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    Freeview Set-top Box.

    I need a small set top box to go on the TV in the bedroom when the digital switchover occurs. It needs to be a nice tiny size so it can be placed on top, and have remote control, the cheaper the better as it won't get much use. A single Scart is fine.

    Is there any benefit to paying more?

    This Labgear seems to be Amazon's cheapest option:

    Labgear LABFV300 Freeview Set-Top Box: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    But this Goodmans from ebay is half the price and looks no worse (0bv. factory refurbished):

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    I've not trawled very electronics website to save a couple of quid as it's barely worth it at this price, I'm just not quite sure what's what.
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    Freeview STBs are pretty simple and straightforward, nowt much to go wrong. The Goodmans should be fine.
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    Theyre all very similar in what they do really, main difference will be the EPG layout and how you personally like using a particular brand.

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    No point in buying it online, just walk into any currys/comet/etc and you'll find one for about 20 quid, including warranty if anything goes wrong. Maybe even less in their bargain bucket. I bought a small sagem one about a year ago for £1 !!!

    Or look here for loads of cheapo ones. Set Top Boxes - Freeview Boxes | Ebuyer.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    No point in buying it online, just walk into any currys/comet/etc and you'll find one for about 20 quid, including warranty if anything goes wrong. Maybe even less in their bargain bucket. I bought a small sagem one about a year ago for £1 !!!

    Or look here for loads of cheapo ones. Set Top Boxes - Freeview Boxes | Ebuyer.com
    Yup, I got my one from Tesco's, was under £20, and works perfectly for the last 18 months!



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    tescos i got 1 for £11 works fine does its job

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    Cheers guys, in actual fact I was talking to a mate about it and he gave me an Alba one he had spare. Sorted.
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