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Neostar Mini Scart Freeview Digital TV Receiver & Recorder

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Neostar
  • 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
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Description

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.

Important Note:
Please check you have suitable signal strength in your area by visitng the following website:
http://www.freeview.co.uk/availability

Features

  • 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!

Delivery

  1. Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - £3.99
  2. Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £4.99
  3. Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
  4. We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands

To find out more please read our delivery policy

Returns

  1. Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
  2. 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
  3. If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 020 3617 7400

To find out more please read our returns policy

Reviews

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Overall Rating: Star Star Star Star 4.5/5 (692 Customers have rated this product)

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Sherborne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 11:28:00
Cons:none

Absolutely brilliant. Setup a dawdle, everything else quite straightforward and easy-to-use. Very much valure-for money.

Ringwood

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/06/2011 15:28:00
Cons:none

Does everything as advertised - neat, simple to operate and extended use and life of bedroom TV

Nottingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/01/2011 16:04:00
Cons:none

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.

Telford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/11/2010 21:41:00
Cons:none

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.

Truro

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/07/2010 11:50:00
Cons:none

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.

burgess hill

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/03/2010 18:46:00
Cons:none

I am very pleased with product, thank you

Glossop

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/03/2010 18:44:00
Cons:none

Excellent. Installed in a few minutes and working perfectly.

Lincoln

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/10/2010 19:46:00
Cons:none

The receiver/recorder was far better than i would expect for the cost well pleased

Holyhead

I could get it much cheaper elsewhere, therefore a lesson learned in economics.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/11/2013 09:31:00
Pros: not used all aspects of product
Cons:none

had problems with the controller which was replaced

Tamworth

good product
4 5 Star Star Star Star
06/10/2013 16:49:00
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: no teletext, writng to small in instruction manuel

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.

Southampton

Great does exactly as it says on the box
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/09/2013 22:20:00
Pros: Compact ideal in confined space, Easy to set up and use, V.good recording and replay on S.D. card
Cons:none

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.

Watchet

a great tv receiver but cant get bbc news only for wales
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/08/2013 15:40:00
Pros: very easy to put in i had no problems, doing it
Cons:none

I would be grateful to know how to get the news for bbc west

MSB says:The BBC region you will pick up will depend on which transmitter you signal is coming from. A list of BBC West transmitters can be found at the following link: http://www.ukfree.tv/maps.php?c=16

Fareham

Neostar Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/08/2013 14:23:00
Pros: Item as described.
Cons:none

Excellent service.

Bradford

good piece of kit
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/07/2013 10:50:00
Pros: good piece of kit
Cons: took a bit of setting up tuning, but seems to have sorted itself now

does what it suppose to

Basingstoke

Excellent
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/07/2013 10:06:00
Cons:none

Excellent

Huntly

works well for older analogue tv's and gives reasonable picture.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/07/2013 11:43:00
Pros: Easy once understood
Cons: As opposite, poor set up instructions.

Reasonable value.

Huddersfield

would not fit into my TV scart socket
1 5 Star
28/06/2013 08:56:00
Pros: would fit into freeview box scart socket
Cons: would not fit into tv scart socket

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.

Bishop's Stortford

Quick delivery.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/06/2013 21:59:00
Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Scart plug body of the unit is wide preventing inserting into the in-scart on a DVD player once the TV out scart cable has been inserted. Could do with a scart extending fitting.

Nice and compact.

Brighton

great piece of electronics
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/06/2013 18:56:00
Pros: good value for money easy to set up
Cons:none

very easy to set up

Halifax

excellent product quick delivery
4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/05/2013 19:56:00
Cons: none

good picture & easy recording

Southend-on-Sea

very good
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/05/2013 18:44:00
Pros: easy to use
Cons:none

easy to use

Poulton-le-Fylde

Nice little gadget for the price.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/05/2013 12:12:00
Pros: Recording and pausing live Tv, Easy to fit., Also records radio
Cons: Switches itself off unless you change settings which isn't mentioned in instructions.

Overall a good product. Does what I wanted it to. Handy and easy to use.

Manchester

Good product that does what it is supposed to.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/05/2013 17:55:00
Pros: easy to set up, easy to use, small and unobtrusive
Cons: does not pass through the aerial, signal. So must be powered up to, watch TV. Small problem really.

Very easy to set up and use

Rotherham

Very Good - Easy to use
4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/05/2013 14:12:00
Pros: Easy to use, Receives all Freeview Digital Channels, Can record one channel while watching another, Decent price
Cons:none

Good service

EDINBURGH

scart mini recorder
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/05/2013 21:28:00
Pros: excellent way of capturing a tv programme, Gives you the option of watching at your leisure
Cons: none

Great for capturing TV programmes

London

Fast delivery and product does exactly what it is supposed to.
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/09/2012 16:53:00
Pros: Does what it says
Cons: Instructions not very clear for set up

Good product, good delivery

Cambridge

Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver/Recorder
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/08/2012 12:02:00
Cons: None

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.

Inverness

Not bad for the price
4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/08/2012 16:06:00
Pros: Small and Compact
Cons: Some Channels hard to load

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.

Sunderland

Completely satisfied
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/07/2012 10:46:00
Pros: Small , neat and efficient, Good value for money, Well packaged, Quick delivery
Cons: Needed a little help to instal.

I wish all web site purchases were as good value and efficiently dispatched

Stoke-on-Trent

After sales service was very good.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/06/2012 10:54:00
Pros: Small & hidden behind TV, Easy transfer or recordings to PC, USB connection for USB-hard disk, Converts Analogue TV to Digital TV
Cons: Poor instructions

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.

Norwich

Digital Terrestrial receiver and Recorder
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/06/2012 15:14:00
Pros: easy to use.
Cons:none

no problem. Digital Terrestrial receiver and Recorder came very quickly

Cannock

MINI SCART FREEVIEW RECORDER
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/06/2012 17:20:00
Pros: EASY TO USE, GOOD QUALITY PICTURE, GOOD SELECTION OF CHANNELS, VALUE FOR MONEY
Cons:none

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.

Bristol

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/06/2012 10:58:00
Cons:none

Have not used all of its cababilities but am very pleased with it so far

London

For the price it was a very good buy,
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/05/2012 07:43:00
Pros: Easy to set up, It's very small and does not take up any room, Works a treat, If you have a large external Hard Drive you can record lods with the handy lead for a USB device.
Cons: Listing not as good as they might be, Can't think of anything else

Once you have mastered the set up, auto downloaded all the channels you can sit back and relax and watch all you favourite programs.

Brighton

Mini Scart Freeview TV Receiver / Recorder to enable an analogue TV to receive digital TV.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
25/05/2012 14:02:00
Pros: easy to use, cheaper than buying new digital TV
Cons: Scart plug sensitive to movement causing loss of programmes.

A very useful product.

Shipston-on-Stour

great product
0 5
19/05/2012 14:14:00
Pros: easy to use, does what it says, easy set up and use
Cons: no teleext

Does what it says-pity there is no teletext facilty

Dereham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/05/2012 09:24:00
Cons:none

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.

St. Albans

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/05/2012 00:23:00
Cons:none

Simple and elegant solution to switching a small bedroom TV to digital Free-View

St. Albans

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/04/2012 09:21:00
Cons:none

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.

