Metronic Gemini STB reviews

22 customer reviews
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+ This set top box has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on range of features.

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6.7 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
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Paul, Bristol

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Has twin tuner
Bad points:
1. Soft picture quality. 2. Thumbprint picture in EPG indistinct. 3. Slow to respond to remote commands
Overall rating 3.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2009

Ian, Lancaster Keep it simple!

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Twin tuners & compact size.
Bad points:
Slow menus & interactive services
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ability to video one progranmme while watching another
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2009

Leesa, Southampton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy set up; excellent picture quality; no freezing; looks & feels solid & well made; ability to record whilst watching another channel; has off switch to save energy.
Bad points:
Remote is a bit fiddly, sometimes have to press button several times before response (minor niggle).
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
The only non-PVR Freeview box on the market with two tuners, allowing you to watch one channel while recording another. Reasonably good EPG - clear, fairly easy to use and includes the ability to monitor the current channel.
Bad points:
Seriously unreliable. Often (2+ times a week) freezes up and needs rebooting. After a couple of months the timer stopped working altogether - when the programme is due to start, the box restarts itself but leaves the recording channel tuned as it was before. Useless. And, in a very legal sense, not fit for purpose.
Overall rating 2.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2009

Adrian, Cheltenham A retired technical guy.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It has two tuners so it works very well with older VCRs or DVD recorders. You can set the VCR to record one Freeview channel and set the TV to watch another Freeview channel.
Bad points:
The EPG is not brilliant but it works OK
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
The twin tuner feature
Bad points:
Really slow putting picture on screen on a few channels when changing to different channel, also box has reset itself for no apparent reason
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 5.0
Sound quality 5.0
Range of features 4.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2010

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of scart ports 2
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Release date 2008-01-30

Manufacturer's Description

The Metronic Gemini is a device that Receives up to 41 FREE digital channels & allows you to record from 1 digital channel onto your DVD Recorder & view another channel at the same time. It features Twin Tuner technology, which is basically an additional tuner allowing the viewing of an additional channel, which you can then connect to your Recording device and record two separate channels which are airing at the same time. This product is ideal if you often find yourself missing programmes due to scheduling clashes. For Convenience, it has two scart sockets, 5V power for antenna’s if you are using it without an roof aerial wall jack. Additional Features include, Parental Lock, Subtitles and 4:3 Widecreen format.

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