Philips DTR220: Scrambled - Fine For Eggs, Not TV.
5 October 2013
Summary: I bought this digital freeview box whilst out shopping on an impulse as the switch over was about to happen and I hadn't yet done anything about the compact TV in my bedroom. We'd recently had an aerial upgrade and installed a high quality freeview box in the living room and I didn't want to loose the option of watching Saturday morning cooking shows in bed!
Allows digital TV on non-digital sets, sleek design, affordable.
30 January 2012
Excerpt: "...new channels. The Philips DTR220 was available at the time for around £40, although it can be bought for anything from under £20 to around £40 at the time of writing this review. With such a broad pricing I would suggest you shop around, if you even need this product. With the new digital age upon us and this technology fading away with the non-digital TV's I would expect sales are drying up for such products. The reason I bought this digital reciever ...
Pros: Allows digital TV on non - digital sets, sleek design, affordable, easy to set up .
Cons: Bulky remote control, cheap feeling box, no longer needed due to new technology .
Philips DTR220 - consigned to the scrapheap, no longer cutti ...
23 November 2011
Summary: Although we have a good range of the latest technology in our household we do also still have an old CRT TV built long before the new digital era. Due to this it was never designed for the digital switchover and therefore we needed a digital reciever for it to be compatible with the new channels. The Philips DTR220 was available at the time for around £40, although it can be bought for anything from under £20 to around £40 at the time of writing this review.
Pros: Allows digital TV on non-digital sets, sleek design, affordable, easy to set up.
Cons: Bulky remote control, cheap feeling box, no longer needed due to new technology.
Excerpt: "...for one. I found the Philips one to be one of the slimmest machines I could find. It was priced averagely compared to the other boxes so I decided to give it a go. It was not my first free view box, I had previously owned a very old chunky Thompson one however this just stopped working one day. The Philips one looked very modern and I was excited to bring it home. I was surprised at how light and small it was compared to my old machine! ==Price and ...
Summary: I wanted a free view box for my bedroom so I went to Curry's to shop for one. I found the Philips one to be one of the slimmest machines I could find. It was priced averagely compared to the other boxes so I decided to give it a go. It was not my first free view box, I had previously owned a very old chunky Thompson one however this just stopped working one day. The Philips one looked very modern and I was excited to bring it home.
Summary: OVERVIEW: With the inevitable switch over to Digital TV, I decided to purchase a cheap Freeview box for my TV in the bedroom. As I only tend to watch TV for about half an hour before going to sleep, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the box. STYLE & DESIGN: The box is very compact and sits comfortably on top of my TV. It has a very slender design and has a small red light to indicate that the power is on.
Summary: I had a television in my bedroom and it got to the point where watching the usual five television channels were doing my head in, I would go and watch television in bed and there was nothing on. So I decided that I would ask for a freeview box for my birthday, as it would give me a wider range of channels to choose from without any additional monthly cost, only the one off payment for the box.
Philips DTR220: Small Compact Digibox - if only it had worked!!!
4 October 2010
Summary: A while ago my girlfriend and I were looking for a small digibox for the bedroom as we had gotten so used to watching freeview in the lounge that when we went to the bedroom and there were only five channels to choose from it felt like we were stepping back into the dark ages. We picked this box up for just under £20 as I used an Argos voucher I had. The promise of an ultra compact digibox was great as we didn't want the bedroom cluttered up with equipment everywhere.
Summary: After deciding that just having 5 channels wouldn't do, I realised that i needed to invest in a freeview box. I bought the Philips DTR210 set top box from my local Tesco store for £24.99 The set top box came with an adapter, remote and instructions. There was no scart lead included, but like most people these days we have a drawer full of such things, so it wasn't too much of a problem. Setting the box up was very simple.
Pros: Cheap, Easy to use, Attractive Design, Good Performance
Cons: Doesn't come with scart, occasional picture and sound distortion.
Philips DTR220, Thank Heaven's I didn't pay for it!
28 February 2010
Summary: I have to admit, I won this box on a competition site and everyone tells me I should be grateful. Why? It was easy to attach, it was easy to load, it was easy to work out all of the instructions. Great. I set it with my vcr so that I could go out only to find when I got home that it only allows recording in Black and White. I am not kidding. In the book it says that it can happen and you can correct it. No, you can't. And you just try calling Philips and asking for help.