Fleet

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/04/2012 15:15:00
Cons:none

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.

Huddersfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
22/04/2012 22:14:00
Cons:none

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

Windsor

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/04/2012 11:49:00
Cons:none

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.

Louth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/04/2012 12:16:00
Cons:none

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.)

Inverness

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/04/2012 21:42:00
Cons:none

Excellent piece of equipment

Bakewell

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/04/2012 14:38:00
Cons:none

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.

Blackburn

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/04/2012 13:49:00
Cons:none

Only recently installed due to problems with Freeview updating site. All appears good.

Leigh-on-Sea

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/04/2012 16:11:00
Cons:none

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.

Orpington

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/04/2012 11:10:00
Cons:none

Works ok but needs a stronger aerial

Southend-on-Sea

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/03/2012 10:04:00
Cons:none

a very good compact alternative to other boxes

Billingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/03/2012 11:44:00
Cons:none

Excellent piece of kit. Small and unobtrusive.

Dalkeith

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/03/2012 10:42:00
Cons:none

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.

Christchurch

4 5 Star Star Star Star
25/03/2012 11:12:00
Cons:none

Excellent... I have two. Recording on SD card is brilliant.

Chichester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/03/2012 17:58:00
Cons:none

Excellent value

Stockport

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/03/2012 12:54:00
Cons:none

Brilliant piece of kit. Very easy to set up.

Surbiton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/03/2012 07:22:00
Cons:none

still can't get itv 1

Ipswich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/03/2012 16:51:00
Cons:none

Fantastic, compact,ideal for 14"analogue bedroom portable.Value/cost made it worthwhile not to ditch the tv.

Willenhall

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
05/03/2012 16:24:00
Cons:none

great

worcester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/03/2012 18:43:00
Cons:none

well pleased with result from item which was promptly despatched.

KILBURN BELPER

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/03/2012 10:14:00
Cons:none

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OF ADVANTAGE TO HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE NECESSITY TO PURCHASE A SCART CONVERTOR

Wigston

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/03/2012 19:25:00
Cons:none

it does what it says on the tin, well packed, middle to easy instructions

watford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/03/2012 18:24:00
Cons:none

VERY GOOD

West Drayton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/03/2012 10:52:00
Cons:none

Easy to install as part of a full entertainment system. Only slight disappiontment being the lack of picture quality adjustment.

Petworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/02/2012 12:13:00
Cons:none

Some understandable delay with stock what with Digital Day approaching. But kept well informed on delivery.

Dereham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/02/2012 06:43:00
Cons:none

Freezes from time to time when fast forwarding recordings, though switching off and on recovers the unit without damage or loss of rcordings.

Bushey

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/02/2012 15:20:00
Cons:none

Item fufills its description well.

Morpeth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/02/2012 10:15:00
Cons:none

Never give 5 stars except under duress

Stoke d'Abernon

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/02/2012 12:55:00
Cons:none

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.

Ballards Farm

4 5 Star Star Star Star
05/02/2012 16:06:00
Cons:none

scart was hard to fit into the tv brought for

St. Albans

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/02/2012 12:16:00
Cons:none

good performance but had problems with poor instruction manual. Poor quality print & small print was difficult to read.

Cambridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/02/2012 11:14:00
Cons:none

hard to know as aerial reception was very weak.

Ferndown

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/02/2012 13:07:00
Cons:none

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.

Solihull

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/01/2012 16:56:00
Cons:none

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.

South Nutfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/01/2012 09:24:00
Cons:none

value for what it is but remote not very solid

Sawbridgeworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/01/2012 15:09:00
Cons:none

Works beautifully

Poole

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/01/2012 12:43:00
Cons:none

small and compact, ideal for the bedroom.

Inverness

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/01/2012 10:47:00
Cons:none

Not had time yet to set -up and try

Marlow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/01/2012 18:54:00
Cons:none

VERY PLEASED WITH MY SCART FREEVIEW,I CAN NOW WATCH ALL THE PROGRAMS ON BEDROOM TV WITHOUT HAVING EXTRA BOXES COLLECTING DUST

Borehamwood

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/01/2012 10:56:00
Cons:none

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

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/01/2012 08:49:00
Cons:none

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.

Ingatestone

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/01/2012 12:43:00
Cons:none

Would have been five star with a better instruction leaflet

Ryde

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/01/2012 12:20:00
Cons:none

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!

PORTSTEWART

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2012 14:03:00
Cons:none

this does what it says and is relatively easy to use

Lymington

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/01/2012 19:23:00
Cons:none

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.

worthing

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/01/2012 19:01:00
Cons:none

Really pleased all round. Would use your site again. Good value, ordered scart freeview. Works as described easy to set up.

Derby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/01/2012 15:37:00
Cons:none

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.

Middlesbrough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
16/01/2012 15:15:00
Cons:none

Excellent service, goods received in time and instructions easy to understand.

Norwich

4 5 Star Star Star Star
16/01/2012 15:09:00
Cons:none

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.

York

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/01/2012 15:46:00
Cons:none

this worked fine in my portable TV but even with a booster aerial I am unable to receive any signal

padiham burnley

4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/01/2012 11:51:00
Cons:none

good

cheshunt

4 5 Star Star Star Star
14/01/2012 12:37:00
Cons:none

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

Bournemouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/01/2012 19:51:00
Cons:none

An excellent product, very reasonable price, promptly and securely dispached.

Camberley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/01/2012 19:43:00
Cons:none

Hides behind a small TV perfectly. Easy to set up too.

Neath

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/01/2012 16:53:00
Cons:none

Excellent little gadget and good value for money

Liskeard

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/01/2012 14:49:00
Cons:none

Instructions poor

Christchurch

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/01/2012 11:06:00
Cons:none

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..........

Sutton Coldfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/01/2012 02:04:00
Cons:none

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

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/01/2012 09:22:00
Cons:none

Extremely easy to install, set up and use.

Mansfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/12/2011 13:03:00
Cons:none

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

Poole

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/12/2011 11:32:00
Cons:none

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!

Mansfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/12/2011 16:04:00
Cons:none

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.

Mountain Ash

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/12/2011 12:23:00
Cons:none

Early days yet but well please so far

Grimsby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/12/2011 20:05:00
Cons:none

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.

Belper

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/12/2011 19:24:00
Cons:none

why bother with a set top box when these are on the market.

Huddersfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/12/2011 14:10:00
Cons:none

very good easy to use

westerhope newcastle upon tyne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/12/2011 23:07:00
Cons:none

Again as above excellent product.

Dorking

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/12/2011 14:56:00
Cons:none

Does everything it says on the tin, and more. Still experimenting with the product.

Rotherham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/12/2011 10:53:00
Cons:none

A great unit for the price.

Hornchurch

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/12/2011 10:27:00
Cons:none

just the job, works really well.

Grimsby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/12/2011 15:24:00
Cons:none

works really well, lot better than we thought it would for the price. very satisfied

GRAYS

4 5 Star Star Star Star
17/12/2011 12:49:00
Cons:none

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.

