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Neostar Mini Scart Freeview Digital TV Receiver & Recorder
Rating: 4.5/5read 502 reviews
- Receive Freeview TV and radio channels and record them without the need for a set-top box
- Compact unit plugs discreetly into your TV Scart socket
- Pause or rewind live TV or record direct to SD card, USB memory stick or external hard drive
Receive up to 74 subscription-free Freeview digital TV and radio channels and record them at a touch of button, all without the need for unsightly set-top boxes, with the Neostar TV Capture Mini Scart Freeview Receiver and Recorder.
TV Capture from Neostar Electronics is a compact unit that discreetly plugs into the Scart socket at the back of your TV. Not only does it receive up to 50 digital TV channels, including Film4, E4 and Sky News (as well as all the terrestrial channels – BBC, ITV etc.), but it will record whatever you’re watching or listening to direct to SD card, USB memory stick or external Hard Disc Drive (using USB slot).
Not only that, but as nature seems to call at the most inconvenient of times, you can also pause and rewind live TV, so never again will you miss whodunnit, whether she said “I do”, that vital goal or the epic climax to a blockbuster film.
As the programs you record are stored on an SD card or USB memory stick/HDD, you can of course then watch them back on your TV at your convenience. If you order two TV Captures for two televisions you can even take the SD card out of one TV Capture and play the recording back on the other – brilliant!
Plus, as recorded files are saved as MPEG2s you can play them back on your PC meaning you can catch up on the latest goings-on in the Square or Street wherever you are.
Additional 4GB and 8GB SD Cards and USB Memory Sticks are available to purchase separately.
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- Receives up to 50 Freeview digital TV and 24 digital radio channels
- Records Freeview TV and radio stations direct to SD card (or USB memory stick or external hard drive)
- Pauses and rewinds all digital TV and radio channels
- On screen EPG – program recordings up to 7 days in advance
- Easy to use menu system with automatic set-up
- Remote control with Infra Red sensor (for discreet positioning)
- Multimedia Player function: playback MPEG2 video/MP3 audio/DivX/JPEG files from SD card, memory stick or external hard drive to your TV
- Compact unit; measures only 10x2.5x6cm
- Discreet; plugs directly into your TV - no set-top box cluttering up your space!
- Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - £3.99
- Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £4.99
- Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
- We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands
- Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
- Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 14 days) or replace free of charge
- If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 020 3617 7400
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Absolutely brilliant. Setup a dawdle, everything else quite straightforward and easy-to-use. Very much valure-for money.
Does everything as advertised - neat, simple to operate and extended use and life of bedroom TV
This amazing little box has given new digital life to an old analogue TV all mounted in a bedroom. No worries about where to site the box and better TV reception than ever before.
This is the most useful and versatile audio/video item that I have ever purchased and it only cost 40 quid! Well done to the manufacturer and the distributor of this excellent product.
One of the best £40.00 I have spent. I am in Cornwall and item works well,used auto channel install no problem. clever piece of kit. Great value for money.
I am very pleased with product, thank you
Excellent. Installed in a few minutes and working perfectly.
The receiver/recorder was far better than i would expect for the cost well pleased
I could get it much cheaper elsewhere, therefore a lesson learned in economics.29/11/2013 09:31:00
had problems with the controller which was replaced
good product06/10/2013 16:49:00
This is a good freeview recorder and was good on price. It plugged straight into the back of my television and set up was straightforward. The writing in the instruction manuel needs to be bigger. When recording a program using the timer you need to press red button on the remote before it will let you put in the programme, channel, time on and time off. it does not state this in the instructions. would have been nice to access teletext on this recorder but not available with this recorder. fast delivery service.
Great does exactly as it says on the box18/09/2013 22:20:00
T.V. on/off button doesn't work and unit requires retuning if its used which is a bit strange. .TS (MPEG2) doesn't seem to be a widely available format to write to a disc/DVD. Will still be buying another as overall very pleased with unit.
a great tv receiver but cant get bbc news only for wales20/08/2013 15:40:00
I would be grateful to know how to get the news for bbc west
Neostar Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver01/08/2013 14:23:00
good piece of kit19/07/2013 10:50:00
does what it suppose to
works well for older analogue tv's and gives reasonable picture.02/07/2013 11:43:00
would not fit into my TV scart socket28/06/2013 08:56:00
I considered asking for a replacement, but decided to carry on using my old set-top freeview box. I may try the mini scart reciever when the old box finally expires, and I shall be happy to use My Smart Buy again. Your service has been excellent.
Quick delivery.11/06/2013 21:59:00
Nice and compact.
great piece of electronics11/06/2013 18:56:00
very easy to set up
excellent product quick delivery29/05/2013 19:56:00
good picture & easy recording
very good15/05/2013 18:44:00
easy to use
Nice little gadget for the price.15/05/2013 12:12:00
Overall a good product. Does what I wanted it to. Handy and easy to use.
Good product that does what it is supposed to.13/05/2013 17:55:00
Very easy to set up and use
Very Good - Easy to use13/05/2013 14:12:00
scart mini recorder01/05/2013 21:28:00
Great for capturing TV programmes
Fast delivery and product does exactly what it is supposed to.06/09/2012 16:53:00
Good product, good delivery
Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver/Recorder27/08/2012 12:02:00
This is the second purchase of the same device. I was already very happy with the first one, and had been awaiting a discounted offer, which I quickly noticed in in The Times. I was also pleased with the delivery. An excellent product and service. Thank you.
Not bad for the price01/08/2012 16:06:00
A small but useful item that can be put onto old sets and also allows programes to be recorded such as when afloat on a cruising holiday on the Norfolk Broads, when the cruiser isn't fitted with a DVD Recorder when you want to go ashore to visit nearby attractions etc.
Completely satisfied03/07/2012 10:46:00
I wish all web site purchases were as good value and efficiently dispatched
After sales service was very good.27/06/2012 10:54:00
I could not get subtitles to show when playing back recordings. Help line explained that it is necessary to press the Green button on the remote control after starting playback, to view subtitles. That is not mentioned in the instructions. Recommend to anyone wishing to transfer recordings to PC.
Digital Terrestrial receiver and Recorder18/06/2012 15:14:00
no problem. Digital Terrestrial receiver and Recorder came very quickly
MINI SCART FREEVIEW RECORDER15/06/2012 17:20:00
I AM VERYN PLEASED WITH MY PURCHASE, WHICH HAS GIVEN MY TELEVISION A NEW LEASE OF LIFE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR A QUICK DELIVERY AND EXCELLENT VALUE FOR THE PRICE.
Have not used all of its cababilities but am very pleased with it so far
For the price it was a very good buy,28/05/2012 07:43:00
Once you have mastered the set up, auto downloaded all the channels you can sit back and relax and watch all you favourite programs.
Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver / Recorder to enable an analogue TV to receive digital TV.25/05/2012 14:02:00
A very useful product.
great product19/05/2012 14:14:00
Does what it says-pity there is no teletext facilty
It's very handy, though the instructions are a little sparse, and it has a habit of 'freezing' (though this can be cured by the well known technique of pulling out the plug and reinserting it). If you have more than one, a big advantage is being able to play back rcordings on a unit other than the one used to record, so as a back up recording device, it's very useful. In spite of my comments, I now use three (!!) and wouldn't be without them.
Simple and elegant solution to switching a small bedroom TV to digital Free-View
First impression was of a rather flimsy item. Awkward to access behind a TV with so many cables to it. This was solved by fitting a SCART cable extension making access much easier. If use, it was easy to set up, has a good menu system and the results are superb using a standard SD card or quality flash drive.
Had a problem when first installed - only received 10 programmes. Contacted Customer Services who were very concerned but helpful. Suggested we unplugged and tried again, this time it worked.
Brilliant. It's wonderful to get reception on our old TV. Also receives more chanels than we get in the lounge with our new TV
I am delighted with the product. My only complaint is the documentation. The tiny script is impossible to read without a magnifying glass. So I printed it off your website in colour, but not everyone has a computer or printer. You should make that available as a separate purchase. I had to figure things out myself by trial and error, especially the recording/playback technique. I had to make a new list of precise instructions for my wife to follow.
This would get five stars except that I had to buy a short scart lead to use it, because my television has the scart socket in a recess which is narrower than the plug-in receiver. (Sony 14-inch portable.)
Excellent piece of equipment
BASED ON TIME IT TOOK ME TO SET IT UP, AND THE FACT THAT IT ONLY GIVES YOU A SMALL NUMBER OF TV CHANNELS TO SELECT FROM.(THAT ACTUALLY RATES 3 STAR) SO FAR THE PICTURE & SOUND QUALITY IS 5 STAR.
Only recently installed due to problems with Freeview updating site. All appears good.
Easy to install. Remote buttons very small and instructions not straightforward. Early days yet but so far have found it a little confusing to bring up the menu - hopefully this will become easier with familiarity.
Works ok but needs a stronger aerial
a very good compact alternative to other boxes
Excellent piece of kit. Small and unobtrusive.
Brilliant little gadget which was easy to instal and sits neatly behind the TV. Ideal for use on spare TVs where you don't want to replace or take up extra space with a set top box. Does everything you would want at a very reasonable price.
Excellent... I have two. Recording on SD card is brilliant.
Brilliant piece of kit. Very easy to set up.
still can't get itv 1
Fantastic, compact,ideal for 14"analogue bedroom portable.Value/cost made it worthwhile not to ditch the tv.
well pleased with result from item which was promptly despatched.
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OF ADVANTAGE TO HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE NECESSITY TO PURCHASE A SCART CONVERTOR
it does what it says on the tin, well packed, middle to easy instructions
Easy to install as part of a full entertainment system. Only slight disappiontment being the lack of picture quality adjustment.
Some understandable delay with stock what with Digital Day approaching. But kept well informed on delivery.
Freezes from time to time when fast forwarding recordings, though switching off and on recovers the unit without damage or loss of rcordings.
Item fufills its description well.
Never give 5 stars except under duress
Amazing device and price. Saved me lot of cash by not having to buy a set-top box. So simple, even I managed to get it to work. Has given our 10 year old Phillips a digital life extension. Recommend the device and the company 100%. Very satisfied. Thank you.
scart was hard to fit into the tv brought for
good performance but had problems with poor instruction manual. Poor quality print & small print was difficult to read.
hard to know as aerial reception was very weak.
Works well but had great problems setting it up as the first set I tried it with did not have a scart socket. Only when I tried it in another set with a scart socket did I find that the coax option Was inhibited. The instructions should state this explicitly.
The scart connection on this product seems a bit flimsy and it would not fit into the TV, as the space was a little confined. Luckily I had a scart splitter socket available and it fitted in that with no difficulty. Having followed the set up instructions, I was pleased to see that it captured the full range of Freeview stations with good quality pictures. I haven't yet tried the record function but that will be a bonus.
value for what it is but remote not very solid
small and compact, ideal for the bedroom.
Not had time yet to set -up and try
VERY PLEASED WITH MY SCART FREEVIEW,I CAN NOW WATCH ALL THE PROGRAMS ON BEDROOM TV WITHOUT HAVING EXTRA BOXES COLLECTING DUST
Great value picture quality is pretty good. Has RGB output and works well with UK Series 1 TiVo as long as you remember to disable the auto power off.
Little Canfield, Dunmow
Does what it says on the box. Was actually very easy to install which makes a change. The instructions were clear and concise. many thanks for that.
Would have been five star with a better instruction leaflet
Good value for money and for the amount of time I will actual need to use it in the room I have it in, ideal. Buy your SD card elsewhere my 8GB card from another well known Internet company only cost me £5!
this does what it says and is relatively easy to use
As I already owned one of these Freeview receivers I had no hesitation in buying a second one when we installed a second television in the home. This newer one had clearer instructions and an improved handset. All in all I am very satisfied.
Really pleased all round. Would use your site again. Good value, ordered scart freeview. Works as described easy to set up.
Excellent reception of all the locally available Freeview channels. Power consumption does not register on my meter and so is less than 5 watts. Records perfectly onto the 8mb usb stick. Easy to use. Instruction booklet no more difficult to follow than others I have come across. Excellent value at the discounted price I paid. Warning to prospective users - Do some simple arithmetic on recording costs in comparison with HDD and DVD recorders.
Excellent service, goods received in time and instructions easy to understand.
I have yet to put it to the full test but it worked straight away on the TV and the programmes have been received sharp and clear. I have not tested the recording facility but I am sure that it will meet the same high standard.
this worked fine in my portable TV but even with a booster aerial I am unable to receive any signal
I give this 4 starts only as the remote control should be more sturdy and the instructions paper should be bigger and easyer to read by people who do not have a good eyesite, and the controls on the menu system should be a bit simple, but it does work, does what it says and records digital TV
An excellent product, very reasonable price, promptly and securely dispached.
Hides behind a small TV perfectly. Easy to set up too.
Excellent little gadget and good value for money
Delivery very good and item super to look at and amazes people. Cannot get it to work yet as it seems we need to purchase a memory stick as well as the memory card which was not made clear in the add. It would have been good to be told you need this, this and this, etc. About to go into your site to purchase a memory stick..........
This product works well with a portable TV and gives an excellent picture, but tends to fall out of the scart socket when the set is moved (e.g. while cleaning) so care needs to be taken so that it is not damaged.
