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Astratec Set Top Freeview Box £2.50 Instore @ Tesco
Astratec Set Top Freeview Box £2.50 Instore @ Tesco

Astratec Set Top Freeview Box £2.50 Instore @ Tesco

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Model is TOP3D-S - Old Setanta Sports boxes

Includes scart cable / AF cable / Remote + Batteries

Bargain for those needing a freeview box for an older TV

Edit: Found in Ipswich (Copdock)

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Original Poster

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Bargain :w00t: Shame my local never has anything like this :-(

bargain

Have seen deals like this in out of the way South Wales stores. I presume they don't sell well there due to lack of freeview reception.

this is good

just what im after for an old tv in the bedroom!

will these work, given the recent channel refresh?

this is awesome! i guess these come with the CAM card for use with ESPN. just called my local store and he can't see any on shelves.hmmmmm

absolute bargain, none in crewe though!

madcap;6700335

will these work, given the recent channel refresh?



I don't see why not. It just be like refeshing regardless.

when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't work

madcap;6700410

when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't … when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't work



For channel five, no?

holmesgroove;6700336

i guess these come with the CAM card for use with ESPN.



I doubt it considering they are old Setanta boxes not ESPN

[QUOTE=nicster08;6700440]I doubt it considering they are old Setanta boxes not ESPN[/QUOTE

The CAM cards for setanta work with ESPN. It's exactly the same through top-up tv. That is definate as i set my mums neighbour up with it.hmmmmm

thats a real bargain ...

Bargain, will be limited locations where there are any someone will end up buying hte lot !

madcap;6700410

when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't … when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't work


This may be the reason they've been reduced though I haven't heard anything about this issue myself. You can always take it back if it doesn't work.
The most likely reason for the reduction is that they have Setanta branding all over the box and blurbs.

I have one of these from when I subscribed to Setanta in 2006/7 but it's been sitting idle since I bought a new telly with an internal tuner and a satt box for the footie.
It was a fairly reliable box for me at the time.
I must fire it up later and see if it still works OK. (It's in the bedroom and I don't wanna wake up the missus)

wow !! hot

Bargain.
Which branch for the OP?

None in Carlisle

SCART cable + aerial cable + batteries are worth £2.50

bargain,I'll swing by our local home store today and check for stock

Should work fine....have 2 of these in the house going well....definately HOT.

Looks like they are just getting shot of the Setanta branded stuff....thought these were a bargain when they were going for £15 a few months ago

Cheapest I've ever seen for a Freeview box.:w00t:
Heat added.

madcap;6700410

when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't … when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't work




grandmother had a box with a harddrive just over a year old and broke with the change over, went back the store and the guy said loads of them were doing it.

eslick;6701089

grandmother had a box with a harddrive just over a year old and broke … grandmother had a box with a harddrive just over a year old and broke with the change over, went back the store and the guy said loads of them were doing it.



all you do is update it ASAP
if it doesnt work then return it

for 2.50 who cares. As another poster said the cables and batteries alone are worth that.

anewman;6700044

Have seen deals like this in out of the way South Wales stores. I presume … Have seen deals like this in out of the way South Wales stores. I presume they don't sell well there due to lack of freeview reception.



A lot of Wales had the analogue signal switched off a while back , some areas still to be done in the coming months.

Has anyone tried Harlow or Bishops Storford branches

Has anyone managed to find one? (other than OP)

I've not been able to find any in central scotland. Gonna try something though. Watch this space. has anyone found out what store this was found in yet? OP?

petermerritt;6701282

Has anyone managed to find one? (other than OP)



unlkley! looked like a job-lot of clearence items had en dumped there! :whistling:

madcap;6700410

when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't … when the refresh was done, it was announced that some old boxes wouldn't work



My box is a good 4/5 years old, back from when Asda were selling the Onn boxes, survived the refresh with no hassle. I don't actually know anyone whose old box didn't to be honest.

Just spoke to head office in Dundee. Seems like there is no chance of finding these now. He couldn't source any while looking on the system. dissapointing!

Gynx;6701489

My box is a good 4/5 years old, back from when Asda were selling the Onn … My box is a good 4/5 years old, back from when Asda were selling the Onn boxes, survived the refresh with no hassle. I don't actually know anyone whose old box didn't to be honest.



we have 2 old digiboxes and both were updated with no problem
havent tried it on my TV as we run a V+ box anyway

Bought one from CDiscount when they were selling them for a fiver plus postage. Great freeview box...if you can find them!

Original Poster

For those asking I saw this in Ipswich (Copdock). There were about 18 of them mid afternoon yesterday.

There was also another stack marked up as £14.97 which looked similar - They were also Setanta branded. Could have been an old price marker or they could have been one with a hard drive built in - Can't confirm that though. There were approx 2-3 times more of those from memory.

Original Poster

Forgot to say I didn't buy one so can't help much on the extra details - Know it had an 8 day EPG which isn't clear for the pic I posted. Sounds like several others on here have one anyway.

None in Purley, according to them on the phone just now

Thanks for the effort.

But I think for 99.9% of people it's a waste of time.
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