What's a good Freeview Tuner for TiVo I can buy tomorrow?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Mark Ward, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 #301 of 307
    rgmward

    rgmward New Member

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    my Wharfedale box has packed up after a few years of good service.

    i only need a freeview box for a few months, but need something!

    what is a good one? i'm tempted by the Grundig GUD1500 from Argos, but not sure on codes. i'd appreciate any advice, as i need to buy one today!

    Cheers

    Robert.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 #302 of 307
    ashers

    ashers New Member

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    I also had a wharfedale that packed up after just over 2 years.

    I bought a Astratec TOPD3 for £15 from Tescos. It works well with the Tivo (using the codes for a Bush). Not used it that long but the box itself seems fine. Only snag I've found is that if there's a power cut, it returns to its standby rather than its 'on' state. So you don't get any recordings after a power-cut until you manually turn the unit back on.

    Ashers
     
  3. Jun 5, 2009 #303 of 307
    AMc

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    Out of curiosity what happened the Wharfedales? I have one that's OK at the moment and an extended warranty on it somewhere if it dies. Just want to know what may go wrong in case I need to make a quick swap.

    Thanks
     
  4. Jun 5, 2009 #304 of 307
    johala_reewi

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    So you haven't seen the many positive comments about the Pioneer DBR-TF100 :D
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 #305 of 307
    ashers

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    For anyone who is interested, the codes for the Astratec TOPD3 that work for me are:
    - BUSH 20046-Medium with two leading zeros and no enter.

    As to what happen to the wharfedale, a component went pop inside - I think at the time of a power cut - there were definitely burn marks on the PCB.

    Ashers
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 #306 of 307
    filbert

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    Cheers. My Tvonics just started to have broken pictures on all non BBC channels. Cheap enough to swap out and make sure it was the Tvonics. The Astratec seems to work fine with those settings.
     
  7. pdurrant

    pdurrant New Member

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    Don't get the Grundig GUD1500. It won't work with any of the tivo codes.

    Paul
     

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