Excerpt: Having decided to chose freesat because of the channels unavailable on freeview, I decided to buy this model as it was the first freesat product that had the recording capabilities. When I opened the packaging, I was really pleased with the look and build quality of the box. Plugging in the box was simple and the only input needed was the postcode in order to configure regional channels correctly. The next option is clicking next to set up the box fully.
Excerpt: I bought the Humax because of three main features. 1. It’s free! Once you’ve paid just over £100 for the box itself anyway. There’s no hideously expensive Sky contract or anything here. The humax lets you watch freesat channels which - funnily enough - are free. You get all the big channels that you’d ever want to watch (all the BBCs, all the channel 4s including film 4, the ITVs and so on) and countless more small channels (CBS action and Dave etc.).
Pros: Record/rewind is great when it works . Huge hard drive .
Cons: Software bugs can be very annoying . iPlayer doesn't always work .
Excerpt: Price I remember purchasing mine from eBay a couple of years ago for around £180, however it looks be more cheaper now pricing from the £109 mark. My Experience I remember purchasing mine when sky/Virgin prices were quite high and of course required a monthly reoccurring payment which at the time just meant more unnecessary expenses.
Pros: Easy fast setup, very simple to use, pause, play, rewind, over 100 channels, records .
Cost recouped in saved monthly subscriptions in less than a year.
2 May 2013
Excerpt: This is the first time I've moved away from providers like Sky and Virgin and struck out on my own, and I am so pleased to have taken the plunge. After sadly waving goodbye to my V+ box I got one of these. It isn't really £11 like it says at the top of the page - that's just for a remote! But at £240 it's about the same price as I was paying for 8 months of Virgin, so I'll be 'in profit' soon. (Note of warning - I still had the old sat-dish...