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Nokia Mediamaster free 2 view

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by jackal2513, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. jackal2513

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    i have decided on one of these instead of the pace box for my free to view digital channels to plug into my plasma.

    Thing is, i haven't got a clue where to buy it from in teh UK... and where would do a decent price ???


    any ideas

    (currys, dixons etc.. all do the pace one instead)
     
  2. LV426

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    Currys, Dixons etc, sell whatever boxes they happen to have. It varies from store to store. In Dixons Sheffield they have a heap of Nokias and an odd Pioneer. In Dixons Meadowhall, last week, they had a few Pace and a few Pioneer and no Nokias. I suggest you visit or phone a few other DSG stores.

    By the way, I've had three ITV Digital boxes; a Nokia was first. It was utter cr@p; slow, prone to freezing, kept needing to be reset etc. When the 12 months prepay expired, I let them take it back, and went and bought.....

    the second prepaid box, a Pace 735, which I still have, and it is much quicker and more stable than the Nokia was.

    The last one I bought to keep just last week from Dixons for £60 is a Pioneer. I haven't used it for long enough yet to be sure, but it appears just as stable, and a bit quicker, than the Pace 735. And, IMHO, it is the smartest-looking of them all.
     
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    The Nokia Mediamaster 9850T got pretty good reviews in this very magazine but it was said to be slow in response to remote commands. I would certainly recommend you get a hands on demo of this unit before you purchase.
     
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    yes thank you

    ive done some research and it seems that:

    1) nokia is way way to slow to even consider, its very annoying

    2) Pace has poor qaulity scart coming out of it with no separate audio to go to my amp. Also, have to plug VHS into plasma separately

    3) nokia are making a better box due out in september


    at the moment this leaves the Grundig as the only option for me but again, i dont think that it has separate audio out

    I am seriosuly thinking of just getting a base sky package instead...
     
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    your correct in that the grundig box dosnt have separate audio outs,but having 2 scart sockets won the battle for me,picture and sound quality is good(loads better than anolouge).ok the supplied remote is a bit directional and the clock never seems to show the correct time but everything else works fine
     
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    Good idea.

    I've tried the digital terrestrial boxes you mention.
    I settled on the Nokia 9850T because it simply had an RGB picture I thought better.
    Compared to the FTA Pace in particular, the menus and channel change are dog slow, although it hasn't froze since the demise of ITV Digitals pay channels.
    The Nokia ITV Digital box is the same as the Nokia FTA box, excepting the paint job, same menus even. The black boxes are available through Comet at £60.
    Unless your aerial signal is strong, I would get the £10 Sky offer, £37 1st month, drop to £10 minimum until 12 month contract fulfilled, then cancel. The equipment is yours to keep.
     
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    My Pace 735 and my Pioneer both have RCA stereo audio outputs in addition to two Scarts.
     
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    The Nokia is horrid!

    Pace DTVA is rather good

    Sony IDTV tuners are best!
     
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    'tis pity they are embedded in a Sony tv:)
     
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    I HAVE THE SOLUTION:

    the box to have is the NEW Nokia 221T (faster than the pace even) and it has all the right connections... but its not out till later in eth year.

    so for the meantime, ex On digital TV Mediamasters are availbel through Ebay for 30-40 quid.
     
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    Checkout then Dixons website.
    They have the Nokia FTA STB for £119.95 and it has a built in DVD player and Hard Drive recorder !

    Bargin:)
     
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    :eek: :eek: I know it says this on the Dixons website, but surely this isn't right? There's no mention about it from the Nokia website.

    If it's true, it's the deal of the century.
     
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    Nah, it's just another of the long list of online selling web page mistakes:)
    Amazon did the same thing with wrong prices all over the DVD section last weekend, quite pleased when I got the email from them confirming they would honour the advertised price, saving me £21:)
     
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    Cool, do you think Dixons will honour their webpage and develop and flog you a built in FTA, DVD with hard drive recorder box (macrovision disabled, of course) for £120? :devil:
     
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    can someone please tell me where to buy the pioneer DVB one from.

    whats its model number?
    why isnt it on the pioneer web page or on GOOGLE!!??

    also just like to know if sky do a free to veiw package, using an existing minidish, i have one subsciption on my main tv, i dont want 2.

    thx
     
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    never mind, found it.

    Could some just tell me a shop/website that sells it

    thx
     
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    Can't help you with the Pioneer question.

    If you want the FTV option from SKY then buy yourself a second digibox (New or used) and then a twin or quad LNB to replace the single LNB that is used on a standard dish. That allows you to run two digiboxes from one dish, order a "free" FTV card from the BBC and marry it to the second digibox, no subscription needed.
     
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    thats to hard.. i'll see how much a satalite company will do it all for
     
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    SKY will sell you a brand new digibox and install it including the LNB and cable for £219.
     

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