Which freeview box for my tv?

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  1. BandofBrothers

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    I have ordered a Samsung SP50L6HX TV which will be here in a few weeks time.

    Now, what freeview box would u all recommend?

    (Im currently using a cheapo £20 Sagem one from currys via scart)

    Would this still be okay, even for my new 50" hdtv?
     
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    If it's a straight Freeview box (rather than PVR) you're after, then I would definitely recommend the Sony VTX-D800U.

    If, however, you're after a PVR, then I would leave that recommendation to someone better qualified than me.

    Best of luck with your choice.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  3. BandofBrothers

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    The sony is also just a normal "scart" box?

    If it is, surely I wouldn't notice any difference over my existing one?
     
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    Did you know that the VTX800U is basically the tuner from Sony IDTVs in a different box?
     
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    I can't believe that a £20 box can be as good as a Sony one which costs five times as much, albeit you can buy the Sony now for £79ish, I believe from www.amazon.co.uk

    Cheers,

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    Assuming there's no connection problem, surely, you should try your current box with your new TV, and see how it works, before buying anything else. If it ain't broke etc etc.
     
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    Agree - try it first and if its OK stick with it. I have three HDD PVR's but still use my Sagem and Grundig STB's.
     
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    okay thanks guys:)

    I will keep my existing Freeview box and see how it looks when my telly arrives

    Thx again!! :thumbsup: :) :)
     

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