DVB-T Freeview SCART Digital TV Receiver/recorder @ MyMemory £21.99 - HotUKDeals
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This DVB-T Scart works in the same way as a digital freeview set top box, only this scart adapter is a fraction of the size and much more discrete.

Very simple to use and connect the scart adapter to the socket on your television, connect your TV antenna and position the small remote control infra-red receiver in the vicinity of your TV to allow you full control of your channels, in addition, with the record function, and you can record the TV Program to your USB stored device directly via this item.

Features:
- MPEG-2 digital & fully DVB-T compliant.
- Built-in powerful single chip processor.
- Supports DVB subtitles.
- Digital audio support with AC3.
- On Screen Display with multi-language.
- Fully support to Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
- Picture in Graphics (PIG) support.
- Supports storage media ,as MP3
- Channel search in automatic and manual search.
- Various channel editing function (favorite, move, lock, rename and sort).
- Parental control for channels.
- OSD Teletext (DVB compliant).
- Super low threshold Tuner.
- 8 different favorite groups selection.
- Automatic Save for channel.
- Including remote control ,extended IR receiver
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#2
brings down to £17.59
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davver99
brings down to £17.59


Even better still! :thumbsup:
#4
Nice find. I'd have definitely purchased this if I didn't already have playtv on my PS3.
#5
These aren't bad actually. Picture quality is fine, it's stable and plays XViDs just fine.

Problems? Well the EPG recording is quirky, it doesn't series link (repeat timers are available though), you can't pause live TV and can't watch one recording while recording another one. They also don't seem to sort the channels correctly (they're in the right order but there are no gaps between channel numbers). Not a huge headache though.

BUT, if you consider these as a standard STB with extra functionality they're superb value for money. You can get these from China for about £15-16 on ebay so £17.59 is a very fair price for a domestic seller.
#6
Incidentally, just to emphasise that they are a fully-fledged media player these as well -- photo, music and DiVX/XViD video. Recorded video is saved in .MPG format as well so dead easy to import into your favourite DVD burning software.
#7
jasejames
Incidentally, just to emphasise that they are a fully-fledged media player these as well -- photo, music and DiVX/XViD video. Recorded video is saved in .MPG format as well so dead easy to import into your favourite DVD burning software.


im intererested in one of these as i was given an old LCD for the kitchen that doesn't have freeview, so i have a small freeview box akwardly hidden behind it

how does the media player work? can you plug in a flash drive or sdhc card and play divx/xvid/mpg/mp3 files from it?
#8
Yeah, plug in a flash drive and the unit will play back any files it finds -- it just plays its own recordings in a PVR folder from the same menu. The flash drive just needs to be formatted with FAT32.

It will take a hard drive, but it needs to be independently powered -- in other words your typical PC-powered 2.5" external drive won't work, but one with its own power supply should.

The other thing I should point out is that it needs a fairly newish flash drive -- older ones aren't fast enough. The unit helpfully tells you if the drive is compatible for "read" and "record", but as with a lot of things this is hidden in an obscure menu option!
#9
jasejames
Yeah, plug in a flash drive and the unit will play back any files it finds -- it just plays its own recordings in a PVR folder from the same menu. The flash drive just needs to be formatted with FAT32.

It will take a hard drive, but it needs to be independently powered -- in other words your typical PC-powered 2.5" external drive won't work, but one with its own power supply should.

The other thing I should point out is that it needs a fairly newish flash drive -- older ones aren't fast enough. The unit helpfully tells you if the drive is compatible for "read" and "record", but as with a lot of things this is hidden in an obscure menu option!


very interesting. i actually have a couple of FAT32 only cheapo external USB drives that function as NAS's that i've stuck old drives in, so it sounds like it could probably read these via USB too

the main reason for getting it is just to neaten up the kitchen a bit as it will save having a box taped to the back of the telly, anything else is a bonus. being male, i don't spend much more time in the kitchen than it takes for the microwave to ping :-D
#10
Actually that's a very good point -- a NAS box is usually accessible through LAN and USB at the same time isn't it? If so this would make this a powerful little thing. Hmmm.
#11
jasejames
Actually that's a very good point -- a NAS box is usually accessible through LAN and USB at the same time isn't it? If so this would make this a powerful little thing. Hmmm.


i'm not sure if you can access both at the same time, i don't think my one does, but i don't have ethernet in the kitchen so couldn't use it anyway. as it's FAT32 only, i think most NAS users would use NTFS or something other than FAT32 with its 4gb file limit
#12
Does this mean I can record to a usb dongle and then play it on my laptop?
#13
@Hancock: yup, that's the main reason I bought one.

@uni: pity.
#14
jasejames
@Hancock: yup, that's the main reason I bought one.

@uni: pity.


Thanks have now ordered one. ;-)
#15
20% discount extended for a few more days - so back down to £17.59
#16
Does anyone know if there's a MPEG-4 DVB-T equivalent to this?
#17
If I plug this into the scart on my lcd tv, can i then simply split the co-ax to run to both the tv andf this unit and effectively watch tv on the lcd and record on this unit at the same time (diff channels) ?
#18
Got mine today - top notch

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