Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

7 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 57586 18-Feb-2010 07:49
Send private message

Any recommendations for a FreeView SD Satellite Receiver please?

My current thinking is on the Topfield TF6000FE, as it's relatively cheap, seems to be a respected manufacturer, and it has RGB via Scart (my TV is from UK). 

While I would like PVR capability (or upgradability at least), price is an issue right now, so am sacrificing that.  It has to be satellite, as we have no UHF aerial, and we have inherited an installed SKY satellite dish from previous tenant.

Opinions on the Topfield model, or suggestions for others would be great.

Also, suggestions with regards to models that can be - *ahem* - modified to recieve channels other than the freeview ones gratefully received...


Create new topic
6207 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252


  Reply # 300014 18-Feb-2010 08:13
Send private message

Hi, I have sold and installed literally hundreds of TF6000FE, not had one issue with one of them, I still consider them to be the pick of standard decoders.


7 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 300033 18-Feb-2010 09:04
Send private message

Thanks Cyril - that's good to know.

6 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 300465 19-Feb-2010 17:02
Send private message

I recently got a ultraplus f9000hd and have been very happy with it. 

I know you were after a SD Sat Receiver but after a bad experience with another PVR (not the topfield, I've only heard good things about them) I have been very happy with the UP.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36

Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.