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Standard User project_x_uk
(member) Sat 02-Feb-13 12:00:10
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looking for adivce on free sat


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im wondering if anyone has any advice on free sat boxes as were looking to get rid of sky looking to spend up to £170. oh and sorry if this is in wrong forum
Standard User flippery
(member) Sat 02-Feb-13 12:46:42
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Re: looking for adivce on free sat


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For £170 you will be limited to what you can buy. For me the Manhattan HDR-S works fine for me and is under £170, it has the HD channels as well. www.satbuyer.co.uk
If you have broadband access and can afford the extra £80 then the Humax HDR1000S is worth a look it adds 7 day catch up TV for BBC, ITV, C4 and C5 this year.
I assume you wish to have a recording version.

There is information and user recommendations on the above website
Standard User project_x_uk
(member) Sun 03-Feb-13 18:15:30
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ive found these boxes going cheap
Panasonic DMR-HW120EBK Freeview+ HD Hard Disk RecorderSamsung
STB-E7500 3D Dual Core Smart Hub Set-Top Box with 500GB HDD and Built in Wi-Fi
Humax HDR-FOX T2 500Gb Freeview + Box


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Standard User flippery
(member) Sun 03-Feb-13 18:48:45
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In reply to a post by project_x_uk:
ive found these boxes going cheap
Panasonic DMR-HW120EBK Freeview+ HD Hard Disk RecorderSamsung
STB-E7500 3D Dual Core Smart Hub Set-Top Box with 500GB HDD and Built in Wi-Fi
Humax HDR-FOX T2 500Gb Freeview + Box

All the above units are Freeview, whilst you were asking advice on Freesat If you are happy to have limitation of Freeview programs, against Freesat, then all of these would be acceptable, especially the Samsung
I moved to Freesat as, it would appear, with extra bandwidth available will progress faster. Freesat also meant for me no new aerial.
Standard User project_x_uk
(member) Sun 03-Feb-13 19:17:11
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there much difference. to be honest dont really know alot about this sort of thing
Standard User flippery
(member) Sun 03-Feb-13 20:13:56
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In reply to a post by project_x_uk:
there much difference. to be honest dont really know alot about this sort of thing


Freeview has 50 channels www.freeview.co.uk
Freesat has 150 channels www.freesat.co.uk
Freesat on Sky 240 channels http://www.sky.com/shop/freesat/home/

You can use existing sky box to view free channels at no cost.. Cost of £10 per month for recording approx.
The quality of picture and future additions are better on Freesat .
Although a lot of channels are of little value.
Look at websites for comparisons
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 28-Feb-13 12:22:19
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In reply to a post by project_x_uk:
im wondering if anyone has any advice on free sat boxes as were looking to get rid of sky looking to spend up to £170. oh and sorry if this is in wrong forum
My relative has the Humax FoxSat HDR 500 recorder and is very pleased with it. smile

http://www.richersounds.com/product/digital-set-top-...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Humax-500GB-Recorder-Require...

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/digita...

http://www.freesat.co.uk/

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Edited by E7er (Thu 28-Feb-13 12:58:45)

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