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Height: 4.6 cm
Width: 30.4 cm
Depth: 20 cm

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Goodmans GDB3

“Overall, the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box is not worth...”

Written on: 01/05/2006 by joe111 (1 review written)

Overall, the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box is not worth the money, and Goodmans should do some more research or something. The box seemed fine when I bought it, but then it suddenly started turning itself off and the remote kept not working… Read Full Review

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“I bought the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box 8 months ago....”

Written on: 24/01/2006 by hubby2006 (1 review written)

I bought the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box 8 months ago. It now switches itself off every couple of minutes. I bought the latest model about 2 weeks ago, and it switched itself off and wouldn't come back on, so I went and got my money back… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“The Goodmans GDB3 is our first digital freeview...”

Written on: 30/12/2005 by unknown15 (7 reviews written)

The Goodmans GDB3 is our first digital freeview receiver box, and we are pretty satisfied with this. It is very easy to use, and also updates itself automatically with new channels.

There is no problem installing it, and multiple scart sockets at the back mean you can use a VCR to record from it. It was bought for £39.99.

This box has plenty of features!… Read Full Review

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“The Goodmans GDB3 freeview box switches itself on and...”

Written on: 22/12/2005 by Topxcoach (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDB3 freeview box switches itself on and off, and has done for the past 2 years. John Lewis told us that it was due to erratic signal of digital transmissions. It appears this may not be so… Read Full Review

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Sue Swain's Response to 221898_Topxcoach's Review

Written on: 24/01/2006

HAD GDR3 AS PRESENT. WASTE OF TIME, CUTS OF SIGNAL OFTEN EVEN THO HAVE REPLACED ARIAL. AM VERY DISSAPOINTED WOULD NOT RECOMEND TO ANYONE.

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Lwatson's Response to 221898_Topxcoach's Review

Written on: 03/03/2006

we have a Goodmans freeview box and it does the same thing - freezes, turns itself off, loss of picture... just about everything that could annoy you! They shouldn't be allowed to sell such rubbish.

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“Having had the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box for 18...”

Written on: 16/12/2005 by Jonny r (1 review written)

Having had the Goodmans GDB3 freeview box for 18 months, and spent a small fortune having the aerial upgraded and boosted, only to realise the problem all along is with the set-top box. The box switches itself on and off constantly. It freezes all the time, and loses channels that are installed etc. Goodmans told me this because my box has not upgraded its software. I can send the box to them for upgrading, at my my own expense!! I don't think so. I think the best place for this Goodmans (ALBA)… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“We brought two Goodmans GDB3 Freeview boxes together...”

Written on: 27/11/2005 by MartinLondon1977 (1 review written)

We brought two Goodmans GDB3 Freeview boxes together on the Saturday. When we got them out of the box everything seemed fine until the picture quality on my box broke up on some of the channels, notably ITV1, Channel 4, and many others. We tweaked around, thinking that the aerial connection may have something to do with it (we brought a Sagem Freeveiw box initially becuase of the poor analoge reception - which we are happy with).

We then swapped our Goodmans units over. Hey ho! Mine was… Read Full Review

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Huckster6's Response to MartinLondon1977's Review

Written on: 11/12/2005

I can't remember how long I've had mine...a year, two years? It replaced a disgraceful Nokia disaster bought from Dixon's online...and I'm very pleased with it.
<br>Channels load quickly, picture quality is good.
<br>I also find it is definitely sensitive to SCART issues. It does benefit from a good signal from a roof aerial .
<br>I am surprised, though, that website says pdf instruction book is 'coming soon.' Why the delay?

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“I am grateful for having read the other reviews...”

Written on: 06/11/2005 by david etherington (1 review written)

I am grateful for having read the other reviews because my Goodmans GDB3 Freeview box had exactly the same faults as reported by others, and I was thinking that the fault might lie elsewhere (aerial, or signal etc.), since the signals were re-set recently, in addition to the repeated ITV cutting out, and my box even cuts out on BBC2 and BBC 7!

I would never buy another Goodmans product after this.

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“Despite being initially impressed with the cheap(ish)...”

