Written on: 17/12/2004 by johnead (7 reviews written)
One of the cheapest digiboxes around
Decent build quality
Channel update feature needs redesign
The Sagem ITD62 is an attractive Freeview box and for the most part it does its job well considering its low price. The EPG is basic but works well and it turns on and off quite quickly as digiboxes go. It's also well constructed from toughened plastic, and comes with dual SCARTS.
However, the "update channel" function (whereby the box notices there are new channels to be added to the its master list) has a daft bug which the company should sort with a firmware update. Every time it detects new channels are available, it interrupts your TV watching and insists you download the new list. This feature can't be turned off or ignored - you have to download the list or it just keeps asking you. Furthermore, it overwrites you favourites list unless you exit after every update.
There should really be an option whereby you can manually enable a new channel list search every now and again rather than having the box demand you do things its way.
I'd still recommend the product because I believe this feature could probably be sorted by an on-air upgrade, though I'm still waiting after 5 months of owning it...