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Bush Black Freesat HD Digital Box £59.99 (again!) @ argos

£59.99 @ Argos
Posted the same offer a while ago then it went back up to £68. # Digitally interactive. # Digital text. # LNB in. # Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles. # Auto setup. # Auto detection …
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Posted the same offer a while ago then it went back up to £68.

# Digitally interactive.
# Digital text.
# LNB in.
# Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles.
# Auto setup.
# Auto detection of new channels.
# Now and next electronic programme guide.
# 8 day electronic programme guide.
# 2 SCART sockets.
# HDMI output socket.
# HDMI cable included.
# Upscales to 1080i.
# Remote control.
# Access over 140 Freesat digital channels and radio stations (Freesat service dependent).
# Audio description (broadcast mix) (Freesat service dependent).
# Fully interactive with LAN port for connection to broadband (Freesat service dependent).
# Stunning high definition programmes.
# Subscription free.
# Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (included).
# Power consumption in use 13 watts.
# Standby power consumption 14 watt.
# Size (H)4.2, (W)25.7, (D)16.5cm.
Weight 0.82kg.
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#1
Tempted, but keep looking at Humax PVR version which cost nearly 200 quid more!
#2
kobirulali
Tempted, but keep looking at Humax PVR version which cost nearly 200 quid more!


I paid £99 for this about a year ago. I have cable so I just use it to watch BBC & ITV HD and the nme music channel. The HD picture is great but I dont think you could compare it to a Humax product. Its a brilliant inexpensive way to get HD though
#3
crap

£160 = DM800
#4
I'm wondering about getting this and then telling Murdoch where to go. I'm paying a fortune every month but haven't had much of an HD experience - the Sky box has packed in yet again and when I think about it, our HD viewing has mostly been free to air - BBC and C4, apart from the football.

This will cost less than what I pay Murdoch for a month so I think I'm talking myself into getting it.:thumbsup:
#5
ChrisUK
crap

£160 = DM800


It's £60, not £160:whistling:

And after a quick search, where can you buy a DM800 for £160?
#6
cheapskate58
I'm wondering about getting this and then telling Murdoch where to go. I'm paying a fortune every month but haven't had much of an HD experience - the Sky box has packed in yet again and when I think about it, our HD viewing has mostly been free to air - BBC and C4, apart from the football.

This will cost less than what I pay Murdoch for a month so I think I'm talking myself into getting it.:thumbsup:


Go for it and see if you can cope without sky. if you miss it too much just resubscribe
#7
pmackers
Go for it and see if you can cope without sky. if you miss it too much just resubscribe


Yeah, I've got multi room so I'll just go to Sky+ with a basic package and Freesat otherwise. Feck Rupert:p
#8
cheapskate58
I'm wondering about getting this and then telling Murdoch where to go. I'm paying a fortune every month but haven't had much of an HD experience - the Sky box has packed in yet again and when I think about it, our HD viewing has mostly been free to air - BBC and C4, apart from the football.

This will cost less than what I pay Murdoch for a month so I think I'm talking myself into getting it.:thumbsup:

You wont get C4 HD on Freesat for the forseable future, but you will get ITV1 HD (when it's on!) which isn't available on sly
#9
AuctionSniper;7480136
You wont get C4 HD on Freesat for the forseable future, but you will get ITV1 HD (when it's on!) which isn't available on sly

ITV HD is on sky , just not on the EPG.
#10
ditched sky hd and swapped to this... yes i miss my recorder function, C4 hd and ITV hd content is brilliant but there is very very little of it but dont regret stopping payments to sky...... this box will be superb if the bbc iplayer becomes available on it sometime soon...
1 Like #11
joebrojoe
Wow - Save Over £7.00


You say that, but fail to realise something, this receiver is manufactured by Harvard PLC (previously Alba Group) the other Freesat boxes on Argos website by Grundig and Goodmans are on there for £119, and are EXACTLY the same, this box for £67 let alone £59 currently is a steal.

Seeing this was your 5th post, and with that sort of attitude by the way, makes me wonder why you have even registered on this site, so come on, lets see your own wonder deals..
#12
If you order this through the homebase website you can get an extra 10% of today. Just thought i'd mention it. We have this and love it.
#13
windychef
If you order this through the homebase website you can get an extra 10% of today. Just thought i'd mention it. We have this and love it.


Home delivery only + postage . But would save me drining 40 miles in the snow.
Well spotted. Any free delivery codes ?
#14
cheapskate58;7480019
It's £60, not £160:whistling:

And after a quick search, where can you buy a DM800 for £160?

I would like to know aswell, clone springs to mind? :whistling:
#15
Good price.
#16
cheapskate58
I'm wondering about getting this and then telling Murdoch where to go. I'm paying a fortune every month but haven't had much of an HD experience - the Sky box has packed in yet again and when I think about it, our HD viewing has mostly been free to air - BBC and C4, apart from the football.

This will cost less than what I pay Murdoch for a month so I think I'm talking myself into getting it.:thumbsup:


I've a got Humax Freeview PVR and this Freesat HD and they give me just about all I need.

