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Trustedreviews has first sighting of the killer Freesat+ box

Trustedreviews has first sighting of the killer Freesat+ box
published on UK Free TV
IFA 2008: Humax Quietly Unveils Freesat HD FOXSAT-HDR PVR - TrustedReviews has sighting of the first Freeview+ box.

The specification is listed as:
  • Freesat HD and SD channel recording
  • Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel
  • Receive HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC.H.264 and MPEG-2)
  • Under 1W power consumption in standby
  • HDMI digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound
  • Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, composite or SCART
  • Easy installation and operation
  • Resolution format: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
  • DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible
  • Ethernet support
  • Full colour, high resolution electronic program guide
  • Dolby digital audio output (S/PDIF)
  • Automatic software upgrade via satellite
  • Upscaling of SDTV to HD
  • Audio description / One touch subtitle
  • Massive 320GB HDD




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Sunday, 2 January 2011
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e g reid
10:03 AM
Dagenham

giving sky one month notice on the 4th now 75 cant afford bill;whats the drill 4 joining free sat+

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e g reid
10:21 AM
Dagenham

e g reid gave you wrong e mail addrese same question though.

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Les Nicol
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:06 PM

e.g.reid You need to purchase a "Freesat" receiver. There is a range of both standard and HD readily available on the high street from local suppliers and Curry's, comet, John Lewis, Argos etc. The "Freesat" service is supported by the BBC and ITV and is subscription free. Its a straight swop over of receivers using your existing dish. You may need a small upgrade to the LNB and an additional feed if you are thinking of a receiver with recording capability. If your current SKY receiver has that capability you won't need the upgrade should you not require a "Freesat" receiver with the ablity to record

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Saturday, 22 January 2011
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Lucy Green
9:32 PM

Hi Brian, I have a new HD TV on route. I have a basic Freesat installation ie single cable to a sky box (5 years old). Can I just make sure that I am picking things up correctly? Can I buy a standard Freesat + box to receive HD channels? I'm not bothered about recording or anything else at this time. L.G.

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Lucy Green's 2 posts GB
Monday, 24 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:34 AM

Lucy Green: Yes, you can swap out the Sky box for a Freesat HD box, as per Upgrading from Sky to Freesat
| ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
- but you must use an HDMI cable, rather than the old-fashioned SCART lead.

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Lucy Green
8:33 PM

Thanks for that,i'll probably be back for more info at a later date. L.G.

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Lucy Green's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:11 AM

Lucy Green: I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 5 March 2011
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pu
2:14 PM

For several months I too have been striving to get Sky to change their attitude to cutting off my HD+ recording facility whilst watching only free channels.
Today I made a call to Sky at about mid-day and spoke to them saying that this was the last chance for them to compromise. I knew that they some time ago that they had a half price offer but it had expired.
They have bben able to offer me the Basic Pack with one add on @ £9.75 for 6 mths with a promise to give a further 6 mths afterwards.

This seems better that paying £10 just to record.

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pu's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
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Neil
10:46 AM

My dad has just given me his old Sky+ box as he has upgraded to SkyHD and I want to use it to get all the freeview stuff. My question is do I need to have a freesat card to get these or do i just need to get a dish and plug the +box in?

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