Houghton le Spring
Extremely easy to install, set up and use.
On first installation all programmes installed. When it was switched off and then swiched on again there were no BBC programms. ITV and Sky News was excellent, this was tried several times with reinstallation. I made a new lead with better quality cable to connect the Mini Scart Receiver to the wall socket, this overcame the problem
Works well (I've bought 2 now)and they do everything they are claimed to do. The only slight snag comes if you record too many programmes. The recorded list gives the time/date/duration and channel, but you need to keep a written list of the titles of each recording unless you have a super memory! For the price a great gadget that actually works!
A little trouble setting up. Would not get even half of programmes. Went to different tele and picked up all channels. Pluged back in mine and all ok.
Early days yet but well please so far
Initially dissapointed that it didn't work immediately but a small direction adjustment to my indoor aerial (in the loft) has given a perfect picture. Really pleased with this. Haven't tried to record with it yet.
why bother with a set top box when these are on the market.
very good easy to use
westerhope newcastle upon tyne
Again as above excellent product.
Does everything it says on the tin, and more. Still experimenting with the product.
A great unit for the price.
just the job, works really well.
works really well, lot better than we thought it would for the price. very satisfied
Operates freeview channels as stated. Advance prog.guide font makes it difficult to read. Yet to try recording/playback but disappointed that records only prog you are watching according to the manual.
very pleased with item
A compact solution to converting the old (but still working)analogue TV to digital. Easy to understand instructions and very good performance. Much better than a conventioal set-top box.
THE ABOVE ITEM, HAS BEEN FITTED TO OUR TV, SO FAR EVERY THING IS OK.
This Mini Scart does what it says on the box. The only down side is the poor imformation manual as most buyers have talked about.
Easy to set up and operate
Excellent. Saved me having to buy a new tv next April.
Fantastic value for money. Was a bit sceotical at first but am absolutely amazed! The only gripe I have is that as you are changing channel you can't stay watching the channel you are on and the screen goes blank until you choose the channel you are changing to, but this is a very small gripe compared with what this magic little box is capable of. Easy to install and up and working within minutes. Definitely my best buy of 2011!
a great product.Well worth buying. At last have digital that is clear. thank you
Pity about the "Standby" bug!
we have 3 televisions in our house that are still anologue the mini scart was perfect to get freeview so i have purchased three altogether.
Excellent product. This product was requested as a Christmas present by my 91 year old father who installed it with great ease.
Kept me informed of delay to delivery due to stock issues. Sent out to me when stated excellent service. Unit works well. 5 star.
Does exactly what i needed it to do
Although I had to get a TV technician to install it - the product is great.
Can not praise this product highly enough,using this has saved me pounds as I now DO NOT have to buy a new television.Many Many Thanks
The product is as advertised. No SD card with the item but fortunately had a spare. A little tricky at first until we found a short in the Ariel plug. Great once we got use to the on screen menu boxes. Generally very happy, we can now watch TV with all the Freeview channels in our bedroom and for a moderate price.
Unfortunately we wanted the product specifically to be able to record one TV channel whilst watching another, and discovered (from the very final point in the instruction booklet) that it is unable to do this. The advert (in the Radio Times) for the product did not mention this restriction. Consequently we have returned the item for refund.
Up and running in no time very good value.
excellentprduct and reception
The unit does what says on the box - efficiently. My only reservation is that the instruction book could be clearer and easier to understand.
very pleased with this item thank you very much
Its good value for money.
Scart connection needed some tweaking to fit. Otherwise easy to set up and use
Excellent value for money. Scans quickly and picture superb. Recording also. But manual too skimpy as to which formats are compatible for music and video - not possible to play any video but MPEG2 TS and difficult (if not impossible!) to convert own videos for it. Slide-show for jpg files versatile as can include music 'on-the-go'.
I was guided by customers' recommendations, and wasn't disappointed. So easy to set up and activate, and reception is perfect. An innovative idea, and worth every penny.
Interesting concept,works well,within limitations. Unable to receive a few available channels
A compact unit,delivers as advertised.Good value for money.Would recommend.Thank you.
this item is very good value for money, the picture on t.v is brilliant, and more useful than ever are the subtitles as my husband is deaf.At the moment, i can'nt fault it, very happy with purchase.
Sockton On Tees
superb piece of kit once the aerial is pointing in the right direction. All channels around 50 to 60% with no distortion. Still trying to work out record function to SD card formatted on computer but will not format on the freeview receiver...instructions not so good but will get there in the end
Only problem I had was the small print of the instruction booklet!
only used on TV,
It is very good value for money especially for a spare television
This is a great little gadget which works very well. I did have a problem as the unit is too wide to fit into the scart socket which is at side of the base of my television. This was overcome by the use of a scart adaptor.
Had to buy an adapter because the scart socket on my TV is recessed and the "shoulders" on the product prevented it connecting directly. Otherwise it seems to be satisfactory.
A good enough gadget for £30, with interchangeable SD/USB, the on screen menu a bit awkward and the remote buttons are on the small side.
Happy with the item, it is working well.
Love it, so easy to set up and to use. Only comment would be that when I switch my TV on the screen reads tells me that the device is not inserted hen it is.
This item tucks away very nicely behind the TV and does everything that you would expect of a more expensive product. It was great to be able to record videos from my PC on a flash drive and play them on my TV. Brilliant product.
I managed to get the box working after a while and are very satisfied with the result,my tv aerial is 30 years old and I am receiving a good picture,told a friend about it and he's getting one
as expected.ie 5 stars
A good product with facilities as described
Very pleased with product which performs to its specification.
Experienced a little difficulty with getting the infra-red receiver to light up and work, however, in the end attached the lead with tape in upward position to back of tv. Now seems to work perfectly. Excellent value for money.
Great gadget, easy to install and use but can't pick up all channels.
Very good . However the sprint on the instructions was too small and caused me some difficulty setting up without being able to see them.
Brillant little plug and play device, so simple to install and use with great features for the money. Has saved our old bedroom tv from the dump and given it a new lease of life as a recorder with the camera's spare 2gb sd card
Exactly as described
all working fine, but having difficulty finding a free site to download ts stream converter to use it on the computer
Does what it says on the tin!
fantastic did what it said i am very pleased with my purchase
excellent product good price easy to use. Can't fault this product does what is says on the box.
unfotunately this product was not suitabe for my needs
much better picture than with previous full size set top box. recordings good without "freezing"
Simple to use with clear instructions (unusual these days!)
Excellent piece of kit! Does exactly what it says. Pause live TV and watch downloaded films off a Pen Drive. Don’t understand the comments about the instructions as no “real man” reads them anyway! :0)
Does the job it says it will. Easy to set up.