Written on: 01/11/2005 by SouthWestWhite (1 review written)

Despite being initially impressed with the cheap(ish) Goodmans GDB3 Freeview box, I soon began to notice the terrible picture quality. The picture flickers quite badly, particularly on menu screens. In addition the picture and sound break up for no good reason, and mine has simply failed to respond to the remote, and will not work with a new remote either. In addition, the remote is poor quality and very flimsy. Back to Argos to swap for a quality model me thinks… Read Full Review

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“I had the Goodmans GDB3 Freeview box for two years,...”

Written on: 24/08/2005 by tonynbrown (1 review written)

I had the Goodmans GDB3 Freeview box for two years, and it was nothing but a waste of time as it kept switching on and off, and it drove me up the wall. Goodmans said they were updating the software, but nothing ever happened. I tried a different make of Freeview box, and it worked perfectly… Read Full Review

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Pse's Response to 207693_tonynbrown's Review

Written on: 08/11/2005

Have two of these box's both now turn of and / or freeze after working ok for about a year, have had problems with Goodmans TV as well, will never buy from them again!

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“The ITV stations are the most annoying, because about...”

Written on: 24/08/2005 by julbro (1 review written)

The ITV stations are the most annoying, because about every minute or so, the Goodmans GDB3 Freeview Box turns itself off and then back on. The picture also freeze, and then I have to reset the box. When I use the remote control, and push the volume button for example, the program guide will come on. There were only a few stations which didn't freeze.
I spoke to Goodmans about this, and they said they were aware of the problem, and blamed it on the BBC! This was no help to me!… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“All the good points are listed above, but what I've...”

Written on: 26/07/2005 by crazych (1 review written)

All the good points are listed above, but what I've written this reveiw about, is the bad signal on the channels listed above. The the sound and picture freezes for a second, or the picture becomes scrambled. Then for a second or two its fine, and so on. The now and next is a bit jumpy, but after a bit of scrolling, it tells you what you want to know, instead of no "information"… Read Full Review

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207693_Tonynbrown's Response to 203581_crazych's Review

Written on: 26/08/2005

constantly turns itself off and on. cannot watch program for more than few minutes.

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“The Goodmans GDB3 is brillian, the channels are great...”

Written on: 13/04/2005 by lee67 (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDB3 is brillian, the channels are great and it can recieve 140 channels which means if new channels come out I get them after about a 10 seconds scan the boxes is fantastic, I recommend it to everyone, brilliant!!… Read Full Review

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260743_Eggbert's Response to 189078_lee67's Review

Written on: 23/09/2006

This person is out of step with 90% of previous owners. The Goodman GDB3 freeview sets are rubbish.

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“Goodmans know all about the inherent software problems...”

Written on: 12/04/2005 by presdeed (2 reviews written)

Goodmans know all about the inherent software problems but still sell the boxes through Argos etc. Numerous promises of a 'software fix' but never happens. Since bought a cheap Ferguson box for £30.00 and it works perfectly all the time… Read Full Review

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“Faults with the Goodmans GDB3 box seem to be common...”

Written on: 13/02/2005 by garethday (1 review written)

Faults with the Goodmans GDB3 box seem to be common and carried over from earlier models… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“The Goodmans GDB3 is a great simple unit. It has 2...”

Written on: 29/12/2004 by carll (2 reviews written)

The Goodmans GDB3 is a great simple unit. It has 2 scart sockets, aerial and scart leads, and simple to use… Read Full Review

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“The Goodmans GDB3 looks ok. Works very poorly. (See...”

Written on: 03/12/2004 by Bill34 (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDB3 looks ok. Works very poorly. (See Good and Bad Points)… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“The Goodmans GDB3 box is great, I recommend it anyone...”

Written on: 23/11/2004 by 01emino (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDB3 box is great, I recommend it anyone that still views analogue TV. It is so easy to start up all you do is plug it in and it scans its self for all the channels and that's it you're ready to watch!… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“Goodmans GDB3 - Digital freeview boxes are a good...”

Written on: 12/09/2004 by martinsheppard43 (10 reviews written)

Goodmans GDB3 - Digital freeview boxes are a good idea, but I would not reccomend a Goodmans box to anyone, as the problems seem to occur in other models too… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDB3

“Goodmans GDB3 - This is an excellent entry-level...”

Written on: 07/09/2004 by ja020 (1 review written)

Goodmans GDB3 - This is an excellent entry-level Freeview Box, and similar to the Matsui DTR1. I use mine with a set top aerial and get perfect pictures on all channels - better than analogue TV!… Read Full Review

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