Mini Scart Freeview Box

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Automan, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I noted on TV they were advertising this device...

    A Freeview box in a scart adpater.

    http://www.technologyinthehome.com/...reeview-Digital-TV-Receiver-AND-Recorder.html

    No red button services which is a plus but possible minus points are.

    1. RGB output - It does not seem to say.
    2. Widescreen switching (says it does not work on recording playback from sd but no mention of live tv).
    3. Reliability / lock up free.
    4. Codes to work with Tivo.
    5. Standard freeview channel numbers used?

    Anyone had a play with one?

    Automan.
     
  2. bigwold

    bigwold Sedentary Member

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    How are you seeing adverts?:eek: Have too many gadgets driven you to be a closet advert watcher or has your TiVo died?
     
  3. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    Returning from a trip to the bathroom :)

    Thus I let the adverts play...

    I was also thinking of Freeview as it is now only a few months away in my area.

    Automan.
     
  4. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    8 hour max recording on the SD card had me dissuading somebody from buying this. dug out my old 40gig single tuner non-epg freeview recorder for him - one happy painter and decorator.
     
  5. Milhouse

    Milhouse New Member

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  6. romanpj

    romanpj New Member

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    Picked up something similar from Maplin with a view to integrating it inside the Tivo case a la Tivo 1.5. Lots of plus points:-

    1. Runs off 5v so can be powered from Tivo power supply.
    2. Codes can be sorted using method detailed in other forums.
    3. Small form factor so can be easily integrated inside case (unlike Sony)

    Unfortunately not being able to turn off the power-saving 'feature' scuppered that plan.

    Just had a look at manual for the Neostar and the screen-shots of the menus make it look suspiciously like the Freescart from Maplin.

    Pity we can't contact the manufacturer and get a custom version of the firmware (mainly things taken out).

    R.
     
  7. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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