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Freeview/ Freesat

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by zeeco, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. zeeco

    zeeco Donator

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    Planning on getting a smart TV, just binned SKY TV, thought i would go down the freesat road, any good? take it i need a box to record?
     
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    Yeah you can use your old sky box but can’t record and need to buy a sky freesat card. Recordable freesat box about £170 when I bought mine Humax it’s plug and play from there with your sky dish.
     
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    Humax boxes start about £180 for the 500Mb version, plug and play using your existing dish and LNB.
    Also has "non freesat" mode for tuning into other services not in the Freesat catalogue, or even different satellites if you are equipped with suitable dish and LNB, although it is not possible to record these additional chanels.
     
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    Look for inbuilt Freesat if you are getting a smart TV. Have it on my Hisense. Had it about 2 years, 43" and was only £300. Also good sound quality. As you used to have sky you will already have a dish and the connection between is the same.
    Still have sky myself but thinking of getting rid of it soon too. Just getting too pricey.
    Have an IP TV box too and going to set it up with someone my brother in law uses who only charges him £30 a year.
    Kev

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    Highly recommend the Humax and my 500GB has been running for years without a problem ... pricier than some, but worth it IMO :up:
     
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    Humax every day. We've had one since 2008, still going strong, so well in fact that we've bought a new remote as the original failed, but the recorder is bullet proof.
    I'm sure the remote only packed up because my wife presses six buttons to navigate when I can do it with just one.
     
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    A lot of smart TV's have built in Freesat, and will also record, although you will probably need to plug in some external memory, like a HDD, or a memory stick.
     
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    Yep, women are good at multi tasking.:D
     
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    I don't do Freesat, don't like those bloody dishes, but Freeview connected to a Panasonic 500gb Freeview recording box on my Hisense 55" Smart TV. To hell with Sky & Virgin TV.
     
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    Lol ... The remote is the only thing I've had to change too Brooksy, and only because my mate's woofer thought it was a bone and chewed the cr@p out of it :facepalm:
     

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