Thinking of getting the Sony Freeview box, anything better out there?

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  1. Spoonman2

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    Am seriously thinking of getting the little Sony freeview box, its £82 online now, and just wondering if its as good as I hear, or if there is anything better on the market now??

    Many thanks,

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    it depends how much you value style!

    the netgem isnt the sexiest looking in the world - but for features you cannot beat it. take a look at www.netgem.com (and yes we are biased because we sell it but it really is a great piece of kit!)
     
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    the sony is the one to buy
    super picture plus super fast response to the remote control :clap: :clap:
     
  4. Spoonman2

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    :thumbsup: super .


    Will see what else is said about this , and may well order one at the weekend.


    cheers peeps`,

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    sonys deffo the only box to have, if only for the fact its the only one thats 7day epg compliant as soon as they start broadcasting it outside of London
     
  6. Spoonman2

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    Another good point :)

    Spoony
     
  7. Cmoth

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    That is a bargain. I would buy it without hesitation. I have the sony too and cant fault it to be honest. I have heard there is a new model coming out, but isnt there always !

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    Just took delivery of my Sony box from Amazon. (If there's a new set coming out, this would explain the relatively low price). Set up took 3 minutes. I'm no expert, but I'd have to say that the digital pictures on my 14-year old Panny (new widescreen delivered tommorrow :) ) are superb. I live in a "marginal" freeview area, but all the expected TV and radio channels appear to there. Very pleased.
     
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    Go for the Pioneer 1000, s-video out on BOTH scarts, fst response text, remote controls other TVs and has a novelty feature of being able to grab and store screen grabs.
     
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    Thought of getting the Pioneer myself, since it also has a good review, but I didn't need to hook up the VCR to the box. Besides, I believe the Sony now has S-video on the VCR slot, as well as the TV slot, so long as you have a Smartlink compatible VCR. Not quibbling with your choice though!
     
  11. Cmoth

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    I bought both the sony and Pioneer from Dixons as was unsure which one to go for. I opted for the sony as i felt the picture quality was superior.Also the pioneer sound was breaking up far to frequently which I found was unacceptable whereas the Sony did not suffer from this problem anywhere near as much although both registered 100% signal and about 90% overal quality. There was one feature with the Pioneer which I liked , and that was the screensaver which did not stay constant like it does with the Sony which over long periods of time could damage the TV tube. However i get around this by turning the TV off as I have it linked to my HIFI which I strongly recommend anyone does as Digital radio is very impressive.

    Colin
     
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    Got my Sony today, very impressed, many thanks for everyones input :thumbsup:

    Only downer seems I need a toslink optical cable, which isn`t something I have to hand.


    Bargain,
    Spoony.
     
  13. Cmoth

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    Its actually a mini toslink you need. Maplins sell them for couple of quid. Glad your pleased with it.

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    That`s right cmoth, I have lots of standard optical cables here, but not a mini one, will pick one up when I get a minute.

    Spoony.
     

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