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Recommend a new Digibox?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by mikearv, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. mikearv

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    I'd like to replace my black panasonic Sky Digibox with a nice new stylish silver or white one, purely to match the rest of my AV gear.

    Anyone got any recommendations? and a good place to buy online?

    Are they any boxes that exsist that have 2 scarts with RGB throughput?
     
  2. swarrans

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    If you want a silver one to truely match existing pieces of kit I think the old Sony 760 is the only one (I'm sure I'll be corrected if not!). I got one cos I didn't want the smaller width that all the others seem to be - it's a perfect match at 430mm wide!

    Oh, and eBay is probably the only way of getting one...

    Simon
     
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    The Pace digibox (DS430) is the best out there at the moment. Looks nice (white!) and the menu's are very quick.

    Hope this helps.

    A. Dork
     
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    If you are shelling out for a new digibox, if your subscription already includes 2 premium channels you might want to consider Sky Plus, although sky+ will require additonal installation costs.

    http://www.simplydigital.co.uk is a good place to start looking.
     
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    All I can say is dont touch Amstrad...crap components and thus poor picture.
     
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    Hmmm.... Disagree with that comment mate.

    Never had an argument with the picture quality of Amstrad digiboxes, just the reliability. The DRX100 & 200's were very slow in the menu structure and EPG but the picture was fine. The DRX300 & 400's were faster and also produced a pretty decent picture.

    The Amstrad's problem was (and still is) reliability. P*ss poor.

    A. Dork
     
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    Hi Arthur,
    Maybe a bit hasty on my comment as it was of course from personal experience with these box's. I have had a Panny, an older Pace and three Amstrad DRX400's. All of the Amstrad's showed the dreaded white lines . Bought a new Pace box and the white lines have gone as well as now having faster channel changing and I have to say IMHO a better , sharper picture.
     
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    Fair point. Can't argue with that! :)

    Never had a complaint of poor pictures with the Amstrad's myself but they are sh*te! :D

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