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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by alek, Apr 28, 2011.
Which freeview box should I get to use with tivo
Have a search in this forum - there are various threads about Freeview boxes. I suggest you look towards the *end* of the threads.
Yes there are many threads, but because of recent and upcoming changes I though it prudent to ask again.
The last few times this has been asked there have been precious few reliable boxes that are also still available either in shops or via ebay. Wharfedale 832 series boxes have been very relaible and stable for me and my family but aren't available to buy.
I don't know if the new EPG will also allow users to update the code lists - might be worth a look in the Tivoland forums?
I'm in the same boat. Need a new Freeview box.
Argos have 3 in the sub £20 range. Anyone tried any of these and does the Tivo currently control any of them?
I can recommend the old Sony VTX-D800U. Excellent boxes; small; fast; controllable by TiVo.
Their quality is indicated by the fact they are still £15-25 (inc postage) on fleece-u-bay. Just make sure you get a working remote (don't believe any seller who says you don't need a remote - you can't tune it or alter display settings without one!!)
Thanks, I think I will splash out on a skybox as well, my old one is pretty tired.
What would you recommend
Exactly what mine is - I've had mine from new and been left on 24/7 after all these years. (Except during 2 house moves and the random power cut in 5+ years).
The tuning is pretty quick.
I recommend it too!
If you're looking for a Sky dodgybox then get the Pace box, or a secondhand Panasonic. Here's a good review with which I concur.
(Here's some pictures)
p.s. It's easy to install a Sky setup yourself but it may work out cheaper to get an independent Sky installer to do it - don't ring Sky, just have a chat with your local installer - you can then ask him for a Pace box rather than a "whatever BSkyB have too many of" box. (Otherwise you have to buy a dish and lnb £30+, low loss cable £15, box £25-100, FTV viewing card £20 - an independent will do the lot plus install it for c.£100? )
Will tivo handle all the pace boxs
tivo thinks of all sky digiboxen as the same, the remote codes are identical.
if you can wait then i'd suggest you did, i'm sure there's going to be a few "anybody want a xxxxxx" posts around here in a few weeks (though my own post might be a little into the summer as major redecorating will be required when I delve behind the TV/AV rack).
I can second that - got one from eBay for my second TiVo. No problems so far.