I was very pleased with the mini scart freeview digital t.v. receiver and could not believe how easy it was to set up.
The tuner is quite weak on this unit which is ok if used with main ariel. does require a good signel. rest of unit fine tho could do with one button to press on tv guite to load recording. I was ok but non geeks would find instruction manual very poor.
Very pleased with the receiver, but the infra red plug is very flimsy
Brilliant and 2 extras with the Memory stick and SD card reader I did not expect.
Initially OK but has not held the 1-10 programmes. This may be an aerial problem which will be checked out on Wednesday.
hengoed mid glam
iv not got it to work yet i need a good aerial.
Could have had better instructions with the product.
Have installed and tested but not yet tried recording. Recommended to my neighbour
The instructions were clear but the print was too small for me to read comfortably.
Far better than i thought,even improved the clarety of my picture.
It is certainly good value and the recordings are excellent. Someone who is not technically savvy though would need help with the messages and the poor instruction book.
Instruction booklet somewhat sparse in basic routines, needed to phone customer services to cover gaps. Remote control procedures could be simpler and more direct.
Great little gadget but if switched off or put on standby mine loses its tuning?? Phoned to enquire if this had happened with anyone else and the advice was to leave it on permanently.. not great for the environment and a bit worrying as it generates quite a bit of heat. Would have had 5 stars otherwise.
Easy to set up only snag is that Scart socket is not a tight fit.
Excellent product at a sensible price. pity about the poor quality user manual.
best freeview box on the market.
cannot get film 4 !
good product very pleased
Cannot be used on TV sent back.
St Just, Penzance
Product was excellent, perfect pictures on all BBC channels, including radio. not a thing on any other channels. Will phone your tech dept next week for advice.
The device works a treat, so easy to install as well, no problems whatsoever.
value of money
An excellent device which will keep our 14" video combi going for longer. Probably would not have bought as the combi is pretty old other than to keep the VHS facility in the house - no criticism of the item - and I would recommend for anyone with a younger TV.
Very Good Product I am Very Impressed
Worked out of the box. As someone else said, it is working almost before you switch it on :) One issues, the remote will switch it off but when switched back on it reports no signal. It is necessary to switch off at the wall.
Neat and compact.no obtrusive box on show.Does every thing that was expected of it.Although the bigger boxes are cheaper you don,t get the recording function.
Excellent, up and running in minutes, so good, I bought another one, thanks.
excellent and easy to set up
Bury St. Edmunds
Has given 'new life' to a non-digital television.
Seems ok, but have not used it much yet
Easy to install and use
Our TV area has recently gone digital and I've got to say that the Mini Scart receiver is working fine.....bright, clear picture and sound with just an indoor aerial. An excellent product, thankyou very much.
Value-for-money: certainly good value, capable of recording many hours of video, decent picture, etc Useability: not so hot, very fiddly menu and unresponsive remote control - but you get used to it
I was hoping it would be self powered via the scart as there was no mention of a power pack
Excellent little gadget, easy to set up. Not used SD slot as yet but may well do in future.
Excellent piece of kit. This is my second piece for a second old-fashioned TV set. Very easy to set up - not much actual setting up is required.
Absolutley brilliant! It is so small that we use in our motorhome to record programmes when we are out, or, because it simply plugs into the scart of our digital TV we can watch one channel and record on this little recorder from another. Simple to set up and use. Thank you!
Excellent item. Would be ideal if could record from EPG and recording format compatable with other TVs.
Reasonable price and quite straightforward to set up, although the instructions could be in larger print
Excellent value for money and performance.
Does what it says very well.
I'm delighted with my purchase.
easy to set up woked perfectly fist time.
Jack Dougall has already written regarding this but you obviously didn't pick it up. My wife and I are delighted that, even though our analogue tele' is one of the old box type complete with DVD player, your Mini Scart device has given us all the Freeview channels as promised, plus all the Radio stations as well. It is like a new set and will be used for when visitors "pop" in unexpectedly, I'll be able to catch up after with it having the recording function. Thank you very much from us both and every success to your business.
its great. easy to set up and it works
Amazing piece of equipment, particularly considering the price. Simple to install, set up and use.
The easiest system I have had to install and gives good reception. Value for money too.
I would have given 5 stars except that the first unit delivered was faulty however the replacement unit worked well and was exactly what I needed
Excellent product works well with my portable Television
When I took it out of the box it virtually plugged itself in, started the search and was up and running before I had time to turn the telly on! Does exactly what it says in the ad! Brilliant bit of kit.
Fantastic little piece of kit. Good price. Has converted my motorhome tv to digital and saved a fortune.
YES VERY GOOD , EASY TO SET UP ,WORKS WELL
arrived as stated, works great
VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, JUST SURPRISED AT LOW VOLUME ON SOUND.OTHER WISE EASY TO SET UP AND USE.
The first one I received was defective (wouldn't fit into the scart socket of any of our tvs) but the second one was better. Still didn't fit as easily as it should, but once plugged in it was very easy to set up and use. It does everything I wanted, and with an SD card in it means I can record instantly and pause/rewind tv. Picture quality is great. Unit is very discrete - I didn't want a large freeview box which would need dusting! I fixed the infra-red unit just under the front of the tv and the remote works fine with that.
Very good, just the remote little small and hard to see the words on the buttons.
Shame about the Red button, otherwise - great product.
Some initial difficulty in setting up. Instruction booklet far too small to read properly
Tried on 2 TV sets. Would not fit on first one due to shoulders fouling surround to SCART socket. However, it fitted and works well on the other TV set
Drawback that no Text available (& not indicated in ad.).
as it said on the box !!!
Does exactly as specified in the advert, very easy to install and great value for money. Could not be more satisfied.
Amazing device; just the thing for bedroom TV
Excellent little device, very pleased with it
Excellent. Great device.Saved me having to scrap the analogue only Sony portable I use in my caravan.Outstanding value at the price.
excellent way to go digital! No problems with equipment-easy to use
very easy to set up and use, fits out of sight so quite pleaseing
Smple to install and us.
Bury St. Edmunds
Seems to perform the intended task perfectly adequately so far.
It works well (5 stars), but I can't play DVDs without unplugging a scart plug (-1 star)
Very pleased delivery was fast..
Very easy to set up and use. Worked fine first time.
The first receiver I was sent kept swithing itself off, the replacement is working properly. A bit of a shame it doesn't have the red button function but apart from that it does everything I need it to
First Class Service
Much improved remote control compared to previous model I bought last year
AS I have bad eyesight the instruction book was very difficult to decipher
Excellent product,works a treat,only downside you have to view recordings on a pc,which is a bit of pain,hence 4 stars.
