Hitachi HDB73 HDMI Digital Set Top Box - £19.49 @ Argos (+ £1 back through Quidco)
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Hitachi HDB73 HDMI Digital Set Top Box - £19.49 @ Argos (+ £1 back through Quidco)

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Found 11th Dec 2008
Black.
Digitally interactive.
Digital text.
RF loop.
Digital video broadcasting (DVB).
Auto setup.
Auto detection of new channels.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
2 SCART sockets.
1 SCART lead supplied.
HDMI output socket.
Remote control requires 2 x AA batteries, included.
Size (H)4, (W)29.5, (D)17.4cm.
Weight 0.7kg.

14 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/194-5321179A70UC495673X.jpg

Is this just a 'Freeview' box?

Original Poster

fatabelly;3733158

Is this just a 'Freeview' box?



Yes, a good one aswell :thumbsup:

So what's the point of HDMI when it's not a HD signal on freeview??

well freeview is digital and hdmi sends a digital signal to a tv that needs a digital signal, whereas if you use scart is converts digital to analgue then back to digital, so hdmi doesnt always mean High Def pictures, but just a good method of sending digital signals.
So less converting shoudl in theory mean a slightly (maybe unnoticable) picture difference.

i bought this yday and paid a fiver more, whats the deal with that?

Anyone think i can gets my shiny pennies back?

Original Poster

kevinmc666;3733427

i bought this yday and paid a fiver more, whats the deal with that?Anyone … i bought this yday and paid a fiver more, whats the deal with that?Anyone think i can gets my shiny pennies back?



Im not 100% sure but I don't think you can get your £5 back :-(

Original Poster

Why is people saying this is cold :?

Take it back for a Refund, and buy a new one?

chrisdarl;3733753

Take it back for a Refund, and buy a new one?



excatly my thoughts thats what id do as argos you can take anything back within 7days, even if dont get a refund ask to excange it for the same one! or ask for credit note and go back in later.

This seems like a good deal to me - do you know if you can use Scart to connect to your TV if you don't have HDMI?

jw191;3757624

This seems like a good deal to me - do you know if you can use Scart to … This seems like a good deal to me - do you know if you can use Scart to connect to your TV if you don't have HDMI?



Yes, says it has two scart sockets and one scart lead is supplied :thumbsup:

The reason this set top box has an HDMI socket is because the receiver upscales the signal to 1080i HD. Finding details on this is seems to be somewhat tricky though, the new Argos catalogue says it upscales to 1080i but the Argos website doesn't. I've read the reviews on the Argos website and apparently the upscaled picture isn't all that great. Any of you guys got this hooked up to an HD TV?

cuba

The reason this set top box has an HDMI socket is because the receiver … The reason this set top box has an HDMI socket is because the receiver upscales the signal to 1080i HD. Finding details on this is seems to be somewhat tricky though, the new Argos catalogue says it upscales to 1080i but the Argos website doesn't. I've read the reviews on the Argos website and apparently the upscaled picture isn't all that great. Any of you guys got this hooked up to an HD TV?

i have it set at 1080i on my 1080p 32" tv and it looks very nice.
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