Product Type: Thomson set top boxes
Newest Review: ... the price at the time was quite high and was full of features, but since i am talking about my experience with it, I will. So far this box... more
A gift I cant return.
Thomson DTI 6300
Member Name: mafwmaf
Thomson DTI 6300
Advantages: Has all the freeview channels
Disadvantages: Broke almost instantly, loud noise comes from it, record feature doesn't work
As with gifts, there sometimes comes with it a stigma, a little unseen emotion that won't let you hand it back to the generous bearer, and with this product, I certainly wanted to hand it back to my friend.
Although this was a gift, I understand that the price at the time was quite high and was full of features, but since i am talking about my experience with it, I will. So far this box has been the most bog standard piece of kit I have ever graced the shelf under my TV with, feature wise, its got channels, you probably know the freeview standard ones. Other features were meant to include recording and pausing live TV, up to two channels at once, which would be handy, if it worked. Top up TV is present in this but I don't see the point.
As for the build quality, its not a tight as I would like and sometimes hear a loud fan noise coming from it (probably to cool the hard drive which is supposed to doing stuff, but isn't), it isn't the nicest looking piece of kit either, but that's just my opinion, other people may like it.
Another problem that I have had is having to rescan for channels once every couple of weeks, which is irritating at best.
All in all, it's a good job this was a gift, because if I paid good money for it, I would be less than unsatisfied.
Summary: I would pass on this box and look for something much more reliable.
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