Hotpoint decoder/set box is among popular set boxes in Kenya. The set box has several advantages and few limitations, making it one of the most ideal decoders to own in the country.
We have earlier discussed about Zuku, Bamba, Startimes, Safaricom, GoTV and DSTV; let’s now dwell on Hotpoint set boxes.
Hotpoint set boxes are owned and supplied by Hotpoint Company, which manufactures and supplies various home appliances. Due to the company’s perennial reputation, many customers believe products originating from them are of good quality, including set boxes—and indeed they are of high quality.
The digital set box sold by Hotpoint is referred to as Hotpoint DVB-T2 Digital Set Top Box/Decoder HSTB301 – USB, HDMI and it comes with the following features:
- No Monthly Charges
- High Definition (1080p) playability
- Electronic Program Guide
- Subtitle & Teletext Support
- Parental Control
- HDMI / AV / RF / Coaxial Output
- No Satellite Dish Required
- Excellent Signal Quality
- CCK APPROVED
- Editing for both radio and TV
- 1 Year Warranty
In addition, you benefit from the following when you buy this set box:
- Free installation
- Free delivery in 1- 3 days for people living in Mombasa and Nairobi
- Free click and collect
- Cash on delivery
Hotpoint sells this set box at Ksh 2,795 and you are not required to pay monthly subscription fees. Payments are made through MPESA.Mastercard and Visa Card
Limitations of Hotpoint set box
One of the major limitations is that it has few channels as compared to GoTV, Startimes, Bamba and Zuku,but it’s because it has no option of subscription to channels like CNN and BBC.
The set box does not have options for the internet. If you want to enjoy unlimited internet,ZUKU is the right decoder for you.
The decoder contains the following additional features, which are the reason you should purchase it:
- USB Playback (Movies, Music, Picture) -MP3,FLAC,JPG,JPEG,MPG,MPEG, VOB,AVI,TS,TRP,M2T,M2TS,MP4,MKV,MOV,DIVX
- USB Recording Capabilities (PVR)
- Video Decoder: MPEG-2/H.264/MPEG-4 Supported
- Audio Decoder: AAC/AC3/PCM Supported
- Video output ratio-4:3/16:9/auto
- Video resolution – 1080P
- Multiple OSD Languages
- Record through USB HDD
- Time shift through USB HDD
- DVB subtitle
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