Pace – Freeview Digital TV Receivers
This page contains information on the Pace range of Freeview set-top boxes and recorders
|Pace Twin Digital TV Recorder
Features: Personal Video Recorder (PVR)… Record programmes in digital quality without videotapes, watch one digital channel whilst recording another, pause live TV, 10 hours hard disk recording time, watch 2 separate channels on 2 separate TVs. Interactive services and digital teletext.
Software upgrades available over-the-air. Latest version: v1.7.70 (Oct 2005)
Output: 2 SCARTs and an RF loopthrough (modulated), stereo phono, S video connector and Optical SPDIF
Output: 2 SCART with RF modulator, digital audio out
Available for £69.99 from Argos
|Pace DTR-201-F (Also known as DTVA-T)
Output: 1 SCART (No RF loopthrough).
Card slot suitable for subscription services.
Warning: Will not work after Switchover
|Pace DTR730 / DTR735 FTV
Old onDigital box. Able to receive Top Up TV.
Warning: Will not work after Switchover
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Failing that, check out the alternatives or try asking for some suggestions in our forum.
- Set-top box forum – Discuss your Pace set-top box and ask questions on our forum
- Remote controls – Need a new replacement remote control? See our FAQ
- Freeview details – Information on Freeview channels and receivers
- Help with Freeview – Help and advice with common Freeview and reception problems
Make and model: Pace Twin Digital Recorder
Features: 20 gb hard drive, twin SCARTs, two digital decoders (watch one channel/record another), RF loopthrough, optical out etc
Comments: Grate box, I have been unable to fault the box since purchase, the only small problem is the remote is perhaps a little too long. Currently there is no digital text on it, but it is possible to update over the air to firmware which will work with digital text. Quality of recordings are grate, the hard drive is virtually silent (unless you put your ear to the box). UI similar to that of the TV adaptor from same manufacturer. Well worth the money.
Submitted by: Andrew Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Received on: Mon May 26 16:45:04 2003 from IP address: 184.108.40.206
Make and model: PACE(DTVA)
Comments: THIS MODEL WAS OK WHILE WORKING WITH A QUITE OLD FERGUSON TV.
HOWEVER WHEN I GOT A NEW SONY WIDE SCREEN TV I FOUND I COULD NOT ADJUST THE COLOUR ON THE TV, NO MATTER WHAT I DID THE COLOUR REMAINED THE SAME(I LIKE THE COLOUR TURNED DOWN A BIT).
I HAVE NOW DISCONNECTED IT.
Submitted by: brian jones (broyaluk_aol.com)
Received on: Mon Apr 21 13:59:34 2003 from IP address: 220.127.116.11
Make and model: Pace
Comments: I have installed this for my father at a Po7 location. He has had an upgraded arial (installed last year) but we cannot receive any ITV channels – he especially wants ITV2 for the Tour de France in July. I have also got him a satellite dish (no subscription) and he is unable to get ITV2 on this although he does receive lots of other channels. Any ideas would be helpful. I would also like to know if anyone has any idea how to get English standard programmes ITV1, BBC1. in France and how much etc. My mother had a house in Brittany which we visit twice a year so we don’t want to pay out too much. Help would be appreciated. Ginette
Submitted by: Ginette (email@example.com)
Received on: Sun Apr 20 00:55:54 2003 from IP address: 18.104.22.168
Make and model: Pace DTVA
Comments: I purchased the above in September 2002 & it works perfectly! Had problems with Dixons who were reluctant to sell me the product as my postcode was “not in the transmission area”. After some persistence they eventually sold me one and after having set it up the signal turned out to be 90%! As I say perfect picture, easy to use, no problem with the timer & able to receive Channel 5 at last!
Submitted by: Trev (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Received on: Mon Mar 17 11:21:08 2003 from IP address: 22.214.171.124
Make and model: PACE DTVA
Comments: This box gives great pictures, but for me it has become troublesome for two reasons. I have a large 4:3 projector and wanted to get digital TV for the 16:9 broadcasts. The Pace handbook for this unit expressly says that it will deliver 16:9 pictures to a 4:3 TV. The truth is, it doesn’t. It has been modified by Pace to recognise the interim 14:9 ratio that is sent out by broadcasters, so in terms of picture size generally the viewer is still gets the disadvantages of viewing analogue transmissions. Secondly, Pace downloaded a timer modification some time ago, which was most welcome. However, once again, it is problematic: sometimes it doesn’t bother to record, or else it records the wrong channel. I emailed Pace about this, and haven’t received any reply. Finally I bought an ex-ITV Digital Pace DTR735, which has proved faultless (so far) with nice pictures, and a timer system that works. So I’m not bashing Pace as such. I just think the DTVA is a piece of kit to be avoided.
Submitted by: TREVOR POPPLE (email@example.com)
Received on: Mon Feb 24 10:22:54 2003 from IP address: 126.96.36.199