Anyone buy a Freeview Box Recently For Use With TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by pmk, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Podwin

    Podwin New Member

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    I may buy the Sagem ITD68 from Argos tomorrow http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5320345.htm

    From reading this thread Sagem seems OK.

    Has anyone got any experience of this model?

    Please shout if it's the wrong thing to use with Tivo!

    Cheers!
     
  2. pmk

    pmk New Member

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    The main thing that puts me off Sagem is when there is a channel lineup change the box displays a message waiting for you to press OK on the remote and no tv is output.

    I am not sure if this happens with this box if it doesn't or if it can be switched off please post if you know as I am still looking for a box myself but they are either unreliable or display prompts instead of just adding/updating the channels in the background.

    My Philips box always seems to crash after recording off BBC News 24 very annoying as Click and Talking Movies is on that channel. I usually just delete these from the To Do list and record the simulatcast off BBC1.

    Still get a dodgy channel change (probably once a week) and it does still crash more often than I like but I think it no better than anything else on the market at the moment unless someone knows something we don't.
     
  3. bubieyehyeh

    bubieyehyeh New Member

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    That's because of a bug in the sony box, it should only happen for programs at the start of BBC4 evening run around 7pm.

    I'd recommend the Netgem iPlayer box, since you can turn off the Mheg completely on that, and is very reliable.
     
  4. pmk

    pmk New Member

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    Do you know of anywhere that still sells it at a reasonable price?

    TIA
     
  5. simon

    simon New Member

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    I can recommend the Bush DFTA11 - I went into argos for the 27.99 Sagem, but instead they gave me the Bush box.

    It was installed about a week ago, and has never missed a beat (using IR code 20030 )

    HTH

    Simon
     
  6. Podwin

    Podwin New Member

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    I setup the Sagem 68 this evening and so far so good.

    I was a bit let down by the cheap plastic construction, but I guess its what's inside that counts, and on that score it seems to be working very well.

    I am using the Freeview 2of2 code 20037 and it hasn't failed yet, on double digit codes, 3 codes etc.

    The first step I guess is the next 24 hours.

    I'll try it for a week before I buy a top up TV card for it and will let you know how it goes.
     
  7. bubieyehyeh

    bubieyehyeh New Member

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    The last one I bought was the BT badged one from the BT online store.
     
  8. woody

    woody New Member

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    I've just ordered one of these from argos, delivery on saturday, due to my existing box has died.

    What code do you use with the sagem IDT58 ?

    thanks


    chris
     
  9. Podwin

    Podwin New Member

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    Just dropped by to say I'm really pleased with the Sagem. Works a treat :)
     
  10. woody

    woody New Member

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    got my sagen 58 setup, but tivo won't turn it on if it gets switched off due to power cuts etc, I'm using the 20037 code under sagem, is this correct?


    chris
     
  11. Podwin

    Podwin New Member

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    not sure if that's correct, but I'm using one of the codes under Freeview as mentioned earlier.
     
  12. woody

    woody New Member

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    thanks, I might try that one.
     
  13. woody

    woody New Member

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    the code 20037 under freeview 2 of 2 is the same as the one under sagem. Still won't tun the box on. Guess I'll just have to live with this.
     
  14. Paul_J

    Paul_J New Member

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    Hi

    I have just bought a Dion Eco 2 Scart Digital Tv Receiver and I can't find the IR codes for it. It is the cheap one avilable form tesco and I want to use it to test the new EPG. Has anyone got this model working yet?
     
  15. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    You might want to ask this over in the Tivoland forum. I don't know what their plans are for updating the IR code database but it would seem a logical step at some point as we move towards DSO everywhere.
     
  16. molesworth

    molesworth New Member

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    Check over in this other thread - http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=469966

    I bought the single scart version, which is probably very similar, and found that "Eurovox 20069" works happily with it. Haven't had any glitches or mis-recordings in the few weeks I've had it...
     
  17. Paul_J

    Paul_J New Member

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    I have tried this code and it works great. Need to avoid the preceding zeros as this takes the box into an interactive screen and then locks up the box until you manually change chanelsb.
     
  18. Fred Smith

    Fred Smith Still learning

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    Just bought a Tesco £30 HD box last night STBHDV2010 (Vestel version) not for TiVo use but it uses the same IR codes as my SEG (Vestel clone) Freeview box so could be used with a TiVo provided you turn the auto standby off. IR code is under Freeview.
     

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