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Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?
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Has the Samsung SMT-S7800 been discontinued? The very few retailers selling it are independents on eBay and Amazon Marketplace.

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

It's still availabe at tesco.

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

Not sure why you are interested as it only gets three stars on amazon & tesco.

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

a lot of the poor amazon reviews relate to an older version which was very buggy, but some firmware sorted that.

 

That said... mine has started to play up a bit - it sometimes doesn't recognise remote commands (using either my harmony remote or the samsung-supplied one) and when watching something from the HDD this weekend I paused and then pressed play, and the on-screen graphic showing how long was left wouldn't leave the screen.  It wouldn't advance either (so showed I was 31 minutes into a 47 minute recording for the remainder of the programme, which made subtitles hard to see).  It also remained on screen after I turned it off (!) so had to turn it off at the plug...

The user interface isn't nearly as good as a sky+ box either...

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

simonlewis wrote:

It's still availabe at tesco.

Should have checked the small print it says this product is currently unavailable. :doh:

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

It seems like its been discontinued. Whilst I could get one from Amazon marketplace or eBay I wanted to check to see if a new version was being released to superceed it.

I'm looking for a Freesat box for my bedroom TV. I looked at the Samsung because it was WHF's Awards 2012 winner.

Maybe one of the editorial team can comment.

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

before buying a freesat recorder, I has a freesat reciever - the Humax Foxsat.  I thought the Humax user experience was much better (although not used the Humax PVR).

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

I have an Echostar HDS600rs, and I've had no trouble with it at all. The user reviews are pretty good too, and it's not half as ugly in real life as the pictures might suggest.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/echostar-hds600rs-freesathd-500gb-tv-recorder-with-slingbox-tv-anywhere-531725

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RE: Samsung SMT-S7800 - Discontinued?

Personally i'd be looking at the Humax HDR-1000s as its the only G2 box on the market right now.

The rest are either pretty ancient now, or were poor..

You Can pick the HDR-1000 for around £185 on a 'Managers special' from Humax Direct

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