With an AO Aftercare Protection Plan, you can relax in the knowledge that there's help at hand should your product break down.
We like to do things differently at AO and that's why we've teamed up with Domestic & General, the leading provider of appliance breakdown and warranty protection in the UK, to offer you a bespoke AO Aftercare Protection Plan with amazing features and benefits:
You'll pay nothing for approved repairs to fix breakdowns, or faults or damage caused by accident
Unlimited call outs at no extra charge
Hassle free access to a network of manufacturer- approved engineers
A UK customer care team available 365 days a year
No set up fee and no excess to pay on breakdown
You could get a brand new replacement product if yours can't be fixed
Low monthly payments; ability to cancel at any time
Combining Freeview HD with the ability to sling YouTube videos on to your telly, makes the Plaza HD-T2 from Manhattan a really clever bit of kit. Simply find the YouTube video you want to watch on your smartphone and hit the Play on TV icon in the top right of the screen. You’ve also got 50 digital and 10 HD channels, which you can browse through using the in depth 8 day programme guide. This optional subscription service gives you access to Comedy Central, MTV, CNN, HISTORY, H2, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network for £6.99 a month!
Connect this box up to your router, using an Ethernet cable, to enjoy On Demand services from BBC and ITV. You won’t have to wait for the omnibus, with BBC iPlayer and ITV Player you can catch-up on anything you’ve missed during the week anytime you want! There’s also a handy 8-day planner so you can keep up-to-date with when your favourite shows are on.
Nice and straight forward to set-up, use the HDMI input to connect the box to your HD telly. Or, if it’s an older model, use the Scart slot. There’s a digital coaxial, to hook up a sounds system and an Ethernet port.
You’ll need this if you want to access catch-up services like BBC iPlayer. There’s also a USB port, which is used for offline service update.
4.2 / 5
100% would recommend to a friend
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Male, 25 to 34, Single from London
Easy to use, and good design. Transformed my TV as i did not want to continue paying for Sky
Male, 55 to 65, Single from Midlands
Follow-up review about Freeview services
I regret that the VU TV subscription service ends on the 22nd of October 2015, but still find the other Internet streaming TV channels are worth checking. It's possible that more channels will be added, so when I do future autotunes I will look for these services as they become available. I'm hoping some will be subscription channels and that the TV Player freebies will be developed into a subscription service on Freeview, not just on the PC.
Pros: Ease to use, Good build quality, Looks good, Quiet, Value for money
Male, 55 to 65, Single from Nottinghamshire
Worth every penny
The VUTV free month trial alone was worth every penny. Even if the Comedy channel was unavailable.
The TV Player lets me see Revelation TV.
I liked Youtube search finding me so many wonderful results to view and to record. NB use your VCR or DVD Recorder's XP rec. mode when you can...
Freeview gets way over 100 channels and this gets me the data channels, too. Internet streaming quality can be in SD or in HD quality such as for Youtube content. Select on-screen setting for this to happen or select HD only content.
The box offers live broadcasts, but no timeshift buffer to some hard drive, so view and record to your VCR or DVD Recorder whatever you can as soon as you can.
Upgrade your Freeview installation to get the best of the SD and HD and Data channels, especially with consideration to Winter conditions.
Get whatever Data channel you want to watch ready before your fav TV show comes on to make sure the Internet stream works OK first.
Also consider buying the Freesat version if you've already got a Sky dish installed. It's useful to have some form of backup to Freeview reception and retuning problems.
Use Google search for Freeview channel updates to learn more of what's coming and the Freeview website to confirm which channels you should be getting.
Check the EPG TV Guide for the week ahead as well as the VUTV EPG TV Guide for its current time for Now and Next.
Consider VUTV's fav childrens TV channels and their TV series, not just the main TV channels on Freeview. These could help you decide to get a VUTV subscription or not.
Freeview has evolved, so you might as well upgrade as soon as you can.
Pros: Ease to use, Good build quality, Looks good, Quiet, select favourite channelsCons: requires excellent Freeview reception, sometimes the screen freezes playback, switch off and on to reset, VUTV Comedy channel unavailable?, VUTV switches to its first channel
Female, 55 to 65, Couple from Fylde Coast, Lancs
Only one thing missing - no ITV Player / The Hub
Pleased with the box and it worked immediately as Plug and Play which is always a bonus.
Sadly, we thought we would also get ITV Player or what is now known as The Hub as well with this box so that for us, is a disappointment.
I can't understand how BBC iPlayer is included but not The Hub?
Other than that, it's perfectly fine as the TV we brought back with us from Cyprus does not have Freeview inbuilt.
Pros: Ease to useCons: None
Female, 35 to 44, Large Family from cornwall
A customer who has been given a product to use and keep in exchange for an honest review.
Good value for money
I found the box easy to set up and simple to use. Works well as secondary aerial, giving crystal clear viewing, with all of the great features and apps you would expect with such a box. I found it easy to use, and I'm not very technical myself, so very user friendly. I found only one fault with the design and that was the inability to use it to convert TV to a smart TV, which whilst it is capable of this, it needs to physically be plugged into your router. Not many people have their router near their TV, and perhaps it should be wireless for this feature. The guide is great, instructions simple, and overall, it's worth the money simply for being so user friendly. Highly recommend.
Pros: Ease to use, Good build quality, Looks good, Value for money