Golden Interstar GI-S900CI review

Yet another affordable PVR-upgradable HD receiver catches our eye

By  from TechRadar Issue 279

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"Good though the AV quality, speed of use and uncomplicated menu systems are, there's too much wrong with this receiver to recommend it yet. Unless, that is, you have no plans to 'go motorised' and consider timeshift to be a frivolity. The lack of an RGB Scart standard-def output is disappointing, especially if you have a DVD recorder. Although irrelevant to satellite viewing, most modern HD receivers can play MP3 files and view holiday snaps. We hope such multimedia capabilities will be added in a firmware update that also fixes the bugs."
  • Strong AV performance
  • PVR-upgradable via USB
  • Fast searching and channel access
  • DiSEqC incompatibility problems
  • No RGB Scart
  • Could not get timeshifting to work with external HDD
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