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143 products

  1. Comag SL30/12 review

    Comag SL30/12 review

    7  

    This free-to-air satellite receiver offers up some quality pictures despite the basic spec

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    Digiquest 8600CI review

    Digiquest 8600CI review

    7  

    Even allowing for the lack of an EPG, this Digiquest gives you a lot of receiver for the money

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    Manhattan DT-100+ review

    Manhattan DT-100+ review

    8  

    Manhattan's Freeview adapter boasts multimedia playback, but how much of a '+' is it?

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    Humax HD-FOX T2 review

    Humax HD-FOX T2 review

    8  

    First Freeview HD box brings high definition to the masses

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    DigiQuest 6630 + USB review

    DigiQuest 6630 + USB review

    7  

    This inexpensive standard-def receiver may suffer from quirks, but we find that it still has potential

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    TVonics MDR-240 review

    TVonics MDR-240 review

    8  

    It's rather pricey, but TVonics' latest adapter is the first to meet government standards for Freeview receivers

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    Metronic Freesat Kit review

    Metronic Freesat Kit review

    8  

    Metronic bundles its Freesat HD receiver with a dish kit for DIY Freesat installation

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    Icecrypt T5000 review

    Icecrypt T5000 review

    7  

    Icecrypt applies its digital receiver know-how to Freeview with solid if unspectacular results

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    Sagem DSI86 HD review

    Sagem DSI86 HD review

    7  

    Sagem finally produces its first Freesat zapper – but it's not all that it could have been

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    A2B Multibox 6T review

    A2B Multibox 6T review

    7  

    It's expensive, but if you live in a rambling house with many TVs to convert to digital the Multibox may be an answer

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    Turbosat MVision HD200 Combo review

    Turbosat MVision HD200 Combo review

    8  

    It's probably fair to say that the much-hyped Freesat initiative has been something of a fiasco so far. Much of the promised hardware has not yet materialised and, as a result, supply has failed to meet demand. However, there are alternatives - especially if you're specifically interested in getting hi-def for free.

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    Hauppauge WinTV-CI Setanta Sports Kit review

    Hauppauge WinTV-CI Setanta Sports Kit review

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    Until now, inroads for Setanta Sports into the PC TV crowd have been stymied by the lack of decrypting hardware. Hauppauge has delivered a solution with the WinTV CI, a common interface module that takes CAMs and cards for satellite and terrestrial pay-TV services (except Sky) when used in conjunction with most recent Hauppauge satellite or DTT PC tuners.

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    Humax Foxsat-HD review

    Humax Foxsat-HD review

    8  

    After months shrouded in secrecy, the UK's Freesat service has hit the ground running. Unlike the bandwidth-limited Freeview service, this free-to-view satellite platform has room to spare. And it arrives in UK high streets promising not only standard digital TV services, but also cutting-edge technologies such as HD and IPTV. In short, fellow telly-addicts, Freesat is a broadcast technology with legs.

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    Thomson DTI6300-16 review

    Thomson DTI6300-16 review

    8  

    The Thomson DTI6300-16 Freeview PVR is the model currently being used to promote the Top Up TV Anytime service, which is no surprise as the DTI6300-16 is packed with features

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    BT Vision V-Box review

    BT Vision V-Box review

    8  

    The idea of a digital recorder that merges Freeview reception with online content is both innovative and inevitable. Having IPTV on tap alongside DVB is the natural evolution of digital TV, and BT has beaten arch rival Sky to the punch with its V-Box

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    Sling Media Slingbox review

    Sling Media Slingbox review

    8  

    As far as boasts go, Sling Media's is a whopper. The US company claims that its Slingbox will 'transform the way you watch television'. Instead of 'timeshifting', Sling Media's technology is pushing a different idea: 'placeshifting'

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    Technomate TM-5200D USB review

    Technomate TM-5200D USB review

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    For under £70, the TM-5200D not only provides a free-to-air receiver that's easy to use and set up, but it has a blind search to keep up to date with the broadcasting changes, and hardware and software built in to add hard disc recording.

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    Metronic DualStream review

    Metronic DualStream review

    7  

    Would you like to record one FTA digital programme while watching another? You can buy twin-tuner PVRs but these might be outside your budget. And what if you already have a DVD recorder?

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    Freecom DVB-T Scart review

    Freecom DVB-T Scart review

    7  

    Most flatscreen TVs have built-in Freeview reception, but if yours is an exception the Freecom DVB-T offers a discreet solution.

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    Alba STB8 review

    7  

    If anything will get the masses adequately prepared for switchover it's a £20 Freeview box you can pick up in your local supermarket. The STB8 is designed to be as plug-and-play as possible, hence Alba's accompanying 'Quick 2 View' branding

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    Sagem ITD59NG review

    Sagem ITD59NG review

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    Referred to in the press release as the 'Nano' (although this is not made explicit on the box, presumably so as not to antagonise Apple's legal department), this Freeview adapter is a compact 15cm x 13.5cm x 4cm and appears to be intended mainly as a digital upgrade for second-room portable TV sets.

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