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Topfield Icecrypt T2200 High Definition Digital Freeview Reciever £139.99 @ Play
Topfield Icecrypt T2200 High Definition Digital Freeview Reciever £139.99 @ Play

Topfield Icecrypt T2200 High Definition Digital Freeview Reciever £139.99 @ Play

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Looking for a Freeview HD box and found this, down from £179.99..
USB slot makes it possible to play a host of digital media files from a memory stick. It plays MP3 music and displays JPEG photos and the ability to play DivX and even DivX HD (MKV format), software upgrade will allow you to record programmes to a USB stick (or an external hard drive attached to the USB port.

review found here... (9/10) looks a winner
pocket-lint.com/rev…iew

# Digital Freeview HD Receiver
# Twin Scart
# Ethernet
# 2 CI Slots for Pay TV Services
# DivX, AVI, MP3, MP4, MKV M2TS fi le playback
# 32 Bit On Screen Display (HD OSD)
# Dolby+ supported, including Dolby downmix
# HDMI/HDCP supported (up to 1080p)
# Software upgrade by USB and OAD
# Digital Audio Output
# MPEG-2/MPEG-4 digital & fully DVB-T/T2 compliant
# 2000 TV and Radio channels programmable
# Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
# Fully MPEG licensed
# Plug-and-Play Installation

47 Comments

Looks great, heat added

I cannot believe it'll play mkv files - also, the review in the OP says that you'll be able to record onto an ext USB HDD soon as well...

Very nice

I can't believe it's not butter - just joking. Incredible player and this one actually plays MKV! Why cold is beyond me.

looks like an excellent piece of kit.

thanks

Any restriction of MKV size? Also, does it accept NTFS, FAT32 or both?

Does it have a USB or do you have to netork it via the lan port to play your mkv's?

Fantastic....all i gotta do now is wait till 2012 for HD freeview signal.....!!!

rob585;8572865

Fantastic....all i gotta do now is wait till 2012 for HD freeview … Fantastic....all i gotta do now is wait till 2012 for HD freeview signal.....!!!



Just move to the Granada region, we've got it!:thumbsup:

craigstephens;8574866

Just move to the Granada region, we've got it!:thumbsup:



Have we?

E2A: We have!

From what I've just read 1080i not P and as all these channels are broadcast in 720p i doubt it really matters but the limited choice of HD channels and poor coverage make this a bit to early for anything like this, You would be better getting a Sky HD box there are good offers on now and £100 quidco so in theory you will get well over 12months HD TV and there are no coverage issues and way more content and with Sky they have released the first 3D channel which i assume will be for the world cup.

A little review
gonedigital.net/201…ok/

for the sake of getting 3 channels i'm not sure it worth it yet, especially as its an early adopter price. once you can get all the SD freeview chan's in HD, and the price of these things goes sub £100 then ill consider it. Great for the wealthier people or football nuts with the world cup round the corner!

Nellster;8576413

for the sake of getting 3 channels i'm not sure it worth it yet, … for the sake of getting 3 channels i'm not sure it worth it yet, especially as its an early adopter price. once you can get all the SD freeview chan's in HD


you will be waiting a long time for that to happen.

Im finding it difficult to hold back from this. Its a reasonable price compared to whats on the market and it also means that I can play MKV's without having to convert the format to suit my PS3. Also it means I can stop using my PS3 as a media player....

AAAAnd... if they actually update the software so that the recording feature is enabled to USB, then we have a freeview HD recorder and they will go for a little bit more then this price when they hit the shelves properly.

heat and rep added

Nellster;8576413

for the sake of getting 3 channels i'm not sure it worth it yet, … for the sake of getting 3 channels i'm not sure it worth it yet, especially as its an early adopter price. once you can get all the SD freeview chan's in HD, and the price of these things goes sub £100 then ill consider it. Great for the wealthier people or football nuts with the world cup round the corner!



I agree with you to some extent but If you are also looking for an mkv playing device, then it's price becomes more attractive.

Its a shame the USB slot is under the front facia...they say that there will be a firmware update later in the year to allow USB recording (apparently the remote already has a record button on it to substantiate this).

The problem is that if you want to leave attached an external USB HD or pen then the you will have a lead sticking out from the font.

Shame its not at the back.

A good choice if you don't want to upgrade your telly for Freeview HD.

Looks really good option, I take it that you can stream films and music through the LAN port.

kibrisli7;8576546

Im finding it difficult to hold back from this. Its a reasonable price … Im finding it difficult to hold back from this. Its a reasonable price compared to whats on the market and it also means that I can play MKV's without having to convert the format to suit my PS3. Also it means I can stop using my PS3 as a media player....AAAAnd... if they actually update the software so that the recording feature is enabled to USB, then we have a freeview HD recorder and they will go for a little bit more then this price when they hit the shelves properly.heat and rep added





You don't need to convert anything for the PS3, just use PS3 Java Media Server to transcode on the fly and stream from your pc. I'm yet to find anything that wont' play and if you have a fast processor it will faultlessly stream 1080p mkv or BRRip to the PS3.

ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/

Banned

If I knew the following I would buy this now. Infact I'd buy lots of them:

1) Does it actually stream over LAN? Or is the ethernet port one of those for servicing/upgrades/etc only? Does it stream all the same formats over LAN?

2) When they say its going to record, in what format?

doctorblue;8576607

Its a shame the USB slot is under the front facia...they say that there … Its a shame the USB slot is under the front facia...they say that there will be a firmware update later in the year to allow USB recording (apparently the remote already has a record button on it to substantiate this).The problem is that if you want to leave attached an external USB HD or pen then the you will have a lead sticking out from the font.Shame its not at the back.



