British digital TV specialists TVonics has unveiled a new Freeview receiver which the company says can convert even the oldest of analogue sets to digital.
The MDR-250 digital TV receiver was launched today at the IFA show in Berlin and can be connected either through the standard SCART socket or via the television’s aerial.
A built-in auto-tune function tunes into a spare channel and detects the available digital TV services in the area, removing the painstaking process of manually tuning in a raft of channels for viewers.
The device (pictured above) has been designed ly to meet the requirements of the Energy Savings Trust and uses no more than 2.0W in standby, and only 5.8W in operation.
Digital UK, the UK-wide body overseeing the process of digital TV switchover in the UK, has awarded the product full marks in their digital scoreboard which assesses the usability, connectivity and energy efficiency of products.
The video cassette-shaped MDR-250 is equipped with a range of features that allow all users to enjoy Freeview’s range of services, such as digital text, an eight-day on-screen TV guide, subtitles, and audio-description for those who are blind or partially sighted. The on-screen TV guide allows users to plan what they watch and the audio-description function gives a narrated version of what is happening on screen to viewers.
The TVonics MDR-250 costs £49.98 (including P&P) and will be available exclusively from the TVonics website from 8th September www.tvonics.com