Set top box that doesn't live up to it's description.
5 October 2013
Excerpt: 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!
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Pleased with the compact design and many features, but very disappointed with the parental control aspect. We specifically bought this model because we wanted to control the content of the programmes our children can watch. We wanted to put in an age limit and the instruction book shows you how to do this. However in practice it cannot be done. We contacted Philips and they came back to confirm it cannot be done and they have no plans to change the software.
Excerpt: "...weeks, I decided upon the Philips DTR220 as I had read fairly decent reviews on a few sites and as it wasn't all singing all dancing, came in at an acceptable £29.99 on Amazon. Luckily enough I had some gift vouchers for Amazon which knocked a substantial amount off. My first impressions upon unpacking the Freeview box was that it was one of the smallest receivers I have seen (approximately 20cm W x 10cm D x 3.5cm H). It's very compact and managed ...
Excerpt: With the impending digital switchover looming over the horizon, I decided to be well prepared and looked into getting a reasonably priced Freeview box for our bedroom TV. I wanted a well known make which was small and compact. As I wanted to find one on a relatively small budget I wasn't expecting to find one with a built in recorder. My only stipulation was that it had to have a 7 day electronic TV guide. So off I went to do my research.
Gut, aber Technik mittlerweile in die Jahre gekommen???
8 March 2010
Summary: Habe den DTR220 für meinen 12 Jahre alten Röhrenfernseher gekauft, der noch keinen eingebauten DVB-T Empfänger hat. Die Bedienung und der Anschluss des Receivers ist umproblematisch. Besonders gut gefällt mir auch die einfach handzuhabendene Favoritensenderliste. Der DTR220 empfängt mit einer aktiven Aussenantenne alle vom Sender ausgestrahlten Programme gut, wobei es allerdings immer wieder zu sporadischen Bild- und Tonausfällen kommt.
Summary: Der Name bürgt für Qualität.Stimmt soweit. Aufstellen , anschließen einschalten, Sender suchen. Das Gerät ist an der Außenantenne angeschlossen, was für einen Superempfang sorgt. Nun, hier im Ruhrgebiet gibt es dahin gehend keine Probleme.25 Fernsehsender sind zu empfangen. Was mich stört ist die Fernbedienung. Es sind viel zu viele, und dementsprechend kleine Druckknöpfe.Unübersichtlich !!! Noch heute, nach wochenlangen Besitz such ich immer noch EPG oder Menue Taste.