Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
During 2019, the whole of Russia should switch from analog to digital television. This means that from now on, to receive a signal a device that supports the DVB-T2 standard will be required. In such Transition is a definite plus. Now absolutely all the inhabitants of our countries will be able to enjoy high quality pictures. The problem is lies in the fact that not everyone has televisions with DVB-T2 support. Fortunately, a purchase can solve this problem. digital set-top boxes. It is about them that will be discussed in our rating – we We consider exclusively the best models.
- Rating of the best digital set-top boxes with standard support DVB-T2
- AverMedia Technologies AVerTV Hybrid Volar T2
- D-COLOR DC1302HD
- HARPER HDT2-1514
- LUMAX DV-3206HD
- World vision premium
- Oriel 421 (DVB-T2 / C)
- Selenga T81D
- BBK SMP145HDT2
Rating of the best digital set-top boxes with standard support DVB-T2
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best digital set-top boxes with standard support DVB-T2||1||AverMedia Technologies AVerTV Hybrid Volar T2||5 305 rub.|
|2||D-COLOR DC1302HD||1 029 rub.|
|3||HARPER HDT2-1514||1 050 rub.|
|4||LUMAX DV-3206HD||1 590 rub.|
|5||World vision premium||1 436 rub.|
|6||Oriel 421 (DVB-T2 / C)||1 030 rub.|
|7||Selenga T81D||898 rub|
|8||BBK SMP145HDT2||1 022 rub.|
AverMedia Technologies AVerTV Hybrid Volar T2
At one time, AverMedia produced very decent TV tuners that are built into the computer. Now assortment The company has changed quite a lot. Many gamers know this brand of video capture cards that allows you to write gameplay on external drive or stream it. Well, production TV tuner continues. Only now these are not internal boards, but devices such as the AVerTV Hybrid Volar T2.
This gadget is designed to connect to a computer. it there can be both a desktop model and a laptop – you only need one free USB port, to which the connection is made. At the other end of the device is the antenna connector. As antennas can be used indoor and outdoor models. Second option will provide the best level of signal reception.
Under the body of this device there is also an FM tuner. This allows use a computer to listen to the radio. But much more often The device is used to receive digital TV. They supported DVB-T2 standard, so when living in a large city you get access to both “multiplexes”, each of which consists of ten channels.
Do not forget that in addition you will need a driver and special computer program developed by the creators TV tuner. The first should download automatically, but to search applications you can use either a complete disk, or official website of the manufacturer.
A close acquaintance with the product immediately catches the eye the presence of an S-Video connector. This means that the TV tuner can use for video capture by connecting third-party sources to it Images. This is done using an adapter from S-Video to composite connectors (separate sound is used to receive sound nest). Of course, the corresponding adapter is in the box, in which device is supplied. And there are two portable ones antennas – for radio and television. It feels like a manufacturer in first of all I thought about the owners of laptops who want to see one or another public television channel, being outside its apartments.
Returning to the video capture function, one cannot but notice that it works by no means perfect. Alas, the connector available here It’s impossible to transmit a picture in high quality. Modern game consoles can only be used with full cards Video Capture – Their AverMedia TV Tuner Capabilities Are Not at All will arrange. It is assumed that you will connect to the device Dendy, Sega MegaDrive or, as a last resort, Sony PS One. Also through a TV tuner you can digitize your old video tapes, by connecting the appropriate tape recorder.
As for watching television in the DVB-T2 standard, this A TV tuner will delight you with several additional features. IN any moment you can start recording the broadcast. Also available as called deferred viewing – that means you can order the utility to record something at the time you specified, when you, for example, you are at work. You just need not turn off computer habit – automatically starting its program is definitely not will be able.
- Included is a remote control;
- Comes with two antennas and an adapter;
- Very small size;
- It works even on very old operating systems;
- Can be used for video capture;
- Built-in FM tuner.
- Digital channels switch with strong delay;
- Software turned out to be buggy;
- Very high cost.
But let’s close the topic of computer TV tuners. Surely 90% readers of this rating are going to watch digital TV on their TV. And for this you need a digital set-top box, transmitting picture and sound via HDMI or composite connectors (so called “tulips”). For example, you can buy D-COLOR DC1302HD. This model is sold for 1200-1500 rubles. It is clear that she does not have some advanced functionality. But it can’t boast the vast majority of digital consoles currently on sale, sharpened by connecting the antenna, so do not worry worth it.
This prefix can not be called the cheapest. This is no accident. The fact is that this is one of the most reliable representatives of our rating. Many digital consoles are made from budget components, in connection with which they fail after a year or one and a half. If you believe the reviews on the D-COLOR DC1302HD, then this the prefix remains operational for much more long term. Exceptions to the rule also occur, but with nothing can be done about it – a certain percentage of marriage is allowed in the production of any equipment.
