Written on: 09/09/2004 by playtech1 (1 review written)
Reasonably fast channel change
Attractive on-screen graphics
Remote control is poor
Little sign of support from Samsung
No EPG as yet (and no indication when this feature will arrive)
Samsung SIRU200I - The Samsung box has done fairly good duty at my parent's house now since Christmas 2003. I like the simplicity of the box and that it has two scart sockets.
However, there are better boxes available (such as the Sony DTX-800) which support the 7 day electronic programme guide, show now and next when the 'info' button is pressed (the samsung only shows what's currently showing unless you go to the guide).
The remote deserves special attention as it's particularly bad. Small buttons, unclear in their layout and no ability to mimic the TV's remote.