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FREEVIEW RECEIVER & RECORDER SET TOP BOX Digital TV Tuner, Media Player, Records onto SD CARD or USB MEMORY, digi box by Digi-fun®
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It needs a bit of careful setting up to get it recording properly. To record, you have to switch the epg into weekly mode by pressing the green button, then select the programme you want to record by pressing select. This takes you into the Timer sub menu, where for some odd reason the default action is just to wake up the box for the programme you have selected. If you move down the menu to 'wake-up' and cycle through til the display shows 'Recorder', then press Select, the box shows a message to say it's been updated. This actually means the recording has been scheduled. Thankfully these settings are then saved, so future recordings are simple.
You can schedule up to 7 recordings, providing there's enough space on your card. The box needs to be left on to record, but obviously not the TV.
It records in mpeg2 format, and once the recording is on the card it can be played back from the DTV box, or in any other device (PC, DVD player) which has a USB input. It also means you can archive programmes by simply copying them onto your PC from the card and either saving them to hard disk or copying them onto DVD.
It's tiny, so is very unobtrusive, and comes with a remote contol breakout and small but usable remote control. No batteries supplied so grab a couple of AAAs before delivery. It's simple to plug in and it collects all the available channels easily.Read more ›
TV reception is good quality. Especially like the record function which allows you to record to a USB pen drive. This device is also excellent for viewing pictures/images on your TV as the quality of the images is better than what I seem to get on my computer.
The device does seem to freeze occasionally (ie the picture on the TV freezes) and you have to turn this device off at the plug socket and on again to resolve.
I haven't worked out why this happens but think it might be when you get fast moving images (like in a music video or a football game).
The size of this device is small so if you are pushed for space in your TV cabinet this device is ideal as it takes up a small amount of space.
The remote for the TV is ergonomic. There is a zoom function so you can zoom in (at different levels) to the program you are watching.
For the price this is excellent.
You don't get a scart lead with the device but at the price this is it shouldn't be an issue (a scart lead is only a few quid or you might have one lying around your house anyway).
- the instructions left a lot to be desired
- the series record did not work, in fact it frequently failed to record a single programmed recording, especially if it was entered a few days in advance. Overall, programmed recordings failed more often that not.
- the signal has to go through the unit so it has to be left on permanently, and whenever the TV is switched on it defaults to the unit via the AV1 input
- it occasionally failed to recognise the SD card even though it was left in permanently, until the card was reformatted
Persevered for a while (until much too late to return it) but have now given up and dumped it.
Once again brilliant item
Overall I do really like it, it's the only one I could see that enables you to record (successfully) to USB & SD cards. I hope the technology advances with better menus and software that loads faster in the future and some more outputs.
I'd buy it again without a doubt.
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Works OK, but a bit hit or miss. If you haven't got Sky, or don't have a way to get on demand TV, this little gadget will be useful. It lost a star because took ages to connect.Published 13 months ago by Druid
Nice little compact unit which does everything it says. Amazed at the size and ease of use and the fact that it records--all for a relatively low price. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Evelyn T. Felts