The design of this console is maximally simplified. You’ll get a small box of black, the front panel of which is decorated many logos. There is also a segment display, which displays the number of the channel you have selected. Well, in the left USB port lurks in the lower corner. It will expand functionality even more your television, especially if it is a kinescope. The The connector can be used for two purposes:
On the connected USB-drive you can record this or that broadcast
A variety of media content can be played from a USB stick – videos, music and images.
I am glad that you can record video, including by timer. it very convenient if your favorite TV show is shown at that time when you are at work. No need to keep the TV is turned on – enough to be activated itself prefix. By the way, transferring pictures to a TV here carried out either via an RCA cable (included) or through HDMI It turns out that even the owners will not be deprived CRT TVs, on the back of which there are only multi-colored “tulips”. Well, to more modern devices, the prefix should be connected with an HDMI cable – so you Get enhanced image quality.
Many of the features described above are also cheaper. set-top boxes for receiving digital television broadcasting. What is connected with high price? It must be with an enhanced tuner here sensitivity. This allows you to use paired with such prefix conventional indoor antenna – most often this leads to good signal reception. Also, the manufacturer spent on licensing of the Dolby Digital 5.1 codec. This should provide user sound quality when he plays content from a USB drive.
- High reliability;
- There is support for Dolby Digital 5.1;
- Built-in TV tuner of increased sensitivity;
- The picture is not only output via HDMI;
- You can write a broadcast to an external drive;
- It has no problems with various media formats.
- The price tag still does not suit everyone;
- Short wire power supply;
- There is no coaxial audio output.
Another fairly reliable set-top box in our rating. Her the cost in most stores does not exceed 1200 rubles, which is not may not please. For the money you get a traditional black a box on the top of which there are beautiful ventilation cutouts, designed in the form of a pattern. Front panel is a haven for a USB port and segment display. Well, that’s all The connectors are on the back.
Traditionally, these consoles are not only equipped with an HDMI output, but also with tulips. HARPER HDT2-1514 is no exception to regulations. As a result, it can be easily connected to any TV, even quite old. It is recommended to control the console supplied remote control. Despite their minimum sizes, the accessory is capable of boasting a large number of buttons. Here even volume control is available. In a word, you can remember the remote control designed for the TV only in moments of turning on and off.
This prefix without any problems determines the digital DVB-T2 encoded signal. If to the corresponding plug in a USB drive, then the broadcast can be save as a separate video file. Also available here the ability to play content already contained on a flash drive. But we do not recommend connecting an external hard drive to the device. Reviews show that drives with a volume of 1 TB or less do not are determined.
Unfortunately, the device has one more serious drawback. is he lies in the possibility of overheating. And this despite the presence of so many vents! Oddly enough, such Not all buyers have a problem. That’s why we Still, we recommend HARPER HDT2-1514 to purchase, especially if near you do not sell any other model among those that reviewed in this ranking. But do not forget immediately in every way test the prefix. If you still encounter shutdowns and reboots due to overheating, then use guarantee by returning the goods to the store.
- The kit includes a convenient remote control;
- You can connect to a TV not only via HDMI;
- All major media formats supported;
- It is possible to record TV on a flash drive;
- Not a very high cost.
- External drives with a volume of 1 TB or more are not supported;
- Possible problems with overheating;
- No coaxial audio output.
One of the most interesting set-top boxes in our rating. it A rare model that has a catchy design. On the front the panel of this device is a white arc to which Numerous buttons fit. However, she had such a design The first version of the console. Unfortunately, now off the assembly line a simplified version, which is a faceless black box, where even the buttons are not painted in a different color.
If you think about it, it quickly becomes clear that This prefix is equipped with additional functionality. Firstly about this is evidenced by the price reaching 1600-1900 rubles. Secondly, the aforementioned buttons hint at it, because cheaper consoles cost by force with one or two keys. So what can this do device? First of all, it will be used for reception digital TV signal – DVB-T2 support guarantees lack of any problems. The product is also intended for playback of media content contained on a USB drive. All audio codecs are supported, so playing a movie without sound is almost impossible (and this is an urgent problem for many budget consoles that did not fall into our rating). Of course, A USB flash drive can be used to record television content. IN including possible timer recordings – this is relevant for those cases where the television series is shown at a time when you are on work or just busy doing something.
But the above functions can boast of others digital consoles. What is the difference between the LUMAX DV-3206HD? Perhaps in the availability of Internet functionality here. Unfortunately, because of the very weak processor and lack of a full-fledged operating system it had to be severely limited. Actually available to the user YouTube, weather, maps, and less interesting features. And not all it loads normally, especially if you use Wi-Fi connection to the router! If you have such a problem, then try connecting the set-top box to the router with cable – for this purpose the standard port is intended here RJ-45.
