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Sony VTX-D800U

Sony VTX-D800U
alaScore 72

335 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 reviews of Sony VTX-D800U. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VTX-D800U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony VTX-D800U


alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 user reviews of Sony VTX-D800U from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

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Sony Freeview Decoder VTX-D800U


We've been playing with the impressive VTX-D800U and its made a good impression plus its a great way to get 30 more TV channels.

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It might not be cheap but it is v. good......


Having put up with a poor analogue reception for a long time I finally took the plunge and went digital. I read the reviews on var...

Feb, 2006

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Best Freeview box I've had.


Think all Freeview boxes are the same? Well they're not. I've had three or four different boxes and this Sony VTX-D800U ...

Feb, 2006

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Sony VTX-D800U Freeview


Like many others I was frustrated with poor set-top boxes and did a lot of research. Curry's box @ £29 is remarkably goo...

Feb, 2006

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Lack of Topup TV facility


If you also want Topup TV do not buy this product as it does not support it....

Oct, 2005

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Sony Freeview - A Great Box


The freeview site says i should not be able to receive the service but after hearing people in my street could, i decided to take ...

Oct, 2005

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Fantastic Quality


As you would expect from Sony, this is a fantastic Sony VTX-D800U freeview digital TV set top box . Some people may say that the p...

May, 2005

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Great, but No Top-Up (or E4)


I bought this Sony VTX-D800U freeview digital TV set top box without understanding the fine print of what Freeview was. It is a So...

Mar, 2005

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Fantastic quality and stylish too


After reading many, many reviews about various freeview boxes, I recently purchased this Sony digital Freeview box. I have been us...

Dec, 2004

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I've now tried a number of these boxes and so far this is the best. It's fast and the picture is clear. Certainly in a different class from the early Ondigital boxes. One of the most useful things is 'Smartlink'. This is the same system as Philips...

Good Picture ; You can get it to talk to a Philips DVD recorder ; Very Fast ; Compact ; Good for weak signals

No Top Up TV ; No Coax digital ; My older B&O television was not supported by the handset

Sep, 2004

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