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Icecrypt T2400 review

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

icecrypt t2400

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.

media

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
EthernetYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
SCARTYes
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
ManufacturerIcecrypt
Product ModelT2400
Product NameT2400 Satellite Receiver
Video FormatsDivX, AVI
Manufacturer Part NumberT2400
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.icecrypt.com