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  • Build Quality
    2.0 (3)
  • Value for Money
    1.3 (3)
  • Recording Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Software
    3.0 (1)
  • Reliability
    1.5 (2)
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Laser STB-6000 Fails quickly

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At first everything worked well, but within a month, despite software upgrade, loses channels, subtitles comes back on at every channel change. Did lots of research and tried everything. No change. Also, remote is very small and poorly designed. User Manual covers the product and functionality well (in tiny print), but you have to look around a lot (eg: USB2 (not 3) limited to 750GB formatted, which is enough space for me, but my external drives are all 1TB so have to use sticks). Files (movies/TV shows) saved are named by the box and cannot be changed, so difficult to know which movie/TV program a file is. I have not tried all the extra functions as I am returning the device.

Purchased in February 2021 at Officeworks Physical store for $39.95.



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Wouldn't recommend

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Bought this yesterday from Big W. Instruction manual not clear and precise. Remote flimsy and too small. Attached all cables, plugged it in. Followed the instructions; turned both tv and stb on...no installation guide appeared on the screen. Looked up troubleshooting in the back of the manual but couldn't find the issue I needed to fix. Taking it back



Purchased in December 2021 at Big W Retail Stores for $39.00.

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Debbie

DebbieCentral Queensland, QLD

Absolute rubbish

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I have owned my STB-6000 and it has continually gone out of sync. Voice does not match the picture. Will lose the voice completely and you have to turn it off and restart which is a pain when you’ve taped something and lose the voice halfway through. Now it has turned itself off and won’t turn back on.
And because I don’t have my receipt I can’t take it back for refund.

Purchased in January 2021 at Big W Online Store for $50.00.



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Techgeek

TechgeekPAKENHAM

Good little STB/PVR, great for recording.

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Date PurchasedJan 2018
Annoyed

AnnoyedCaboolture

It is always stopping and sometimes for quite a long time

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Not satisfied at all it keeps stopping and sometimes for long periods of time, it is very frustrating when you are watching something and it stops you miss out on quite a bit of the programs. I do not recommend this product as it is in my opinion very unreliable

Date PurchasedApr 2017
Mat

MatSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified purchase

Absolute rubbish

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Date PurchasedJun 2018
BuyGeorge

BuyGeorgeGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 25 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Does it all

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Recently purchased mainly for the usb media player. It plays back my usb recordings made on my hisense tv. Like if I record the news on my lounge room hisense tv via usb, and I want to watch it in the kitchen later on, I just move the hisense usb into the laser usb slot (and vice-a-versa). For $30 I'm very happy with it.Has HTMI and composite outputs.

Date PurchasedJun 2018

Not worth buying it

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Slow response while changing channels and the channel legend didn't update.
Old and bad quality remote control.
I used it 3 times and now it is not working. To repair it or buy a new remote control to try is more expensive. Better to buy good quality and spend a little more.

Date PurchasedAug 2017
Merc250

Merc250Adelaide

  • 2 reviews

A budget item, but it does the job!

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The Laser STB-6000 is really easy to use & set up and updating firmware is a doddle too. All quite intuitive. The unit itself is pretty basic, but it does play every media type I've been able to throw at it & it does double up as a DVR and digital set top box. What it doesn't do is connect to the internet, so will not stream anything. So if you want to stream video & network a media player, this is not the one to buy. But if all you want is a very affordable set top box come media player & DVR, then at the price point for this item, it offers great value for money.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
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Rosemary B

Rosemary BMelbourne

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Happy with purchase

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Because this unit was so cheap I thought it wouldn't work as well as more expensive ones but that isn't the case. I'm happy with the unit. It records reliably is easy to use and quality is good. I would recommend it. The storage space is adequate for my purpose.

Date PurchasedApr 2018

Complete garbage

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Complete garbage & has never worked properly - loses channels; voice goes out of sync with picture; very slow warm up, changes channels without warning, switches off unprompted and sometimes need repeated cold restarts to get half working. Seriously in this day and age how can any manufacturer produce such a woeful product after paying $90 given there was nothing else available.

