Worth getting a new Freeview box?


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I've currently got a Pioneer ONDigital box, which was bought back in 2001, and is currently being used for Freeview purposes.

Am I going to get noticeably better picture and sound if I were to upgrade it to a Freeview box, especially one with a digital audio output, as I've got a processor that I could hook it up to (preferably co-ax, but optical would be fine, I'm sure)?

What seem to be the best boxes on the market at the moment for picture and sound?




I think the main advantages of the newer Feeview boxes are:

Faster channel changing
(Some) able to access 7 day EPG (if it ever arrives)
Faster Teletext/interactive access

Picture & sound quality might be slightly better, but IMHO not worth paying out for a new box for.

I still use an old Philips OnD box via a TiVo to a plasma with sound via a Denon 3802 and find the box is still good enough.



If a new pay tv service is on the way then No..for digital text yes.

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