Another distinctive feature of the product is coaxial digital audio output. With it, you can output sound to the speakers in the most affordable quality. This is especially true for those people who are going to use the set-top box as media player.
Note that Internet functionality is present only in as a bonus. If you seriously want an opportunity watch YouTube, it’s better to buy some kind of TV with Smart TV support. Next to him, you definitely won’t have to put digital prefix, as you get built-in support for DVB-T2. Also You can get the aforementioned smart set-top box. But not We recommend looking in the direction of cheap models – they are usually shamelessly slow down.
- Different types of connection are possible;
- Several internet applications are available;
- Built-in coaxial audio output;
- The kit includes a convenient remote control;
- Warranty period extended to 730 days;
- You can record the broadcast on a flash drive;
- All common media formats are supported.
- High price;
- Some buyers complain about sensitivity. TV tuner;
- Stable Internet applications are not guaranteed.
World vision premium
Another digital set-top box with a stylish look. The front panel of the device that partially got into our rating is partially made of plastic, the surface of which looks like polished metal. And again, here you will find a huge number of buttons, allowing you to control the console in case of loss of the remote control. More on the front panel is a segment display that displays the number channel and some other information.
World Vision Premium is a rather expensive set-top box. Unlikely whether you can buy it for less than 1,500 rubles. But then you get your hands on a device that should not fail after one to two years of use. You can also enjoy additional functionality presenting internet options here. However, due to the lack of a full-fledged operating system, many applications are very limited. Same ubiquitous youtube implemented here is not the best way – in terms of convenience, it is strongly inferior to similar clients installed on a smartphone. Also confuses the fact that the prefix has neither built-in Wi-Fi, nor RJ-45 connector. Want to activate internet access? Required appropriate adapter. Do I need to say that they sell it for 500-800 rubles?
Well, what about the main functionality? To him There are also certain claims. Terrestrial Signal DVB-T2 the prefix recognizes without any problems. Moreover, by her supported and cable standard DVB-C. This is great news for those whose cable operator offers to purchase its prefix for money. The problem is long enough inclusion prefixes. And if you can put up with it, the menu regularly displays from myself – it is extremely ill-conceived. Still inconvenient to sort here and rename TV channels.
The device has a traditional USB connector. it allows you to connect a flash drive with media content to the console. Device understands many modern formats, so most often films and The music is played without any problems. Also to the outside The drive is saved broadcast. With their record, too, can there are certain problems. If the transfer ends after midnight (for example, at 1:40), then record it by timer it is possible only if in the field “Stop recording” write “25:40.” Although it is possible that in new firmware this bug is already corrected.
On the back of the console are an HDMI-jack and composite outputs. You can find both cables in the kit, designed to connect to these connectors. It’s nice, because on HDMI-wire manufacturers of set-top boxes often save. There is also a coaxial audio output – it will come in handy owners of some columns.
In a word, the World Vision Premium digital set-top box is quite suitable so that we recommend buying it. Devices such atypical designs are now extremely rare. But Be sure to immediately test this device! There are also problems with overheating. However, they are not too strong – the product will definitely not turn off.
- The remote control turned out to be very convenient;
- Catchy design;
- There is additional Internet functionality;
- It is possible to record broadcast on a USB-stick;
- Implemented support for most popular formats;
- Different types of connection are possible;
- Built-in digital coaxial audio output.
- Internet applications cannot be called convenient and functional;
- The menu is not implemented in the best way;
- The cost to someone seems high;
- A Wi-Fi adapter will require a more powerful power supply.
Oriel 421 (DVB-T2 / C)
Another representative of our rating, recognizing just two digital standard. That is, you can connect to it as usual antenna and cable. Of course, in the second case, you need to clarify, Will this “chip” work with your cable operator. The thing is, that, for example, cable TV from MTS works when connected SIM card, but here you have nowhere to insert it.
Of course, the manufacturer did not deprive his creation USB connector. Moreover, there are two of them! If you connect a flash drive, you can write any broadcast on it. And not necessarily for to stay at home – you can pre-set the time when the recording activated and completed. Also, the user can view media content already on the external drive.
The high cost of the device indicates that it has additional functionality. Indeed, the client is built in here YouTube And this is a rare case when it is convenient to use! But without reefs were not enough. There is no RJ-45 port, nor built-in wifi. This means that to connect to the router you will need an appropriate adapter (usually called access point). In this case, the adapter may become too hot. Wi-Fi, which will definitely affect its service life.
Otherwise, the prefix Oriel 421 is unlikely to surprise you. Yes here There is a digital coaxial audio output. But a rare person will connect this box to quality speakers. Separately it should be noted that the prefix is equipped with a remote control, to work which there are certain claims. The fact is that you need it direct accurately to the device – the problem is either in infrared transmitter, or in the appropriate receiver. However, this typical trouble for many TV set-top boxes, including distributed by cable operators.
