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Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box.

<p>This Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box provides various TV channels and radio stations for your entertainment. Navigate the simple graphic menus with the remote control provided whilst benefiting from the auto scan function for easy setup. To receive HD output you will require a High Definition TV. This set top box will still only show standard definiton with a standard definition TV. </p><p>Digital set top box features:</p><ul><li>Digitally interactive.</li><li>Digital text.</li><li>Upscales to 1080i.</li><li>Auto setup.</li><li>7 day electronic programme guide.</li><li>Audio description compatible.</li></ul><p>Connectivity:</p><ul><li>1 HDMI output.</li><li>1 SCART socket.</li></ul><p>Additional information:</p><ul><li>Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included).</li><li>Size H8, W22, D16cm.</li><li>Weight 1000g.</li></ul><p>Energy efficiency information:</p><ul><li>On mode power consumption 8 watts.</li><li>Standby power consumption 1 watt.</li></ul><p>EAN: 5323218</p>
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Can this freeview box use and indoor aerial?
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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ZR06
Location: Victoria
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Yes, but better if it is a Digital areal.
There is a decoder in the box but it's preferable to have a digital complaint areal.
You'll be able to get all free channels if you have good reception, otherwise you might loose all terrestrial channels.
For some reason now that we've gone digital the former terrestrial channels (FTC) seem to be the hardest ones to sync!

I have poor reception so I had to choose to whether have the FTC or the digital channels, since I only care for sky news I chose the latter.
Even my mobile phone has poor reception here unfortunately...
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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Batnet
Location: Kettering
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hi,thanx for you question,firstly you can use this with either aerial (connecters are the same) but the signal strength from an indoor aerial might need a booster to help,dependent on where you live,
secondly you will need to use your indoor aerial in an uninterrupted place like your loft otherwise you could cause ghosting when you move around.hope that answers your question.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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vartman
Location: SOMERSET
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Hi there,

For the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box, the top box can be connected to your TV via the SCART and you are good to go. Yes it will pick up digital signals from an indoor aerial.

I hope this helps and have a good day.
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Argos Helper 159
Location: Acton Gate
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is it worth the money ?
is upscaling represntative of true h.d. or is it a guessing game by the box, if so is there a box that receives true high definition
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
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sceptical
Location: north wales
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This box receives HD channels at 1080p, allowing them to be viewed as intended. Additionally it upscales SD channels to 1080p making them look better on your HDTV, the difference is subtle but an improvement all the same.
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Rob L
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
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Hello, thank you for your question.

Having looked into your query, I can confirm the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box does have HD channels. I do apologise for the confusing product information, as it should not state that it up scales.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_66
Location: Acton Gate
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Does this run off of a satelite dish or digital aeriel
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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Gizmo
Location: Milton Keynes
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Many thanks for that, but I decided to got for a Bush Freesat HD box, as I knew I could wire it straight into my Sky satelite dish, by means of a cheap splitter
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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Gizmo
Location: Milton Keynes
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked into your query and I can advise that the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box needs to be connected to an aerial.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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argoshelpers52
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Will this enable me to watch all freeview channels on my freeview tv
I have a Freeview HD ready TV but I cant watch several of the Freeview channels as these pages say that I need a compatible Freeview HD device to watch them. If I buy this set top box will it enable me to watch/view these extra channels?
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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Julie
Location: Leeds
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You have failed to answer this question. They are not HD channels but are Internet Protocol TV services accessed via portals which are now in their own "genre" starting at channel 225.

That message is returned when the viewer attempts to access one of these but was tested and approved before April 2011 - when a new set of technical specifications were added to the Freeview HD testing process. So does this comply with that and therefore have the necessary MHEG-IC software?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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Lbear
Location: London, UK
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked into this for you and can confirm the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box has a HD tuner so you will be able to view HD channels.

Thank you for using Question and Answer.
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Argos Helper
Location: Acton Gate
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can you pause live tv
Age: 25 to 34
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brad
Location: West Midlands, UK
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Yes you can pause and record freeview I I have just tried it on my bush freeview hd box
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Daniel
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Hi brad,
For pausing or recording Freeview, you would need a Freeview+ box. I am sorry but this model is not compatible with those features.
Thanks for using Q&A
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Rachel @ Argos
Location: Acton Gate
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How many hours recording time does this box have
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Millymolly
Location: Canvey Island, Essex, UK
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As a guide, it uses about 1.4 gigabytes for an hour's recording, so an 8 gigabyte memory stick will give around 5-6 hours recording and a 16g stick 10-12 hours; I have one and use a 16g stick on it - it's very handy as an inexpensive video recorder. Incidentally, it will record subtitles if these are switched on during recording, useful for the hard of hearing.
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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ViewerfromDurham
Location: County Durham, UK
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hi,thank you for your question,this bush freeview box cannot record as it does not have an in built hard drive but you can add add a hard drive via the usb port to enable you too do this,the bigger the hard drive the more hours you can record.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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vartman
Location: SOMERSET
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Is this box suitable for an HD-Ready Tv?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
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Greeneyedgirl
Location: East Midlands
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yes it will be fine via hdmi cable,

however hd ready tv may not operated at full HD but the picture will be much improved - on hd channels
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
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davetech
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
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Hello,

I can confirm that you will be able to connect this item to your HD-ready TV by using a HDMI cable.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos Helper 178
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Will it improve TV reception & quality to all freeview channells
I want to buy this for my mother who has freeview built in to her Sony TV. Some channels pixellate and lose transmission with noise. Will this top set improve the reception quality to these channels please?
Many thanks
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Julie
Location: Southampton, Southampton, UK
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hi ya

the box will not improve the signal however free box tuners vary on sensitivity.

you should look for about 70% quality / signal power

depending on your needs, a good quality loft or external antenna may be better if you have this and its old (10yrs)+ you made need to replace it.

if not try an adjustable signal booster but remember to much boost will have the same effect as to little

also check with your neighbours to see how there signal is also check for 4g mobile issues
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
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davetech
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
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Hi Julie,

I can confirm that this will not improve the signal you receive for Freeview channels, a signal booster may be needed in this case.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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Adam @ Argos
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does this product upscale the hd on my hitachi 32 inch hd ready tv
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
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boso
Location: congleton
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Thank you for your question regarding the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box.

I can advise that if your TV is HD Ready then no device will be able to upscale the content beyond that resolution.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_56
Location: Acton Gate
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can you record programmes
Is it like sky plus?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
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Burtie
Location: DONCASTER
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Hi,

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry to say that you will not be able to record programmes on the Bush Freeview HD Digital Set Top Box.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos Helper 43
Location: Acton Gate
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