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Beaming The Signal

Advantages: They do send a good image
Disadvantages: The static and loss of signal sometimes

In recent months I have changed my Sky television service to Virgin Media and I used to have some digital receivers which were used for the living room and the kitchen area. The idea behind these receivers is that you can watch cable television and other ...

Kristoph23 19.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Nikkai HQ+ 5.8GHz Wireless AV Video Sender Receiver

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Not up to the job

Advantages: Has a big hard drive, up-scales pictures
Disadvantages: Freezes, Slow, Power Consumption

I bought this product purely because it "allowed" you to record one programme whilst you watch another. Sadly, this device is the worst thing I've ever used. The EPG built-in to the device takes forever to scroll across or down which makes it unbearable. ...

DanielP90 24.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Sharp TU-R252H

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digihome freeview plus box

Advantages: easy to set up, simple remote and programme guide
Disadvantages: occassional hang up - just switch on and off

We got this from Tesco - looking for a cheap freeview digital recorder. Hard to decide which one to go for, and this had mixed reviews, but we couldn't afford a more expensive version. Had it two months and so far good. It was easy to set up, and the r ...

Elphingirl 09.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Digihome DG250DTRA08

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Free of you at last!

Advantages: compact, functional, low-power and cheap
Disadvantages: even more adverts to watch!

Picture the scene - 6pm, a weekday, and the kids sat in front of the telly watching their post-homework episode of The Simpsons: "How do we get a better picture on our TV, Daddy? Channel 4 has Homer living in a complete snowstorm. Network2 on channel 99's ...

pgn0 16.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Technika ECO1STBA08

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A cheap and cheerful eco friendly Freeview box

Advantages: Low power consumption, good picture quality
Disadvantages: Not the most fully-featured box around

...As the model number would suggest, this is the twin SCART version of the Technika ECO1STBA08, previously described here as one of the best value for monet Freeview boxes on the market. Being the owner of the single SCART model, and looking for something t ...

JWallace100 09.12.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Technika ECO2STBA08

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