Freeview (again!)

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by ldoodle, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. ldoodle

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    Sorry to ask again, but it's time to invest in a freeview box (bet you can guess the question already!)

    What is THE best box available just for freeview in terms of PQ/SQ, EPG, digital text, etc. Twin scarts would be useful, but not essential as my DVD player has loopthrough. I don't need, or want, internet/email access etc, just digital TV.

    It would be better if it had a s/w update feature as well.

    Better yet, is there a comparison chart on the web anywhere?

    I'm looking into this one. Is it any good?

    Thanks/...
     
  2. alan8477

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    I have been using this one for a month now. I use it with a Toshiba MT3 and 100inch screen using Kef speakers with Marantz 5300. I am more than happy with it. The single scart is not a problem for me, picture is very good and sound is good. I have read that some people think the sound is dull, but can't say I have noticed.
     
  3. MartinImber

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    Well lets have a think

    Good sound quality = digital sound out

    Nokia 221, Pace Twin, some top end Sony IDTVs, rumours of Netgem

    Good Picture Quality - this depends - I have 4 digital source - 1 broken.

    Best for PQ is the IDTV, post update the Twin and the DTVA are similar (Twin a bit better I think), the Nokia Dodgy box not quite as good as the Twin.

    If you want to record digital TV for watching later the Twin is the best bet!
     
  4. lucien

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    TheSeer has Nokia 221T and the i-player. Why he prefers Netgem He gives answer with full details here

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=627950#post627950

    Nemo2000 tested 5 box. Its well documented verdict on the i-player in this large forum

    http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/showthread.php?postid=997132#post997132 :hiya:
     
  5. mickskyvitch

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    I,ve been using the panasonic box since January.It's very quick on channel changes and loading interactive features,also it does n't seem to be prone to crashing like many other boxes.
    I have no hesitation in recommending it.
    Mic.
     
  6. ldoodle

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    So it's either the Panasonic or NetGem then. I prefer the look of the Panny, but the features/software of the NetGem.

    Always the way! :(
     
  7. brifobwad

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    According to Web User issue 57 Bush are releasing a Freeview/DAB box for approx. £100. The model number is DFTA3DAB or DFT3D. It will probably be available from Dixons/Currys, Argos, Comet etc. I've done a search for it and release date vary from May to July. I will probably buy this when it comes out :smashin:
     
  8. njiri

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    Don't know what the model is, but Makro (wholesalers) are doing a bush freeview box for £39.99 +VAT until 8 July.
    Blag a Makrocard from someone, and have a look.
    Njiri
     

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