsville
  • 2 reviews

Great features, terrible execution due to insufficent testing before putting out to market

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Date PurchasedJan 2012

Brilliant and totally reliable !

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Easy to set up and connect to network, totally reliable and bug free for many years, one of the best purchases I have ever made, does not like h264 files ,but apart from that it is an excellent pvr!!!!.It has never let me down ,so I cannot comment on the after sales service.

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No problems after daily use for 7 years......

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I bought my Beyonwiz DP-P2 in 2008 and have used it every day, mainly to time-shift my preferred programs. I have not had any problems with it at all, although it does run hot in the summer; solved by directing a small desk fan onto it after an hour or so.

Lasted only 14 months

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expensive to buy and when it worked it works well but it's very unreliable and it broke down 14 months after paying around $800 very disappointing . Will not buy this piece of rubbish again for their sales dept customers vote with their feet and I will buy a Panasonic or topfeild.

Tony
TonySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Good machine, but buggy and dies too soon

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My third DP-P2 just died. I like this machine but the life seems to be getting shorter. I am tossing up whether to buy another one or not. It allows me to tape from Foxtel, which is the main attraction and does a good job when it works. Periodically though it corrupts files and old timers persist which then buggers the subsequent timers. My first one lasted about 3 or 4 years, the second one about 2 to 3 years, and the latest one barely 2 years. So the quality seems to be getting worse. a big pity. I am now looking at other options.

Denielle
DenielleAU
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

I love my beyonwiz dp-p2

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This is an excellent machine, but there can be issues, according to my research on whirlpool forums, and Beyonwiz forums, in the original DP-P2 they used cheap capacitors causing overheating issues, including EPG drop out like mentioned in another review here.

I had an ERROR 0000 fail on my DP-P2, and had only had it for 2 months (2nd hand and out of warranty) so I did major research, because I just loved this machine and really didn't want to part with it. On whirlpool forums I found someone to fix it at a very cheap price. If you have any problems please read the forums at whirlpool (under beyonwiz repairs) and beyonwiz forums and find out the best way to deal with this problem and get it fixed.

Denielle
Denielle

The cheap price I am talking about is $80 with return postage (2014) from Qld Coast to WA. So cheap. They fix Topfields too.
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2135862#r1
http://www.decisivecomputersolutions.com.au/contact.html

Colic
ColicSydney, NSW
  • 26 reviews
  • 23 likes

Problematical - save yourself the trouble.

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Colic
Colic
Derek Apparicio
Derek ApparicioGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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I have had a DP-P2 for over 5 years and it has been excellent, I back up anytime from the PVR to a external hard drive and edit films & clips on internal or external hard drive. I have recently brought another DP-P2 and stream recordings between both machine as they are networked. I have had Topfield & Dgtec before purchasing the Beyonwiz and when be used through an AV amp the passthrough work fantastic and the Beyonwiz always sends out the higher possible sound signal. I feel sorry for people who have had issues but either they are very unlucky or have they got some settings set up incorrectly.
Editing, picture quality and networking
Picture in picture not working

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Rubbish! Constant trouble.

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Only can be repaired in Sydney & it takes 4 weeks then plays up again within a few weeks.My friends is the same & both are less than 14 months old.The stores we got them from will not sell them anymore due to too many complaints.. Do not buy a Beyonwiz. Believe me they are rubbish!

I've got a DP-P2 2TB version and it's just as bad as yours.

I know exactly what you're talking about. I'd only recommend this rubbish to someone I really don't like.

analyst
analyst
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

Well worth the effort

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Value for Money

You must have got a good one. The rest of us got lemons.

analyst
analyst

I don't know if the hardware is any diff as my machine is 500gb. However, I had updated the firmware & the machine has never been a problem.

rdo2n
rdo2n
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great unit, very user friendly.

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I have two different units the Beyonwiz DP-P2 HD PVR and the Strong SRT 5495 PVR. The Beyonwiz is far superior, much easier to use and has much more functionality. This applies to the remote control as well.
Ease of use and remote controls.

