i-Can Easy HD 2851T Freeview HD Set Top Box with BBC iPlayer & HDMI Cable £27.99 @ play.com - HotUKDeals
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Has been posted a few times previously , seems like a good box with BBC iplayer

Pretty good reviews too

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pvrs/278764/i-can-easy-hd-2851t

Quidco and other cashback too

Hope this helps

Blurb and what have you below v

Access over 50 Free HD and SD Channels BBC iPlayer - catch up on your favourite programmed, including HD Dolby Digital Plus stereo audio output to your TV or Home Cinema Automatic 'Plug In & Watch' box with the latest generation of fast and intuitive menu 8 Day easy TV program guide Parental Control Complete and intuitive channel banner Fast channel navigation function Universal remote control - can operate both TV and Receiver Slim, space saving design Includes HDMI cable Receives SD programming as well as HD programming: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i Number of Tuners: 1 DVB-T/DVB-T2 + IP (Ethernet) Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H264 SCART: 1 (TV or VCR) S/PDIF: 1 HDMI: 1 Data Port: Ethernet BBC iPlayer requires an Internet Broadband connection of 2MB to watch SD programmes, and 4MB for HD programmes Not compatible with conditional access cards (Sky Sports, ESPN etc)
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#1
Can someone please upload me an image , thank you :)
#2
Andi Keane
Can someone please upload me an image , thank you :)

http://photos.expertreviews.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_Expert_Reviews/dir_265/er_photo_132862_50.jpg


;) trollin'



But huh I've never really thought of a freeview box with Internet access, I assume it just connects via ethernet or does it have WiFi capabilities?
#3
InfinityLoop
Andi Keane
Can someone please upload me an image , thank you :)

http://photos.expertreviews.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_Expert_Reviews/dir_265/er_photo_132862_50.jpg


;) trollin'



But huh I've never really thought of a freeview box with Internet access, I assume it just connects via ethernet or does it have WiFi capabilities?

Ethernet I believe
#4
good price for HD freeview and iPlayer, heat added :)
1 Like #5
My girlfriend bought one last time they were posted, awesome little box for the money.

It has an ethernet port for iPlayer, no WiFi and it's a little slow to load the iPlayer GUI but no complaints so far 8)
#6
I have one of these and the freeview HD channels look very good - better than the built-in HD freeview on my TV!
1 Like #7
Ive got one of these and it is absolutely brilliant the standard tv output is 100x better than the built in on my samsung and the menus are really quick, it even reminds you to switch to the hd channel if the program you're watching is available :)
#8
Bit of a stupid question - I have a Freeview-enabled TV, but the flat I live in is in a rubbishey area, signal-wise. I have an ariel booster, which when sitting next to an open window, gives me BBC 1, 2, and another two channels.

Would buying this help the signal issue?
1 Like #9
qwertymz
Bit of a stupid question - I have a Freeview-enabled TV, but the flat I live in is in a rubbishey area, signal-wise. I have an ariel booster, which when sitting next to an open window, gives me BBC 1, 2, and another two channels.

Would buying this help the signal issue?

Probably not no. But some devices are better than others at picking up a signal. Who knows if your TV is good or bad at it. You could compare results with a neighbour perhaps.
1 Like #10
@qwertymz - no. Your signal would be the same. There's a slim chance this would make a better job of getting channels out of your signal level but you'll probably always have bad signal. I've the same trouble (live in a valley) so I had to get a satellite dish.
#11
I can confirm that it connects via Ethernet. Wish they updated it to include a few more on demand providers. Namely 4od.
#12
Good find thanks :)
#13
i had this, yes, it does use ethernet onl,y my only problem with it was the iplayer interface was slow and if you pause for a few minutes the stream would be lost
#14
Thanks for the replies. Can't get SKY or similar as landlady doesn't want holes in her walls/drilling/etc so that's a shame. (Still, this is a hot deal!)
#15
qwertymz
Thanks for the replies. Can't get SKY or similar as landlady doesn't want holes in her walls/drilling/etc so that's a shame. (Still, this is a hot deal!)
have you have the digital switch over in your area yet? if not, signal should get alot better after usually.
2 Likes #16
MIDURIX
qwertymz
Thanks for the replies. Can't get SKY or similar as landlady doesn't want holes in her walls/drilling/etc so that's a shame. (Still, this is a hot deal!)
have you have the digital switch over in your area yet? if not, signal should get alot better after usually.


Mine didn't, it got slightly worse actually as I now get break up on some channels that didn't happen before DSO.
1 Like #17
MIDURIX
have you have the digital switch over in your area yet? if not, signal should get alot better after usually.
The digital switchover is complete. Teletext drew its last breath a couple of weeks ago in London. Dark days for Peter Kay's best gag.
#18
bought one of these last week and its fantastic! great picture quality, good menus and a good remote!
#19
stormywhether
MIDURIX
have you have the digital switch over in your area yet? if not, signal should get alot better after usually.

The digital switchover is complete. Teletext drew its last breath a couple of weeks ago in London. Dark days for Peter Kay's best gag.

