Product Type: Thomson set top boxes
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Nothing but faults - a box with a mind of its own
Thomson DTI 6300
Member Name: mh19pink
Thomson DTI 6300
Date: 01/07/10, updated on 03/10/10 (49 review reads)
Advantages: It lets you watch Freeview TV but only when it decides to work
Disadvantages: Too many faults, freezes, has a mind of its own, unreliable
** My Experience **
I bought this box from Argos for around £80 a couple of years ago. It worked fine for the first couple of months and then a number of problems started to occur.
Firstly, when you were watching a recorded programme from the library and you fast forwarded a bit of it, for example at the ad break, it would sporadically take you back to the start of the programme and you would have to start fast forwarding all over again. The box just decided by itself when it was going to do this and it was very irritating.
The second fault was that it would just decide not to record some programmes for some reason, even though you had programmed it to record them.
The third fault was that it started to freeze at certain moments. Very very annoying when you are in the middle of watching something! We took it back to Argos as it was still within warranty and luckily they did not have the same model in stock and gave us a brand new Freeview box of a completely different make which works perfectly! Do not buy this product - it is faulty from the start.
** Technical Details **
Model: DTI 6300
Features: Top-up TV, digital TV recorder, watch all Freeview channels, record, pause and rewind live TV, twin tuner allows you to record 2 channels, record 180 hours of programmes onto the memory of the box, 14 day electronic programme guide included, 250GB hard disk drive, two SCART sockets, top-up TV viewing card slot
** Price **
This product is available to buy from most high street stores for £80-£100. I bought my box from Argos for around £80.
Summary: Simple - just don't buy it
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