quattrocchi: So can someone please summarize this whole thread for those of us who can't oraganise the time to look through all 74 pages? I am new to Freeview and have a DSE terrestrial box, (special price this week in AK West $149) but not fully committted to it. Interested in the ET box (special now $199). Is it just that any tuner at this entry-level price is likely to be a dog later on? Or is the ET a dog? So is the DSE one a dog too?
Oh and one more: can these Freeview tuners also receive Prime (like we do now without Freeview) and Triangle? Or do I get the DVD/VCR recorder to act as tuner for them?
dim7th: After researching for months & reading these forum posts (thanks to everyone who has contributed) I finally bought a brand new JC Matthews HD unit for $300 from one of our largest retail chains. I'm really happy with it. It was easy to download PVR software from the JC MAtthew site, it was foolproof to set up and get going. It looks and sounds great, and the unit itself is stylish in an understated classy kind of way (and I'm a classy kinda girl - so that matters!)
Just an update from Peter. He got the trial software from the Chinese engineers this evening and will be trialling it over the next few days. At this stage he reckons that he is still on track for release next week.
Buttonmash: Thanks for keeping us updated InspectorGadget. :)
broozm: No I'm also still waiting - altho also building a MythBuntu box.... and doing battle with MySql! :\