Written on: 03/02/2008 by rejo57
Although the Goodmans GDB5 is pleasing to the eye, this model leaves a lot to be desired, if all you want is good picture, sound and a teletext service. Not recommended.
Always updates software at approx. 3am. Haven't found instructions to stop that, especially if you are recording a programme at that time!!
If you are a frequent TELETEXT user, this receiver is SLOW,SLOW,SLOW!!!!!!!
Terrestrial Teletext is faster.
If watching sports results on teletext that need updating, the receiver often... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2006 by ianmcmillan (1 review written)
The Goodmans GDB5 freeview box is superb value for money for £25. You get Freeview with 7 day EPG, as well as DAB.
Don't buy this if you have a 4:3 TV and want to watch widescreen content in letterbox - some programs go to 14:9 rather than 16:9, and 16:9 programs are actually squashed a bit rather than true 16:9 letterbox like my old freeview box.
Overall, it is an excellent box, and my only gripe is that it doesn't handle letterbox well on a 4:3 TV. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2005 by se9mick (1 review written)
For £69 this is a bargain, featuring both Freeview and a DAB radio. Aestethically pleasing and pretty fast. (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2005 by Dave Peters (1 review written)
Goodmans GDB5 - The remote control is too small for people who have poor eyesight and/or poor finger manipultaion. (read more)