Best Freeview Box Under £50??

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Aletank, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Aletank

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    I'm looking for a replacement for my Nokia 221T which I think has died - Getting no signal
    I was going to go for a Philips DTR 200 for £35 delivered new from Ebay but been put of now by reviews which says it freezes alot. I was attracted to this for its small width to fit next to my DVD recorder.
    Then i was looking at the Sony VTX-D800U for about £80 - But thought it abit dear and not sure what extras I get for my money over the cheaper boxes.
    Also alot of boxes seem to have been on the market for a few years - My Nokia 221T is 3 years old and still bein sold - Wouldn't a recently released box but much better with better technology ??
    Any recommendations or thoughts greatly appreciated - Here's a list for you to look through maybe Click Me THANKS AGAIN :smashin:
     
  2. JayCee

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    Reliability, better construction and performance, seriously if I was in your shoes I'd pay the extra and get it.
     
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    I'd 2nd the Sony... it also has been out some years but the latest incarnations have a slightly improved remote (Interactive buttons now a solid colour and slightly firmer buttons) with a great thoughtful layout, near indistructable software with some great onscreen graphics, updated hardware (possibly relates to firmware) and fast channel hoping with a slick almost trouble free EPG.

    There isn't much to say against the Sony... it's most noticable drawback... IF you need the feature is a lack of a RF modulator. Minor lack of features in the software.
     
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    Had 3 of them Sony boxes fail on me not worth the money you can get panasonic top up one for about £50.
     
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    We've had a Goodmans DGB6 for a while now. About 40 quid I think and does what it says on the tin.
     
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    Should be "GDB6"
     
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    Think I've decided on a Goodmans GDB6 for £40, after reading good reviews on Goodmans boxes from the net and from magazine reviews Click Me which give 4/5 85% rating from most of there boxes so far.
    I thought about the Sony but at £80 that is getting close to Sky money then - lol
    I'll let you all know how i get on and thanks again for the replys!! ;)
     

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