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Is it just the photo because that looks like one of the most stylish Freeview box's I've seen? I can see them putting that much effort into a full blown PVR (with Freeview) but for a bare bones receiver? Cool.
The photo does make it seem sexier than it really is, but it's not a bad looking unit.
I Purchased one of these last christmas, and every time it crashes (about 1-5 times a week) and also when the remote turns the set off and crashes when you try and adjust the volume, and not forgetting when sometimes the info panel display corrupts when switching channels (this can be fixed by resetting the box only by turning it off and on again by the mains) I always say, "I must take this back for a replacement" but I never do... Because most freeview boxes I've had in the past, have had the odd glitch here and there, even the occasional crash and you usually end up putting up with them... Well, tomorrow, I will be exchanging this for a different model, this time I've had enough! This freeview box has the amazing way of crashing when 1) The punchline of a joke. 2) The suspect is being revealed in a movie, 3) A goal scored watching the match, it is unbelievable! If you want to find out what other owners (about thirty plus of us) of this unreliable freeview box think, then you must check out the customer reviews on the Amazon.co. site, although Danny Phillips gives us a great review, I think you must have a product test that lasts a good few days or even a couple of weeks too see how a freeview box performs good or bad. Oh yeh, the photo does make it look cool and stylish, but as the old saying goes "Never judge a book by it's cover"
this is an expensive box and it is a pity it uses a transformer type mains plug. Beware of the latest ECO cheap digi boxes from Tesco or Morrisons,which all seem to be made in Turkey, they do not pass the Aerial input through to the Aerial output.OK if all you want is TV but difficult if you want to daisy chain to a recorder. Funny the connectors are there and the manuals show the aerial pass through connection but they do not work.
"...by hitting Info on the remote. This superimposes a banner on top of the TV picture, which is legible and quick to respond but it's a shame that you can't search the entire range of channels using this method - it's limited to ‘now and next' info"I'm still lookin for this feature in a freeview receiver. Anyone of you know any of them who allows to do previous and next channel in the info banner?
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