Cannot receive BBC1/BBC2 as yet. Change over not until 20/07/2011
Excellent product, great picture, very useful autotune feature, TV programme list and guide ... and easy recording function. And all is such a small and light package.
Pleasantly suprised that it did exactly what it was supposed to do. Very pleased with my purchase - would recommend this product.
It does what it claims and is reasonably priced.
Working well. Surprising easy to install given my basic understanding of this technology.
Once again, a great product and performs as advertised. However, the scart needs a little re-design to accomodate the screw heads of the screws holding the tv mating part. This was overcome by taking out the offending screws thus enabling the scart to fit more securely.
superb item is used in the home and in our touring caravan, takes up hardly any space in van. Great reception and recording/playback is simple to set up. Excellent value for money. Great service as well from t2 direct ltd
Was so good I immediately ordered another and additional items!
great product; pity the instructions are hard to read ( tiny print) and also rather vague about certain aspects, e g set up and subtitle delete.
Done the job for me, as I only wanted to download tv onto an sd card/usb pen to upload to my ipad
Speedy delivery and and easy product to use. First class value for money. thank you.
Just what I wanted, works perfectly
not been able to get it working all i can get come on my screen is no signal
great piece of kit
a very good investment
The IR frequency interferes with the IR frequency of the TV - this has led to some interesting and unexpected developments as each controller has a random effect on the performance of the opposite kit. The solution is to keep each controller out of range of the other. The first Receiver/Recorder failed to work when delivered but product was replaced as per the promised timescale and I have no objection to the timescale.
Seems to work ok but lost some channels at early stage and don't know why.
I haven't yet used the product but if it does what it says on the packaging then I will be well pleased.
This item did exactly what your advertising said. Thanks.
Great piece of gear. I'm 76 years old and not really a technically knowledgeable person and hooking this thing up and setting it up was a "doddle" I am now receiving more channels than I can possibly watch. Incidentally, this was hooked up in a bedroom wall-mounted TV. Our main TV is on satellite.
We ahd a small TV in the bedroom.When the analogue signal was turned off we were going to get rid of it. Then we saw your advert for the mini digital scart box. Wonderful piece of equipment.TV takes up no more space with this fitted.
Excellent Product for price. Great that it can record on SD card. It couldn't see my HP Pocket Media Drive on the USB port but I would prefer to buy a 8GB SD card and use that because of the size.
Good product, "does what it says on the tin," and does it very well. The set-up is really easy and mostly automatic. The Electronic Programme Guide is user friendly and informative.
Instruction booklet a bit brief but product does what it said it would.
Easy to install & use, although there is some background noise. Very pleased with the product.
Stoke on Trent
Works just like it says on the label. Excellent product, excellent value.
took me a while to work it out going perfect now
All the though the item was out of stock they continued to email me to let me know when the item was expected in and a deliver date if it was in stock on that date. They kept me informed at all times and i did recieve the item just as they stated. I would use them again.
I know there will be improvements in the future!Its very good now
Really like it - impressed so far although teletext keeps coming up and it took a while to work out how to turn it off
This is a good product and easy to set up.
southend on sea
better than expected
I am very happy with this product, primarily I wanted a means of recording TV programs, and transferring them to my PC for later viewing, and I have achieved that. However I did have a few problems, firstly the recorder detected that one of my USB memory sticks was too slow. Also the .TS file format was not recognised by my "old" PC running XP, I believe a recent version of media centre would handle these files. My solution is to run the excellent free program freemake, this will convert the .TS format into .AVI or .MPG files, and it will also concatenate the multiple .TS files together.
a fantastic product which was as simple as a plug and play.
Does what it says on the box. Easy to use.
Difficult to make an assessment because I have only used it when setting it up. On that occasion I obtained a good picture on a loop aerial. Only problem, the weight of the device causes it to come loose from the scart socket.
very good buy,works fine, thank you.
Very pleased with Item & service.Thank you.
Working well - very good value for the money.
Would not fit directly into the scart socket of my TV due to moulding of the product caase so i had to purchase a scart adaptor. @£9.00!!
What I wanted
Have yet to be connected and set-up
handy little piece of kit does what it says on the box only the instruction booklet lets it down by one star,but easy enough to work out by trial and error
Just what i was looking for my analoge telly mounted on bedroom wall,no clumsy set top box.easy setup and works a treat.as the saying goes IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOX.
An innovative product.
The product is very good. Takes a while to understand the workings but once there no problems. Would have had 5 stars if it could record prog other than the one being watched.
love it just what i need
It appears to do exactly what it says on the box. However, the instructions are not too easy to understand. Once we had figured them out everything seems OK
Cracking little box. Great picture quality. Records fine to SD or USB. Marked down one star as cannot record directly from EPG and does not supply sufficient power to power up a 2.5" USB drive.
Loses a star because it all fitted well and is working but my aerial is not good enough to receive digital signals. It receives terrestrial well but is not high enough I think.
The Mini Scart Freeview Receiver/Recorder works well and does what it says it does. No connecting cable from the Receiver/Recorder's Antenna Out to the TV set is provided in the package, but it would have been helpful to do so. I was able to find on from an old DVD recorder.
Works perfectly, easy to install
When device is switched 'OFF' on remote controland then switched back on also using the remote a message 'Initialising file system of plug-in device' is displayed to be replaced by a 'No Signal' message. This problem can only be cured by switching both the TV and device off at the mains. When the mains is reconnected all appears to be returned to normal. Not sure if there is a fault present.
Extremely pleased with the product. However, the instruction manual leaves a lot to be desired. Am still not able to set up a 'favourites' list. Also, when setting up a 'scheduled' recording, does the device need to be left powered on or can it be left in standby mode.
I am not able to receive as many TV or radio channels as expected. The quality of the images received was better than expected
Found it a bit difficult to set up but very happy once it was set and going only wish I could watch a channel and record another. Apart from that I would recommend the receiver.
An excellent piece of kit, simple to install.
A good product
Simple to fit and use. A clever design, a real space saver and neatly hidden behind the TV.
Simple to fit, clear instruction manual and easy to follow information on how to use the device but its main advantage is its size, its small unobtusive and removes the requirement to have a seperate box and somewhere to put it which means only one extra cable for its power supply (provided)that is not already attached to the set. A very useful piece of technology.
highly satisfied problem with sub titles at first phoned customer service got it sorted out thank you mr B DAY
Just the job arrived very quick easy to assemble and set up and cheap at half the price
very impressive better than a big box.
The advert I responded to in What's On TV did not highlight that the Red Button features do not work on this device. A major disappointment. In use, settings are not retained if the device is switched off at the mains. In particular, sub titles defaults to on which is not ideal. If a recording is "fast rewind" back to the beginning the whole thing locks up and has to be powered off to reset. Fast forward beyond x 2 seems erratic. Recording quality is good and I am using a 16B card. I intend to take this unit on UK holiday and use it on holiday let TVs in the absence of a recorder.
