LED channel display on freeview boxes


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My NTL Pace STB displays what channel it is set to on it's LED display. It's connected with the second SCART output to my VCR, so, for example, if the display says "103" I can hit record and I know that it is taping the correct channel without having to turn on the TV and wait for it to warm up.*

I will be buying a freeview box when I move house, but none of the models I've looked at (Pioneer, Philips, Sony) has an LED channel display. Are there any models that do have one?

* Although I have accidently taped the on-screen menu once or twice!


Active Member
Pace Twin

You know you want one!


Standard Member
Humax F2-Fox T has channel display too. I have one and it's useful for listening to the radio via amp so with the tv off.


Well-known Member

I know how you feel and it's VERY ANNOYING!

I've had two Freeview boxes (Thomson and Pioneer) and neither have had a LED channel display.

Also it would help a lot of people get used to the channel numbers espcially as there are a lot more channels!

It's all to cut costs i'm afraid :rolleyes:


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Pace Twin currently showing red LED and time - it is recording C4 watching BBC2 via the TV (well Sue is)

The Twin is so good and £200 a bargain

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