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  1. Topfield TF6060CI review

    Topfield TF6060CI review

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    Once high-end luxury items, satellite receivers with two tuners are now fairly common. The feature tends to go hand-in-hand with an integrated HDD, so that one channel can be viewed while another records

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    Virgin Media V Plus review

    Virgin Media V Plus review

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    Until recently if you wanted to watch hi-def programmes on your HD-ready TV your only real choice was to subscribe to SkyHD's roster of live channels. Now Virgin Media has arrived with its own on-demand HD material - and it could be a real challenger

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    Relook 400S review

    Relook 400S review

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    It should be said from the outset that the Relook 400S - an intriguing Linux- based satellite PVR - is not intended for Sky Digital, but otherwise proves pretty useful

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    Sky HD Box review

    Sky HD Box review

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    With the birth of Sky's HD receiver, you can enjoy not just movies in pristine high definition, but also live sports, documentaries and music. Similarly, a lot also comes with surround sound for the first time, making this a genuine home cinema revolution.

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    Telestar Starsat 1 review

    Telestar Starsat 1 review

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    When I first became interested in satellite TV nearly 20 years ago, it was definitely a rich man's hobby. Even an ultra-basic system comprising a rotary-tuned analogue receiver with mono sound ...

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    Elgato EYE TV FOR DTT review

    Elgato EYE TV FOR DTT review

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    For all the bluster that surrounds the Applelaptop, one of the reasons it isn't quite aswidespread as the lifestyle magazines wouldhave us believe is the lack of peripheral support. Elgato sets out to try and change that.

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    Ferguson FD1 Prism review

    Ferguson FD1 Prism review

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    There's a touch of Bang & Olufsen about the unusual but stylish design of the Ferguson FD1 Prism - which looks like an endearing cross between a Toblerone and a Liquorice Allsort.

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    Digifusion FRT101T review

    Digifusion FRT101T review

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    The FRT101T is one of several boxes on the market which also boasts a card slot suitable for the 11-channel Top-Up TV service (currently £7.99 a month) although this will not get you additional radio channels.

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    KWorld DVB-T 730 review

    KWorld DVB-T 730 review

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    If you haven't purchased a screen or home cinema kit with built-in Freeview, then KWorld's tidy-looking DVB-T 730 set-top box is one way to drag your viewing into the 21st century - even if it is a little overpriced...

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    Sony LocationFree review

    Sony LocationFree review

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    The unavoidable internet is impacting on TV, with the likes of SkyByBroadband and the forthcoming BTVision. Here's the next stage. Sony's LocationFree internet video streamer enables you to securely watch your favourite TV shows anywhere in the world.

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    Topfield TF5800PVR review

    Topfield TF5800PVR review

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    A large LED display is clearly legible from a distance sitting next to a large control wheel. A flap on the right flips down to reveal two common interface slots. Either is suitable for inserting the Top Up TV conditional access module...

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    Humax DuoVisio PVR-9200T review

    Humax DuoVisio PVR-9200T review

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    With twin tuners and a whopping 160GB hard disk capable of storing 80 hours of TV, the Humax Duovisio 9200T has one of the most impressive feature sets of any PVR.

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    Evesham PVR160 review

    Evesham PVR160 review

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    The PVR160 is a personal video recorder that offers a 160GB hard-disk drive and twin Freeview tuners for just £150 - making it one of the cheapest models of its type.

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    Topfield TF5010 Masterpiece review

    Topfield TF5010 Masterpiece review

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    The Topfield 5010 earns top spot in our affections for its all-round ability and versatility. The eye-catching black casing houses a twin-tuner PVR that comes with an optional 160GB or 250GB hard disc.

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    Thomson DTI2300 review

    Thomson DTI2300 review

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    Despite ITV Digital's collapse, digital terrestrial pay-TV service Top-Up TV is now a success. Manufacturers are busy producing boxes suitable for receiving it and the DTI2300 is the best.

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    Telewest TVDrive review

    Telewest TVDrive review

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    The recent merger of NTL and Telewest and the company's imminent rebranding under the Virgin banner could mean serious competition to Sky's dominance of the UK pay-TV market.

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    Reelbox Lite review

    Reelbox Lite review

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    At first glance, the Reelbox resembles a high-end multimedia PC. It's large, with an impressive Germanic build quality that goes some way to justify the rather high price. Though if it does the job it's meant to, well, that's another story.

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