Freeview receiver longevity

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by PhilipVass, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. PhilipVass

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    These new Freeview receivers seem to be built so they last 18 months maximum don't they.

    I have a mate of mine whos Pace DVTA died and it would not turn on and it was less than 1 year old.

    There are reports on SatCure of Grundig GDT1500 capacitors failing.

    The Nokia receivers are renound for locking up, crashing and overheating.

    Goodmans/Bush units are built soo cheaply that they will only last 2 years look at the original GDB1 half of them are nackered now and don't get updates.

    Perhaps we would be best with EX Ondigital boxes, slow but they last longer.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    I use an old OnDigital box.
    It may be slow, but its a good few years old and still going strong. I don't care about the 7 day EPG as I control it with a TiVo that has about 21 day EPG. Digi Teletext may be slow, but I don't use it that often.
    I have been thinking about updating it, but now I think I'll just stay with what I've got. If/when it does die I'll replace it with the latest/best box available then.

    Mark.
     
  3. MartinImber

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    No problems with my 4 Y/O TV and my DTVA is 18 months old

    PSU tend to go with DTVA rather than the DTVA itsself
     
  4. PhilipVass

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    After that it's not worth paying to fix it. :)
     

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