ASDA - "Setanta Branded Boxed" Digital TV Receiver - WAS £48.99 - NOW £7.35 (So... A Cheap FREEVIEW BOX without Setanta!!) - HotUKDeals
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ASDA - "Setanta Badged Boxed" Digital TV Receiver - WAS £48.99 - NOW £7.35

BEFORE you vote cold stating "Setanta" has gone into administration, the real deal here is the DIGITAL FREE VIEW BOX for £7.35.

Just in my local ASDA store and I saw 3 Pre-paid "Setanta Badged boxes" Digital TV Receiver's "Reduced To Clear" from £48.99 to £7.35. -- (i would expect most Asda stores to reduce these if they need to get rid of these units.) -

The boxes all had a sticker on stating "No Setanta, Card Removed."

Disregard the Setanta element, and its a freeview box for £7.35..

Deal or no Deal???

Cheers

Rick
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#1
Great buy if you need a basic freeview box :)
#2
The box looked like this.

Good deal for a spare in the bedroom.....

The real RRP for a basic Freeview box is around £15-£20, so its a small saving.........


http://asda.scene7.com/is/image/Asda/573739?hei=400&wid=400
#3
Voted hot from me.

I bought a second hand basic sagem one yesterday for £8 Without a box!
#4
radiocde
Voted hot from me.

I bought a second hand basic sagem one yesterday for £8 Without a box!


And i guess the deal will have a 12 months warranty from Asda too! :thumbsup:

I was going to purchase one myself, but i already have Sky wired around the house, plus built in Freeview in 2 of my LCD TV's which has never been used....

Cheers

Rick
banned#5
good stuff
#6
fair chance that espn (or another broadcaster) will launch on digital terrestrial so these should probably work with any new service - hot deal :-D
banned#7
i agree
#8
great deal, heat added. :)
#9
Cheap Freeview boxes don't tend to have a card slot, so this looks like good value to me.
#10
Which store?
Is this across all branches?
#11
Good deal! H&R =D
#12
Good price for a FV box :thumbsup:
#13
does this have twin scarts?
#14
IvorBargain
Cheap Freeview boxes don't tend to have a card slot, so this looks like good value to me.


Afaik the only provider that used the cards was Setanta anyway :lol:
#15
Doesn't it work with TopUp? Not that I'd recommend that to anyone...
1 Like #16
IvorBargain
Doesn't it work with TopUp? Not that I'd recommend that to anyone...


They scrapped the card box service ages ago. Now you need to buy a special FV box with a hard drive in it. Last time I looked they were about £200 each. Mental :lol:

Edit : Now £50-99. Still mental. :lol:
1 Like #17
kar999
does this have twin scarts?


I have just looked on the Asda Website, and found the below..

Full SpecificationColour Silver
Model Number ITD68
Digital Text Yes
Electronic Programme Guide Yes
On Screen Menus Yes
Remote Control Yes
Number of Scart Sockets 1
Dimensions (WxDxH in cm) H3.5 x W22 x D13.5 cm
Length of Parts Guarantee (Years) 1
Length of Labour Guarantee (Years) 1
No Annual Contract Yes


http://direct.asda.com/Sagem-Freeview-Box/000573739,default,pd.html

Online price is £25.00, but out of stock, (hence why i put offline only) so it looks as if ASDA are just getting rid of these branded boxes.

Cheers

Rick
#18
Shengis
They scrapped the card box service ages ago. Now you need to buy a special FV box with a hard drive in it. Last time I looked they were about £200 each. Mental :lol:

Edit : Now £50-99. Still mental. :lol:


That is pretty expensive. but i guess cheaper than Sky in the long run

So I guess its just a cheap Freeview box... Cant go wrong if you need one though!

Rick
#19
My dad has this exact same box and it is very, very good. I have a basic ASDA £15 box and it is slow and buggy. This Sagem is great (think we paid about £25 for it). A steal for under £7.50! I might buy one to replace my rubbish one with :)
#20
Do ASDA do any special offers like if something is not as described, they give you your money back + something else? Could be good if so ;)
#21
russthewomble
Do ASDA do any special offers like if something is not as described, they give you your money back + something else? Could be good if so ;)


As mentioned in my original post,
The boxes all had a sticker on stating "No Setanta, Card Removed."
so i guess the answer is no... plus even if you tried to return it as not as described, you would be missing the card so i would expect them to say the item is incomplete.

Rick
#22
And Sky will require a different box again if they are allowed to start pillaging Freeview...
1 Like #23
Thanks for the info Rick T. I need 2 scarts - one for the Tv and one for the VCR.

