which freeview box for quality?

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by phancey, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. phancey

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    both picture quality and build/functionality quality.

    Terrestrial freeview.

    I have just bought a JVC DMR10 dvd recorder which does not have an RGB Scart Input but does have an S-VIDEO enabled SCART input. So ideally a freeview box that matched that or some way of getting the best out of it via a cable.

    Was initially thinking Sony VTX D800U but don't think the output is S-VIDEO so would I end up resorting to just standard video?

    Others on my short list were Humax Fox F2 - but it seems a bit bulky.
    Echostar kit seems to be getting reasonable feedback.

    Nokia 221T also seems to come out well in the Which Report?

    I'd love a hard disk one but I feel like it's better to wait for a twin tuner bigger hard disk, less noisy version than currently available unless anyone thinks strongly otherwise...

    thanks
    Phil
     
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    The DigiFusion FVRT-100 has twin tuners and a hard disk, and gives a picture quality which is at least as good as Sky. However, the firmware used in the box does seem to be a little on the "quirky" side.
     
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    The Sony will provide s-video from its video SCART so long as the recorder will negotiate using Q-Link/SmartLink/CinemaLink.

    Panasonic should soon launch their own twin-tuner Freeview HDD recorder - the TUCTH100. I've no idea what the machine will be like to use but it might be worth waiting for. It's due sometime this month.
     
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    Sony VTX D800U, best box by miles. £79 on Amazon.co.uk. Yes it can do s-video.
    The sony freeview website is http://www.npe.sony.co.uk/ for more info.

    Read over on digitalspy about the Nokia 221T, not sure why Which say its good from the postings I've seen !
     

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