Has served me well but with the CRT TV making way for digital tv it is no longer needed.
23 November 2011
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
A box that does all you'd expect it to do, with a few minor flaws.
6 July 2009
Excerpt: I picked this Freeview box up for my bedroom portable television, as it was relatively inexpensive and seemed like a quality product. It is impressive - small, so fits nicely onto of the television. Set up was easy and done in a few minutes. The remote control is small and functional, although the buttons are not the most ergonomic! The picture and sound quality are good, and the box and menu systems are easy to navigate around.
Great value, the display thing doesn't bother me if the price is right!
19 May 2009
Excerpt: I bought this because it is relatively cheap, small and sleek looking and I am very please with my purchase. The size and weight make it almost invisible on the shelf below my TV and it is intuitive to set up and use. Easy to programme and plug in and get started straight away it is not a convoluted set top box to use like some of the previous models and makes I have owned previously.
Excerpt: I bought this digital tv box from asda about a year ago. Its been brilliant, and I cant understand why anyone has had problems with it, because its NEVER crashed for me. The signal is always good and strong, and I use an indoor powered ariel. The only bad thing about this box is that sometimes the picture seems to get rather grainy. But for the price, amazing. I recommend this product.
Excerpt: This is my first purchase of a set top box and I am extremely impressed. Purchased for the childrens channels initially (I had visitors!), I had this out of the packing and setup in less than 5 minutes - including having downloaded the programme guide (no exageration). Its also small - smaller than others I have seen, and consequently very discreet. I have it setup with a DVD Recorder as well and both devices work seemlessly my TV. The picture quality is outstanding.
Excerpt: Small, cheap and cheerful unit. Easy to set up and running without problems for over a month in the childrens room. I would have no problems at the moment, recommending this box to anyone else.
Excerpt: I bought this item for my 85 year old mother, so that she could watch digital channels on her ancient TV in her bedroom. Very easy to set up, clear instructions, small and unobtrusive. The only slightly negative point seems to be that the remote control is highly directional - you need to point it directly at the box for it to work. Otherwise, as a no-nonsense compact Freeview set-top box, I think its excellent.