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Panasonic TUCT20

“The Panasonic TUCT20 is real value for money and easy...”

Written on: 13/03/2009 by Gilsi (1 review written)

The Panasonic TUCT20 is real value for money and easy to set up and use. we bought ours 5 years ago and it still works, it's the remote thats gone and am currentky searching to see if we can purchase one… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“The box kept locking up many time and I had to unplug...”

Written on: 07/01/2008

The box kept locking up many time and I had to unplug and leave it switched off and then plug it back in again. This was expensive. I should have gone with a cheaper model. I will not make the same mistake again with Panasonic. In my opinion, this has been a waste of money… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“I think this freeview box is seriously overpriced when...”

Written on: 25/12/2007 by benham1771 (1 review written)

I think this freeview box is seriously overpriced when new at £75 - you can buy 3 newer receivers for that now and they are probably hundreds of times better.
Best place for it now is the bin… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“The Panasonic TUCT20 is a very expensive box. I paid...”

Written on: 21/08/2006 by kevvywevvywoo (4 reviews written)

The Panasonic TUCT20 is a very expensive box. I paid nearly £100 from a discount store. My first box, I didn't know what to expect. I'm disappointed with freeview in general compared to analogue, the cheaper Tesco box in the kitchen doesn't lock up so much, though the remote is more sluggish. I think the Panasonic price warrants a better engineered product!… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“Panasonic are are top brand name, but the Panasonic...”

Written on: 24/11/2005 by jrwhite (1 review written)

Panasonic are are top brand name, but the Panasonic TUCT20 Freeview box is a true disaster. It fails on almost every front. I cannot believe that you can still buy this from Comet for £70!… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“The Panasonic TUCT20 is a really bad product. For two...”

Written on: 31/05/2005 by alderny (6 reviews written)

The Panasonic TUCT20 is a really bad product. For two years I put up with the picture freezing every few minutes and lip-sync problems that made it feel as if I was watching one programme whilst listening to another! Add to this the occasional need to power it off and on again when it locked up completely, made it a very annoying piece of kit. I live in a good reception area, have a good aerial for digital TV reception plus a signal booster.

I finally went out and purchased a Sagem 602 from… Read Full Review

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Axxil221's Response to alderny's Review

Written on: 05/12/2006

The following comment rings true, no signal meter - does the Panasonic TUCT20 freeview box have a signal booster? I do not think so. In Cardiff, Splott we have signal dropout, therefore a booster is needed.

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Panasonic TUCT20

“Have had a Panasonic TUCT20 for a couple of years and...”

Written on: 21/04/2005 by triedalot (32 reviews written)

Have had a Panasonic TUCT20 for a couple of years and have suffered poor picture quality. Eventually called in an aerial specialist - he immediately replaced it with a Bush and bingo! - No problem with the aerial… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“Not being a big sports fan and therefore a prime...”

Written on: 18/09/2004 by ccleland (3 reviews written)

Not being a big sports fan and therefore a prime candidate for the great satellite TV rip-off, Freeview sounded just fine for me. Have always trusted the Panasonic brand, but frankly, what a disappointment. I am now on my second of these units - the first went back as it wouldn't work at all! This one just about works, but suffers from a number of problems and I'm currently trying to get this sorted out too.

Firstly it has a tendency to not latch onto the strongest available signal for some… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TUCT20

“I have two of these boxes and having seen just about...”

Written on: 06/08/2004 by gendy943 (8 reviews written)

I have two of these boxes and having seen just about all the Freeview boxes the Panasonic TUCT20 of the two best (with Philips DTR1500). Small and compact with a separate power supply means the box runs cool for a long life (my boxes are from Oct 2002 and Jan 2003 respectively).There have been 4 software downloads since I got my first box which has kept the boxes up to date with changes to Freeview and the MHeg text. The latest is v1.14(a).The original remote was small & very neat, there is… Read Full Review

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Gendy943's Response to gendy943's Review

Written on: 20/05/2006

Both boxes still going strong in May 2006....as is the DTR1500 from Philips mated to a Philips VCR850

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Panasonic TUCT20

“This Panasonic TUCT20 is a poor box and Panasonic will...”

Written on: 04/01/2004 by bulti (2 reviews written)

This Panasonic TUCT20 is a poor box and Panasonic will not be doing any more software updates to fix the problems.
The box can freeze when tuned into a channel that doesn't have a high signal strength, requiring the box to be powered down to fix it. Also the audio and video can become out of sync which is really annoying when you've recorded an entire programme where the audio is a second ahead of the video. This box will never be able to use the 7 day EPG when it eventually comes out. Also… Read Full Review

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Boinng's Response to bulti's Review

Written on: 02/08/2004

When Panasonic's loyal TUCT20 owning customers asked when their box was going to support the 7 day epg, over a year ago now, Panasonic told them to go eat cake. Their box would get no more updates, and if they wanted the epg they would have to go out and buy the new TUCT30 when it was released.
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<br>At the time of writing, the TUCT30 has been on the market for the best part of a year, and the 7 day EPG data has just now started broadcasting. Guess what - it's not working on the TUCT30, and no update appears to be planned for that box either.
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<br>The moral of this story? If you're after a DTT box, look away from anything with the word Panasonic on the front. Seriously, buy anything but the panny...

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169372_Mat555's Response to bulti's Review

Written on: 09/09/2004

I phoned the number on the back of the box for help - when after 6 months of excellence my TUCT20 started to freeze and blackout after 30 secs use - even with a 8 strength signal.
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<br>The guy on the phone from Panasonic said he would send me out a new box by courier next day - if I returned my old box.
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<br>Verdict: This is either excellent customer service from Panasonic or there is something badly wrong with this product.

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Panasonic TUCT20

“The Panasonic TUCT20 has the most horrible on screen...”

Written on: 23/09/2003 by Chrisdafur (1 review written)

The Panasonic TUCT20 has the most horrible on screen graphics ever. BEWARE: Do not buy this box as Panasonic will not be doing anymore Software updates to this box as they are now focusing on the 30 version. So this means the box will NOT include a 7 day EPG which most of the other companys are make stand now!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Panasonic TUCT20

“I bought this Panasonic TUCT20 because it was 20% off...”

Written on: 25/05/2003 by Williham. (1 review written)

I bought this Panasonic TUCT20 because it was 20% off from argos, i previously had the goodmans which kept glitching alot, this is much better with far fewer glitches and picture quality is great. It looks really good and from a great make, also cheap for what it is… Read Full Review

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Mujja.'s Response to Williham.'s Review

Written on: 29/05/2003

When was this 20% off at Argos, it's 99.99 now (29 May). Did i miss the sale :(

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102287_Williham.'s Response to Williham.'s Review

Written on: 29/05/2003

Yeh, you missed it, it was Friday till Monday (bank holiday weekend). Sorry you missed it.

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★★★★☆
Panasonic TUCT20

“Good compact STB with all the features you need. Quick...”

Written on: 26/02/2003 by Marc. (1 review written)

Good compact STB with all the features you need. Quick set up time and easy to use… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Panasonic TUCT20

“The Panasonic TUCT20 set top box took the usual 10...”

Written on: 12/12/2002 by Jase. (1 review written)

The Panasonic TUCT20 set top box took the usual 10 mins to set up.

Original analogue reception was poor, but digital signal strength is fine.

Good quality item that "does exactly what it says on the box"!… Read Full Review

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