Set Top Boxes
| Reuben Howe
The DVB Set Top Boxes by August are medium-sized, lightweight devices for the reception of Freeview and Freeview HD channels. Over 100 channels can be scanned and displayed via HDMI or SCART, enabling old and new devices to benefit from the accessible boxes.
Freeview HD offers 100+ Freeview channels and some HD-specific stations in full 1080p HD. Get the best display possible from Freeview for your 4K TV or even PC monitor.
HD TV is the best way to experience Freeview, and the simplest way to access the full range of free to air tv channels. Digital TV is accessed through a DTT Aerial connected to the Set Top Box and reception / channels received will change based on your aerial location.
DVB devices from August are entirely self-sufficient once an aerial is connected. No downloads, drivers or apps are needed! Simply set up and enjoy truly free TV. Set up your box with the provided cables and your home aerial without needing to register on wi fi or have a company satellite box.
Digital Terrestrial TV does not need a satellite dish and instead uses a standard rooftop aerial at no extra cost. Please note that a Freesat Box will need a satellite link, while August devices are Freeview Boxes.
The lack of internet connection means you will need a smart TV stick or to simply record your own library of content using the USB recording feature. Amass your own library to rival Amazon Prime Video, UKTV Play and BBC iPlayer.
Record Live TV
Inserting a USB stick into the set top makes recording and manipulation of Live TV possible. Catch up TV in real time after pausing and rewinding, or schedule a recording in advance. The boxes can record HD channels or SD, and data can be played on the box at any time straight from the USB.
One GB of recording space is roughly an hour of TV footage, so 125GB USB stick would record 125 hours!
TV Interface and Functions
August Set Top Boxes, especially the overhauled DVB482, feature an easy-to-use interface with clearly labelled controls. The coloured buttons of the remote are identified on each screen and provide greater functionality.
The boxes allow subtitles to be enabled, which can be displayed on live TV where supported to enable hard-of-hearing or low-volume viewing.
The devices also support a 7-day EPG that shows the next week's viewing across all channels. This visual presentation makes setting up recordings, reminders and planning your days much easier.
Outside the EPG you can interact with a Scheduled Event menu among a series of settings menus which allow more specific recording and scheduling.