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#112480 10-Dec-2012 14:38
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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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  #729860 10-Dec-2012 16:34
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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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  #729936 10-Dec-2012 19:09
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It's only $89 so hardly a huge investment. Just want to be able to watch Freeview in the bedroom.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #729947 10-Dec-2012 19:42
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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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  #729969 10-Dec-2012 20:42
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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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  #730705 11-Dec-2012 18:12
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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.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #731223 12-Dec-2012 10:56
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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 !

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  #731244 12-Dec-2012 11:25
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Hey AKLWestie - what are you recording to from your T1020? thx

 
 
 
 




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  #731250 12-Dec-2012 11:37
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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.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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