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Now TV New Style Freeview HD Box With 5 Months Entertainment or 4 Months Movies at Argos for £34.99
Now TV New Style Freeview HD Box With 5 Months Entertainment or 4 Months Movies at Argos for £34.99

Now TV New Style Freeview HD Box With 5 Months Entertainment or 4 Months Movies at Argos for £34.99

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The new style box with Freeview HD and pause / rewind live TV. Select from either 5 Months entertainment or 4 moths movies pass included. Reduced further from the recent price of £39.99.

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good luck in finding stock

dante2000

good luck in finding stock


Found some!

dante2000

good luck in finding stock



​found some too

Sainsbury's was disocunting this ones. I saw yesterday 1 in Aberdeen for £34. It might help someone.

loads in Liverpool.heat

1 near me are they any good? Ive read reviews about them but I never heard a buyers review.

these will go like hot cakes on black Friday lol

OOS near me, I wonder if Amazon will price match this like they have the older boxes

In stock @ Argos Bristol

What's the difference between white, black and this black box?

xboxwhats

What's the difference between white, black and this black box?



White - WiFi catch up only
Black - Slightly more powerful white box with ethernet port
New Black - Slightly more powerful black box with Freeview HD tuner built in

This is a great price as I paid double this when they came out.

I swapped my BT Youview box for this and it is great. It seems much more responsive than the previous two boxes and it is nice having all the now TV and freeview services on one box. The picture quality seems better than the Youview box too.

I like how the live sky entertainment channels are listed in a tab next to the freeview channels although the only downside I would say is the freeview guide only really able to show now and next rather than several hours or days in advance but I can easily live with that.

The control might annoy some people as the buttons are a bit limited so going through all the channels can take a while if you are looking for one near the end of the list. You can skip several channels at a time though with the fast forward button which saves a bit of time. I am sure they will update it at some point with more functionality for the guide though and maybe a favorite channel tab.

the new smart box is a roku 4 with limited software/ firmware. I have one and its awesome. Its quad core and has 1.5gb ram and can live pause freeview for 30mins. For £40ish you really cant complain. Also sideload plex and you are away. Better than the New apple TV to be honest. I have both.

Same price in Sainsburys

the new sky tv smart box has enough power to output at 4k but is limited in the firmware. Sky don't want you having this instead of there high priced Q box. Be aware that the smart box has a fan so isnt completely silent like the previous generations. It's hardly noticeable though. If you do have issues with noise take it back as some of the first batch of roku 4's had fan issues and this is basically a stripped down version of the same hardware.

chaywa

White - WiFi catch up onlyBlack - Slightly more powerful white box with … White - WiFi catch up onlyBlack - Slightly more powerful white box with ethernet portNew Black - Slightly more powerful black box with Freeview HD tuner built in


Cheers, does the new black having freeview HD mean you can pause live TV and stuff or nah? Or what's the point in that if there is any?


Edited by: "xboxwhats" 25th Aug 2016

xboxwhats

Cheers, does the new black having freeview HD mean you can pause live TV … Cheers, does the new black having freeview HD mean you can pause live TV and stuff or nah? Or what's the point in that if there is any?



You can pause live tv for up to 30 minutes

So what sort of quality do the Sky HD channels stream at compared to a Sky HD Box or are they just at SD quality?

saintalan

So what sort of quality do the Sky HD channels stream at compared to a … So what sort of quality do the Sky HD channels stream at compared to a Sky HD Box or are they just at SD quality?


720p

chaywa

You can pause live tv for up to 30 minutes


Cheers. That's not bad

xboxwhats

Cheers, does the new black having freeview HD mean you can pause live TV … Cheers, does the new black having freeview HD mean you can pause live TV and stuff or nah? Or what's the point in that if there is any?


It provides a Freeview HD tuner to TVs which are HD 'ready' and only have a Freeview tuner. Older plasmas and LCDs can take advantage of it
Edited by: "mrew42" 25th Aug 2016

and sadly Roku 4 is still not officially out in the UK, only in the states... roku.com/en-…are

Tabtester

the new smart box is a roku 4 with limited software/ firmware. I have one … the new smart box is a roku 4 with limited software/ firmware. I have one and its awesome. Its quad core and has 1.5gb ram and can live pause freeview for 30mins. For £40ish you really cant complain. Also sideload plex and you are away. Better than the New apple TV to be honest. I have both.



Only if they allowed Netflix and Amazon Video on this..would be the perfect all-in-one solution.

Currently on a Black box, mainly use for Sky Sports. Is this new box any better than my current box for that purpose?

Thanks.
Edited by: "slipd" 25th Aug 2016

slipd

Currently on a Black box, mainly use for Sky Sports. Is this new box any … Currently on a Black box, mainly use for Sky Sports. Is this new box any better than my current box for that purpose?Thanks.