Bilston

4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/12/2011 15:56:00
Cons:none

very pleased with item

Andover

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/12/2011 14:31:00
Cons:none

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.

lisburn

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/12/2011 18:09:00
Cons:none

satisfactory

Lowestoft

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/12/2011 15:48:00
Cons:none

THE ABOVE ITEM, HAS BEEN FITTED TO OUR TV, SO FAR EVERY THING IS OK.

Blackpool

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/12/2011 18:34:00
Cons:none

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.

Portsmouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/12/2011 15:35:00
Cons:none

Easy to set up and operate

Orpington

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/12/2011 12:24:00
Cons:none

Excellent. Saved me having to buy a new tv next April.

Heswall

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
05/12/2011 12:30:00
Cons:none

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!

Cullompton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/12/2011 17:03:00
Cons:none

a great product.Well worth buying. At last have digital that is clear. thank you

Cheltenham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/12/2011 10:38:00
Cons:none

Pity about the "Standby" bug!

ALVASTON

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/12/2011 16:22:00
Cons:none

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.

Bolton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/12/2011 13:12:00
Cons:none

excellent product

birmingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/12/2011 10:32:00
Cons:none

Excellent product. This product was requested as a Christmas present by my 91 year old father who installed it with great ease.

Hayling Island

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/11/2011 18:53:00
Cons:none

Kept me informed of delay to delivery due to stock issues. Sent out to me when stated excellent service. Unit works well. 5 star.

Kidlington

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/11/2011 10:58:00
Cons:none

Does exactly what i needed it to do

Alresford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/11/2011 16:32:00
Cons:none

Although I had to get a TV technician to install it - the product is great.

Colchester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/11/2011 13:24:00
Cons:none

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

London

4 5 Star Star Star Star
07/11/2011 18:31:00
Cons:none

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.

Glastonbury

4 5 Star Star Star Star
05/11/2011 12:47:00
Cons:none

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.

Burntwood

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 20:26:00
Cons:none

Up and running in no time very good value.

Romsey

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 18:29:00
Cons:none

excellentprduct and reception

Rotherham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 18:18:00
Cons:none

The unit does what says on the box - efficiently. My only reservation is that the instruction book could be clearer and easier to understand.

oxon

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 18:14:00
Cons:none

very pleased with this item thank you very much

Bexleyheath

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 17:25:00
Cons:none

Its good value for money.

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 16:45:00
Cons:none

Scart connection needed some tweaking to fit. Otherwise easy to set up and use

Preston

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/11/2011 11:57:00
Cons:none

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'.

Gt. Yarmouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/11/2011 10:26:00
Cons:none

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.

Darlington

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/11/2011 10:29:00
Cons:none

Interesting concept,works well,within limitations. Unable to receive a few available channels

Cambridge

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/11/2011 10:21:00
Cons:none

A compact unit,delivers as advertised.Good value for money.Would recommend.Thank you.

skegness

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 16:37:00
Cons:none

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

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 15:54:00
Cons:none

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

Southampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 13:37:00
Cons:none

Only problem I had was the small print of the instruction booklet!

Spalding

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 11:29:00
Cons:none

only used on TV,

Dartford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 11:07:00
Cons:none

It is very good value for money especially for a spare television

Ashford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 11:07:00
Cons:none

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.

Fleet

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 10:53:00
Cons:none

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.

Birmingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/10/2011 10:13:00
Cons:none

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.

Poole

4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/10/2011 13:42:00
Cons:none

Happy with the item, it is working well.

Scarborough

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/10/2011 14:16:00
Cons:none

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.

Kingswinford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/10/2011 11:00:00
Cons:none

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.

Hebden Bridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/10/2011 09:47:00
Cons:none

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

Uxbridge

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/10/2011 06:50:00
Cons:none

as expected.ie 5 stars

Doncaster

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 17:54:00
Cons:none

A good product with facilities as described

Gillingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 15:34:00
Cons:none

Very pleased with product which performs to its specification.

Hook

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 15:13:00
Cons:none

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.

Waterbeach

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 15:10:00
Cons:none

Great gadget, easy to install and use but can't pick up all channels.

Carlisle

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 13:05:00
Cons:none

Very good . However the sprint on the instructions was too small and caused me some difficulty setting up without being able to see them.

Horsham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 11:03:00
Cons:none

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

Beccles

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 10:29:00
Cons:none

Works well

Ashton-under-Lyne

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 10:25:00
Cons:none

Exactly as described

Cairndow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 10:22:00
Cons:none

all working fine, but having difficulty finding a free site to download ts stream converter to use it on the computer

Barnsley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 10:11:00
Cons:none

Does what it says on the tin!

fort halstead

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/10/2011 10:08:00
Cons:none

fantastic did what it said i am very pleased with my purchase

banbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/10/2011 17:52:00
Cons:none

no comment

Gullane

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/10/2011 15:06:00
Cons:none

excellent product good price easy to use. Can't fault this product does what is says on the box.

WANTAGE

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/10/2011 18:16:00
Cons:none

unfotunately this product was not suitabe for my needs

bedworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/10/2011 15:41:00
Cons:none

much better picture than with previous full size set top box. recordings good without "freezing"

coltishall

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/10/2011 15:08:00
Cons:none

Simple to use with clear instructions (unusual these days!)

Larkhall

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/10/2011 10:28:00
Cons:none

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)

Maidenhead

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/10/2011 09:49:00
Cons:none

Does the job it says it will. Easy to set up.

Wolverhampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/10/2011 15:54:00
Cons:none

I was very pleased with the mini scart freeview digital t.v. receiver and could not believe how easy it was to set up.

Basingstoke

4 5 Star Star Star Star
22/10/2011 14:44:00
Cons:none

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.

Glasgow

4 5 Star Star Star Star
22/10/2011 13:53:00
Cons:none

Very pleased with the receiver, but the infra red plug is very flimsy

Seaview

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/10/2011 16:38:00
Cons:none

Brilliant and 2 extras with the Memory stick and SD card reader I did not expect.

Oxford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
09/10/2011 10:14:00
Cons:none

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

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 22:29:00
Cons:none

iv not got it to work yet i need a good aerial.

Hope Valley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 17:17:00
Cons:none

Could have had better instructions with the product.

Rugby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 16:34:00
Cons:none

Have installed and tested but not yet tried recording. Recommended to my neighbour

Sutton-in-Ashfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 16:28:00
Cons:none

The instructions were clear but the print was too small for me to read comfortably.

Ramsgate

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 12:18:00
Cons:none

Far better than i thought,even improved the clarety of my picture.

Stockport

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/10/2011 11:46:00
Cons:none

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.

Berkhamsted

4 5 Star Star Star Star
07/10/2011 11:18:00
Cons:none

Instruction booklet somewhat sparse in basic routines, needed to phone customer services to cover gaps. Remote control procedures could be simpler and more direct.

wolverhampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
05/10/2011 15:50:00
Cons:none

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.

Dorchester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/10/2011 21:26:00
Cons:none

Easy to set up only snag is that Scart socket is not a tight fit.

Leek

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/10/2011 19:12:00
Cons:none

Excellent product at a sensible price. pity about the poor quality user manual.

Southampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/10/2011 19:46:00
Cons:none

best freeview box on the market.

