Nice product with minor flaws. Firmware updates not often enough.
I have V2 with 3 tuners and 1000Gb HDD. Works very well once it is set up (a little bit technical) apart from the fast forward feature which seems to have a mind of it's own. Overall, quite satisfied but a firmware update should not take 2 years.
Purchased in September 2019 at Beyonwiz online for $500.00.
not as good as previous Beyonwiz products
I've had this unit for nearly a year & its worked well for the most part. I especially enjoy the ability to be able to record any timeshift material from even hours ago (as long as on the same channel). This pvr is packed with features you will not find on others, but honestly i have not unlocked all of them as i've just not had the mental energy & time to work it all out. I previously owned the DP-Lite which was a breeze to use compared to the V2.
This is a very powerful pvr with extensive features but its not for everyone, if you want someth...ing to easily work for you 'out of the box' then this is not the unit for you. On the other hand if you're really good with technology and love tinkering with it, you will probably love this pvr as you'll be more capable of unlocking all its features. I'm usually good at this sort of thing but this is much more complex than any equipment i've bought before, more a product for the true electronics hobbyist really. One really big downside, the communication from the company was pretty poor when i ordered it. There was a week delay in posting because apparently they were doing stock take, that i can accept, but they did not reply to my emails till the day they posted it, i would've expected better from a consumer electronics company.
Purchased in May 2020.
this review is more about the company than the item
This worked well for 3 months and then stopped, it doesn't recognise the hard drive. I told them about it and was completely ignored. When I tried to review it on their site I got some idiotic message which I will try to paste on here........ Access denied - sucuri website firewall if you are the site owner (or you manage this site), please whitelist your ip or if you think this block is an error please open a support ticket and make sure to include the block details (displayed in the box below), so we can assist you in troubleshooting the issu...e. Block details: your ip: 188.8.131.52 url: beyonwiz.Com.Au/wp-comments-post.Php your browser: mozilla/5.0 (windows nt 10.0) applewebkit/537.36 (khtml, like gecko) chrome/89.0.4389.90 safari/537.36 block id: cmb055 block reason: comments and xmlrpc are being blocked on this site. Time: 2021-03-24 22:06:55 server id: 11020
Purchased in September 2020 at Beonwiz web site for $364.00.
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Seriously this is the best PVR for Australia hands down! Once you set up ICETV EPG show me a quad tuner PVR for the money that works like this. Customer support is second to none for Aussie users. The box runs Enigma2 which is a proven software for set top boxes all over the world. With support from IceTV and Beyonwiz forum what more can you ask for honestly. This setup was a perfect setup for my elderly parents who migrated from a Windows 7 Media centre setup . I did a PLEX media setup for DVR beforehand and it was a disaster. These guys respond quickly and go the extra mile to keep the customer happy.
Purchased in February 2021 at IceTV for $350.00.
Beyonwiz V2 Not recommended,
The Beyonwiz V2 is Really difficult to navigate compared to HUMAX 4 tuner HMS 1000T and TOPFIELD T6211 android (which I have previously used)
Beyonwiz V2 interface is SO UNFRIENDLY
Remote has a cheap "feel"
Expensive with all the extras required: hard drives and additional tuner dongles required to get it up to a decent spec PVR ($500.00 +)
Manuals are not provided, you have to go online
Customer support not great, expect to wait 2 - 3 days for a response from tech support. Put a few requests in back in April 2020, still no response. Do Not B...
Purchased for $500.00.
With more work it could be ready for release
The V2 offers a lot of promise, but is ultimately disappointing. Technically it is a high spec device, with the ability to record multiple items in up to 4k at the same time using the multiple tuners available. However the user interface and functionality is sadly lacking. It requires significant technical understanding to be able to set it up properly and is not really a retail customer product. Not surprisingly, retail stores don’t stock it.
The V2 is the latest in a line of PVRs from Beyonwiz. The hardware itself is a rebadging of an ove...
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Andrew, thank you for your review. I agree - Beyonwiz was once the best. While the DP-P2 was low tech by today's standards, it was seamless, logical and intuitive to use. I upgraded to T3s and T4s but I found all sorts of flaws in its operation. I was considering the V2 in the hope of improvements to hardware and software, but based on your review, the operational and user interface remains problematic. Do you have a recommendation for a better (or best) PVR for 2020?
Not a question, just a thank you, to Andrew M for this thoughtful and in-depth review of the Beyonwiz V2. Much appreciated. Steve S.
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