Date PurchasedApr 2015
juanbigtaco

juanbigtacoSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Considering the price, not bad.

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I only use mine to play stuff from a USB stick so the ~ $39 price tag seems reasonable. The number of clicks it takes to get from turning the unit on to having something play from the USB stick is annoying. The remote control is very small and I seem to have to be directly in front of the unit for the remote to work. If I wasn’t so tight, I’d probably be a lot happier with something like AppleTV.

Date PurchasedMar 2018
André

AndréMelbourne, Victoria

  • 5 reviews

Very good value Tuner/Recorder, but slow in operation

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For its low price (at around 40 dollars), this is a good value tuner/recorder which may especially come in handy if you want to make your older TV digital ready and/or record shows. Installation of channels was very straightforward and took just a few minutes. One thing I'm not too happy about is the overall speed of its interface - changing channels and especially opening the EPG are very slow, which is a bit of a let-down in terms of user experience. The interface itself also looks a bit dated and could use a refresh. Other than that, there's nothing much at this price point which provides comparable functionality, so, all in all, I do recommend the STB-6000.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
Coffstony

CoffstonyCoffs Harbour

A CHANGE TO MY RATING RE RECORDING WITH SCHEDULAR

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The STB 6000 is now taping upcoming TV programs using the scheduler. I believe my previous problems might have been caused by the time set up on the laser being different to the TV time due to daylight saving. I manually set the time on set top box and has worked fine since. Only suggestion for a future firmware update would be to be able to put in a stop time after you have manually started recording ( so you could tape end of a good movie if you are tired and want to finish watching tomorrow ). However, now much happier. Help from User Forum also good.

Date PurchasedJan 2018
Lushlar75

Lushlar75AU

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Does it's job. Read the instructions to record

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For the price and what I needed it for it's good.
If you are using to upgrade your TV to HD pay more - don't get this unit as the remote to device signal can be crappy. That would drive you up the wall.
I am using it to record shows I miss when I am at work as my older Tv doesn't have a PVR function and other people in the house want to watch other shows.
**Please note : When using the EPG function to record a show you must change the MODE at the bottom to Record from View. If you don't it won't record. My old Bush device did not require this.
Serves it's purpose. Remote is small and sometimes not responsive.

Date PurchasedAug 2017
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Communer

CommunerSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 25 reviews
  • 2 likes

Robust, economical unit

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A good unit for only $39 at BigW. I use it thus far only for watching OTA broadcasting. I haven't recorded anything yet. It has many features and comes with remote unit (batteries included) and composite cables. You must provide your own HDMI cable. One dislike is the small size of the remote unit, which doesn't make for easy button selection.

Date PurchasedJul 2017
Greg S From Narre Warren

Greg S From Narre WarrenCranbourne North

  • 3 reviews

Good Value For The Price

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Date PurchasedMay 2017
Robag

Robag

  • 5 reviews

Cheap, EPG needs frequent resetting

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Date PurchasedApr 2017

Amazed by the comments section - did you not R.T.F.M. ?

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Date PurchasedFeb 2017

rubbish

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Don't buy this machine!! It is the worst piece of equipment i have ever owned. It loses channels, meaning you have to start initial setup from scratch, doesn't record preset programmes half the time, subtitles come on at random. Basically it's a piece of junk! Don't bother! I know they say 'buy cheap, get cheap' but i still expect it to do its job!! -5 stars if i could!

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Questions & Answers

Danny

Dannyasked

When I press record to record the programme I'm watching a window comes up with unknown error exiting, also I can't find programmes I've recorded even when using instructions

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Clare
Clare

I got the same happening now. Did you work it out? The team emailed me and said my USB needs to be formatted to 'fat' on computer.

Vera Y.

Vera Y.asked

Why are there no answers to most of the questions asked please

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UnhappyJames
UnhappyJames

What was your question? I haven't seen it. The STB-6000 I tried has been returned because it became unstable. Other than that, my review is somewhere on this site.

Jeff M.

Jeff M.asked

My STB-6000 will switch off by the remote but only for a short while, then turns itself on again. Frustrating

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UnhappyJames
UnhappyJames

Yes, after a month mine became unstable too.

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