Works quite well. I like the idea of recording to an sd card
I found this to be of good quality.
exelent product and speedy delivery A1 service Thanks will use again.
Fantastic, it does all it claims to.
it works great
Excellent value - does what it says.. Use it to record freeview on vhs. Records well on SD Card. Could do with better instructions - good job I have some knowledge
Not a bad little device that works as expected; however one drawback is that when "powered down" completely, it loses all details of its advance programs. Also, the remote control is very small and difficult to use if you need reading specs! The guide is far from comprhensive, and I am still finding out how to fully use it. I produced an A4 enlarged guide for my use.
Exactly what I needed,been searching for ages for this type of device.
Good evening thanks for being patient.. although it has been a while since purchase..at long last have set the unit up.. did find the instructions a little difficult to read but managed..other than that all ok (does what it says on the tin)!!!!delivery was as quoted and all in one piece.. thank you.....
Excellent piece of equipment. the instructions could be more clear
Instruction booklet is in very small and feint print making it difficult to read. It is not clear that you need to use your existing remote to start with before bringing into use the new remote and had cause to contact your technicians when installing. However once installed it is easy to use and creates a better picture. It is a shame that you can only record the one programme you are watching and not another one whilst doing so.
Very happy with this product, quick and simple to set up!
looked very good but was unusable due to remote being on the same channel as the tv
Does what it says on the box.
None - 5 stars says it all.
What a clever little gadget looks good value so far
cant get text even though there is a button on the remote, easy to set up
very good worked first time
Works well with a good arial.
Great piece of kit.
Does what is says on the box.
Very good instructions, easy to set up. It took me approx 3 minutes.
Super little gadget. Does exactly what it promised. 'Had an 8mg flash drive spare' - this gives about 8 hours worth of recording. Pause & rewind live T.V is great. "No More rushing to make cup of tea, or watching silly adverts". Now we tend to set it to record, about half an hour before a programe starts. (Unless it's BBC - i.e no ad's)
Isle of Lewis
The freeview device was well packaged and delivered quickly. It is compact but easy to use and was easy to set up with the onscreen prompts. We have a line of vision to the TV mast so, even with an indoor aerial, reception is good. Have not used the record function yet. Good product to use in a limited space.
excellent unit and compact
Incredible value for money
The equipment worked perfectly as soon as I connected it. Unfortunately the message on the screen was " NO SIGNAL" even though theaerial worked perfectly with the analogue programme. I have returned the device. RMA No.10071630504
BURTON on TRENT
excellent product easy to use, and the USB slot to enable CD card, memory stick or Hard Drive for recording is a great bonus.
does everything it says on the box brilliant little gadget
great piece of equipment works like a dream.
Item as advertised. Fast delivery.
An excellent piece of equipment, and amazing value for money.
Seems OK though I haven't yet tried to save anything
A brilliant device for a conservatory TV
keeps losing signal
brill, thank you
This item is ideal for TV,s where a lack of space makes a normal digi box unsuitable. The instructions could be a lot clearer however in regard to what the attachments were for. The adverts imply that it is simply a case of plug in and go. It took two calls to the technical services side (the first one of which gave wrong information)before it was up and running. Overall I am pleased with the product though a side effect resulted in having a smaller picture on the screen
Early days, but it seems to do what it says on the ad. Value for money is excellent. Main crib is the very small manual. Type too small so I've had to enlarge and copy mine.
good product with rubbish instructions
The product itself is great but the manual is poor and I had to phone twice for help in setting up the units.
I have found that the installation of the receiver was very simple I found the installation of the product easy to use
Brilliant, it is easy to set up and gives every bit as good a result as a full-sized digi box.
good product easy to use and easy to set up
works well easy to set up
The item works well and with an attached 1 TB hard drive it enables me to save all the programs that were formerly saved to video when I used analogue. My only regret is it seems impossible to rename saved programs as over a period Film4 - 23/3/11 does not mean anything
Prompt service and product worked 'as on the tin'. Well chuffed customer.
Easy to set up. Straight forward to use. A lovely piece of equipment.Very good value for money.
Excellent -Instructions poor
quickly delivered and am very happy
The remote controller has a very limited operational range and can be a little temperamental.
Excellent value for money. After some problem tuning to all programmes (due to aerial problem), the product worked perfectly. While not as easy to find all features for record/play as onother products, this was a fraction of the price.
I was a little concerned before buying this as some reviews suggested that the instructions for setting it up were not very good. I had absolutely no problems at all in doing so and the picture is excellent. I'm very happy with it.
Received promptly and installed satisfactorily.
ideal for purpose
Again works exactly as described, however, although I am fairly au fait with technology, I found the instructions somewhat confusing and felt that they could be more much simplistic, that said after several tries and numerous hours I managed to get it working and it does just what it said it would.
Very fast delivery, great buy,as it was a present he is very pleased with it,
very good but no text available
Excellent value for money. Worth twice as much for the picture quality I am now receiving.
Ok if you have very little space but considering you can obtain a set-top box for under £20 its a litle expensive.
Exellent results from product to date. .
Works well in bad area and will work better when analog switched off
Product as described
Does exactly what it says on the tin - very handy if you have a wall mounted TV to convert to Freeview and can't hang a conventional Set Top Box near the TV. My only minor grumbles are that the default appears to be Subtitles On so when we turn off the power to the TV which also cuts the power to the socket feeding the receiver (save the planet one standby light at a time!!) it always comes back with the Subtitles On. It's not that hard to switch them off but why not store my preference?. I also have to crank the volume up quite high on both TV and the receiver to get a daytime volume which I can hear over normal background noise from the kitchen. Some people might not like the EPG which is OK but by default seems to be a list of what's on the channel you are viewing - not the more useful "channels down the side and time across the top" style like I have on my main freeview TV's. I have just called the Tech Support number and they were very friendly and promised to get someone to email me back so hopefully they can tell me if there's a way to get the EPG I'm after. Having said all that though it is still cheaper than getting a whole new freeview TV and tidier than a conventional set top box!
I found it easy to set up and use and of course it has a recording facility not found on other models and makes of a similar price. Very handy for the spare TV in the bedroom or kitchen and it is hidden in the scart socket at the rear out of sight.
so easy to connect
Compact, easy to use and works well on the TV it is recording. If you can accept that the SD card is not transferable I would recommend purchase.