I'm looking for my brother who's one of the hundreds of thousands whose boxes are being knocked out by the digital switchover. His 2003 integrated SONY freeview TV wont work now the transmitter has been upgraded a few months ago.

http://www.frequencycast.co.uk/freeviewlandfill.html
#24
Setanta, now in pre-bankruptcy administration, closed its channels in the UK during the afternoon of June 23, saying "it had cased trading in Great Britain". An on-screen message suggested viewers go to [url]www.setanta.com[/url] for more information. Setanta had some 1.2m DTH subscribers, each up to date with their fees. Setanta was still accepting subscriber fees as recently as last week, and it is likely that subscriber funds (by and large limited to 1 month's payments in advance, although some annual pre-payments had been made) will now be added to the list of the company's numerous creditors. Refunds are not likely
#25
Are there any deals on Setanta PVRs likely? Didnt Thompson do one? Who cares if its still got the Setanta badge on it if it still works.

My first freeview box was an old Nokia Mediamaster On-digital box from Dixons when freeview rose from the ashes. Cost abot £80-90. It had an On-Digital GUI interface but was a great box.... till a power surge wiped it out 3 years ago!
#26
setanta's loss is everyone else's gain I suppose. heat added.
#27
I got one of these freeview boxes for free, I wouldn't have one even if it was free. (I didn't know at the time I was given it, how hopeless it was).

£7.35 is probably overpriced for this box. I wish I was joking, but there's numerous reports online of this box rebooting, crashing and being just plain useless. The EPG is limited to Now/Next too.
#28
Not voting either way because (though it is a good price for a freeview box) in my opinion this Sagem box is poor. I have this box and find the way that you view the TV listings is not very good and is even sometimes unreadable against certain backgrounds (as it splits between seeing the programme and seeing the listing which means that if the background is certain colours you cannot read the text). It also only shows NOW & NEXT and most of the time this does not even show up right. Also, the box crashes quite frequently. I actually upgraded to this box from an echostar as the sagem obviously had the card slot, but I have to say now I dont use the cards anymore (Due to TOP UP TV charging lots of £££ for very little viewing pleasure!) I am sorry that I got rid of the echostar! Make your own mind up but dont say I didnt warn you!
#29
Was in ASDA at the weekend and an assistant was removing them, the documentation she had was documented how to return them to Sagem.
#30
TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY
Not voting either way because (though it is a good price for a freeview box) in my opinion this Sagem box is poor. I have this box and find the way that you view the TV listings is not very good and is even sometimes unreadable against certain backgrounds (as it splits between seeing the programme and seeing the listing which means that if the background is certain colours you cannot read the text). It also only shows NOW & NEXT and most of the time this does not even show up right. Also, the box crashes quite frequently. I actually upgraded to this box from an echostar as the sagem obviously had the card slot, but I have to say now I dont use the cards anymore (Due to TOP UP TV charging lots of £££ for very little viewing pleasure!) I am sorry that I got rid of the echostar! Make your own mind up but dont say I didnt warn you!


As long as it displays a picture on the TV it's good enough for me :lol:
#31
kar999
Are there any deals on Setanta PVRs likely? Didnt Thompson do one? Who cares if its still got the Setanta badge on it if it still works...

that's exactly what I'm hoping to find a cracking deal on.
maybe note for mutual PM if either of us finds such an opportunity, subsequently shared with any other interested HUKD members of course :thumbsup:
banned#32
I've though about a getting PVR for the bedroom to replace my freeview box too. There's bound to be someone selling them cheap soon.

As for this box, I noticed today that my local tesco was still selling these at full price. Had loads of leaflets on display too. I was going to bring it to their attention but couldn't be bothered with the inevitable blank stare I would get.
#33
Shengis;5581238
Afaik the only provider that used the cards was Setanta anyway :lol:


I was thinking the same thing.

But maybe someone else will now fill the void?
#34
niallmoran
fair chance that espn (or another broadcaster) will launch on digital terrestrial so these should probably work with any new service - hot deal :-D

ESPN already have - today the US version appeared in Setanta's place and is currently 'free' to watch for Top Up TV customers until the UK version launches.
#35
Good price
#36
Dancc
ESPN already have - today the US version appeared in Setanta's place and is currently 'free' to watch for Top Up TV customers until the UK version launches.


Great stuff - fingers crossed they pick up the SPL stuff as well (probably for £2.50 :-D)
#37
Shengis
They scrapped the card box service ages ago. Now you need to buy a special FV box with a hard drive in it. Last time I looked they were about £200 each. Mental :lol:

Edit : Now £50-99. Still mental. :lol:


Not sure why you think 50 quid for a 160gb PVR is mental? The TUTV subscription is optional and you can use the box as a regular PVR....
#38
Do these have audio outputs at the back?
Also, is there a readout at the front with the number of the channel it's currently tuned to?

Am wondering about hooking one up as a dirt cheap option to get the DAB radio stations.
#39
wotguvnotmeguv
Do these have audio outputs at the back?
Also, is there a readout at the front with the number of the channel it's currently tuned to?

Am wondering about hooking one up as a dirt cheap option to get the DAB radio stations.


Why not do a Google search for Sagem?.Should find the info.
#40
Shengis
They scrapped the card box service ages ago. Now you need to buy a special FV box with a hard drive in it. Last time I looked they were about £200 each. Mental :lol:

Edit : Now £50-99. Still mental. :lol:


Where can you get one for £50 link please as would snap it up at that price.

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