Goodmans freeview box with setanta/top-up TV card slot - £21.99, free delivery - HotUKDeals
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I've been looking around for the cheapest way to get the hardware to allow me to get Setanta. This was the best I could find.

P.S. This isn't my first post, so don't be gentle, get stuck in!

This has now expired, in that the price is now £39.99 but they throw in a Setanta card and first months free. That still might be a good deal for some but it is not as good as buying it for £21.99 and doing the Setanta 3 months @ £5 deal.
- williegofar
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banned#1
VOTED HOT. Was looking for something like this.
#2
Excellent price for a box with card slot,voted hot:thumbsup:
#3
P.S. This isn't my first post, so don't be gentle, get stuck in!


made me chuckle, good deal too
#4
If these are up to the quality of the old GDB2/3 then i'd give them a miss. Big problems like dodgy OTA updates that mess up the box and required a downgrade via serial cable and overheating/freezing.
#5
'You can always afford the goodmans'

Big specs and low performance, avoid.
#6
I already have a TV with freeview built in, and a freeview hard disk recorder. I want this purely for seeing Setanta, so it will only be used for a few hours a week. My only experience with Goodmans is my mother-in-law's TV. The picture quality is poor but she's had it for a few years and never had a problem.
#7
Shengis
If these are up to the quality of the old GDB2/3 then i'd give them a miss. Big problems like dodgy OTA updates that mess up the box and required a downgrade via serial cable and overheating/freezing.


I had a GDB2 for years and never had an issue with it, didn't lock up once. I kept it up to date. It had very good reception (I live in a dodgy FV reception area). It look fairly fugly and wasn't the snappiest EPG but worked just fine.
#8
chiliblue
I had a GDB2 for years and never had an issue with it, didn't lock up once. I kept it up to date. It had very good reception (I live in a dodgy FV reception area). It look fairly fugly and wasn't the snappiest EPG but worked just fine.

have to agree with you, like yourself I too live in a poor reception area and have 2 gdb3's and they've been great had them for 3 years.
#9
i have sky+ and can get setanta on subscription for £5 per month. do you get setanta free as part of this? or do you have to subscribe separately?
#10
PapaSmurf
i have sky+ and can get setanta on subscription for £5 per month. do you get setanta free as part of this? or do you have to subscribe separately?


You'll have to subscibe separately.
Note that you will have to pay a £10 connection fee to Setanta when you do sign up.
#11
this is exactly what ive been looking for for my father in law....
but to get setanta do you have to ring them and they send a card or do you buy card from shops like a mobile top up thing?
1 Like #12
You'll need a card that you get directly from Setanta.
You can phone them or do it online.
#13
cheers williegofar
#14
hmmm
i voted hot because of the price BUT i have been reading some reviews. this i just 1 of many i found that were all similar
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/set-top-boxes/goodmans-gdb7ca.asp#revlink
#15
Wow! A good deal that, miraculously, isn't someone's first post!

Should work out decent for someone that needs Setanta with the £5 for 1st three months offer.
1 Like #16
They have increased the price to £39.99 now and marked it as limited stock. You can get a basic one on the same website for £19.99 without the card slot.

http://www.goodmansdirect.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=GDB3&cid=DigitalBoxes&language=en-GB
#17
paulstewart1
They have increased the price to £39.99 now and marked it as limited stock. You can get a basic one on the same website for £19.99 without the card slot.

http://www.goodmansdirect.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=GDB3&cid=DigitalBoxes&language=en-GB


Thanks for that. I've updated the post.
They only emailed my yesterday to tell me that they had new stock.
#18
im going to hold on to see if any better ones are a decent price
#19
GoodmansDirect
Hi

The last of our stock of GDB7CA includes FREE Setanta card, this gets you the box and card with FREE connection PLUS one months viewing, the card is in the box so you can set up straight away! :thumbsup:

GoodmansDirect


Thanks... but, the previous price of £21.99 was better because Setanta are currently offering 3 months @ £5 a month. You do have to pay a £10 connection fee, but it is still cheaper.
#20
williegofar
Thanks... but, the previous price of £21.99 was better because Setanta are currently offering 3 months @ £5 a month. You do have to pay a £10 connection fee, but it is still cheaper.


True, but you won't have to wait 7 days for Setanta to send you a card through the post :thumbsup:
#21
Price is really nice

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