Market Harborough

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/10/2011 11:36:00
Cons:none

cannot get film 4 !

bedworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/10/2011 04:57:00
Cons:none

good product very pleased

diss

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/10/2011 08:18:00
Cons:none

Cannot be used on TV sent back.

St Just, Penzance

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/09/2011 20:30:00
Cons:none

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.

Nottingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/09/2011 13:19:00
Cons:none

The device works a treat, so easy to install as well, no problems whatsoever.

High Wycombe

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/09/2011 19:56:00
Cons:none

value of money

Brighton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/09/2011 13:59:00
Cons:none

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.

Leeds

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/09/2011 11:49:00
Cons:none

Very Good Product I am Very Impressed

Woodhall Spa

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/09/2011 10:08:00
Cons:none

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.

llanelli

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/09/2011 20:23:00
Cons:none

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.

Herne Bay

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/09/2011 10:54:00
Cons:none

Excellent, up and running in minutes, so good, I bought another one, thanks.

Birmingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/09/2011 10:46:00
Cons:none

excellent and easy to set up

tamworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/09/2011 14:45:00
Cons:none

first class

Bury St. Edmunds

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/09/2011 19:50:00
Cons:none

Has given 'new life' to a non-digital television.

Fordingbridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/09/2011 17:29:00
Cons:none

Seems ok, but have not used it much yet

Huddersfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/09/2011 11:11:00
Cons:none

Easy to install and use

Stone

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/09/2011 11:10:00
Cons:none

good value

Todmorden

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/09/2011 14:26:00
Cons:none

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.

Peterlee

4 5 Star Star Star Star
12/09/2011 18:30:00
Cons:none

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

Chelmsford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
12/09/2011 14:35:00
Cons:none

I was hoping it would be self powered via the scart as there was no mention of a power pack

Chesterfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/09/2011 16:20:00
Cons:none

Excellent little gadget, easy to set up. Not used SD slot as yet but may well do in future.

Wakefield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/09/2011 13:23:00
Cons:none

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.

Bordon

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/09/2011 10:42:00
Cons:none

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!

Mudeford, Christchurch

4 5 Star Star Star Star
09/09/2011 10:14:00
Cons:none

Excellent item. Would be ideal if could record from EPG and recording format compatable with other TVs.

Bournemouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
07/09/2011 13:32:00
Cons:none

Reasonable price and quite straightforward to set up, although the instructions could be in larger print

Droitwich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/09/2011 19:30:00
Cons:none

Excellent value for money and performance.

Billingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/09/2011 13:02:00
Cons:none

Does what it says very well.

Stonehaven

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/09/2011 10:36:00
Cons:none

I'm delighted with my purchase.

Whitley Bay

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/09/2011 19:21:00
Cons:none

easy to set up woked perfectly fist time.

Grangemouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/09/2011 16:55:00
Cons:none

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.

Witney

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/08/2011 21:10:00
Cons:none

its great. easy to set up and it works

Eastleigh

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/08/2011 19:12:00
Cons:none

Amazing piece of equipment, particularly considering the price. Simple to install, set up and use.

Banbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/08/2011 15:52:00
Cons:none

The easiest system I have had to install and gives good reception. Value for money too.

Romsey

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/08/2011 09:38:00
Cons:none

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

York

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/08/2011 15:55:00
Cons:none

Excellent product works well with my portable Television

Derby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/08/2011 12:20:00
Cons:none

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.

Cirencester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/08/2011 12:08:00
Cons:none

Fantastic little piece of kit. Good price. Has converted my motorhome tv to digital and saved a fortune.

carlisle

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/08/2011 09:38:00
Cons:none

YES VERY GOOD , EASY TO SET UP ,WORKS WELL

lowestoft

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 19:34:00
Cons:none

arrived as stated, works great

Liverpool

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 17:39:00
Cons:none

VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, JUST SURPRISED AT LOW VOLUME ON SOUND.OTHER WISE EASY TO SET UP AND USE.

Leamington Spa

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 16:23:00
Cons:none

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.

Aylesbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 15:26:00
Cons:none

Very good, just the remote little small and hard to see the words on the buttons.

Sherborne

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 12:09:00
Cons:none

Shame about the Red button, otherwise - great product.

Coventry

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 10:35:00
Cons:none

Some initial difficulty in setting up. Instruction booklet far too small to read properly

Nuneaton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 10:19:00
Cons:none

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

High Wycombe

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 10:15:00
Cons:none

Drawback that no Text available (& not indicated in ad.).

Worthing

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 08:10:00
Cons:none

as it said on the box !!!

Epsom

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/08/2011 00:48:00
Cons:none

Does exactly as specified in the advert, very easy to install and great value for money. Could not be more satisfied.

Cheltenham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 20:20:00
Cons:none

Amazing device; just the thing for bedroom TV

Rickmansworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 18:47:00
Cons:none

Excellent little device, very pleased with it

Glasgow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 17:54:00
Cons:none

Excellent. Great device.Saved me having to scrap the analogue only Sony portable I use in my caravan.Outstanding value at the price.

Birmingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 16:47:00
Cons:none

excellent way to go digital! No problems with equipment-easy to use

High Wycombe

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 12:25:00
Cons:none

very easy to set up and use, fits out of sight so quite pleaseing

Hook

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/08/2011 10:13:00
Cons:none

Smple to install and us.

Bury St. Edmunds

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/08/2011 08:22:00
Cons:none

Seems to perform the intended task perfectly adequately so far.

Hereford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/08/2011 10:33:00
Cons:none

Well pleased

Sutton Coldfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/08/2011 10:21:00
Cons:none

It works well (5 stars), but I can't play DVDs without unplugging a scart plug (-1 star)

Carlisle

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/08/2011 10:10:00
Cons:none

Very pleased delivery was fast..

Colchester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/08/2011 15:43:00
Cons:none

Very easy to set up and use. Worked fine first time.

Nottingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/07/2011 17:37:00
Cons:none

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

Nottingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/07/2011 08:44:00
Cons:none

First Class Service

Portstewart

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/07/2011 14:10:00
Cons:none

Much improved remote control compared to previous model I bought last year

ryde

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/07/2011 13:04:00
Cons:none

AS I have bad eyesight the instruction book was very difficult to decipher

exmouth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
16/07/2011 22:21:00
Cons:none

Excellent product,works a treat,only downside you have to view recordings on a pc,which is a bit of pain,hence 4 stars.

Ipswich

4 5 Star Star Star Star
16/07/2011 16:48:00
Cons:none

Cannot receive BBC1/BBC2 as yet. Change over not until 20/07/2011

Shrewsbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/07/2011 17:41:00
Cons:none

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.

Cinderford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/07/2011 19:34:00
Cons:none

Pleasantly suprised that it did exactly what it was supposed to do. Very pleased with my purchase - would recommend this product.

Heydon, Royston

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/07/2011 18:32:00
Cons:none

It does what it claims and is reasonably priced.

Edinburgh

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/07/2011 15:02:00
Cons:none

Working well. Surprising easy to install given my basic understanding of this technology.

bishop's stortford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/07/2011 20:33:00
Cons:none

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.

