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Topic # 112480 10-Dec-2012 14:38 Send private message

JB is selling a number cheap (back from repair, customer return but I presume with full warranty.

The Freeview box I have now is fairly flakey and annoying, it will not output DD5.1 over HDMI, only S/PDIF so I have to have two separate connecitons to my AVR - HDMI for video and S/PDIF for audio. And it locks up every now and then requiring rebooting.

I don't need PVR functionality - just a reliable tuner.

Thanks




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  Reply # 729860 10-Dec-2012 16:34 Send private message

It's just another cheapie...
I'd save my pennies and go elsewhere personally.
I'd be waiting for some reviews on the Igloo box as the Pace units tend to be constructed better than the standard Freeview boxes at The Warehouse etc. Even if you don't use the pay as you go features, it could be a winner?



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  Reply # 729936 10-Dec-2012 19:09 Send private message

It's only $89 so hardly a huge investment. Just want to be able to watch Freeview in the bedroom.




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  Reply # 729947 10-Dec-2012 19:42 Send private message

lchiu7: It's only $89 so hardly a huge investment. Just want to be able to watch Freeview in the bedroom.

It will be fine for that. I have one and it works well. Also have one of the refurbished T1050's and it works fine, so refurbished is no issue. has a 12 month warranty as well.

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  Reply # 729969 10-Dec-2012 20:42 Send private message

I have been using a T1020 for more than a year now. I use the PVR functionality too. It is a great unit. I have no problem with it.



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  Reply # 730705 11-Dec-2012 18:12 Send private message

Thanks to all. I  might pick one up since for $89 it's hardly a huge investment if it doesn't work as well as the top end models.




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  Reply # 731223 12-Dec-2012 10:56 Send private message

lchiu7: JB is selling a number cheap (back from repair, customer return but I presume with full warranty.

The Freeview box I have now is fairly flakey and annoying, it will not output DD5.1 over HDMI, only S/PDIF so I have to have two separate connecitons to my AVR - HDMI for video and S/PDIF for audio. And it locks up every now and then requiring rebooting.

I don't need PVR functionality - just a reliable tuner.

Thanks


You just described my Draco HDTV6300 !

Tongue Out



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  Reply # 731244 12-Dec-2012 11:25 Send private message

Hey AKLWestie - what are you recording to from your T1020? thx



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  Reply # 731250 12-Dec-2012 11:37 Send private message

ilovemusic:
lchiu7: JB is selling a number cheap (back from repair, customer return but I presume with full warranty.

The Freeview box I have now is fairly flakey and annoying, it will not output DD5.1 over HDMI, only S/PDIF so I have to have two separate connecitons to my AVR - HDMI for video and S/PDIF for audio. And it locks up every now and then requiring rebooting.

I don't need PVR functionality - just a reliable tuner.

Thanks


You just described my Draco HDTV6300 !

Tongue Out




Mine is a eXtra Terrestrial DVB-T. That is a POS really.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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