Freeview Box. 14.99 @ Argos
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Freeview Box. 14.99 @ Argos

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Found 22nd Nov 2008Made hot 22nd Nov 2008
* Digitally interactive.
* Digital text.
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB).
* Auto setup.
* Auto scan for new channels.
* Now and next electronic programme guide.
* 7 days electronic programme guide.
* 1 SCART socket.
* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.
* Size (H)3.8m, (W)23.2, (D)15.6cm.
* Weight 0.6kg.

30 Comments

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nice title

Yeah, very informative I thought.

Don't waste your money...get the HD Freeview box. There will be lots of these old ones going cheap now

Nothing special you can get Freeview boxes for this price almost anywhere, The butchers the bakers and even the candle-stick makers, Lukewarm;-)

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Garyn;3533212

Don't waste your money...get the HD Freeview box. There will be lots of … Don't waste your money...get the HD Freeview box. There will be lots of these old ones going cheap now


and where can we get an HD freeview box then?

csiman;3533575

and where can we get an HD freeview box then?

news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm Might need to wait awhile according to this and which area you live in.

ere ya go mate

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yeah their really cheap arent they. for £15 this is a good deal voted hot

also most people who get standard freeview boxes get them because they are cheap, so if someone wanted a freeview HD box, they would prob just get freesat HD, sky HD etc considering how much the HD freeview boxes are going for

Got this bad boy for £12.99 from Argos a few weeks ago. It's pretty good but the sound tends to cut out for a few seconds every now and then.

What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I change my pants. They keep becoming faulty. last year I have got through 3.

Before one of you reply, I dont really change my pants 3 times a year ;-)

No a bad box atall; Got one for my 91 year old dad the other week when they were 12.99 and he can work it just fine (so it must be nice and easy!) :thumbsup:

why this hot? ive never paid more than £15 for a freeview box.
Arent they this price all the time?

Yeah I too bought one a few weeks ago, and overall very happy with it but as kyletherobot says, the sound does cut out for a couple of seconds perhaps a few times a day.

Chris206;3533991

why this hot? ive never paid more than £15 for a freeview box.Arent they … why this hot? ive never paid more than £15 for a freeview box.Arent they this price all the time?



might just be because its half price. not sure, still not a bad price for a decent looking box

salcapone72;3533934

What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I … What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I change my pants. They keep becoming faulty. last year I have got through 3.Before one of you reply, I dont really change my pants 3 times a year ;-)



If you buy them at that rate,you're better off buying a tv with freeview aint ya..lol

Bogstandard price for a bogstandard freeview box.

If you look at the small print for this box on the Argos site, it's states it had previous been on sale for £12.99, so not as hot! :thinking:

salcapone72;3533934

What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I … What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I change my pants. They keep becoming faulty. last year I have got through 3.Before one of you reply, I dont really change my pants 3 times a year ;-)


Ever heard the saying
"if you buy cheap, you buy twice" ?
Or in your case, if you buy cheap, you buy thrice!!!

My Sony is still going strong 3 years on
(admitedly it was the one I bought second as I too bought a cheaper one first time round)
Only problem is that Sony don't make them anymore :-(

chezlow;3534576

If you look at the small print for this box on the Argos site, it's … If you look at the small print for this box on the Argos site, it's states it had previous been on sale for £12.99, so not as hot! :thinking:


Not that long ago either:
hotukdeals.com/ite…ev/

That was probably the time when B&Q were flogging a cheap box for £12.99 too

salcapone72;3533934

What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I … What is it with Freeview boxes? I seem to get through them as often as I change my pants. They keep becoming faulty. last year I have got through 3.Before one of you reply, I dont really change my pants 3 times a year ;-)



Completely agree. Most cheap freeview boxes are just cheap and nasty. I keep changing mine regularely at least twice a year. I bought from Argos, so no problem with exchange. As long as you ask for a refund and re-buy, you can extent your warranty forever. And don't feel guilty about it because the one who sells c***p also deserves c***p.

They trialed HD freeview a couple of years a go off the Crystal palace transmitter, never took of then , won't take of now.

ms2005;3535233

They trialed HD freeview a couple of years a go off the Crystal palace … They trialed HD freeview a couple of years a go off the Crystal palace transmitter, never took of then , won't take of now.



Of course it didn't take off, it was an experimental transmission to 450 homes to test it. Once the freeview HD boxes are available it'll take off in a big way.

unterwasser;3536132

Of course it didn't take off, it was an experimental transmission to 450 … Of course it didn't take off, it was an experimental transmission to 450 homes to test it. Once the freeview HD boxes are available it'll take off in a big way.



..... And when Freeview HD is launched every current freeview box in the land wont work and will have to be replaced. Loads more money for the manufacturers!! :whistling: ;-)

kar999;3538283

..... And when Freeview HD is launched every current freeview box in the … ..... And when Freeview HD is launched every current freeview box in the land wont work and will have to be replaced. Loads more money for the manufacturers!! :whistling: ;-)


whats your point?
isnt this just evolution of technology... a normal feature of life.
Remember black and white teles?

Last week in B&Q they had Fortec Star freeview boxes for £10 each, nice little unit with twin scart sockets and a pass through aerial sockets. Nice stylish looking box it is too compared to some of the ugly cheap boxes ive seen

Chris206;3538537

whats your point?isnt this just evolution of technology... a normal … whats your point?isnt this just evolution of technology... a normal feature of life.Remember black and white teles?



That was just my point.. Hence the whistling smilies..:whistling:

Get everyone kitted out for the digital switchover and then a couple of years later tell them all the kit they've just bought will stop working soon and they need to buy more new boxes.

It's just that the timescale for progress gets shorter and shorter. The evolution from black and white teles to where we are now took 50 odd years!

kar999;3539467

That was just my point.. Hence the whistling smilies..:whistling:Get … That was just my point.. Hence the whistling smilies..:whistling:Get everyone kitted out for the digital switchover and then a couple of years later tell them all the kit they've just bought will stop working soon and they need to buy more new boxes.It's just that the timescale for progress gets shorter and shorter. The evolution from black and white teles to where we are now took 50 odd years!



Are you saying that they do tellies now in colour? Wow might have to look into one of them marvells for christmas

urbanlegend11;3540980

Are you saying that they do tellies now in colour? Wow might have to look … Are you saying that they do tellies now in colour? Wow might have to look into one of them marvells for christmas



Yes!!!
I actually saw one in a shop window

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kar999;3539467

That was just my point.. Hence the whistling smilies..:whistling:Get … That was just my point.. Hence the whistling smilies..:whistling:Get everyone kitted out for the digital switchover and then a couple of years later tell them all the kit they've just bought will stop working soon and they need to buy more new boxes.It's just that the timescale for progress gets shorter and shorter. The evolution from black and white teles to where we are now took 50 odd years!


freeview HD will NOT replace standard freeview.

csiman;3544296

freeview HD will NOT replace standard freeview.



Quite right, but nearly all of todays standard Freeview boxes and intergrated TV's won be able to decode the MPEG-4 transmition format.

But then it's no different from Standard SKy and Sky HD where you also need a new box.
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