ADB i-CAN Easy HD 2851T review

The first Freeview HD box to offer BBC iPlayer access

ADB i-CAN Easy HD 2851T
The BBC iPlayer integration is top notch, allowing you to stream HD content at a push of a button

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Oddly, the i-CAN at first refused to tune-in Freeview HD's hi-def channels, and even though it succeeded at the second time of asking, other normal Freeview channels suddenly lost their stability.

It does suggest that the i-CAN's DVB-T2 tuner isn't as sensitive as it could be (we had no problems with a variety of other Freeview HD boxes in the same testing location).

i-CAN easy hd 2851t iplayer interactive

We also had problems with the BBC interactive service – pressing the red button brought up the menus only in the corner of the screen, and over-large and obscured, at that.

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