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


7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 57710 22-Feb-2010 17:48
Send private message

So after much (well, a bit of) deliberation, I finally decided on this Topfield model for a satellite receiver

This ticked my modest boxes of just wanting an SD satellite receiver.  The fact that this is also a reputable manufacturer, and had PVR capability (via external HDD) seemed good.  Add in Scart sockets (I have a UK TV as I moved here in September), optical audio, and a great price - I took a punt and purchased it, even though I could find hardly ANY info on it on the web.  This is from the Topfield international site:

http://www.i-topfield.com/eng/product/detail.asp?idx=229&page=1⟨=&img_title=title_satellite&leftmenu=left_product2&cateL=SD&cateM=&cateS=&cate4=&cate5=

So far (only got it today) it's all good.  We had a satellite dish set-up from the previous tenants who were SKY subscribers.  I just plugged it in and that was pretty much it.  All the channel data was loaded up by Supreme Antennas who I bought it from, including the likes of SBS 1 to 4 - all the free D1 channels as far as I can see. 

Sound (via RGB scart) and picture (currently phono) are great.  The EPG is a little clunky, but OK to use. 

The PVR interface is barely one, and that will take some getting used to.  But it'll do the job.

All in all, I'm one happy customer indeed. 

BUt I'd just like to know if anyone else has any feedback/observations on this Topfield model, given it's scant presence on the web?

Create new topic
1488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188

Trusted

  Reply # 301107 22-Feb-2010 18:09
Send private message

How much did you pay in the end?

Can you record from AV input via SCART?



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 301116 22-Feb-2010 18:15
Send private message

$185. Not sure about recording - one of the SCART's is listed as input/output though.

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:



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.