The TF7100HDPVRt is a hard-drive recorder featuring dual HD TV tuners and a generous 320GB hard drive – useful for around 172 hours’ worth of standard-definition recordings or 43 hours of high-definition content.


The TF-7100HDPVRt is a replacement of its well-known version TF-7000HDPVRt and entails numerous features which were lacked in its previous models. The PVR latest features provides you a chance to perform tricks, for example, recording two shows at once, pausing the live TV and event watching the start of a movie while you’re still recording the end. One of Topfield’s most amazing features is the “Trap Mode”, which is code for skipping the ads – it is a helpful element that is debilitated in TiVo, Topfield’s competitor.


The Topfield also prevents you from channel surfing while you’re time-moving, to make sure that you don’t accidentally delete what’s in the buffer when you’re trailing behind a live show. Another amazing feature is the ability to download an Electronic Program Guide from IceTV (, which is generally more dependable than the EPG embedded in the broadcast signal.


The PVR gives you a chance to set a global edge for error for all scheduled recordings, in case shows are running a couple of minutes late – a vital feature in Australia. You can also adjust the pre and post-padding on individual recordings, which is convenient if you know certain shows tend to run later than others.


Alongside TiVo, the TF7100HDPVRt is one of the few PVRs to offer intelligent storage management- automatically deleting the oldest recordings to clear the space for new ones.


One more of the Topfield’s qualities is the ability to add external USB 2.0 HDD storage, a component TiVo expects to include next year. The Topfield also gives you a chance to transfer recordings off the PVR, by means of USB or FTP – facilitating you to archive recordings. The Topfield is included with Ethernet and wifi for downloading the EPG, yet sadly it’s not a system media player.



The latest PVR model is definitely much improved and refined version of 7000. It highlights ground breaking features with extraordinary performance level. Its expended storage and fascinating tricks provide you a distinct edge in the current market place.


With regards to functionality, performance and complexity -the Topfield TF7100HDPVRt is the sort of PVR package that does it all, for now. The picture quality is much more improved and its Resolution maxes out at 720p or 1080i.



  • Increased USB storage.
  • More improved features.
  • Possess Dual HD TV tuners



  • It still needs improvement to address some issues.
  • Low signal strength sometime cause lip sync problems


Final Verdict

It is one of the best PVR set available in the market including majority of features that customers looking for. Topfield’s TF7100HDPVRt retails for $899USD.