The product arrived on time & performed to the specification that I expected!
excellent value - neat and unobtrusive when fitted.
took more than one attempt to install the device successfully
Even with an aerial booster fitted it breaks up the picture now and then
this is an excellent product . It took me a while to understand the 'installation' as the instructions that came with it were a little on the 'brief' side. However once installed/tuned it worked perfectly.It does need a proper aerial connection/signal though, as I couldn't get it to work with a portable aerial. I would like another one for my boat tv ,so if I can get this one to work at its location will order another. --great value too!
Item very good, but I think I need a new ariel
Excellent, easy to set up and works very well.
good value and recommend it
product satisfaction does what it says easy to install and set up.
again very good
This is the second one that I have bought.
very pleased with this item and with the price thank you also for a fast hassle free postage
i have replaced a conventional digi-box(which would constantly freeze up),with the MINI-SCART reciever and up to now everything is ok.Have not used it to its potential yet
I am very pleased with the service I received from the company, and the Mini Scart T.V.Receiver/recorder. The unit is small and unobtrusive, but big on performance. The playback of recorded transmisions is super, picture quality is superb, and pause feature, very handy.The only downside is the instructions. takes a while to work out, and I still have not found out how to set time and date. I have the unit running off an indoor loop aerial, and the reception is great. v/good value for your hard earned cash.
Neat little product
First class product and packaging. I love it, although I was a bit disappointed to discover that it couldn't handle RED BUTTON services.
Not tried recording yet, but all other functions have been first class and easy to use.
very good picture, scart lead keeps falling out of tel, otherewise good.
Excellant only to be expected from T2
The ability to record on SDHC cards and flash drives is what gives this recorder top marks. I bought two so that I can show recorded programs on either TV or indeed can be saved and replayed on computer. Works well with VLC media player.
Works very well and is easy to setup and use.
Excellent product both in terms of picture generated and value for money. Only criticism is that device does not have a 'red button' facility
So far it works well and the infrared receiver is a great boon.
I would have given 5 stars but for the fact that the antenna signal loses sufficient strength passing through the device that the TV screen displays "no signal". This means that TV can be watched only via the device and so when recording only the channel being recorded can be watched - rather counter productive!
Does what it says on the box. Instructions could be a bit more comprehensive ( and printed a bit larger ) Setting the recorder timer is like going back to a pre-Video+ VCR, it would be nice to be able just click the required programme in the EPG
You need a magnifying glass to read the instructions
Product easy to set up and picture excellent. Had not realised that 'red button' features do not work on it however and this is not explicit on the website. Still good value however.
Doesn't support teletext - seems a curious thing to leave out.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Excellent piece of kit but the manual is a little unclear insofar as I had to work out by default how to delete recordings on SD card. Very good value for the price
Was easy to set up and the results were very good. If attaching to some other form of recorder, such as a DVD recorder one must remember to check and adjust any display settings for that piece of equipment. The USB attachment that was supplied means that one can attach a free-standing Hard Drive to the unit and obviate the necessity to keep installing SD cards. (Incidently it is possible to purchase some Hard Drives with greater capacity that 32Gig for less than the cost of some 32 Gig HD cards.) [T2 Direct reponse] Thanks for the added info, Eric.
I think its a great gizmo and will tell my friends about it.
It should be made clear that the current variety of SD cards (i.e. SDHC) is compatible with the device. Using a USB 8GB flash drive caused picture break up.
An excellent way to upgrade my small tv to digital in my spare room without taking up too much space or having to buy a bulky set-top box which I didn't really have the room for. The added bonus of being able to record digital tv using a USB stick is superb and the quality is brilliant. This now means I don't have to buy a digital recorder when the analogue signal is switched off saving me loads of money! Well Done on this product - please advertise again on the national press as more poeple need to take advantage of this wonderful piece of kit
I was really pleased with the product but unfortunately I could not get it working so after a discussion with one of your technicians he advised me to return it to you as a faulty item, which I did on 17/11/10. I am now waiting for a replacement unit and would be grateful if you can update me as to when it will be despatched from you.
Brilliant piece of kit. I've got to get myself a better aerial but even the cheap indoor portable aerial in a weak area is pulling in quite a lot of channels. The instruction book is not too good, but the buttons and on screen display make it pretty intuitive. Will be getting one for my (old) mum who's video recorder has broken and for my caravan.
Excellent product, easy to set up and to use. Its only limitation is that it will only record on the channel that you are viewing. I am able to overcome this as I also have Free-sat on my system so that I can record on Freeview whilst watching another programme on Free-sat
Very good product and easy to use.
simple to operate picture quality very good
First class delivery , arrived quickly, well packaged, and installation imformation inside the item was really easy to understand.. thankyou. Great value for money a real plus for my tv viewing.
Amazing value for money. The setup is a bit clumsy and takes a some messing about to get the best quality picture but for the price this really is a great product. Plus points: Price, size, quality. Negative points: fiddly menus, weak powered remote control
Really good product does what it claims.
exellent product, excellent delvery time,
Received in good time and condition. Seems to work perfectly. It would be nice if there were an update to software scheme since some improvements still could be added to an already excellent product.
Great product. Easy to install. We are very happy with it.
Satisfactory service, no complaints.
Does the job expected but not as easy to use as a VHS recorder. Interferes with the ongoing signal to the analogue TV. Did not fit recessed SCART socket - extension had to be used. Original remote control did not work was replaced.
I am pleased with the product but am experiencing difficulty with the handset. I have checked battery, but quite often channels etc dont change. i have to fiddle with battery connection at base. Please could you arrange to send me a replacement handset.
Works most of the time, signal breaks up at times, could be our location
Works very well and does all it should do.
Isle of Lewis
Bought this as a second FV box for recording. It is fine except that when using the red button to come out of standby the message "No Signal" is displayed, can only be rectified by powering up again. I can live with that.
I had a few teething problems in that there was no sound. the instructions do not tell you that you need to use the Remote for your television(not the remote for the receiver)to increase the sound. I have to have it set to I high volume. setting to record is a bit confusing, as is playback, fast forward. I don' think the instructions are very clear. However, the recording is of good quality Once I managed to get hold of someone at the help line who was able to help me, s
Up to now think this is a brilliant piece of equipment.
Very good value for money neat and tidy Does what it says
Really good product
Got to hold back one of the stars: it's an excellent piece of kit, but lacking documentation. The mini manual is very limited, and some customising options aren't intuitive. For example, it took a bit of work to figure out how to enable automatic background recording for pause/rewind -- one of the reasons, I would've thought, for buying this -- and AFAICT this wasn't covered in the manual. Some other settings were similarly tricky to find. That said, once I figured out how to set it up, it does everything it's supposed to -- so highly recommended.
excellent value for money, and good quality product.
performs better than expected, value for money
Works very well /no problems /dead easy to use
Delivery time not good. Performance of unit: Pretty good for the money. IR receiver: Not good. Keeps falling over. Bit fiddly to use but overall performs well. Well worth the money. Would like to know the spec of SD card required. I have Class 4. Manual is just about useless.
