Best freeview box for under £100

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  1. SLIM

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    OK guy's i wont to no whats the best freeview box for under £100 to use with a plasma screen tv i dont have the screen yet but it wont be long.
    any help guys thanks:hiya:
     
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    the netgem is the one to go for, as its the only one that supports component which is why i bougt one for my plasma, a good solution as plasmas are limited for connections
     
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    but he did say for under £100

    i would go for the pioneer, its £79ish

    optical out
    choice of output on both SCARTS,
    and rf modualtor, for the VCR
     
  4. PhilipVass

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    Pioneer, the software out performs many other boxes, ideal as a main box.
     
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    Nokia 221t is good and has Digital audio out and 2 scarts.
     
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    The choice of Freeview receiver shouldn't be based simply on price. You should look very carefully on your requirements.

    Do you live in a very weak signal area? If so you'll be better off with a "Setpal" tuner unit.

    Do you live in a strong signal area? If so you DON'T want a setpal tuner, otherwise you'll end up buying an attenuator.

    Do you require an integral RF modulator so you can pipe the Freeview pictures to another room? (But if you want stereo sound in the other room you'll need a pair of phono cables).

    Do you need a large remote control? (Some arthritic hands do).

    Do you want a simple menu system?

    Do you want a square box or something that looks like a flying saucer or a bread bin?

    Do you want two Scart sockets?

    Do you want optical audio output or maybe coax audio output?

    Do you want 12 volt operation (for a caravan perhaps)?

    Do you want good reliability?

    and so on.

    (Yes, I wrote this reply earlier in another thread)
     
  7. chilpillphil

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    the answer for most people are the same
     
  8. SLIM

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    dude i just wont a nice box with good pic and sound and beable to huck up to the plasma scrren it hase 3/4 scarts so thats ok i wont to beable to huck it up to my amp and thats about it
     
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    Slim,

    I have a Nokia 221T for sale in the classifieds forum if you want to save yourself a few quid.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    Nokia 221t or the Pio will do you poroud, nokia better in poor signal if signal is good get the Pio, both available for under £100
     
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    I just bought the Pioneer. It is fabulous, easy set up, great pictures and good sound. Got it for £84 delivered at Empire Direct.

    Buy one you won't be dissapointed.
     
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    well done

    its great
     

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