Yesterday was the day I ditched BT and their expensive ISDN 2e service. I’d had ISDN for around fifteen years – back when I started writing about the internet, it was one of the simplest ways of getting a relatively fast connection. I carried on using it both as a way of providing backup for… Read More Welcome to the world of VoIP
If you want to know the answer to that question, then why not pop along to my feature on RegHardware for the answer. You’ll find the official website here.
ADB, the makers of the i-Can Easy HD receiver that came out top in the group test I did for Register Hardware, tell me that they’re working on updating the box for Dolby Digital output. This is likely to happen in two stages, with the first update in around six weeks to give two channel… Read More i-Can EasyHD to get FreeviewHD surround updates
There are quite a lot of Freeview HD boxes around these days, but did you realise quite how many of them are the same? And that one company is responsible for a huge number of the budget boxes? Step forward Vestel, a large Turkish company that makes just about everything electrical that you can think… Read More What’s in your FreeviewHD box?
Freeview HD is a brand new technology and like most of those, it comes with a price tag attached; when I recently looked at set top boxes, most came in at over £100, with some costing up to £170. When you’re used to the incredibly low prices that a standard definition Freeview box can be… Read More Buyer beware: Freeview HD bargains aren’t always what they seem
Having looked at both Freeview HD TVs and set top boxes for RegHardware, it’s interesting to note that there is a marked difference in the audio capabilities between the two types of product. When I looked at set top boxes, of the eight products I’d played with and evaluated, only two were able to produce… Read More TVs vs set top boxes, and an erratum
For your delectation and delight, here’s a little gallery of images, showing the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) on fifteen different Freeview HD products. This is what you’ll be using to find what you want to watch, unless you’re still buying a printed TV guide. Perhaps, with some of these, you probably should…