Sutton Coldfield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/07/2011 10:56:00
Cons:none

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

Pickering

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/07/2011 18:21:00
Cons:none

Was so good I immediately ordered another and additional items!

Broadstone

4 5 Star Star Star Star
09/07/2011 16:31:00
Cons:none

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.

Bridgend

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/07/2011 10:26:00
Cons:none

Done the job for me, as I only wanted to download tv onto an sd card/usb pen to upload to my ipad

York

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/07/2011 10:23:00
Cons:none

Speedy delivery and and easy product to use. First class value for money. thank you.

New Milton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/07/2011 09:39:00
Cons:none

Just what I wanted, works perfectly

Ventnor

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/07/2011 21:01:00
Cons:none

not been able to get it working all i can get come on my screen is no signal

whitby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/07/2011 18:37:00
Cons:none

great piece of kit

CHESTER

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/07/2011 17:24:00
Cons:none

a very good investment

Rochdale

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/07/2011 10:50:00
Cons:none

no complaints

Hayling Island

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/07/2011 08:06:00
Cons:none

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.

Skegness

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/07/2011 00:22:00
Cons:none

Seems to work ok but lost some channels at early stage and don't know why.

Batley

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 20:30:00
Cons:none

I haven't yet used the product but if it does what it says on the packaging then I will be well pleased.

Glasgow

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 16:29:00
Cons:none

This item did exactly what your advertising said. Thanks.

Woodbridge

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 16:12:00
Cons:none

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.

BRIDGNORTH,

4 5 Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 13:49:00
Cons:none

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.

Bolton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 12:54:00
Cons:none

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.

RETFORD

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/07/2011 10:56:00
Cons:none

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.

Deal

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/07/2011 20:10:00
Cons:none

Instruction booklet a bit brief but product does what it said it would.

London

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/07/2011 14:32:00
Cons:none

Performance Ok

Ely

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/07/2011 10:32:00
Cons:none

Easy to install & use, although there is some background noise. Very pleased with the product.

Stoke on Trent

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/06/2011 10:39:00
Cons:none

Works just like it says on the label. Excellent product, excellent value.

sandwich

4 5 Star Star Star Star
26/06/2011 11:53:00
Cons:none

took me a while to work it out going perfect now

st. brelade

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/06/2011 18:54:00
Cons:none

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.

marianglas

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/06/2011 17:51:00
Cons:none

I know there will be improvements in the future!Its very good now

Hemel Hempstead

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/06/2011 15:08:00
Cons:none

Really like it - impressed so far although teletext keeps coming up and it took a while to work out how to turn it off

Anglesey

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/06/2011 11:43:00
Cons:none

This is a good product and easy to set up.

southend on sea

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/06/2011 10:23:00
Cons:none

better than expected

Hove

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/06/2011 10:55:00
Cons:none

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.

Braunton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/06/2011 10:14:00
Cons:none

a fantastic product which was as simple as a plug and play.

Rickmansworth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/06/2011 14:58:00
Cons:none

Does what it says on the box. Easy to use.

Rochester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/06/2011 10:21:00
Cons:none

first rate

Oswestry

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/06/2011 15:22:00
Cons:none

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.

Ipswich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/06/2011 10:02:00
Cons:none

Excellent product.

Egremont

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/06/2011 18:28:00
Cons:none

very good buy,works fine, thank you.

Westcliff-on-Sea

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/05/2011 12:02:00
Cons:none

Very pleased with Item & service.Thank you.

Shrewsbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/05/2011 11:53:00
Cons:none

Working well - very good value for the money.

shifnal

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/05/2011 21:19:00
Cons:none

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!!

King's Lynn

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/05/2011 15:42:00
Cons:none

What I wanted

Huntingdon

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 19:56:00
Cons:none

Have yet to be connected and set-up

Hull

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 17:04:00
Cons:none

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

Thurso

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 11:38:00
Cons:none

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.

Norwich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 11:27:00
Cons:none

An innovative product.

SUNDERLAND

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/05/2011 11:04:00
Cons:none

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.

newburgh

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/05/2011 14:46:00
Cons:none

love it just what i need

Waltham Cross

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/05/2011 19:01:00
Cons:none

Brill!

Downham Market

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/05/2011 15:10:00
Cons:none

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

Stockport

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/05/2011 00:42:00
Cons:none

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.

Harwich

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/05/2011 00:36:00
Cons:none

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.

Reading

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/05/2011 12:59:00
Cons:none

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.

Witney

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/05/2011 22:14:00
Cons:none

Works perfectly, easy to install

Gloucester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/05/2011 12:02:00
Cons:none

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.

ongar

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
16/05/2011 23:15:00
Cons:none

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.

Daventry

4 5 Star Star Star Star
14/05/2011 13:59:00
Cons:none

I am not able to receive as many TV or radio channels as expected. The quality of the images received was better than expected

Pinner

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/05/2011 17:07:00
Cons:none

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.

Skegness

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/05/2011 15:41:00
Cons:none

An excellent piece of kit, simple to install.

Broxton,Chester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/05/2011 21:56:00
Cons:none

A good product

Marlborough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/05/2011 12:00:00
Cons:none

Simple to fit and use. A clever design, a real space saver and neatly hidden behind the TV.

Bridlington

4 5 Star Star Star Star
07/05/2011 15:37:00
Cons:none

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.

worksop

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
07/05/2011 15:06:00
Cons:none

highly satisfied problem with sub titles at first phoned customer service got it sorted out thank you mr B DAY

banchory

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
07/05/2011 10:26:00
Cons:none

Just the job arrived very quick easy to assemble and set up and cheap at half the price

Bedford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/05/2011 19:49:00
Cons:none

very impressive better than a big box.

St. Neots

4 5 Star Star Star Star
06/05/2011 16:53:00
Cons:none

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.

Beauly

4 5 Star Star Star Star
06/05/2011 10:10:00
Cons:none

Works quite well. I like the idea of recording to an sd card

Gloucester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/05/2011 22:02:00
Cons:none

I found this to be of good quality.

sunderland

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
01/05/2011 19:54:00
Cons:none

exelent product and speedy delivery A1 service Thanks will use again.

SOUTHAMPTON

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/04/2011 21:05:00
Cons:none

Fantastic, it does all it claims to.

sudbury

4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/04/2011 11:50:00
Cons:none

it works great

Rotherham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/04/2011 19:42:00
Cons:none

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

Hindhead

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/04/2011 12:06:00
Cons:none

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.

Greenock

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/04/2011 11:29:00
Cons:none

Exactly what I needed,been searching for ages for this type of device.

maidstone

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/04/2011 22:25:00
Cons:none

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.....

South Shields

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/04/2011 14:05:00
Cons:none

Excellent piece of equipment. the instructions could be more clear

Billericay

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/04/2011 11:19:00
Cons:none

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.

Cheltenham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/04/2011 22:40:00
Cons:none

Very happy with this product, quick and simple to set up!

High Peak

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/04/2011 07:15:00
Cons:none

looked very good but was unusable due to remote being on the same channel as the tv

Hereford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/04/2011 16:08:00
Cons:none

Does what it says on the box.

Glasgow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/04/2011 15:41:00
Cons:none

None - 5 stars says it all.

