Bob Z Registered User
#1

is it any good?

http://www.satellite.ie/acatalog/Saorview-RTE-digital-set-top-box.html

its not saorview approved. does that matter much?

The Cush Registered User
#2

Bob
http://www.satellite.ie/acatalog/Saorview-RTE-digital-set-top-box.html

its not saorview approved. does that matter much?


Works OK with the Saorview channels but no digital text.

AlarmBelle Registered User
#3

Bob Z said:
is it any good?

http://www.satellite.ie/acatalog/Saorview-RTE-digital-set-top-box.html

its not saorview approved. does that matter much?
you won't get digital text as it says, if that is important to you? Don't know any more sorry

Bob Z Registered User
#4

i suppose not but will there other features missing in the future? could it go out of date or not pick up new channels?

The Cush Registered User
#5

Bob Z said:
i suppose not but will there other features missing in the future? could it go out of date or not pick up new channels?


Should be OK for new channels but won't work with any future interactive services as they will use the same software as digital text.

AlarmBelle Registered User
#6

The Cush said:
Should be OK for new channels but won't work with any future interactive services as they will use the same software as digital text.

is there any possibility it could be updated to have that software?

The Cush Registered User
#7

AlarmBelle said:
is there any possibility it could be updated to have that software?


Don't think so.

winston_1 Registered User
#8

Why not buy an approved model and have all the facilities and none of the worries?

Bob Z Registered User
#9

because i am getting that one a bit cheaper from someone who doesnt need it

Bob Z Registered User
#10

will the pricees drop much in a few weeks?

winston_1 Registered User
#11

Bob Z said:
because i am getting that one a bit cheaper from someone who doesnt need it


A bit cheaper and a lot worse. Are you that short of money, an approved model costs around the same as a tank of petrol?

Bob Z Registered User
#12

its smaller too stuck for space but it only has one scart so i cant it up to a dvd recorderand a tv at the same time(my tv doesnt have hdmi)

seanpjs93 Registered User
#13

I have the TV Star 1010, I got it for about €40 in a Supervalu store, it works great, high picture and sound quality. I only got it so I could record on a pvr, I do have a digital tv, but it wasn't capable of accepting a USB. Apart from not being able to the digital text services it's a good box.

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MartyM Registered User
#14

Bob Z said:
is it any good?

http://www.satellite.ie/acatalog/Saorview-RTE-digital-set-top-box.html

its not saorview approved. does that matter much?


Hi all, my father in-law was sold a TV Star T1020 from an installer/store in County Wicklow for €64. I really don't understand why installers are selling non approved STBs to an unsuspecting public.

Anyway, rant over.

Now that he has the box, I was wondering could he daisy chain it with a Sky+ box (non sub) and receive both Saorview and Free to Air satelite channels?

He has a relatively old Philips TV, no HDMI connection and only one Scart connection. I was thinking he might be able to run a Scart from the T1020 to the VCR Scart on the Sky box and then another Scart from the TV Scart on the Sky box to the TV?

Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

jonnygee Registered User
#15

Yes, you can do that.

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