Samsung Freeview box £79.00 from Tesco

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  1. FlimsyFeet

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    Currently have ntl digital cable, but will be moving house soon to a non-cabled area.

    Saw this box for sale at Tesco:
    http://www.tesco.com/electrical/Browse.asp?type=Item&typeid=7993319

    I can't really find a lot of info about it on the 'net. From the info here:
    http://www.idtv.co.uk/samsungspex.htm
    it doesn't seem to have separate phono jacks for audio output to get pro-logic sound from my receiver - not a major problem but a bit of hassle with the extra cables required.

    It has RGB from the 1st SCART which is essential; it doesn't mention anything about 16:9 compatibility but I assume that's pretty standard to all boxes.

    Also, are there any boxes that give an S-video output on the second SCART? My old VCR is on the way out, and I might upgrade to a new S-VHS deck in the future.

    Any recommendation for Freeview boxes gratefully accepted... :)
     
  2. Wayne Moule

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  3. PhilipVass

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    Err.. if he wants the net yea but not for a good freeview box, goodmans in tesco is much cheaper and gets software updates.
     
  4. Wilf

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    "if he wants the net yea but not for a good freeview box"

    Contravercial. I know the Netgem has been discussed to death on hear but its was'nt so long ago that many forum members were saying it has the fastest menu's , best picture quaity and important for me RGB loopthrough. What more do you want?

    Have other players moved ahead?

    BTW I still have'nt bought one yet and my discision is getting any easier :)
     
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    "Fastest menus", "best picture",
    *no a good aerial gives you a good pic.
    *most boxes have similar speeds all faster than OnDigital boxes, the Goodmans is supose to be fast.
     
  6. Wilf

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    *no a good aerial gives you a good pic

    agreed but tell that to a Pace twin owner. There have been many threads on the relative pic performance of different box's and a lot, including the netgem, that have improved with software updates
     
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    I have had no help on this forum about boxes, i have a Grundig as you can see below my post, im selling it for £85 and some person is coming to visit it, i then plan to buy another box my options are:

    1. Buy the same Grundig GDT1500T and keep the extra cash for something else.

    2. Buy a cheap box for around 50 pounds.

    3. Spend my £85 on an expensive box.

    4. Go to: http://www.dixons.co.uk and buy 2 of the Packard Bell TCX170 Freeview Digital Receiver(£49 EACH)and sell one for a little extra like i did with my Grundig. Stuck with a Packard Bell in the main bedroom with around 50 pounds profit from the sale of my other Pack. Bell box.

    5. Pay a little extra for a box everyone says is good, the new Pace or a Goodmans box.

    Can anyone help there, some decent help. Thankyou :)
     

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