Best Freeview Box for Tivo ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Mike Griffiths, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Mike Griffiths

    Mike Griffiths griffo

    Dec 23, 2006


    Do you know a Freeview box that is solid and reliable that Tivo is also happy with ?

    I wonder if the old Digiboxes would be a good buy, Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic etc.

    My current Panasonic TU-CT20 is dropping for a few seconds then a few minutes at a time, unless I turn it off for a while. It needs turning off once a week to avoid freezing anyway ! Sounds like it's on it's way out
    Thought Panasonic would be a safe name to buy, but see their Freeview boxes are not well thought of. The feedback on Amazon for the current TC-CT41 is horrid

    Ebay have loads of 2nd hand boxes at low prices.

    Any supermarket seems to have them from £20 upwards but I wonder how Tivo would be

    Gary has a few pointers in TiVoPortal

    Any recommendations welcome

  2. Benedict

    Benedict Always Thinking!

    Jun 8, 2002
    I have an old Sony OnDigital digibox and it's fantastic with TiVo - although it's not the best if you live in an area with a weak signal..

    The software predates any MHEG functionality so no annoying "Press Red" icons.

    Worth a look if you can find one second hand.
  3. Fred Smith

    Fred Smith Still learning

    Oct 5, 2002
    Any Setpal, again second hand.

    PS do a search this has been covered many times.
  4. Mike Griffiths

    Mike Griffiths griffo

    Dec 23, 2006
    Thanks Benedict,
    I wondered if the Digiboxes would be a good bet
    We're in a not so good reception area, although improved recently with a new aerial and amplifier

    Thank Fred
    I'll work out how to search and go looking
  5. mikerr


    Jun 2, 2005
    Lancashire, UK


    Gary's list of freeview boxes and codes:

    Newer freeview boxes can also be better visual quality,
    something I was surprised at when I bought a new one...
  6. AMc

    AMc Active Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    East of England
    Well at the risk of...well actually... completely repeating myself again the Wharfedale DV832B (2) Freeview box from Argos is a good bet for me in a poor signal area.
    Never missed a channel change in about 9 months, drops sound for 1/2 a second but not picture on impulse interference - better than my old Philips OnDigital box by a streak.
    The only real problem is once every 3 or 4 months it will lose sound on a channel change. Another channel change (or quick on/off) restores things so the worst I've lost is one mute recording. More reliable than any of my old cable boxes.
    £25 -

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