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Sagem ITD81 HD Freeview Digital TV Receiver £19.99 delivered or in store @ DSG
Sagem ITD81 HD Freeview Digital TV Receiver £19.99 delivered or in store @ DSG

Sagem ITD81 HD Freeview Digital TV Receiver £19.99 delivered or in store @ DSG

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This freeview High Definition reeceiver has a HDMI port the description say it will be able to RECEIVE FUTURE HD CHANNELS. Also available at currys and pcworld, you can reserve it for collection at currys.
With the Sagem ITD81 HD Freeview Digital TV Receiver you'll be able to receive a vast range of Freeview digital television channels/radio stations, including any forthcoming HD channels.

* Access up to 48 digital TV channels
* No monthly subscription or contract
* Standard definition picture quality
* 7 day on-screen guide
* 2 scart connections

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Not bad if it delivers on its promise.

That said I live in one of the smaller regions (Tyne Tees) and traditionally we've always had to wait a couple of years before new terrestrial tech reaches here, so I'll hold out until a date is announced. Obviously we don't have the old problem of TTTV having to interface the new tech with the out of date rubbish they have on-site anymore but I'd still be surprised if we got this before 2011.

Northern Ireland not switching over to digital until 2012, last as usual :x

Thankfully I've a sat setup for freesat hd

This will not support Freeview HD in the UK.

CHeers, Des.

I didn't think they'd finalised the specs for UK HD Freeview :?

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DesG;6343256

This will not support Freeview HD in the UK.CHeers, Des.



and why wont it? your username sounds like you work for dixons.

Computerman;6343306

and why wont it?



Because it won't, what more do you need?

On a more technical level, it doesn't support DVB-T2 which is what will be used for UK freeview HD.

dvb.org/tec…xml

Cheers, Des.

Only the UK it appears is opting for DVB-T2.That is why Play tv is HD compatable if you move to France.It appears all decisions for us are made by pure pillocks.

No receiver on the market at this point in time would support future HD Freeview as the standard to be used in these receivers is not yet decided. DVB T2 will most likely lead to incorporation of some sort of DMR protection to be used with these receivers with restrictions on how HD programs can be recorded.

One could argue that Dixons is falsely advertising this although their argument could be that it will receive the forthcoming HD freeview broadcast but in Standard definition quality (as stated later in the listed specs for picture quality). In simple words, this is in no way any different than any other Freeview box apart from having an HDMI port (a lot of the newer TVs may do better upscaling the SD picture anyway than this box).

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oh my god computerman do some basic research before embarassing yourself!

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Mascherano;6344832

oh my god computerman do some basic research before embarassing yourself!



not my failt dixons misadvertises i will expire this thread then. I dont even know anything about DVB-T2 cos im computerman not freeviewman.
Thanks for the rep mascherano, but there was no need to leave a comment and call me dumb for not knowing the requirements of freeview HD. You can't expect me to research every single item i submit, i just used the information given to me fron Dixons, which turned out to be misadvertising. Now i learnt a lesson im not going to trust description dixons gives to it products.

We can't blame Computerman for Dixons mistake/misleading people.

On a similar note, I wonder how many people have been mislead during the current digital switchover who have brought nice new "HD Ready" Freeview TVs, thinking they are now "ready" to watch HD Freeview when it comes, without having to buy any extra equipment.

inside101;6348259

We can't blame Computerman for Dixons mistake/misleading people.On a … We can't blame Computerman for Dixons mistake/misleading people.On a similar note, I wonder how many people have been mislead during the current digital switchover who have brought nice new "HD Ready" Freeview TVs, thinking they are now "ready" to watch HD Freeview when it comes, without having to buy any extra equipment.



Probably a lot...

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inside101;6348259

We can't blame Computerman for Dixons mistake/misleading people.On a … We can't blame Computerman for Dixons mistake/misleading people.On a similar note, I wonder how many people have been mislead during the current digital switchover who have brought nice new "HD Ready" Freeview TVs, thinking they are now "ready" to watch HD Freeview when it comes, without having to buy any extra equipment.



thanks, for your comment. let me give u rep.

Computerman;6349481

thanks, for your comment. let me give u rep.


You're welcome and thanks for the rep :thumbsup:
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