Bradford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/04/2011 19:48:00
Cons:none

What a clever little gadget looks good value so far

Cannock

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/04/2011 11:44:00
Cons:none

cant get text even though there is a button on the remote, easy to set up

Wolverhampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/04/2011 15:13:00
Cons:none

very good worked first time

stevenage

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/04/2011 11:13:00
Cons:none

Works well with a good arial.

Deeside

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/04/2011 11:05:00
Cons:none

Great piece of kit.

Church Stretton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/04/2011 09:39:00
Cons:none

Does what is says on the box.

Swadlincote

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 20:06:00
Cons:none

Very good instructions, easy to set up. It took me approx 3 minutes.

DEWSBURY

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 17:26:00
Cons:none

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)

King's Lynn

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 12:50:00
Cons:none

Brilliant!

Isle of Lewis

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 11:50:00
Cons:none

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.

Kenilworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 11:24:00
Cons:none

excellent unit and compact

Liskeard

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2011 09:00:00
Cons:none

Incredible value for money

Scarborough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 23:35:00
Cons:none

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

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 23:05:00
Cons:none

excellent product easy to use, and the USB slot to enable CD card, memory stick or Hard Drive for recording is a great bonus.

Denbigh

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 18:19:00
Cons:none

does everything it says on the box brilliant little gadget

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 18:16:00
Cons:none

great piece of equipment works like a dream.

Southampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 17:39:00
Cons:none

works Perfectly

Hythe

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 15:49:00
Cons:none

Item as advertised. Fast delivery.

Newark

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/04/2011 13:21:00
Cons:none

An excellent piece of equipment, and amazing value for money.

Nottingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/04/2011 16:12:00
Cons:none

Seems OK though I haven't yet tried to save anything

Norwich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/04/2011 08:11:00
Cons:none

A brilliant device for a conservatory TV

grantham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
07/04/2011 11:57:00
Cons:none

keeps losing signal

Harpenden

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/04/2011 01:39:00
Cons:none

Good value

Leeds

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/04/2011 14:42:00
Cons:none

Works perfectly

Plymouth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/04/2011 14:04:00
Cons:none

brill, thank you

sowerby bridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/04/2011 09:35:00
Cons:none

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

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/04/2011 16:29:00
Cons:none

Excellent service.

reading

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/03/2011 17:38:00
Cons:none

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.

Sleaford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/03/2011 10:52:00
Cons:none

good product with rubbish instructions

Sheffield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
31/03/2011 10:36:00
Cons:none

The product itself is great but the manual is poor and I had to phone twice for help in setting up the units.

Folkestone

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/03/2011 11:39:00
Cons:none

I have found that the installation of the receiver was very simple I found the installation of the product easy to use

Sittingbourne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/03/2011 18:26:00
Cons:none

Excellent.

Keighley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/03/2011 13:38:00
Cons:none

Brilliant, it is easy to set up and gives every bit as good a result as a full-sized digi box.

Wakefield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 16:55:00
Cons:none

good product easy to use and easy to set up

ipswich

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 16:27:00
Cons:none

works well easy to set up

Colchester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 15:16:00
Cons:none

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

LISS

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 13:58:00
Cons:none

Prompt service and product worked 'as on the tin'. Well chuffed customer.

Bracknell

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 11:55:00
Cons:none

Easy to set up. Straight forward to use. A lovely piece of equipment.Very good value for money.

Northampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 10:48:00
Cons:none

Excellent!

Colchester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/03/2011 10:07:00
Cons:none

Excellent -Instructions poor

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/03/2011 20:17:00
Cons:none

quickly delivered and am very happy

Galston

4 5 Star Star Star Star
27/03/2011 13:10:00
Cons:none

The remote controller has a very limited operational range and can be a little temperamental.

Southport

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 17:13:00
Cons:none

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.

Edinburgh

4 5 Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 13:50:00
Cons:none

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.

Dover

4 5 Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 13:29:00
Cons:none

It works

Stourbridge

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 13:01:00
Cons:none

Received promptly and installed satisfactorily.

Birmingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 12:26:00
Cons:none

ideal for purpose

Edinburgh

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
26/03/2011 11:54:00
Cons:none

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.

Stranraer

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/03/2011 17:55:00
Cons:none

item great.thanku

Bolton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/03/2011 21:42:00
Cons:none

Very fast delivery, great buy,as it was a present he is very pleased with it,

Boston

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/03/2011 20:47:00
Cons:none

very good but no text available

Aylesbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/03/2011 14:38:00
Cons:none

Excellent value for money. Worth twice as much for the picture quality I am now receiving.

South Shields

4 5 Star Star Star Star
22/03/2011 11:38:00
Cons:none

Ok if you have very little space but considering you can obtain a set-top box for under £20 its a litle expensive.

Bolton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/03/2011 20:31:00
Cons:none

Exellent results from product to date. .

Chesterfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/03/2011 16:45:00
Cons:none

Works well in bad area and will work better when analog switched off

Bewdley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/03/2011 14:26:00
Cons:none

Product as described

Northampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/03/2011 12:19:00
Cons:none

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!

Market Rasen

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/03/2011 10:28:00
Cons:none

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.

MANCHESTER

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
05/03/2011 14:43:00
Cons:none

so easy to connect

Northampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/02/2011 15:52:00
Cons:none

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.

Oakham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/02/2011 20:13:00
Cons:none

Excellent product

Stockton-on-Tees

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/02/2011 22:13:00
Cons:none

The product arrived on time & performed to the specification that I expected!

Benfleet

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
12/02/2011 16:21:00
Cons:none

excellent value - neat and unobtrusive when fitted.

London

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 20:30:00
Cons:none

took more than one attempt to install the device successfully

Glasgow

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 16:16:00
Cons:none

Even with an aerial booster fitted it breaks up the picture now and then

Pulborough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 16:16:00
Cons:none

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!

Rochester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 13:34:00
Cons:none

Item very good, but I think I need a new ariel

Hull

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 10:11:00
Cons:none

Excellent, easy to set up and works very well.

Stowmarket

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/02/2011 10:08:00
Cons:none

good value and recommend it

Pitlochry

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
05/02/2011 10:59:00
Cons:none

product satisfaction does what it says easy to install and set up.

hull

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/02/2011 19:24:00
Cons:none

again very good

Harpenden

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/02/2011 10:08:00
Cons:none

This is the second one that I have bought.

NR/SPALDING

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
30/01/2011 18:09:00
Cons:none

very pleased with this item and with the price thank you also for a fast hassle free postage

bury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/01/2011 15:23:00
Cons:none

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

Plymouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/01/2011 15:12:00
Cons:none

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.

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/01/2011 13:15:00
Cons:none

Neat little product

Glenrothes

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/01/2011 10:47:00
Cons:none

First class product and packaging. I love it, although I was a bit disappointed to discover that it couldn't handle RED BUTTON services.

Poole

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/01/2011 10:44:00
Cons:none

Not tried recording yet, but all other functions have been first class and easy to use.

Great Yarmouth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
28/01/2011 10:15:00
Cons:none

very good picture, scart lead keeps falling out of tel, otherewise good.

