Hands On: Harvard’s View21 Smart TV Freeview+ HD PVR

For the past few weeks we’ve been playing around with the View21, a set-top box developed by Harvard International who are probably better known for their Goodmans and iLuv brands. Although the View21’s design isn’t overly attractive (it reminded us of an oven dish!), it certainly packs a punch when it comes to features: pause, … Continue reading Hands On: Harvard’s View21 Smart TV Freeview+ HD PVR

Humax Freesat freetime: Fixing broken TV

TV is in an odd state right now. I’m one of the those annoying people who will say “I don’t watch TV” even though I now – thanks to Netflix and other streaming services – watch more TV than ever before. But the idea of coming home and just popping on the “telly” now seems … Continue reading Humax Freesat freetime: Fixing broken TV

HomeFree Duet: Freeview comes to your iPad

AverMedia has come up with the bright idea of a network-attached TV tuner and an app that enable iPad fondlers to watch Freeview TV on their tablet devices. The HomeFree Duet connects t your digital TV aerial and wireless network router. Then it can stream real-time digital TV to IPads, as well as Windows laptops … Continue reading HomeFree Duet: Freeview comes to your iPad

Preparing for the digital handover: the best of the set-top boxes

It all started off with a trial in the small Welsh communities of Ferryside and Llansteffan. 500 properties switched over to digital television in 2005, way before anyone else did, as part of a Government trial. Next was the Copeland area in the Borders in 2007. And now in 2010, BBC One and Two, ITV, … Continue reading Preparing for the digital handover: the best of the set-top boxes

Sagemcom Freeview+ HD: Simple, yet effective

The number of companies vying for a space next to your TV seems to grow every day. Once the sole domain of the VCR, now countless set top boxes all jostle for your attention. From 3D Blu Ray players to the new Mac Mini, there are more ways than ever to beam images onto a … Continue reading Sagemcom Freeview+ HD: Simple, yet effective

Something worth watching: the EZBox LT-105 digital freeview set-top box

With the analogue to digital switchover happening now, the nice people at NextD have created the EZBox LT-105, a gadget that allows analogue viewers to keep watching their favourite programmes without having to splash out on a new digital TV set. Complete with an auto-retune feature, the box will automatically upgrade when the switchover happens … Continue reading Something worth watching: the EZBox LT-105 digital freeview set-top box

HD-FOX T2 – Humax’s first Freeview HD PVR

If you want to experience the thrill of high definition television but don’t want to spend wads of cash on a cable or satellite subscription, try the new Freeview HD box from Humax.  It’s the first HD set-top box in the UK, and likely to be a trendsetter as demand grows for the pin-sharp detail … Continue reading HD-FOX T2 – Humax’s first Freeview HD PVR

Toshiba Freeview HD Blu-ray recorder?

Though it’s somewhat late to the Blu-ray party after nursing the HD-DVD hangover, Toshiba is ready to lead the pack when it comes to Freeview HD. The company has revealed that it plans to launch a Blu-ray recorder with twin DVB-T2 tuners and a hard drive to cover all your free HD recording needs in … Continue reading Toshiba Freeview HD Blu-ray recorder?