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Topic # 18408 9-Jan-2008 18:33
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Which is the best Satellite STB at the moment for Freeview?  I have not read many good things about the Hills or Zinwell boxes and so have been looking at the FreeViewShop website.  Any comments on the Strong or UltraPlus receivers?


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  Reply # 103927 10-Jan-2008 00:08
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Which is the best Satellite STB at the moment for Freeview?

given that the terrestial HD version of FreeView is 'just around the corner' and there are likely to be hdd recorder based units up for grabs perhaps now is a good time to wait?  Especially if you dont already have a dish installed.  (Unless your aerial reception is crap and DTT will never be an option for you)

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  Reply # 103995 10-Jan-2008 13:21
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I have heard the same thing also, been told to hold off on the STB untill the HD versions are available with the DTT service.
Possibility of making a media system there aswell. Not everyones cup of tea but just throwing the idea out ther


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  Reply # 104007 10-Jan-2008 13:53
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As others have said if you want HD then you may want to hang around till the DTT service starts, assuming you live somewhere that is covered by that service.

However I see you already have a media centre and have recently installed a dish which I guess you finally got pointing in the right direction. So I guess you have already started well down the DVB-S path. I have no experience of the Ultraplus's however have onsold and installed quite a number of Strongs. I can definitely recommend the Strongs, well built good firmware and work as advertised. They also have a well presented and easy to use EIT based EPG which I think is important.


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