Product Comparison: August DVB400 vs August DVB415


General Specifications
Brand
August
August
Model
DVB400
DVB415
Origin
China
UK
About the Product
Watch HD Freeview TV in 1080p with the DVB400 from August. With HDMI out, this Freeview Receiver and Recorder is simple to connect and provides stunning HD TV pictures with no monthly subscription.
Watch Freeview TV with great resolution 1080p with the August DVB415. This Freeview Receiver and Recorder is simple to connect and, thanks to its HDMI, provides you with stunning HD TV pictures at no extra cost.
Key Specs
Maximum Video Resolution
1080 p
1080 p
Hard Drive Included
No
No
Number Of Tuners
1
1
What customers say about "Key Specs"
August DVB400 Watch, Record, Play and Pause Live TV in 1080p High Definition
  • This is a small, intuitive box, easy to set and use with a very enjoyable picture.
  • Easy to set up with either scart or Hdmi, very good picture with both indoor and outdoor aerial.
  • This is a bargain - good performance at a budget price.
  • Picture quality is worse than my older dvr which I've had for a few years now.
  • Initially it wouldn't display 1080i - the picture would randomly freeze every few seconds.
August DVB415 Box Recorder 1080p HD - HDMI and Scart Set Top Box with PVR for Recording Your Favourite Shows
  • Love this box. Picture quality is good. Easy setup. Surely recommend this product.
  • Great little box for the money... especially for providing HD channels without the internet.
  • launch screen walked through the first-time scan, the picture was clear and of good quality, channel selection easy and obvious from the remote.
  • The picture quality is excellent, it will record to USB sticks or removable hard drive, and it is delightfully easy to use.
  • What a nightmare this box has turned out to be, every couple of days I have to re tune due to losing channels.
Size & Weight
Height
1.5 in.
1.3 in.
Width
5.9 in.
5.9 in.
Depth
4.3 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
0.5 lbs.
0.5 lbs.
Recording And Playback
Content Subscription Required
No
No
Recording Resolution
1080
1080
Commercial Skip Function
No
No
What customers say about "Recording And Playback"
August DVB400 Watch, Record, Play and Pause Live TV in 1080p High Definition
  • I've tried recording and it works fine for SD and HD - as long as you intend to playback from this box.
  • When recording it switches to that channel so what is the point of recording if you have to watch the show anyway.
  • Some recordings have been spotty, lasting only for 3 minutes.
  • If you want to record you have to put up with a timer on the top left of the screen the whole time.
  • DVB400 loses the channel numbering and get confused. For example BBC1HD will suddenly change from channel 101 to something like 823!
August DVB415 Box Recorder 1080p HD - HDMI and Scart Set Top Box with PVR for Recording Your Favourite Shows
  • So far is recording fine and is saving onto the USB stick in.
  • Recording is awkward. the EPG has an "add" button that implies adding item to the schedule; in fact, this just opens the schedule, and you must manually select channel.
  • The main problem with this device is the lack of reliability of its recording function.
  • Randomly stops recording well before the scheduled end or doesn't record at all; giving no indication as to why.
  • It's unresponsive. It randomly turns off for no reason. Avoid avoid avoid.
Features
4K Compatible
No
No
Remote Control
IR remote control
IR remote control
Cable(s) Included
HDMI
HDMI
Extras
Multiple Video Outputs, TV Settings & Parental Controls, Pause and Rewind Live TV, 7 Day EPG
7 Day EPG, Pause and Rewind Live TV, Multiple Video Outputs, Coaxial Digital Output
What customers say about "Features"
August DVB400 Watch, Record, Play and Pause Live TV in 1080p High Definition
  • All the remote features - including picture format and zoom - worked very well.
  • It's got a good EPG (program listing) and is very easy to use.
  • The remote control's range is poor, meaning I have to get off the sofa to do even the most basic of operations.
  • The epg, as many others have stated, is really rubbish.
  • The EPG is very poor though, only telling you what's on the current channel, and often it only shows 2 programmes rather than a full list.
August DVB415 Box Recorder 1080p HD - HDMI and Scart Set Top Box with PVR for Recording Your Favourite Shows
  • One nice feature of the EPG is you can hide or delete channels from the box.
  • The remote buttons are soggy and not reliable in operation.
  • Unable to have a multi-channel EPG so that you can see what is on now across multiple channels.
  • EPG in the August, for me, Is unusable. You cannot get a whole page guide of several channels at once as is usual with most TV.
  • EPG is useless, with you having to go through each programme, 1 at a time, to see what is on.
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Built-in
No
No
Ethernet Port
No
No
Number Of USB Port(s)
1
1
Number of HDMI Outputs
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
August DVB400 Watch, Record, Play and Pause Live TV in 1080p High Definition
  • Have tried powering down/up at the mains and I haven't lost any channels. The RF loop through is very handy if you have an RF (coax) distribution like me.
  • I found very useful that on the back, it has HDMI, SCART, COAXIAL, RF in and the RF loop so I can connect the box to anything I want.
  • On the HDMI output there is a problem with sync between picture and sound.
  • USB port seems to be loose inside and floating slightly.
  • I really don't like that it needs external recorder or USB memory stick (and how many programmes would go on that?).
August DVB415 Box Recorder 1080p HD - HDMI and Scart Set Top Box with PVR for Recording Your Favourite Shows
  • Hd channels all tuned in and performs lovely through the scart and hdmi outputs. Menu systems very logical.
  • This set-top box has an HDMI output as well as SCART and you can connect both at the same time.
  • Amazing box with scart connection useful for older TV connectivity.
  • Keeps saying no signal for pretty much every channel (Even when connected to an aerial that works fine for my TV).
  • No signal when connected by usb cable had to use scart which is not supplied.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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