Make a list of what you'll miss out on by buying this and cancelling Sky. Then decided if it's worth paying what you pay to Sky. For me, a couple of games of football and some of the music channels simply weren't worth the £40ish I was paying.
#17
kobirulali
Tempted, but keep looking at Humax PVR version which cost nearly 200 quid more!


same here!!
#18
cicobuff
You say that, but fail to realise something, this receiver is manufactured by Harvard PLC (previously Alba Group) .

that's all anyone needs to know. alba where the worlds greatest makeshift door wedge manufacturers!
#19
pmackers
Go for it and see if you can cope without sky. if you miss it too much just resubscribe


And have to pay a re-joining fee:whistling:
#20
spectre said.. "ITV HD is on sky , just not on the EPG"

anyone tell me how you get it then?...not being funny..I'd like to know!
#21
I've already got Sky+ (not HD), and would like HD but theres no way i'm paying Sky £10 per month for the privelige.

Is there any way this box could work alongside my Sky+ box, so that if I want to watch BBC or ITV HD I can just switch over the TV input to this box? How would I plumb this box and the Sky box in to the dish at the same time? (I cant be faffed plugging one box in and unplugging another every time I want to watch one if thats what its going to take)
#22
ekon
spectre said.. "ITV HD is on sky , just not on the EPG"

anyone tell me how you get it then?...not being funny..I'd like to know!


http://www.tellytoad.com/page/itv-hd-on-sky-hd.aspx :thumbsup:
1 Like #23
JBrown1;7481055
I've already got Sky+ (not HD), and would like HD but theres no way i'm paying Sky £10 per month for the privelige.

Is there any way this box could work alongside my Sky+ box, so that if I want to watch BBC or ITV HD I can just switch over the TV input to this box? How would I plumb this box and the Sky box in to the dish at the same time? (I cant be faffed plugging one box in and unplugging another every time I want to watch one if thats what its going to take)


Your dish needs to have a multiple LNB and you'll need to route the additional cable to it.
#24
This cant be compared to the Humax PVR because it's not a PVR. The Humax at over £200 records, this doesn't. It can be compared to the Humax at around £120 which is just a receiver.

The Humax HD is better. it has more adjustments for siound sync etc. and is probably better made. I like quality stuff but I took a chance with this Bush when it was on offer in November. i drive it by HDMI to a quality 42in TV and it is damn good. It occasionally loses sound sync but that is occasionally and not every day. I have a good quality Freeview aerial, but my reception and quality of picture is better via this Bush box on channels like ITV3.

I hve seen the Humax Freesat HD box, it doesn't outperform this Bush box on picture quality or sound, maybe marginally, but it does have a better feel about the software and build. But for now the Bush does me perfectly for the few TV programmes HD offers. For £60 its a great way in at a good price. (yes, you need a cable feed from a Sky dish to use it)
#25
Anyone know if this can output 720p via RGB Scart to RGBs Component?
#26
exit75
Your dish needs to have a multiple LNB and you'll need to route the additional cable to it.


As I understand it the Sky+ dish has a quad LNB fitted, so its just a matter of running another 2x cables from the LNB to the Freesat box then?
#27
POWERLESS
ditched sky hd and swapped to this... yes i miss my recorder function, C4 hd and ITV hd content is brilliant but there is very very little of it but dont regret stopping payments to sky...... this box will be superb if the bbc iplayer becomes available on it sometime soon...


iplayer is only available for Freesat+ boxes currently. No idea if this will ever get an update to be capable of iplayer support. This small review mentions it might support iplayer in the future :

http://freesatadvice.co.uk/bush-bfsat01hd/

This should be the box in Argos :

http://www.bushdigital.co.uk/Products/BFSAT01HD_Overview.htm

It supports non freesat mode as well so you can add the Sky News/Sports News channels and other non freesat channels.

"If the channels are FTA, then yes, you can add them to the non freesat channel list.

Click on:

menu
settings
show non freesat channels- yes
add non freesat channels- yes
manual tune- yes"

Source : http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1118860
1 Like #28
JBrown1
As I understand it the Sky+ dish has a quad LNB fitted, so its just a matter of running another 2x cables from the LNB to the Freesat box then?


Yep :thumbsup:. Just make sure you use double screened RF cable for satellite not standard ariel RF cable. Also unplug your SKY+ box & Freesat box from the mains as they supply a small voltage to the LNB to make it work. It wouldn't hurt you but may harm the LNB and is just in case . Look up how to put the f connectors on google if you are not sure . Ok it sounds basic but you would be amazed how many call outs to customers i have had down the years because the outer braid and solid inner core are touching :thumbsup:. Hope this helps and i'm not being rude by trying to teach granny to suck eggs :?
#29
thanks saints
#30
niceblokedave
Yep :thumbsup:. Just make sure you use double screened RF cable for satellite not standard ariel RF cable. Also unplug your SKY+ box & Freesat box from the mains as they supply a small voltage to the LNB to make it work. It wouldn't hurt you but may harm the LNB and is just in case . Look up how to put the f connectors on google if you are not sure . Ok it sounds basic but you would be amazed how many call outs to customers i have had down the years because the outer braid and solid inner core are touching :thumbsup:. Hope this helps and i'm not being rude by trying to teach granny to suck eggs :?


