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Old 15-10-2013, 19:02
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Which is the cheapest Freeview box that receives the most channels ?
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Old 15-10-2013, 19:14
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I don't understand by what you mean by "receives the most channels" ? That is a function of the transmitter your aerial is pointing at, whether it is a main site with the full compliment of six multiplexes or a relay site with only three available.
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Old 15-10-2013, 19:35
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You can get one for twenty quid at asda.......I'd have thought the local supermarket would have been your first port of call...
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Old 15-10-2013, 19:55
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I'm not familiar with the capabilities of Freeview boxes, and I thought I'd get the opinions of those who are.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:50
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I'm not familiar with the capabilities of Freeview boxes, and I thought I'd get the opinions of those who are.
Any Freeview box will pick up what ever channels your aerial can pickup in your area.
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:24
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Any Freeview box will pick up what ever channels your aerial can pickup in your area.
That's no guarantee of HD though.
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:33
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That's no guarantee of HD though.
Well, no, he would need a Freeview HD box for that
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Old 15-10-2013, 22:52
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Any Freeview box will pick up what ever channels your aerial can pickup in your area.
Oh right.
So they don't make boxes that pick up 30 channels, and make others that pick up 500 channels ?
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Old 15-10-2013, 23:33
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Oh right.
So they don't make boxes that pick up 30 channels, and make others that pick up 500 channels ?
Why on earth would anyone do that?

Fair enough if there are pay to view channels on a particular broadcast platform to have restrictions on viewing channels that you do not subscribe to.

But why design a box that only picks up a few free to view channels when someone else makes one that gets them all at the same price? Doesn't make any sense.
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Old 15-10-2013, 23:36
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Oh right.
So they don't make boxes that pick up 30 channels, and make others that pick up 500 channels ?
I'd have thought that any box would pick up 500 channels. Provided there were 500 in existence, and they were being broadcast via your local transmitter.

It's no different to say, a radio in that respect. The number of stations a radio can pick up depends on the stations' strengths and which way the aerial's pointing.
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Old 15-10-2013, 23:40
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Andy, I've had a look at some 40 odd new and refurbished SD Freeview (DVB-T) boxes between 10 and 40 and this one seems to be the best value. It's an Amazon seller, Tekstar selling this refurbished TVonics MDR-240 Freeview Receiver for 14.90 with free delivery. I don't know what sort of guarantee there is with it though. Check with the seller at the bottom of this page (Contact this seller): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aag/detai...s#aag_shipping

Buying page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...&condition=all

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Old 15-10-2013, 23:49
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Why on earth would anyone do that?

Fair enough if there are pay to view channels on a particular broadcast platform to have restrictions on viewing channels that you do not subscribe to.

But why design a box that only picks up a few free to view channels when someone else makes one that gets them all at the same price? Doesn't make any sense.
Well, I don't know, do I !!
Like I said earlier, I don't know anything about them !
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Old 15-10-2013, 23:52
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Andy, I've had a look at some 40 odd new and refurbished SD Freeview (DVB-T) boxes between 10 and 40 and this one seems to be the best value. It's an Amazon seller, Tekstar selling this refurbished TVonics MDR-240 Freeview Receiver for 14.90 with free delivery. I don't know what sort of guarantee there is with it though. Check with the seller at the bottom of this page (Contact this seller): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aag/detai...s#aag_shipping

Buying page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...&condition=all

Trusted Reviews review: http://www.trustedreviews.com/TVonic...-System_review
Thanks, Evil !
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Old 16-10-2013, 00:08
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Which is the cheapest Freeview box that receives the most channels ?
This one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TECHNIKA-S...item5d441a0554

Not only that it is also one of the best ones.
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