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Important note: the HD TV tuner in this media centre is a DVB-T tuner rather than a DVB-T2 tuner. This means it cannot pick up HD Freeview channels in the UK. It should, however, have no problem picking up HD channels in other countries or SD channels in the UK. After a first less-than convincing attempt, Toshiba is back with the Places STB2F media centre, equipped this time with a digital recording feature. So then, is this a fuller, corrected version of the STB1F? This is what we're hoping for, especially as the TV interface impressed us on the first version. The design is entirely different on this new model, going from a voluminous brick to an L-shaped box. It certainly looks more interesting but it's still rather large and not necessarily practical to use. The connectivity is slightly different. SD TVs can now be connected via RCAs (video and audio composites). The remote and the interface are unchanged, as is the still very disappointing multimedia compatibility. We're not going to go back over that here however and refer you to our test of the Toshiba Places STB1F to give you an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of this platform. The major weak point of the STB1F was that you couldn't record programmes.
By DigitalVersus, published 20-07-2011
Note that Toshiba Places media centres are currently only available in France. Toshiba is due to start integrating its 'Places' platform into UK TV models this year, and has...