Our Verdict A good option for those wanting Freeview HD but not quite the complete article For Sharp, detailed picture with standard and high-definition broadcasts intuitive EPG Against A few operational issues could be slicker to use Reviewed on 20th July 2010 The snappily titled TU-T2 is a relatively small, space-saving unit. Build quality is distinctly average, but that's the norm for products such as these. The front of the unit is illuminated by a bright, neon blue square that blinks in time with commands from the remote control, which is easy enough to operate. Being just a set-top-box, there's no built in hard-disk drive. What you do get are HDMI, RGB scart and optical digital outputs. The Sharp's on-screen menus are clear and colourful but the user experience isn't as slick as it is with the likes of the Humax HD-FOX T2. A little menu-digging required With TV broadcasts, you can't totally bypass the internal video processing, so standard definition 576i images are automatically deinterlaced to 576p in the box. More after the break This means you'll have to go into the menus to switch to 1080i for high-definition broadcasts. Still, the Sharp produces a picture broadly comparable with the class-leading Humax. Watch the BBC HD preview and there's plenty of detail. Edge definition is excellent, with only very slight motion judder. Even with standard-def, the Sharp sends out colourful, detailed images. With sound, though, while it sends a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal via the optical out, there's a hardness on dialogue and high frequencies. There's a lot to be said for this Sharp's images, then; but, unfortunately, any thoughts of a five-star rating are dashed by the sound quality issues and a couple of operational foibles. See all our Freeview set-top box reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News 10 Christmas gift ideas under £200 Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 03:18pm Humax announces FVP-4000T Freeview Play set-box Tue, 13 Oct 2015, 01:58pm Panasonic announces six-strong line-up of Blu-ray, DVD and HDD recorders Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 12:26pm Humax announces plans for Freeview Play set-top boxes Mon, 02 Mar 2015, 02:18pm Freeview rebrands to launch Freeview Play connected TV service Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 11:38am Digital TV boxes Freeview Sharp TU-T2 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.