HD set top boxes 2008

High-definition set-top boxes on test – should you buy one?
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  • Updated:1 Dec 2008



10 HD set top boxes on test from $99 to $317

See our latest test of HD set-top boxes.

High definition (HD) set-top boxes are designed to replace your existing television’s tuner. If you have an older analogue TV, the box will give you the option of watching digital programming, and if you have an LCD or plasma TV with a standard definition digital tuner (or none at all) it will allow you to watch the HD channels.

We tested 10 HD set-top boxes, looking at their ability to pick up and hold a signal in various difficult circumstances, ease of use and their energy use while in standby mode.

Please note: this information was current as of October 2009 but is still a useful guide to today's market. For more recent information, see our HD set top box review 2011.

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Models tested

  • Beyonwiz DP-H1
  • DGTEC DG-HD3800
  • DGTEC DG-HD5210
  • Digicrystal HDT-9500
  • Grundig GST3103HD
  • Phoenix JT9000A
  • Strong SRT 5405
  • Strong SRT 5410
  • Teac HDB841
  • Wintal STB1HD

See our lastest article on HD Set-top boxes.



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