Advice on set-top-box please...

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hi All

    We are looking at purchasing a Phillips set-top box for Jens Dad and his wife for Christmas. I know nothing about these things... the information I am after is does this work through a normal TV Aerial or do you have to have cable...?

    Might be a dull question, but we need to know before we purchase.

    Here's the device...

    Cheers all...
     
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  3. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    John,


    We have the Daewoo version.

    Freeview is straight through your existing arieal ( although you do need to check on the Freeview Website that you are in an area that receives Freeview & does not need an arieal upgrade ! (( I cannot spell arieal for toffee !! ))

    Basically just plug your co-axial cable into the freeview box & scart it tnto your telly !

    may be worth looking out for one of the Nokia freeview boxes with a card slot in the front though as there is a new service out called top-up-tv which gives all the UK gold etc channels and is available on a subscription service of about £7 a month !

    Cheers
     
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  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    yupyupyup... just connect normal areial and scart lead and it does the rest for ya :)


    I have a Goodmans box (49.99)..... quality is top notch..... Have to subscribe to some of the channels though if you want them..... 7.99 a month (see http://www.topuptv.com/).... I'm thinking of getting it for the extra channels... UKGold etc etc etc......

    :)
     
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    My box is made by Pace and also has a optical digital output (audio) which plugs straight into my Sony surround sound unit. Very handy for the digital radio stations.
     
  7. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    I saw a digi box with a Sky+ type recorder on it - I think it was on www.pricerunner.com - will have a shufti tomorrow to try and find it.

    Will
     
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    ^related to that....
    I know you can defo get TVs with Freeview in them already :) My parents are thinking of getting that, and getting rid of SKY tv... which my brother and I are gonna try and avoid if poss!! :lol:
     
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    The price of a digi-box is worth it just to see that dotty blonde on Price-drop TV. She is such a hoot when she rambles on! :lol:
     
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Very important part of the process, as we are in a black spot and can't get any reception via Freeview :-(
     
  11. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    Think you should be ok in using your normal TV aerial... although it's been a while since I lived in the UK now.... got Cable here and what seems like 4 million channels of nothing !
     
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