Scart DVB-T Digital Terrestrial Receiver + USB PVR With Remote Control - £16.78 Delivered @ Best Offer Buy
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Scart DVB-T Digital Terrestrial Receiver + USB PVR With Remote Control - £16.78 Delivered @ Best Offer Buy

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Found 26th Jan 2011
I was looking for a cheap and small PVR that I could plug into the back of the spare TV in our bedroom.

I was also in the market for one that can record programs to a USB stick and, more importanly, playback avi files from it.

This looks pretty good for under £17 delivered, so decided to give it a whirl. Will post a review once it arrives.

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I'm probably asking the obvious but would this be able to play .avi files?

Probably plays some codecs.

Slightly cheaper here and some more information about supported formats in the user comments.

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Krosus

Slightly cheaper here and some more information about supported formats … Slightly cheaper here and some more information about supported formats in the user comments.



Thanks for the other link. Didn't think to check if it was available on any other sites. I've used Deal Extreme and whilst they can't be beaten on price, they've let me down a few times with things done missing in delivery. Not enough that I won't use them again, but always good to have some perspective from a difference vendor.

Still the reviews on DX are very reassuring, and to answer the question above, YES, it looks like it will play AVI's. Though it looks like it'll play XVID codes. No mention of DIVX yet.

"The receiver is only for countries with broadcasting DVB-T MPEG-2. It is not for countries with DVB-T MPEG4 (Poland,
Hungary) and DVB-T2 (United Kingdom)"

jazid

"The receiver is only for countries with broadcasting DVB-T MPEG-2. It is … "The receiver is only for countries with broadcasting DVB-T MPEG-2. It is not for countries with DVB-T MPEG4 (Poland, Hungary) and DVB-T2 (United Kingdom)"



That statement is only partially correct. The UK uses DVB-T for standard definition broadcasts and DVB-T2 for high definition broadcasts. In other words, it's an SD adapter not an HD adapter.

Original Poster

Krosus

That statement is only partially correct. The UK uses DVB-T for standard … That statement is only partially correct. The UK uses DVB-T for standard definition broadcasts and DVB-T2 for high definition broadcasts. In other words, it's an SD adapter not an HD adapter.



It's a SCART adapter, which can't carry a HD signal. So there's no need for it to carry the DVB-T2.

Good price.

Stevieblueyez

It's a SCART adapter, which can't carry a HD signal. So there's no need … It's a SCART adapter, which can't carry a HD signal. So there's no need for it to carry the DVB-T2.



That's not strictly true either. Some modern HDTV's allow component YPbPr signals to be connected to the RGB input pins of the SCART and will display it in Hi Def.

In my original comment I was just correcting a mistake in the review which might have put some people off this deal.

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Had mine a week now. Have to admit It's pretty impressive.

It's even played avi files that my PS3 won't play.

And... for some reason... it seems to be playing the TopUpTv stations which I thought were PPV with.

Stevieblueyez

Had mine a week now. Have to admit It's pretty impressive. It's even … Had mine a week now. Have to admit It's pretty impressive. It's even played avi files that my PS3 won't play. And... for some reason... it seems to be playing the TopUpTv stations which I thought were PPV with.



that is very interesting.....

can anyone elseconfirm what stevieblueyez said about playing topuptv channels

thedriver

can anyone elseconfirm what stevieblueyez said about playing topuptv … can anyone elseconfirm what stevieblueyez said about playing topuptv channels


That seems strange though.

I ordered one of these - arrived today - worked for about 10 minutes (just long enough to scan all the stations etc) now all it does isflicker on and off
Probably cost me more than £17 to send it back to Hong Kong for an exchange.
First thing I've got from DEx that's let me down though.

lol just noticed that the large pictures on that Bestofferbuy website of this product are DealExtremes pictures - they've blurred out the DEx watermarks!!!!!
Edited by: "kjsav123" 9th Mar 2011

I presume it needs an aerial to be plugged in to receive digital broadcasts?

I have purchased some of these units ( possibly slightely different in looks ) for a hotel in GB. What a pile of cr.p!! They run for a few hours and then go dead. The only way to bring them back is to switch off the PSU, then switch on again - then they continue erratically and eventually die again. Try explaining to premium paying guests that these units are temperamental and that this is the norm'. Give them a wide birth!!

I've now tried 3 times over 3 hours to install my box. All goes well until it wants to "store" the channels, when it freezes so that I can't progress any further. I'm afraid I would NOT recommend this product. Time to ask for a refund.
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