Product Type: Goodmans set top boxes
Newest Review: ... you get a multitude of other channels thrown in, including news channels, documentary channels, entertainment etc. You name it, it's he... more
Value for money!
Member Name: jetty79
Date: 10/07/12, updated on 23/07/12 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive, reliable
Disadvantages: Not an extensive number of channels
Good value for money freeview box. Not the absolute cheapest out there, but certainly towards the cheaper end of the market. Costs around £20-25
If, like me, you are only interested in getting a freeview box because we all now HAVE to have one and just want a reliable viewing of the main 5 channels, then this is for you. And as a bonus, you get a multitude of other channels thrown in, including news channels, documentary channels, entertainment etc. You name it, it's here. In total, there's about 90 channels
I bought mine on-line, and it came with all the necessary equipment to get going and watching some TV! Easy to assemble, just attaching a few simple cables, and then easy step-by-step installation instructions in the manual that comes with it. Follow a few simple steps and then the box will automatically search for and install the channels available. Also, if there are any changes with regards the availability of channels, then a message will appear on screen informing you to re-tune so that you can get these channels.
Also, there's a 7-day programme guide which can be accessed through one of the controller buttons, thus allowing you to see what's coming up in the tv guides.
The only disadvantage is that the picture can sometimes freeze but that's only when my portable aerial is disturbed, and this rarely happens. Also, if you are looking for an extensive range of channels with all the modern technology then this is not for you. No in-built HD or 3D.
Another slight irritation is that you cant move channels when muting the tv as i sometimes wish to do late at night, for instance.
Summary: Cheap but cheerful
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