Wharfefale DV832 something rather. At only £35 pounds from Argos in the AutWinter2006 catalogue, this box is great and reliable. It doesn't freeze like most boxes and the remote angles and can be from anywhere. Most boxes require direct line of sight. The Epg is poor as you cannot select and watch a channel from the 7 day epg. However apart from that this is a smart box. It also updates at 3Am every morning for any new OAD. IN standby, there is a self setting clock and there is the channel number when it is switched on. I have seen reviews of this box.
See www.digitalspy.co.uk and go to Box review and then select Wharfedale DV832 something rather. Good reviews.four to five stars/
This reciever has a timer and you can rename, delete and display five favourites lists.
Interesting; I can see the single tuner Freeview STB quite rapidly dissapearing. The cheap ones can hardly be worth making and the premium ones like the old Sony are at at price point being occupied by the cheaper freeview tuners (one and in some cases two tuners) with a hard drive.
The Bush adapter has had lots of bad press on DS box reviews. It is a great little gadget that fits neatly hidden behind your tv. But the box freezes, the remote sensor is slow to acknowledge and there appears that there is no software upgrade via OAD for this box yet>
price fifty quid. There are so many boxes that it helps to get a independent review of them first. Look for four to five star ratings.
I was told by a senior member of Currys that the difference between the Freeview boxes (standard ones that range from £25-£75) is minimal.... they all do pretty much the same thing and deliver the same quality.