Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Daewoo DS700 digital TV receiver mini-review

With our Sagem digital telly receiver recently dying on us, we sought out for a replacement unit. Fortunately a kind man decided to donate his Daewoo DS700 machine to us because he is unable to receive DVB-H signals from his area.

The DS700 is slightly larger and boxier looking than the dead Sagem. Booting it up is quick and it took us no time to setup the system. The unbranded remote is easy to use and well labelled. We did not get a manual for the receiver but it was intuitive to use. The DS700 can download 7 days worth of EPG from the airwaves. The remote allows us to switch from wide 16:9 to 4:3 screen on the fly. Similarly with subtitles. A particularly useful button is the 'swap' button that allows us to quickly swap between two channels.

All in all we are happy with the DS700. It just works.

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