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Best digital TV boxes

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Best Freeview box

Specifications

: 1TB hard drive

Reasons to buy

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Loads of features
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Easy to use
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Great picture and sound

Reasons to avoid

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Nothing we can think of

Best streaming box

Specifications

: 4K
: HDR 10
: Dolby Atmos

Reasons to buy

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Alexa integration
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Good 4K and HDR library
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Dolby Atmos hardware support
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Seamless operation

Reasons to avoid

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No access to Atmos content
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No Dolby Vision
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Amazon-heavy interface won’t have universal appeal

Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.