Freecom Digital TV DVB-T USB Stick Freeview receiver - £24.99 Delivered - HotUKDeals
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- Receive digital terrestrial TV & radio stations
- Support DVB protocol (ETS 300 744)
- Real time Digital Video Recording (DVR)
- Supports EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
- Scheduled recording & time-shifting
- Multi-channel preview
- Includes antenna
- Compatible with Windows Media Centre Edition (MCE)
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#1
Just a word of warning for anyone getting one of these, the reception with the inbox aerial is very hit n miss.
#2
hit n miss with outdoor aerials too. :x
#3
ive have this one

its fantastic

i admit the areal they supply you with is rubbish but just attach it to a large metal object that is magnetic and it will work brilliantly!!!
#4
I have had one of these for over a year and it has been superb. yes it has a really crappy aerial , but connect it upto to a set top aerial and it give an amazing picture. Mind you at the time it cost me about £45 , so £24.99 is an amazing price for a great bit of kit.
:):):)
#5
Yes a really goood deal at this price..my daughter has one and it works fine..mind we do live in an exceptional reception area.
#6
I'll be honest with my experience of this stick... I definitely wouldn't buy another one!

As mentioned the aerial connector is really quite flimsy, though mine hasn't broken (yet).

The main problem is that the stick doesn't seem to handle strong signals. From multiplex to multiplex (changing from one channel to another) I have to adjust the aerial cable connectors (I have an external aerial - the internal one will drive you crazy).
On some multiplexes the signal is too strong (I assume) and I have to move the two connectors in my aerial cable slightly apart to get the stick to lock on to the signal!
I've read forum posts elsewhere from other users with the same experiences.

Though I don't have any experience with any other DVB stick, next time I would pay a bit more for a decent one. :)
#7
But please be aware there are a few different revisions of this stick!
Different design, but looks the same.
#8
I had one of these, I tried using it when I was about 2 miles and in direct LOS of the transmitter, even with an external roof mounted aerial i could only recieve about half the available channels and had frequent freezes and pixelation on those channels I could receive. On my old Nokia Box i was getting excellent signal strength - even with the Freecom's pigtail aerial.

I got mine from Amazon in November and it was £22 delivered - voted cold
[mod]#9
Thanks joggerspark, good price! :thumbsup:
#10
DVB on laptops whether built-in or an external card like this are really hit and miss....you are in the vast minority if you can get a signal
#11
I bought one of these a year ago, no probs with reception but the software you get isn't great, if you search around you can get windows media centre drivers for it i believe which would eradicate the software problem.

Def worth 24.99, its amazing what they can get in a tiny stick these days!
#12
Had one and sold it (for about 25!). Poor reception in my area - to get anything at all it had to be attached to something metal. The provided software was pretty bad as well - never tried any others since I couldn't get much reception.
#13
I also got one of these last year and subsequently sold it on. They are crap basicly. Whether you are using the indoor arial in a basement of standing next to a transmitter the signal is pathetic. MCE suport is bad as it crashes whenever the pc resumes from hibernate/standby which kind defeats the object of having it. I now have a kworld PCI DVB-T 100 tv card and it is perfect.
#14
the software is crap
its a nightmare to install
it currently takes me 10 mins to find a channel every time i switch it on
its crap
its crap

ps - its crap
#15
bailey87
the software is crap
its a nightmare to install
it currently takes me 10 mins to find a channel every time i switch it on
its crap
its crap

ps - its crap


So this is definitely crap? :giggle:
#16
Does anyone know if this will work on Vista with the new Media centre?
#17
r ur specs ok on computer ok make sure or will not work
#18
Excellent price. Don't buy it though, as you'll probably get about 4 channels with the supplied "aerial". The software eats away at your CPU too.
#19
bailey87
the software is crap
its a nightmare to install
it currently takes me 10 mins to find a channel every time i switch it on
its crap
its crap

ps - its crap


Am I right in assuming you didn't like it? :roll: :whistling: :giggle:
#20
VanDutch
Excellent price. Don't buy it though, as you'll probably get about 4 channels with the supplied "aerial". The software eats away at your CPU too.


I'm currently enjoying one of these, but you need to expand on "the software eats away at your CPU" :?

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