The probably went via the front with people not happy about the 5800 having it on the rear!

Pain in the bum if you need to update firmware and install TAPS etc.

Not a problem if you leave a usb connected though just to make hooking up easier

Banned

barbiegirl;8576809

You don't need to convert anything for the PS3, just use PS3 Java Media … You don't need to convert anything for the PS3, just use PS3 Java Media Server to transcode on the fly and stream from your pc. I'm yet to find anything that wont' play and if you have a fast processor it will faultlessly stream 1080p mkv or BRRip to the PS3.http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/



Yeah, thats all fine, but it requires leaving a PC on all the time (or booting your PC whenever you want to watch something) which is a) a waste of energy, b) a waste of time booting it up etc, c) a waste of PC as transcoding is very heavy and the PC pretty much can't be used while its doing so.

I would much, much prefer a device that would just natively stream MKV from a NAS over the LAN. Woo for TLA's.

Worth mentioning that this box won't do anything with the HE-AAC 5.1 signal currently broadcast by the HD channels, so if you're planning on using 5.1 - don't!

razord;8576870

Worth mentioning that this box won't do anything with the HE-AAC 5.1 … Worth mentioning that this box won't do anything with the HE-AAC 5.1 signal currently broadcast by the HD channels, so if you're planning on using 5.1 - don't!



Its got S/PDIF on the back to loop to your AV amp, I'm not sure on quite what you expected.....

bear in mind for those that are looking at using this for MKV playback instead of a NMT or whatever, that it quite possibly/probably wont be able to play DTS audio which most mkvs are meaning you'd have to convert each one....similar to how most tv built in mkv playback usb ports are

doctorblue;8576607

The problem is that if you want to leave attached an external USB HD or … The problem is that if you want to leave attached an external USB HD or pen then the you will have a lead sticking out from the font.Shame its not at the back.



Only as bad as using a PS3 (with PlayTV dongle) to record TV. The USB ports are also on the front.

Yeah, i'd worry about the lack of DTS-support, and can it downmix ? It says "Dolby downmix" but presumably this is not the same as downmixing DTS.

That's a killer if it doesn't support it, in terms of someone wanting it for mkv playback.

I'd only vote hot if we can confirm NTFS and DTS support. I'll hold off on my vote till there's more info.

It would mention it if it did have DTS support, so i think you can safely assume it doesn't!

axum;8577520

It would mention it if it did have DTS support, so i think you can safely … It would mention it if it did have DTS support, so i think you can safely assume it doesn't!



Never assume anything.
Although I can't find anything to say it does, or doesn't, support DTS (something the reviewers really should have mentioned as it's an obvious point with regards to MKV support).

OK, i'll assume it doesn't, you can assume what you like ;-)

Flubster;8576932

Its got S/PDIF on the back to loop to your AV amp, I'm not sure on quite … Its got S/PDIF on the back to loop to your AV amp, I'm not sure on quite what you expected.....



AAC is an audio codec that virtually (99%+) of receivers don't - and never will decode. It's not like dolby digital where any digital amp made in the last 10-15 years will decode.

Basically if it isn't decoded by the HD freeview box and sent as raw PCM over HDMI for your receiver to munch then your screwed and won't be getting surround sound

jukkie;8577735

Never assume anything.Although I can't find anything to say it does, or … Never assume anything.Although I can't find anything to say it does, or doesn't, support DTS (something the reviewers really should have mentioned as it's an obvious point with regards to MKV support).



Of course it doesn't, this is cheap as chips rubbish no way would it support DTS.

You'd be lucky if it actually supported DD5.1 in MKV.

HD Freeview available in Manchester says December 2010 on postcode checker.

Fancy getting for the worldcup.

razord;8576870

Worth mentioning that this box won't do anything with the HE-AAC 5.1 … Worth mentioning that this box won't do anything with the HE-AAC 5.1 signal currently broadcast by the HD channels, so if you're planning on using 5.1 - don't!



I haven't a clue what this means.
I was planning on watching telly with it.

That spec page is pretty rubbish, doesn't go into any details about the audio/video codec support!

"Cheap as chips" ?! It's about double the price of a WD TV player that does support DTS and DTS downmixing ?! (ok, so this does the whole freeview bit as well, but purely looking at mkv-playback, it ain't cheap!)

Sold out!

Anarchist;8576856

Yeah, thats all fine, but it requires leaving a PC on all the time (or … Yeah, thats all fine, but it requires leaving a PC on all the time (or booting your PC whenever you want to watch something) which is a) a waste of energy, b) a waste of time booting it up etc, c) a waste of PC as transcoding is very heavy and the PC pretty much can't be used while its doing so.I would much, much prefer a device that would just natively stream MKV from a NAS over the LAN. Woo for TLA's.




Woo for TLA's indeed. That made me smile.

I also use a WDTV live but without wireless-n it won't handle 1080p bit rates over wi-fi. Wire it up and you'd be good to go from a NAS.

barbiegirl;8576809

You don't need to convert anything for the PS3, just use PS3 Java Media … You don't need to convert anything for the PS3, just use PS3 Java Media Server to transcode on the fly and stream from your pc. I'm yet to find anything that wont' play and if you have a fast processor it will faultlessly stream 1080p mkv or BRRip to the PS3.http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/


I really dont think its a good idea to have a PC running as well as my PS3 to play a film.

Thanks anyway

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