Icecrypt T2400 review

The UK's first 1TB Freeview+ HD recorder/PVR

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We've no complaints about the picture quality from the T2400's DVB-T2 tuners, with high definition channels in particular producing spotless images.

A transmission of The One Show on BBC One HD presents some detailed close-ups while a broadcast of Planet Earth on BBC HD demonstrates some smooth and detailed panoramas of Western Australia that teem with colour and life.

Standard definition programmes are a notch below expectations; there's an over-arching softness that suggests a less than impressive upscaler inside the T2400, though Icecrypt assures us that the drivers will be updated in a software upgrade due next week.


Insert a USB stick and the T2400 adds an extra dimension you might not have expected to find on a Freeview HD recorder – digital media playback. Press the media button and there's a choice of MP3, Photo or Media – the latter applying only to video files.

AVI files encoded with XviD or DivX work fine, and we even managed to get a bevy of DivX HD files – saved as MKV files – to play without hitches. Here the picture quality is highly watchable, though hardly benchmark – we spotted a touch of grain amid a slight jerkiness to playback. This, say Icecrypt, will also be addressed imminently by new drivers.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSatellite Receiver
Scan Format1080p
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Aspect Ratio Supported16:9
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Brand NameIcecrypt
FeaturesElectronic Program Guide, Favorite Channel List, Parental Control, Teletext Subtitle
Service TypeFreeview, Freeview HD
Hard Drive Capacity1 TB
Maximum Recording Time500 Hour
Digital TunerDVB-T2
Analog TunerPAL
Number of Tuners2
Operating Power Consumption20 W
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Composite VideoYes
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height60 mm
Width400 mm
Depth270 mm
Audio FormatsHE-AAC, MP3
Product ModelT2400
Product NameT2400 Satellite Receiver
Video FormatsDivX, AVI
Manufacturer Part NumberT2400
Manufacturer Website Address