Thanks for the help! Rep added
#31
BlackCloud


I hve seen the Humax Freesat HD box, it doesn't outperform this Bush box on picture quality or sound, maybe marginally, but it does have a better feel about the software and build. But for now the Bush does me perfectly for the few TV programmes HD offers. For £60 its a great way in at a good price. (yes, you need a cable feed from a Sky dish to use it)


Precisely, and thats what makes this a bargain, it doesn't have an LCD display (does anyone actually need to see what channel number they are on via one?) and the build quality is not as good, but picture and sound quality are the same and the software has improved on these units immensely.

The Grundig and Goodmans boxes at £119 are vastly overpriced in comparison to this offer at Argos for exactly the same unit, and for that price the Humax is the better choice.

However at £60 its 2/3rds the price of a reconditioned Humax, whilst you can pay the extra £30 for a reconditioned box with a better build quality, you are gaining nothing for picture and sound quality.
#32
In our apartment we have a sky satellite feed which presumeably comes from a communal satellite. At the moment I don't have a sky sub but can receive the free sky channels through my sky stb.

Am I right in thinking this freesat box will work fine with the satellite feed? Also which channels do you get over sky free to air?

Thanks.
#33
I had one of these clones for around £50 last year and it was rubbish. Kept switching itself off or refusing remote control inputs until unplugged. The picture wasn't as good as the Humax and EPG was annoying.

I ditched it and got a refurbished Humax Foxsat HD for not much more and it is superb. Better picture, better EPG, better everything to be honest.
You can still get them from from Humax direct:
http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10070&cat=stb
£90 instead of £148 and still comes with 1 year warranty, worth the extra over the Bush clones.
#34
niceblokedave
Yep :thumbsup:. Just make sure .....how many call outs to customers i have had down the years because the outer braid and solid inner core are touching :thumbsup:. Hope this helps and i'm not being rude by trying to teach granny to suck eggs :?


Hope you don't mind my question. I am currently on 13 East analogue...would it be poss to put a twin lnb on my dish to get freesat? (dunno what the max offset angle can be or if twins come as a set angle etc et cetc)
#35
mooch
In our apartment we have a sky satellite feed which presumeably comes from a communal satellite. At the moment I don't have a sky sub but can receive the free sky channels through my sky stb.

Am I right in thinking this freesat box will work fine with the satellite feed? Also which channels do you get over sky free to air?

Thanks.


yes it will work using the sky satellite feed.
you would actually lose a few channels though, Sky 3 and LFC TV are 2 that spring to mind.
#36
mooch
In our apartment we have a sky satellite feed which presumeably comes from a communal satellite. At the moment I don't have a sky sub but can receive the free sky channels through my sky stb.

Am I right in thinking this freesat box will work fine with the satellite feed? Also which channels do you get over sky free to air?

Thanks.


Yes it works off the same satellite, Astra 28E, I am not going to list all the channels available on Freesat HD here, a quick google search will show you for comparison to what is available on sky free to air.

The main advantage is the (albeit limited) HD content, especially with the Vancouver 2010 events next month getting extensive BBC HD coverage, along with the World Cup in June.
1 Like #37
Meathotukdeals
Hope you don't mind my question. I am currently on 13 East analogue...would it be poss to put a twin lnb on my dish to get freesat? (dunno what the max offset angle can be or if twins come as a set angle etc et cetc)


Maximum offset angle for two LNBS (not twin LNB, a twin LNB is just connected to ONE satellite dish with two feeds) is 6 degrees, what is known as a monoblock, which would give you Astra 19E and Hotbird 13E, you need Astra 28E, if you want to keep receiving 13E you would need to get a motorised dish or get an extra dish.

For my own use, I have a motorised dish with a twin LNB, for the lounge I use in combination with V+, a satellite box to receive football transmissions on Thor 1W, Astra 19E etc, and then swing the dish round to Astra 28E for the other feed which I have into the spare room hooked up to the Freesat.
#38
im tempted for kids room, have the free sky HD and half price sky 4 yr, but havent got multiroom, but had the cables drilled in other rooms by installer:thumbsup:
can u run sky and free sat t same time via same dish
#39
AuctionSniper
You wont get C4 HD on Freesat for the forseable future, but you will get ITV1 HD (when it's on!) which isn't available on sly

Yeah it is guv, i have it.:-D
1 Like #40
welsh_andy
im tempted for kids room, have the free sky HD and half price sky 4 yr, but havent got multiroom, but had the cables drilled in other rooms by installer:thumbsup:
can u run sky and free sat t same time via same dish


Providing you use a twin or quad LNB in the arm of your satellite dish to have the relevant feeds then yes as its all from the same Astra 28 satellite.

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