Freeview box recommendation

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by mseabroo, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. mseabroo

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    Would appreciate any recommendations or experiences.

    I'm looking for a medium priced box for the mother inlaw.
    Needs to either have the ability to do scart loop thru, to support connectivity from a DVD play (which has no loop through).
    Or to output through the RF modulator (I know it will be cr*p but she just wants channels & has a ropey tv to boot).

    I have not been able to find any box's that efinately support one or both of these options but then the spec sheets tend to be poor.

    Otherwise its downt the scart switch box router, which I'd like to avoid on both cost and support call grounds.

    Your views appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    The Thomson/Goodmans Box does all of this i beleive RS had them at a good deal up also check local DSG (dixons/Currys) for sale stock
     
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    OK, so now let's go for the ultimate end.

    What's the "best performance / most features" freeview box?
     
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    Most feautures PACE Twin!
    Best, well that depends.
     
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    Best featured Pace Twin, for older people an IDTV is usually the easiest suggestion as they are easy to used and don't panic them with lots of boxes.
     
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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)
     

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