Advantages Well built, good look, intelligently structured firmware. Games!?!?!
Disadvantages I did not work very well & kept crashing!
Everything about this box is excellent and worth the extra money. It is well built, it has an LED display indicating the channel, it looks great, the remote is good and the functionality or rather the useability of the menus is well thought out. Oh and there are 3 neat little games for you to play.BUT
It is unfortunately let down by the low level software that is used to display the picture / programme info / audio sync.The box (I tried 2) or rather the software it ran would gradually 'fall down' after about 4 hours of being on: 1st the programme info would not be available (the info box would pop up on request, but no text) then getting certain channels would take a long time then becomming unavailable, then lip-syncing would go before the whole thing would come to a grinding halt after about 24hrs.
The only way to reset the thing (even though there is an 'off' button) is to unplug it.ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGH
I wish I could recommend this unit, I really do because basically I liked it - It kind of exuded quality which is why I was happy to pay a bit more for it, but it just did not work very well.The 'guy in the shop' told me it was something to do with the Isle of WightTV transmitter...I had to swap it out for a Sony VTX-D800U - and that has not had one single hang up!!!!
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