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Cheap Freeview box?

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by General Panic, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. General Panic

    General Panic
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    Looking for a low cost free view box. Someone in my work reckons "somewhere" is selling them for £30 or so as in Dixons , Comet etc not down the fair :)
    Anyone any ideas?

    Cheers

    Panic
     
  2. whitcat

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    Currys and Dixons did have the Ferguson FDT500 for £40 but have now upped the price to £60. Boots.com did have a Philips box for £45 when using a voucher and buying other things but the offer has finished now.

    IMO the one best value low-cost boxes is the Lodos in Sainsbury's. It's a rebadged Goodmans GDB3 (in a GDB2 box) with a reasonable level of features. It goes for £50 (but you get Nectar points, can use the £3 off £30 type vouchers if you get them etc).

    Only problem is that other people think this too, so Sainsbury's can sell out quickly. Finding one can sometimes be hard.

    Ebay is another option for an inexpensive box but (even ex-ITV Digital ones) go for about £40 to £50. Add on postage and a brand new Lodos seems more worthwhile.

    James
     
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    Most of the cheap ones are rubbish.

    The Sagem at £59.99 from Woolworths or Safeways is about the cheapest decent box.
     

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