Excerpt: This is a great product, priced reasonably for what it is and has additional features such as lip sync. The 1st box I received was in brand new condition. As it was such a good box, I decided to order 2 more which arrived with scuff marks, minor damage to one remote control, different length HDMI cables, paint on the coaxial cable and only a photocopied manual in one box.
Summary: I bought this for £50 from Amazon (its now over £100) and am pleased with it. I previously bought the grundig and sharp hd receivers but both kept crashing and the grundig kept skipping on the hd channels. Both were sent back. The Philips thankfully is very stable and the hd picture quality is excellent (dependent on source material).
Summary: Smart unit and good quality picture, however, it is designed to 'drive' an HD rather than standard tv. The unit provides a SCART output and so it is possible to connect a non-HD tv (tv without an HDMI input) via this socket, however, because the intent of the SCART connection is to feed a VCR or similar recording device, the volume isn't controlled and the tv may not detect the digibox being powered up and switch to its SCART input.
Summary: I have had this for 2 weeks now and i am overall very pleased with it. Very quick to set up, the HDMI input is great and i have been able to pick up the Freeview HD channels via my indoor aerial. The main thing i like about this box is that i have been able to create my own favorites list meaning i don't have to shift through useless TV channels. The reason i have only given it 4 stars is because it has crashed once and i had to turn it off and on again via the switch.
Summary: Brilliant product. I don't know if it's just because Freeview boxes have come on a long way since I last bought one about 4 years ago, but this doesn't have any of the laggy interface or hard to use TV guides that I've learnt to associate freeview with. Quick, snappy operation. Looks professional and modern.
Summary: I bought this item recently and have been very impressed with it. Once you overcome a couple of technical difficulties the set performs very well. Firstly it requires a software update before you are able to use it and the download is annoyingly slow. The problem being when you try and select a channel to watch from the program guide well it won't let you but the update fixes that bug.
Summary: Excellent picture quality in both HD and SD, better than the Humax I returned because of the sound reverting to LL every time a channel was changed. If you have an AV amp, sound is DD2.0 via the coax digital (Dr Who is 5.1) but webpage promises a software update to fix. Not as "bells and whistles" as other boxes as there is no media playback thro the USB but I had no need for this.