Philips Freeview for £49.99!

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  1. pcookie

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    Just noticed that Boots are offering the Philips freeview box for £49.99 if you spend £50 on other items. Seems a good excuse to buy the missus some smellies for christmas! Is the box any good though? In terms of build quality it seems streets ahead of the competition (full metal jacket), but I don't know how it compares to other boxes for facilities. I believe it will not support the up and coming 7day EPG. Is this true? If so, the Sony becons, but I don't like its cheep corrugated plastic sides.

    Thanks, Cookie
     
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    It does not support the 7 EPG and I have had to take my one back. It kept freezing on CH4 and ITV channels.

    I now have a Panasonic TUCT30, and it is perfect.
     
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    However it is protected against electrical spikes and the picture doesn't break up when lights are put on. The 7 day epg hasn't been confirmed, but neither have phillips said they wouldn't do one, what was said is they have no immediate plans to launch a 7 day epg capable software upgrade, funnily enough because there is no 7 day epg available.
     
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    There will be in January.
     
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    On the Philips or what boxes?
     
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    I read that the 7 day EPG will be broadcasted sometime in Janaury. My TUCT30 is ready for it.
     
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    Is it just me or does this sound like the Sky+ duel recording? :devil:

    Mark.
     

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