Still in the reviews there are claims to the quality of playback media files from a USB drive. In this regard, the product is seriously inferior full media consoles, even the cheapest. However, if the device is connected to the picture tube TV, then the quality is enough for eyes!
- Comfortable viewing of YouTube is possible;
- Two USB sockets are built in at once;
- Broadcast recording is available on a flash drive;
- All popular media formats are supported;
- Different types of connection are possible;
- There is a coaxial audio output.
- Media content is reproduced with a very average quality;
- To access the Internet, you need an external Wi-Fi adapter;
- The price may seem high;
- Not the most convenient use of the remote control.
Basically, digital consoles have a familiar look. it means they have right angles and their body is painted black Colour. Exceptions to this rule are extremely rare. For example, able to boast some difference from most competitors Selenga T81D. This product has a curved body. Other a unique feature of the device is not the busiest back panel connectors. Instead of two composite sockets here uses one 3.5 mm output. Cable with appropriate plug supplied; at the other end habitual “tulips” settle down. Of course I didn’t forget manufacturer and HDMI output. It will be used for connecting the set-top box to a modern LCD TV or monitor. Well and next to it is a USB port.
Any digital device can be connected without any difficulty. USB sticks. They may contain one or another media content – if the video resolution does not exceed 1080p, then with a high proportion probability it will be recognized. You can also write to a flash drive current broadcasts. Scheduled recording is also available, which relevant for those cases when the TV show is at a time when the user is at work or somewhere else.
If you carefully examine the prefix, you can find the second USB connector Why do you need so many of them? Everything is very simple. The firmware of the device is supplemented by several Internet applications. IN in particular, YouTube and MeGoGo are available to the user. But embedded there is no Wi-Fi module here, as is the RJ-45 port. That is, to connect to the router you need to use one or another USB adapter As a result, when you connect such an accessory, you do not lose the ability to connect an external drive. TO In short, the product supports external hard drives, not just flash drives, but first you need to stock up on a power supply with current 2 A.
On this, the functionality of the device is exhausted. Before you buy it be sure to think about the type of connection – if HDMI is selected, then The appropriate cable must be purchased separately. As for the remote DU, then it works properly. Importantly, it has a wide angle action is a definite plus.
- It is possible to play media from an external hard drive;
- Built-in two USB sockets;
- There are Internet applications;
- Different types of connections are available;
- Unusual appearance;
- Broadcast recording to an external drive is available;
- All major media formats supported;
- Convenient remote control with a wide angle of action.
- To connect to a router, you need a third-party adapter;
- No digital audio output;
- Not everyone will like the cost;
- To connect an adapter or HDD, you need a more powerful unit nutrition;
- The built-in antenna will most likely not catch a single channel.
BBK Electronics is a real monster, although many do not even suspect this. It produces a variety of devices. The greatest demand, of course, budget devices. For example, in our country, BBK SMP145HDT2 is actively bought. This is not the cheapest digital set-top box, but also expensive to call it impossible – in Russian stores they ask for it no more than 1300 rubles. The price tag says that Internet functionality from such a device You can not wait. Indeed, the prefix provides only basic features. Use it to watch digital DVB-T2 encoded television. If connect USB drive until media viewing becomes available. Also You can save certain broadcasts to a flash drive, including doing it on a timer. But all this does not surprise. Even watching TV shows are an ordinary function that is not deprived either one of the existing digital consoles.
You can pay attention to the fact that the front panel of the device is a haven for a fairly large number of buttons. However, they are needed only for calling up the menu and switching channels. In a word, they were provided with a prefix in case a person loses remote control. It’s nice that the product can recognize even the external hard drive – one of the buyers writes in reviews of successful connecting a 2 TB drive. Regarding the transfer images on the TV, then for this can be used composite connectors and HDMI.
- It is possible to record broadcast by timer;
- The prefix understands all the basic media standards;
- Detects even external hard drives;
- Different types of connection are possible.
- Not very sensitive TV tuner;
- Not the best visual interface;
- Not everyone likes the remote;
- No coaxial audio output.
This is the list of the best digital set-top boxes that receive a TV signal, encoded in the DVB-T2 standard. All reviewed in this article devices perfectly cope with their main task, especially if they will be used together with a good antenna. However remember that none of the currently existing set-top boxes is eternal. Alas, the components they use are usually they order a long life after a year and a half or two years. Someone is lucky his prefix works for three to four years. But extremely such devices rarely function longer. Exactly so it’s better to purchase a TV with DVB-T2 support, so you still and you won’t get confused in the remote controls.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.