Written on: 28/11/2009
I had cause to contact Daewoo in AUGUST 2008, because my set-top box stopped working due to the digital changes being implemented at that time. Despite sending TWO e-mails, neither were responded to, and it is now November 2009.
With Customer Care services like that, I would advise anybody thinking about buying a Daewoo product NOT TO!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
i was happy with this unit until the big retune 30.09.09 now it is scrap!!
what a rip off.the last time i buy anything daewoo, how can freeview get away with this? (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by gixxersixx (1 review written)
The Daewoo DS608P is only 18 months old but is now obsolete how can something this new be obsolete? it no longer works as the digital transmission upgrade made this model obsolete and can no longer tune in to any signals (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by Dermot Furphy (1 review written)
DAEWOO YOU ARE A BIG BIG BIG LET DOWN . Yes I know you have no control over Digital changes however, it is within your control to look after valued customers who in the past have bought your products and even recomended them. Why were we not told. I have revisited my ds608p piece of scrap for the last week dismanteling unites to fix it. How stupid I felt today after I phoned your customer service dept. My wife has stoped speaking to me, she believes I have lost all her ...HER programes. I... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
I found this unit easy to use until a transmitter upgrade at Sutton Coldfield. After this the unit can't find any channels. From what I read, it is now obsolete. Some owners have been able to get free replacements from Daewoo. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by Guest007
I'm in London and this set stopped working this week. Signal strength is fine through my aerial but the Daewoo cannot read the signals. Only found about it by searching through the internet. Do not buy as this is redundant now. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008
Whilst I have had 4 good years out of this set top box it is now rendered useless following the recent channel update. Would it have still worked if I had not been foolish enough to update the channel information?
The annoying thing is this box cost me £70 over 4 years ago and yes I know a replacement is only £20 but some of the new ones are not without problems !
I will never buy a daewoo product again!! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008
Pity such a good unit dosn't work with upgraded transmitters. now no way to modify it that I have found either - so much scrap now (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008
We felt Daewoo could have informed the public fact that we cant use the box now it just about caused a war in this house .We only read about it in the paper to-day .Never mind we never did get all the channels, now with our very cheep woolies box we get the lot. Please make it public so people know the problem. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008
It is no longer able to pick up signal in several counties in UK e.g devon & cornwall and was a waste of money now they are reducing coverage county by county. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008
The Daewoo DS608P Freeview box was good when we could receive a signal. Not much use now as it is not compatible with new transmission signal. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2007 by machead (1 review written)
As far as the 2K carrier thing and 6 muxes goes, in GB this probably wont matter, as all your transmitters only carry up to 6 muxes and all (so far anyway) your digital channels have a 2K subcarrier bandwidth. But over here in Ireland the Irish DTT service which started later than yours, uses an 8K carrier. So far we've only got 4 muxes, but combined with the 6 UK ones the receiver needs to be able to deal with 10 or more! I had a prototype of the 608P for trials before the production model... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2004 by paulmorrison (1 review written)
Daewoo DS608P - Got this product from Tesco for only 49.95. Setup in about five minutes. All you need to do is connect it, switch it on and it works. Great quality too. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2004 by mallyonline (1 review written)
£59.99 from Tesco. The Daewoo DS608P is an excellent package that comes with batterys, scart cable, rf cable, remote control, very easy and simple to set up "even granny could set this one up" after plugging in all the cables i used the search function and within 3 minutes max it had installed every single channel 1st time. (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2004 by Brendan Sothcott (2 reviews written)
I used the Daewoo DS608P in an area with a known poor reception, but works well (the BBC Post Code checker says that I should not recieve any DVB at all). Have been using now for a year with no problems, apart from two days when the signal strength went to zero due to weather conditions.
Dead easy to use. well worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2003 by pmht (1 review written)
When the Daewoo DS608P box arrived on the shop floor I rushed over to check what it was. looking at the demo model, it looked very fashionable and would go with my silver VCR and TV. It was only £52, and If I didnt like it, I could take it back. Great!
Setup was easy. Plug this into that, and then press a button for 6 seconds. within minutes, the system had fully setup, had welcomed me, and was showing BBC1 in a clear digital reception.
Im a university student, and I decided to take it... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2003 by Silver.
Bought this Daewoo DS608P set top box after it was recommended by the sales person who seemed to have a gripe about the other model I was considering (which was a Grundig).
Set up was a breeze, although the first attempt missed some channels (ITV1 etc), but picked them up on the second attempt. Was a bit unimpressed with the layout of the remote and there doesn't appear to be any way of accessing a manual tuning menu (not that you should really need it)
Didn't like the layout of the... (read more)