Golden Interstar GI-S980 CRCI HD review

Is this 'big brother' of the recently tested GI-S900CI a step up worth taking?

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TechRadar's verdict

"In many respects this is an excellent receiver, with some interesting features that elevate it above the competition. We would like more onboard networking – and some things, such as the HDMI port and menu options for features that don't exist (like a UHF modulator), let the side down. We expect that new firmware will fix the idiosyncrasies"
  • Some interesting features
  • PVR-upgradeable via USB
  • Fast searching and channel access
  • HDMI not working (on test model)
  • Can't have simultaneous SD and HD outputs
  • Blind search is slow
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