Set top box reviews

We list all the Australia high definition and standard definition set top boxes we've reviewed in the last year

If you want to buy a device to bring your old analog TV into the 21st century, a digital TV set top box is the easiest way to go about it. All you need to do is plug it into your TV antenna and connect it to your TV, and you'll have future-proof access to digital and analog TV. We've rounded up all the digital TV set top boxes and personal video recorders we've reviewed in the last year.

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Grundig GSTB3111BR

The Grundig GSTB3111BR set top box combines a digital TV receiver with a Blu-ray disc player that supports Full HD 1080p playback. It's a simple product, but that doesn't mean it's bad -- it does an entirely acceptable job when it comes to playing both digital TV and Blu-ray video. Its interface isn't especially good looking and the remote control is a little basic, but if you're prepared to put up with this then there's little reason to buy a more expensive Blu-ray player or set top box unless you need a PVR or Web access.

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  • 16th March, 2011
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Grundig
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  • Pros:
  • It's cheap, it's perfectly acceptable at playing back Blu-ray video and free-to-air digital TV
  • Cons:
  • The remote control isn't intuitive or slick, the interface is Spartan

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