GBR2851T Freeview HD Digital Receiver with BBC iPlayer

June 23, 2013 - Comment

Are you still watching Standard Definition programming on your HDTV? Awarded “Editor’s Choice” from Reg Hardware, this easy-to-use, compact and powerful FREEVIEW HD set-top box gives you access to over 50 free SD and HD channels (depending on coverage) through your existing aerial. Get BBC iPlayer catch-up programmes, including BBC’s HD ones (requires an Internet

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Are you still watching Standard Definition programming on your HDTV? Awarded “Editor’s Choice” from Reg Hardware, this easy-to-use, compact and powerful FREEVIEW HD set-top box gives you access to over 50 free SD and HD channels (depending on coverage) through your existing aerial. Get BBC iPlayer catch-up programmes, including BBC’s HD ones (requires an Internet broadband connection) and access to ESPN, Sky Sports 1 & 2 channels and premium programmes (with Top Up TV monthly subscription). And even more: its new and unique menu allows you to easily navigate and get the best from your TV with an 8-day programme guide, HDMI upscaling and parental control.

Product Features

  • Freeview HD Digital Receiver
  • BBC iPlayer
  • 8 Days TV Program Guide
  • HDMI & Scart Socket

Comments

Lazza "andylaslett" says:

Great box but needs some tweaks to make it work well – Read my review to help fix some of the issues you may experience I never normally do reviews for items I buy but I’ve read quite a lot of comments on here about issues people were having and I wanted to help those who have already bought this or may considering buying this.The first issue I had after using the box for the first time was the subtitles were enabled by default on all channels. This can be permantly disabled by clicking the menu button on the remote scroll to the menu headed ‘language options’ and click the subtitles to be ‘invisible’. This permantly disables them on all channels whether you turn the box on or off. Don’t just click options on the remote and disable the subtitles that was as it only disables it for that channel you’re on at the time and then enables again when you change channel or turn the box on and off.Issue 2 was the sound just on the HD channels was alot quieter compared to the SD channels and when you flicked between them you had to adjust the volume level up and down.Issue 3…

RP Greasley says:

Nice box poor quality I brought this item due to low cost for HD freeview and positive reviews online. I brought the box in February from maplins online and was very happy with the product. A smart looking box with an easy to use interface. Picture and sound quality were both fine. After about eight weeks useage, I noticed that the box no longer displayed any graphics or menu’s, ie no volume indication , no channel/programme information, no ability to retune. I contacted Maplins support who were great. I returned the faulty item freepost and they supplied a brand new replacement unit. After 4 weeks, my replacement unit developed the same fault as its predecessor. I contacted Maplins and stated my preference for a refund, which i received within three days. This item was used for the TV in my bedroom, so it was only used a couple of times a week at most. I was either very unlucky to be the recipient of two units suffering from exactly the same defect, or the item has a inherent design flaw. In conclusion…

dimsumdrivel says:

i-Can GBR2851T Freeview HD Digital Receiver with BBC iPlayer Delivered in 4 days on free delivery in unsealed display box but seemed in good condition.Bought this on strength of good reviews in Amazon and good price (£35). Worked well initially with brilliant picture quality esp in HD channels – well pleased, until it stopped responding to the remote control and basically ‘seized up’. Tried rebooting several times without success – was so disappointed.Have requested return and refund to Richer Sounds and I may re-order if they are responsive in handling the return, this is the first time I’ve bought thru them.Take care with placing it on heat sensitive surfaces, it gets pretty warm after a few minutes in operation.

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