Hatchman
HatchmanS.A, 5114
  • 31 reviews
  • 18 likes

Satisfied Until Wanting to Backup Recordings to an External Hard Drive

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Scott F
Scott FMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 19 reviews
  • 9 likes

A liberating device!

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Are you saying that yours doesn't regularly lock up and deny HDD access due to a 'temporary access problem' which is permanent?

Scott F
Scott F

Nope, never had that. Have you upgraded your firmware? Also, try the Beyonwiz forum.

cpudney
cpudney
  • 18 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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A great unit. Best off-the-shelf PVR available in Australia. I looked at Strong, Topfield, LG, Panasonic, Sony & Digitec and the Beyonwiz ticked all the boxes. It was a little more expensive than the others but was worth the extra money for the additional features it offered.
Twin HD tuners means you can watch one program whilst recording another or record two simultaneously.
Supports a wide variety of video, audio and photo formats.
Can access my multimedia files on a networked HDD.
Skip over adverts.
Remote is a little awkward.
Noise from HDD and fan can be distracting.

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Questions & Answers

Paul S.
Paul S.asked
DP-P1 / DP-P2

I would like to get a firmware upgrade for a DP-P1 but i'm having trouble finding it as i have just purchased one second hand. Any help?

1 answer
stu
stu

Sorry mate,not sure if it can be done?

heath
heathasked
DP-P2

when I set the machine to record a program, say at 8pm on ABC or SBS it is recording the program after that time.
The machine has been set to daylight saving time so that is not the problem.
at present if I want a particular program I have to record the programs before and after.
Any ideas?
Heather

2 answers
Bob M.
Bob M.

Hi Heather, I have noticed that the machine often starts recording a program a minute or two after it starts. I work around this by starting the recording time a couple of minutes earlier than the TV guide on the machine indicates. (I also extend the recording time a bit at the end, in case it goes over time - not wanting to miss the endings!). You can easily do this on the Pop-Up Menu (press 'Pop-Up', 'OK', then 'OK' on the remote, & follow the instructions).

Good luck, Bob

Kenny L
Kenny L

Hello. These days, the culprits are usually the TV stations, eg "SEVEN" etc. They now have a habit of starting 10 to 15 minutes after the tv guide scheduled time. Eg...if the tv guide says 7:30 for MKR, they might start at 7:40 PM. I don't know why the TV stations are allowed to do this, since I believe that the tv guide time needs to be followed closely, since it should be like arrival/departure times of bus and trains and planes. Needs to be accurate and followed.

There is a feature of the dp-p2 called 'padding'. So, in the user manual, look for the padding feature (in advanced setup), and in particular, look for 'pre-padding', which is an amount of time that you can include..... which is an amount of time to automatically start recording before the 'tv guide time'.

Wenno
Wennoasked
DP-P2

I have a DP-P2 it's showing error0000 how can I fix it

4 answers
Bob M.
Bob M.

Sorry, can't help you, I have never had this error message on my DP-P2.

Kenny L
Kenny L

Most likely failed capacitors on the power supply circuit board. If somebody can take a look at the power supply and identify the failure there, then it should be possible to solve this issue. Basically, repair the power supply, and all should be ok.

wombatini
wombatini

Hi, This problem will show up when the electrolytic capacitors in the switchmode power supply become faulty. If you are electronically inclined it is an easy and relatively cheap fix, BUT you must know what you are doing otherwise you could damage it or worse still - kill yourself. This is a well known problem - not only Beyonwiz but others as well. Who ever you get to repair it tell them you want low ESR capacitors rated at 105 degrees C and a good brand such as Panasonic or Nichicon.
Cheers,
Peter.

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Beyonwiz DP-P1 / DP-P2

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  • Discontinued

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5.0
(1)
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  • Discontinued

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4.0
(12)
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  • Discontinued

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1.0
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