Summary: The procuct comes in a package that contains all the possible cable connections you can imagine. I connected it with my Samsung LCD via HDMI and the integration between the Freesat and the TV is simply great. We can just use one remote control for both devices. The installation is really intuitive and video recording as easy as pushing one button. If you have a little home LAN the possibility to share video, music and pictures over the network is really useful.
Summary: Excellent machine. After I worked out the remote control it was easy. Instructions were clear and easy to follow but not having had Sky before I had to learn from scratch. No problem after 3rd day. 5* machine.
Summary: I was nervous ordering this item with the negative reviews, but did so due to the positive reviews regarding the updated software for the player. Thank you to them for posting as this player is great and works beautifully. I ordered this item as a refurbished item from Amazon saving £50 (you would not know the difference) and updated the firmware by going to the Samsung website, finding the item and downloading it on to a memory stick.
Summary: I bought this to replace a five year old hard-disk recorder and what a difference it has made in ease of use, range of functions and general all round sophistication. When I brought it home, I plugged it into the wall and connected it up to the TV with the HDMI cable provided. It needed two coaxial cables in from the satellite dish to allow two programs to be recorded at the same time, but I had already made arrangements for this (if you only have one cable you will only...
Summary: After cancelling my subscription to sky we bought this product. A great product and equally as good as a sky plus box, in fact i think the picture quality is better. It records all programmes as and when it should do. Would be lost without it.
Summary: I'm really glad I purchased this freesat recorder. Looking at some of the other reviews I was considering the Humax but the Samsung won the day. It's really easy to set up and the picture quality as far as i'm concerned is much better than Sky HD quality. It did need to update it's firmware after the initial setup and it did take some time but no real hardship. If you want a good freesat recorder with no monthly subcriptions then I can recommend this.
Summary: I unpacked the box, connected up and plugged it in, and in a few minutes was watching superb high definition tv. The box is very easy to use and because my tv and blu ray player are Samsung also, I can run the lot off one remote, very useful. The guide is pretty generic and thus easy to use. I am still learning to use some of the ancillary functions but so far I am really pleased with my purchase.
Summary: I hope I am one of many more customers who will now rate this product with a score it deserves. As other customers have commented on, the software update that runs when the unit is first installed does NOT fix all the bugs with the unit. When I first used the unit it had problems recording the whole broadcast and would often cut the end off.