Caerfyrddin

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/01/2011 10:06:00
Cons:none

Excellent

Leicester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2011 20:07:00
Cons:none

Excellant only to be expected from T2

Camborne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2011 17:23:00
Cons:none

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.

Lisburn

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2011 16:35:00
Cons:none

Works very well and is easy to setup and use.

Westbury

4 5 Star Star Star Star
09/01/2011 12:54:00
Cons:none

Excellent product both in terms of picture generated and value for money. Only criticism is that device does not have a 'red button' facility

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/01/2011 22:04:00
Cons:none

So far it works well and the infrared receiver is a great boon.

Lutterworth

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/01/2011 16:14:00
Cons:none

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!

Broadway

4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/12/2010 14:24:00
Cons:none

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

Ringwood

4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/12/2010 18:00:00
Cons:none

You need a magnifying glass to read the instructions

Westbury

4 5 Star Star Star Star
19/12/2010 09:20:00
Cons:none

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.

Woodford Bridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/12/2010 18:04:00
Cons:none

Doesn't support teletext - seems a curious thing to leave out.

Newcastle upon Tyne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/12/2010 11:13:00
Cons:none

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

Lymington

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/12/2010 22:08:00
Cons:none

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.

Newport Gwent

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/12/2010 21:24:00
Cons:none

I think its a great gizmo and will tell my friends about it.

Doncaster

4 5 Star Star Star Star
25/11/2010 14:49:00
Cons:none

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.

Hinckley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
25/11/2010 13:41:00
Cons:none

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

Frodsham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/11/2010 12:33:00
Cons:none

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.

Nottingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/11/2010 17:01:00
Cons:none

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.

Wisbech

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/11/2010 11:23:00
Cons:none

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

Sittingbourne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/11/2010 10:15:00
Cons:none

Very good product and easy to use.

Birmingham

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/11/2010 12:55:00
Cons:none

simple to operate picture quality very good

bangor

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/11/2010 13:46:00
Cons:none

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.

Leicester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/10/2010 18:47:00
Cons:none

Absolutely fine

Salisbury

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/10/2010 14:41:00
Cons:none

Excellent value

Stoke-on-Trent

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/10/2010 10:58:00
Cons:none

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

Glasgow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
07/10/2010 18:22:00
Cons:none

Really good product does what it claims.

PERTH

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/10/2010 10:20:00
Cons:none

exellent product, excellent delvery time,

Orpington

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/10/2010 11:40:00
Cons:none

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.

Liverpool

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
25/09/2010 17:28:00
Cons:none

Great product. Easy to install. We are very happy with it.

Seaton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
25/09/2010 17:04:00
Cons:none

Satisfactory service, no complaints.

York

4 5 Star Star Star Star
25/09/2010 15:38:00
Cons:none

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.

Christchurch

4 5 Star Star Star Star
24/09/2010 11:16:00
Cons:none

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.

Alnwick

4 5 Star Star Star Star
19/09/2010 14:10:00
Cons:none

Works most of the time, signal breaks up at times, could be our location

Gloucester

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/08/2010 20:48:00
Cons:none

Works very well and does all it should do.

Isle of Lewis

4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/08/2010 14:07:00
Cons:none

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.

Waltham Cross

4 5 Star Star Star Star
05/08/2010 14:23:00
Cons:none

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

Leicester

4 5 Star Star Star Star
20/07/2010 10:39:00
Cons:none

Up to now think this is a brilliant piece of equipment.

Maybole

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/07/2010 19:41:00
Cons:none

Very good value for money neat and tidy Does what it says

kidderminster

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/07/2010 10:19:00
Cons:none

Really good product

Basingstoke

4 5 Star Star Star Star
17/07/2010 23:34:00
Cons:none

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.

wakefield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/07/2010 20:14:00
Cons:none

excellent value for money, and good quality product.

Doncaster

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
17/07/2010 07:38:00
Cons:none

performs better than expected, value for money

Liverpool

4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/07/2010 22:14:00
Cons:none

Works very well /no problems /dead easy to use

Bedford

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/07/2010 18:02:00
Cons:none

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.

Banbury

4 5 Star Star Star Star
19/06/2010 14:43:00
Cons:none

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.

Sheffield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
15/06/2010 07:03:00
Cons:none

really great piece of equipment thanks for your prompt delivery thank you

Glasgow

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/06/2010 22:40:00
Cons:none

Does everything that it says it will.

Grays

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/06/2010 20:23:00
Cons:none

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

Dunoon

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
05/06/2010 10:52:00
Cons:none

Easy to use and good value.

Teignmouth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
31/05/2010 20:09:00
Cons:none

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.

Hackney

4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/05/2010 00:32:00
Cons:none

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.

Sheffield

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/05/2010 13:31:00
Cons:none

Started using this already. Good instructions and, for me, a foolproof product.

Bangor

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
28/05/2010 12:31:00
Cons:none

Excellent. The simplicity of use is a pleasant change.

ebbw vale

4 5 Star Star Star Star
26/05/2010 12:16:00
Cons:none

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.

Doncaster

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/05/2010 00:11:00
Cons:none

very satisfied product works well,instructions not very clear though

Peterborough

4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/05/2010 11:48:00
Cons:none

Very good

Perth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/05/2010 00:47:00
Cons:none

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.

Pershore

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/05/2010 18:16:00
Cons:none

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

Falmouth,

4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/05/2010 23:10:00
Cons:none

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.

Southampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/05/2010 09:15:00
Cons:none

Does exactly as advertised, very pleased Works with indoor aerial

Bristol

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/05/2010 10:41:00
Cons:none

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.

nottingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/05/2010 14:11:00
Cons:none

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.

Tavistock

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/05/2010 15:46:00
Cons:none

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.

Basildon

4 5 Star Star Star Star
01/05/2010 22:53:00
Cons:none

East to install but the instruction booklet needs to be more accurate and helpful particularly with the recording/playback.

Redhill

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
29/04/2010 18:42:00
Cons:none

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

4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/04/2010 16:23:00
Cons:none

Excellent except for the dreaded SCART( why are they still using this monstrosity?)

Ryde

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/04/2010 22:21:00
Cons:none

instructions a little difficult to follow when first examined but once grasped there was no problem

Chesterfield

4 5 Star Star Star Star
13/04/2010 11:48:00
Cons:none

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.

Birmingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
12/04/2010 17:33:00
Cons:none

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.

Glenrothes

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/04/2010 21:51:00
Cons:none

Not fully tested yet

Porthcawl

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
10/04/2010 16:07:00
Cons:none

Great value and really useful for a conservatory TV where there was no room for a digibox

Birmingham

4 5 Star Star Star Star
10/04/2010 09:42:00
Cons:none

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).

Burland Nantwich

4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/04/2010 16:13:00
Cons:none

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.

littlehampton

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
06/04/2010 12:15:00
Cons:none

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.

Northampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
06/04/2010 09:46:00
Cons:none

works fine although it needs to be a flash drive for recording a portable usb disk drive is not compatible

Bristol

4 5 Star Star Star Star
06/04/2010 09:37:00
Cons:none

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.

Aberystwyth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/04/2010 23:40:00
Cons:none

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

Stanley

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/04/2010 15:58:00
Cons:none

A mini item that produces maxi results, entirely happy with it.

