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Sharp TU-T2

By Nigel Whitfield

Posted in Hardware, 20th May 2010 07:02 GMT

Review The Sharp TU-T2 is most expensive box in the group, and it's also one of the ones with fewest features. The front panel, for example, sports nothing more than a power button and a pointless square arrangement of eight bright blue LEDs.

Sharp TU-T2

It comes with a very compact remote control. However, the buttons are a little small and closely packed together, and it didn’t feel as responsive as the controls bundled with the other set-top boxes.

The TU-T2's on-screen displays are clear and crisp, but a little lacking in polish. While the EPG displays eight channels of information, for instance, it all seems a bit squashed down at the bottom of the screen.

Sharp TU-T2

Ultimately, there’s nothing really wrong with this box. But the plastic case and annoying lights on the front panel give it very much a budget feel that’s at odds with the suggested price.

Sharp TU-T2

Verdict

A decent budget box - shame it comes at a premium price. ®

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