The Warehouse currently has the SmartVU on sale at $99. I was thinking of getting one as our UHF aerial / wiring is a bit flakey and we sometimes get disruptions, especially on Prime, so replacing the whole terrestrial TV with a SmartVU would probably work out cheaper than getting someone in to try to fix the aerial.
I haven't read this whole thread but noticed someone talking about this unit overheating. Is that still a problem or has the hardware been revised since the initial launch to fix this? Any other problems I should be aware of?
Ive setup a few of these for friends and none have ever had issues with them. Mine runs on top of a fan and for the most part runs perfectly well - the only time it causes me any issues is when Ive been watching YouTube (I watch quite a bit on it!). I cant say much about the freeview on it as I rarely watch live TV (mainly Netflix/Youtube/JellyFin).
I think value for money these are pretty damned good for most people.