London and the UK aren't the same thing...

Link. Most places are now digital, but there's still some areas not yet switched (including my neck of the woods, which doesn't switch until September this year :( )
#20
We've switched, but our picture is rubbish. I think there's an aerial in the attic but it doesn't seem to do anything if I plug my TV into the wall-point. Hence the booster aerial. But still - nada.
#21
I got one of these about a year ago when they were on a super offer from Tesco. It's a great little box - excellent HD picture quality and a good menu interface. iPlayer works well too and plays HD content from that. Hot.
#22
The latest firmware on this box is a little buggy (causing tuning issues in some areas) and the S/PDIF output doesn't provide Dolby Digital... but there's always a hope they'll fix these things eventually with an update!

BBC iPlayer is provided using an embedded version of Firefox and works pretty well!
#23
Bought this when it was £30 a couple of weeks ago, very good kit, excellent HD image quality... The only problem with us is that our TV (Hitachi 32") doesn't seem to remember the HDMI connect, so every time we switch on TV, we have to go through the outputs to get to EXT-5 where it is HDMI connect to this freebox, really annoying grrrhhhh... Haven't tried the BBC Iplayer yet, as the TV is quite far from the router and our cable is too short... :(
banned#24
Thanks for sharing this deal. Some idiot (ahem) has recently wall mounted their TV in such a way that it's made the RF input inaccessible. Basically I've got no TV access so this is the perfect solution. Good find, especially after reading the reviews on Tech Radar and Expert Reviews.
banned#25
whatever76
... Haven't tried the BBC Iplayer yet, as the TV is quite far from the router and our cable is too short... :(

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gembird-20m-patch-cord-cat5e-gold-plated-cable-1-79-amazon-memorycapital-1188820

Edited By: themadhatter76 on May 08, 2012 12:57
#26
themadhatter76
whatever76
... Haven't tried the BBC Iplayer yet, as the TV is quite far from the router and our cable is too short... :(

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gembird-20m-patch-cord-cat5e-gold-plated-cable-1-79-amazon-memorycapital-1188820

Thanks madhatter76! :)
banned#27
whatever76
Thanks madhatter76! :)

You're welcome. 20m may be a bit of an overkill though, depends how far away your TV is from your router. Just search for "cat5 cable" in Amazon and you can find different lengths (1m, 2m, 5m, 10m. etc) all for about the same price :)
#28
Is there such a thing as a wireless "dongle" that attaches to the ethernet port?
Or how could I connect without running a cable from my router?
#29
markkeenan
Is there such a thing as a wireless "dongle" that attaches to the ethernet port?
Or how could I connect without running a cable from my router?


you could get some homeplugs - these are an amazing bit of kit , basically 2 plugs , one attached to your router the other anywhere theres a a socket.
#30
just done a bit of quick researching, and this is the cheapest thing I can find:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3G-Router-Wifi-Bridge-AP-Network-Adapter-300Mbps-work-Dreambox-xBox-/120906689813?pt=UK_Computing_Wireless_Routers&hash=item1c2699ad15

sorry, just realised that price is not buy it now, its in auction.



Edited By: markkeenan on May 08, 2012 13:57
#31
does this allow for channels to be streamed via internet rather than aerial? i.e can watch all channels without aerial as i get no signal but got fiber optic broadband. if not does any1 know if they exist?
#32
uglymash
does this allow for channels to be streamed via internet rather than aerial? i.e can watch all channels without aerial as i get no signal but got fiber optic broadband. if not does any1 know if they exist?
I don't think this box does, but BT Vision are planning a streaming channel service although only for certain channels (which you may not want) Link
#33
It supports IPTV but unless you're interested in watching CCTV (China Central TV) that's unlikely to help.

BBC iPlayer also works without the need for an antenna.
#34
Hot, nice deal
#35
Ordered - and thanks to everyone who's posted with the info and advice ;)
#36
qwertymz
We've switched, but our picture is rubbish. I think there's an aerial in the attic but it doesn't seem to do anything if I plug my TV into the wall-point. Hence the booster aerial. But still - nada.

I'd get a decent local aerial engineer in. Best thing I ever did after messing around with countless aerials in the attic. Guy came out knew exactly what local signal conditions were like and what I needed to get a decent digital signal. Never looked back.
#37
I see it also has a USB socket - anyone know whether that allows recording?
#38
I've owned one for 18 months - superb performance & a quality piece of kit. Highly recommended at this price.
#39
The USB socket is only used for firmware upgrades.
1 Like #40
jamgin
qwertymz
We've switched, but our picture is rubbish. I think there's an aerial in the attic but it doesn't seem to do anything if I plug my TV into the wall-point. Hence the booster aerial. But still - nada.

I'd get a decent local aerial engineer in. Best thing I ever did after messing around with countless aerials in the attic. Guy came out knew exactly what local signal conditions were like and what I needed to get a decent digital signal. Never looked back.
To see susanna reid on bbc breakfast in full hd is just amazing she is sooooooooooooo gorgeous !

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