Derby

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
04/04/2010 15:31:00
Cons:none

Did what it said on the tin.

jersey

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/04/2010 21:11:00
Cons:none

I wont be using it yet, but it arrived in good time and looks good.

Selsey

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
03/04/2010 17:50:00
Cons:none

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.

Stourbridge

4 5 Star Star Star Star
03/04/2010 16:32:00
Cons:none

I was very pleased with my purchase thankyou John Kilvert

NORWICH

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/03/2010 13:03:00
Cons:none

great item very easy to use

Loughborough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/03/2010 21:44:00
Cons:none

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.

oxford

4 5 Star Star Star Star
21/03/2010 23:17:00
Cons:none

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.

Brockworth

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
20/03/2010 10:07:00
Cons:none

excellent product--could be easier to use

Northampton

4 5 Star Star Star Star
04/03/2010 23:08:00
Cons:none

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

London

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
24/02/2010 13:34:00
Cons:none

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.

Bath

4 5 Star Star Star Star
14/02/2010 11:18:00
Cons:none

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

Peterborough

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
13/02/2010 14:59:00
Cons:none

Easy to set up and does everything its supposed to do.

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Q: Is there a customer service phone number I can call for assistance? 1 answer
A: The Neostar Electronics Customer Service number is 0844 542 0100
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Q: How many gigabytes of memory will be taken up recording one hour of TV? 1 answer
A: One hour of TV will require approx 1 GB of memory
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Q: What is the maximum size SD card I can use? 1 answer
A: There is no maximum, so currently available 32GB cards will be fine to use
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Q: Can I receive Digital TV Freeview in my area? 1 answer
A: Check the Freeview coverage in your area by visiting www.freeview.co.uk
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Q: I have searched for TV and radio channels and cannot find as many as the advertised ‘up to 74 TV and radio channels’ – what can I do? 1 answer
A: The number of channels you can receive is dependent on the particular television area in which you live and also your reception of the TV signal from your local terrestrial transmitter, based on your house’s aspect and TV antenna position. If you receive fewer than the maximum possible 74 then please be reassured that there is not a fault with the Neostar TV Capture
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Q: How is this product powered? 1 answer
A: It is powered by the supplied UK spec mains lead
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Q: I have set the parental lock and forgotten my PIN number – what can I do? 1 answer
A: 1.Press button to enter Main Menu. 2. Select SETUP option--then select and press button. 3. Press PLAY/PAUSE (red) button to confirm reset
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Q: Does this unit support red button interactive services? 1 answer
A: No, unfortunately not on this model
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Q: When I play back a recording I want to make the percentage bar at the top of the screen disappear – how do I do that? 1 answer
A: Press INFO on the remote control to make the percentage bar disappear
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Q: If a passcode is requested what is the default passcode? 1 answer
A: The default passcode is 0000
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Q: How do I navigate around the menu? 1 answer
A: y using the volume (left and right) and channel up and down buttons
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Q: When playing back recordings, the footage is played back inside a black frame. Can this frame size be enlarged e.g. to 16:9, 14:9, 4:3 formats? 1 answer
A: There is no option for this on the Scart recorder, so please adjust the aspect on your own TV
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Q: Does this Scart recorder record subtitles? 1 answer
A: Yes
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Q: Is this device set up to receive HD channels? 1 answer
A: No
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Q: Can you watch one channel while recording another? 1 answer
A: No, you are only able to view and record one channel at a time
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Q: How do I turn the subtitles Off / On? 1 answer
A: Select “SUBTITLE LANGUAGE” option. Choose from: OFF/English, German, Spanish, Italian, Croatian.” Press "MENU"- select "SET UP INSTALLATION" option, and then turn off the option
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Q: How many gigabytes of memory will be taken up recording one hour of TV? 1 answer
A: One hour of TV will require approx 1GB of memory
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Q: What is the maximum size SD card I can use? 1 answer
A: There is no maximum, so currently available 32GB cards will be fine to use
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Q: How do I turn the subtitles off? 1 answer
A: Press the green button when watching TV
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Q: Does this come with a remote control? 1 answer
A: Yes, a remote control is included which sends signals to an infra-red sensor, which is on a 110cm lead. This sensor can then be placed on top of the TV, DVD player or shelving to ensure clear and uninterrupted signals are being sent between remote control and sensor
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Q: The remote control does not seem to work 1 answer
A: Check battery plus also that the infra red sensor is plugged in and that the sensor is in view of the remote
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Q: What format do the recordings save to the memory card in? 1 answer
A: It records in .TS file format - This stands for Transport Stream and is a format connected with creating MPEG2 video files. Your PC or Mac should be able to play these files – so you can record a TV programme on the SCA1 TV Capture device and play it back on a computer
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Q: Can I watch my recorded TV programmes on my PC? 1 answer
A: Yes, by inserting the SD card or USB memory stick into your PC you can watch your recordings on your PC too. Please note you will need to have recent media player software on your PC
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Q: I get an error message such as: Device not recognised/PVR Initialisation failure/Recording failed to start in file. What can I do? 1 answer
A: Please format the SD card/Memory Stick in FAT32 using a computer. Warning: Formatting will erase all data on the memory stick/card! Please check you do not have anything on there that you want to keep
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Q: Can I set the unit to be recording permanently, so that irrespective of which channel I am watching I can at any point press ‘pause’ and then ‘rewind’ to watch the program again (back to the point at which I started watching that channel)? 1 answer
A: Yes: go to ‘Multimedia’, ‘My recorder’, ‘Recording Preferences’ and set ‘Time Shift’ to ‘Auto’.
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Q: Can you use it with an analogue TV? 1 answer
A: Yes if it has a scart output.
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Q: Can you use it with a satellite dish? 1 answer
A: No. You need to use an aerial (ideally external)
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Q: Can it be used with Sky? 1 answer
A: No
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Q: How do I check the amount of recording space I have left? 1 answer
A: You can find this out by pressing menu, then 'Multimedia', 'My Recorder', 'Recording Device'
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Q: Does the remote come with batteries? 1 answer
A: Yes
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Q: Why do I need a memory card/stick? 1 answer
A: This allows you to record TV. You can watch this back on your PC or TV at a later date.
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Q: 'Sub' button missing from remote - how do I use the subtitles function? 1 answer
A: It looks like this button has been removed from the latest remote.
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Q: The remote does not light up when I press a button - why is this? 1 answer
A: This is an infra red bulb - you will not see it light up.
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Q: No Signal? 1 answer
A: If the screen is a blue background with a circular box in the middle of the screen saying 'No Signal' then a scan is required. For more info see 'How to scan for channels' in the user manual. If it is a plain colour screen or says no signal in a corner of the screen then the TV is most likely on the wrong input and you will need to consult the TV manual.
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Q: The unit says 'Antenna Overload' - is this a fault? 1 answer
A: Go into Installation Settings and change the Antenna Setting. If it is on turn off, if off turn on. This is not a fault but to do with the signal strength in your area.
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Q: Why have I lost some of my digital Freeview channels? 1 answer
A: Channels may have been lost shortly after the digital switchover and a rescan is recommended to search again for all channels
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