Had to knock this down a star as it would not fit the scart socket of the television I wanted to use it on, the socket is slightly countersunk and the shoulders of your device were to wide to go in the countersink. Tried the unit on a different set and it worked fine.
really great piece of equipment thanks for your prompt delivery thank you
Does everything that it says it will.
Returned. It was only upon receiving this product that it was apparent it only recorded the programme being watched and this was not what I had expected. It was therefore not suitable for my needs. However, the service was good and delivery was as promised. 5
Easy to use and good value.
Very pleased with this super little device. As an old timer I am amazed by the progress made to date. Can you record over a previous recording, i.e. reuse the space on the card? T2 Response: Yes, you can record over previous recordings.
Handy, and reasonable value, but with a few caveats: a). The software's user-interface is (to my mind) rather poor compared to other recorders; b). The recorded files are split into separate half-gigabyte chunks; c). I've found I've had to process the recorded files to get them to play on some other devices (e.g in Windows Media Player); d). It runs rather hot; e). The remote control and its receiver seem very sensitive to exact position/alignment.
Started using this already. Good instructions and, for me, a foolproof product.
Excellent. The simplicity of use is a pleasant change.
Neat piece of equipment, very portable does everything you want from a digital reciever/recorder the only drawback i found is the file format it records to on a usb/memory card which is .ts format and as i wanted to edit anything with adverts in, on my P.C i found there were not many editors that would accept this format and when you do find one i found the editors crash or freeze.
very satisfied product works well,instructions not very clear though
I don't really know on performance. The receiver worked fine on Menu's etc. but no signal. It will have to go on stand - by until 10th August this year I believe that is when our Digital Service will get switched on. I thought it would handle the old analogue - signal too. So I will wait patiently on the Freeview coming to my area in about 2.1/2 month's time.
A great picture easy to use remote buttons a shade on the small side but a very good buy at this price i may buy a second for the bedroom pity no text
The Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver/Recorder works very well. However the Remote Control did not work until a new battery was fitted.Even so it is still operates very badly.
Does exactly as advertised, very pleased Works with indoor aerial
Two things I found bad about this product, 1 - the manual did not make things to clear, 2 - An the bigest factor of all that you can not record one channel while watching another, if I had known this I would have not had it at all. Otherwise good.
mini scart freeview works well, only point of concern is that unless you have a good ariel / signal it wont work, where as my Hitachi TV that has inbuilt free view worked fine without a signal booster, which i had to fit to the mini scart working.
Excellent product. Amazed at the diminutive size which does not appear to compromise the performance of the unit in any way. Manual not too good but caused no problems.
East to install but the instruction booklet needs to be more accurate and helpful particularly with the recording/playback.
This is a really excellent piece of kit, that does just what it says it will do, only better than you have any right to expect! The EPG is a bit basic, but at least it has one. Quality of the image is excellent, and speed of processing incoming data outstanding. Thoroughly recommended.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Excellent except for the dreaded SCART( why are they still using this monstrosity?)
instructions a little difficult to follow when first examined but once grasped there was no problem
Super bit of kit, recording works a treat. Only one niggle that subtitles are ON by default. (unless I have not found how to change). manual a bit basic.
I'm concerned that the device switches on every time with subtitles switched on and I have to disable it every time. Is there any way to permanently disable it from starting up every time? It is very cumbersome setting programmes for recording. It should be able to pick the programme required from the list of programmes and selecting one button to record it - up to a week or so in advance.
Not fully tested yet
Great value and really useful for a conservatory TV where there was no room for a digibox
Big disappointment with the lack of subtitles or subtitles (and teletext). People with poor hearing rely on this so may have bought a product that is useless to them. Frustratingly, the buttons do bring up a menu, and despite being told by the helpine the feature is not available, they did work once (I checked everything and it was definitely comning from the product and not the television itself). I guess this could be fixed with software upgrade that could then be available on the site. Support was excellent on this issue - I sent an email and got a call back - great. In context, this is only one small point, and everything else is as would be expected and/or better for a product of this price. One bonus was that the infra-red received is on a lead. There was no mention of this on the website anywhere, and nearly prevented me from buying the product, as I knew it wouldn't work behind the telly (I intended to get a scart extension lead if it didn't).
very compact. did not make it clear that I would have to buy a fairly large memory stick or even a hard drive to get best results.
Excellent product. Simple to use. I was watching Freeview channels within five minutes of unpacking, but it will take more time to get familiar with all the facilities. The Installation Manual is adequate. The display is full-size on my 15" LCD screen, and definition and colour balance are very good, as is the remote control. A telephone helpline is provided, though I have not had to use it so far.
works fine although it needs to be a flash drive for recording a portable usb disk drive is not compatible
Fantastic value for money. But I only give it four stars because of the very inadequate instruction manual. Being familiar with such gadgets I found my way through all the available functions quickly but those with less experience would have difficulty.
I am very pleased with its performance but I had to use a usb memory stick to record with it.More detailed instruction would be handy
A mini item that produces maxi results, entirely happy with it.
Did what it said on the tin.
I wont be using it yet, but it arrived in good time and looks good.
This is the second of these I have purchased; was so impressed by the first. Simple to use. There is one thing that isn't quite right, though, on this one - the plug connecting the IR detector seems to have a bad connection. Presumably I will need to telephone about this.
I was very pleased with my purchase thankyou John Kilvert
great item very easy to use
Very clever little gadget. Does what it says on the tin. You would expect to pay this price just for a Freeview set top box but here you get the ability to use the EPG and record/replay programmes. Excellent video quality and first rate value for money.
Mini Scart gives access to all the free view channels ,all the normal channels are also controlled through the hand set, the control range the handset is quite limited and one ha to get closer to the t.v to change channels and volume,otherwise it is quite a reasonable product for the cost.
excellent product--could be easier to use
Picture quality was suprisingly good but I got some fine patterning, came and went so a revamp of my setup might fix that. The operational aspects are pretty mind numbing to work out, does not really conform to other product systems and therefore hard to use initially. Thus not top marks
Fantastic product for many reasons: 1) it is an incredibly discreet unit that cannot be seen from in front of the TV. 2) the reception is crystal clear 3) Menu's are easy to navigate 4) Recording TV to my SD card is a doddle. I no longer miss Sky+!! Delivery was very prompt and email notifications were very helpful.
Too little operating details in manual for wrinklies to deduce easily all that is involved. Seems to work OK with 32GB card and (at £50) is a lot cheaper than the few Digirecorders from other online sources. Have not cracked small replay screen size, but generally satisfied. PGB
Easy to set up and does everything its supposed to do.
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