No, just freeview addition to the black box. I personally don't use anything else now the new box has been launched, I use 3 throughout the house.

Edited by: "chump2000" 25th Aug 2016

dante2000

Sainsbury's was disocunting this ones. I saw yesterday 1 in Aberdeen for … Sainsbury's was disocunting this ones. I saw yesterday 1 in Aberdeen for £34. It might help someone.


also saw them at that price in sainsburys portsmouth.
Edited by: "delpo" 25th Aug 2016

I know it's not something that matters to most people but could anyone tell me what lights are lit up when the box is on standby? I want one of these for my bedroom but hate anything that lights up when not in use.

Gozer

I know it's not something that matters to most people but could anyone … I know it's not something that matters to most people but could anyone tell me what lights are lit up when the box is on standby? I want one of these for my bedroom but hate anything that lights up when not in use.



No light when put in standby

good price, don't know if I want it or not! would never use plex or now TV so would only be for the pause live TV option

£35 in Sainsbury's Heaton too if anyone's struggling for stock in the North East. I've just arranged with Amazon to return the second one I bought at £35.99 as we're getting Sky Q next month, but it looks like sub-£40 is going to be the new standard price for these.

As a Freeview HD tuner these are great (if you can live with the shortcomings of the remote and the inability to manually put it in standby - we've been hitting the NowTV button so at least it's not just heating up with the TV tuner on if it's not being watched.

Only comparable box I could find was the BT YouView zapper but they seem to be more expensive - if you can make use of or sell the passes then for £15 these are an excellent way to get Freeview HD on an older telly

Flubit is your friend. Put the Amazon price in (£39) and get either for just over £35 delivered.

I'm new to Now TV so looking to capitalise on deals like this. Can I buy multiple boxes and activate multiple cards at the same time (E.g 1 x entertainment pass and 1 x movie pass) and can I stack the cards (E.g. If I buy 3 movie passes can I activate then all today and get a years worth of movies). Would likely keep two boxes and sell the rest.

bobofgold1

I'm new to Now TV so looking to capitalise on deals like this. Can I buy … I'm new to Now TV so looking to capitalise on deals like this. Can I buy multiple boxes and activate multiple cards at the same time (E.g 1 x entertainment pass and 1 x movie pass) and can I stack the cards (E.g. If I buy 3 movie passes can I activate then all today and get a years worth of movies). Would likely keep two boxes and sell the rest.



Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to wait for one to expire before applying the next. You can register 4 boxes against your user (and therefore your pass), however you can only watch two of them at the same time.
Edited by: "Liverpool_Bear" 26th Aug 2016

might be silly question but i can connect this to sky dish right?

Original Poster

No you can't connect this to a Sky dish, all services are provided by your aerial for the Freeview channels and your internet connection for Now TV and catch up services.

Liverpool_Bear

Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to … Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to wait for one to expire before applying the next. You can register 4 boxes against your user (and therefore your pass), however you can only watch two of them at the same time.



So does that mean I can apply 1 Movies and 1 Entertainment pass at the same time but can't just apply 6 Movie passes?

I've ordered one of each to get me started (seem to be a fair amount in stock in the North West) as I can make use of 2 boxes either way.

bobofgold1

So does that mean I can apply 1 Movies and 1 Entertainment pass at the … So does that mean I can apply 1 Movies and 1 Entertainment pass at the same time but can't just apply 6 Movie passes?I've ordered one of each to get me started (seem to be a fair amount in stock in the North West) as I can make use of 2 boxes either way.



you can have entertainment/kids/movies/sport all active at the same time.

if you have an active pass, you can't add a new one until 1 month before your current pass expires.

I have heard that the codes that come in the boxes have a 1 year expiry, so I never buy more than 12 months in advance, and then just activate them when needed.

Liverpool_Bear

Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to … Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to wait for one to expire before applying the next. You can register 4 boxes against your user (and therefore your pass), however you can only watch two of them at the same time.



So does that mean I can apply 1 Movies and 1 Entertainment pass at the same time but can't just apply 6 Movie passes?

I've ordered one of each to get me started (seem to be a fair amount in stock in the North West) as I can make use of 2 boxes either way.

Liverpool_Bear

Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to … Hi, it is my understanding that you cannot stack the cards, you have to wait for one to expire before applying the next. You can register 4 boxes against your user (and therefore your pass), however you can only watch two of them at the same time.



So does that mean I can apply 1 Movies and 1 Entertainment pass at the same time but can't just apply 6 Movie passes?

I've ordered one of each to get me started (seem to be a fair amount in stock in the North West) as I can make use of 2 boxes either way.

Not sure if this will help anyone and haven't had time to read the comments but I've just seen someone buying 4 in Argos white rose Leeds. When I saw her buying them I thought she must be a hukd member
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