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Bush Freesat HD Box £64.99 instore & Online @ Argos

£64.99 @ Argos
A bargain at the previous price of £67.39, Argos have now deemed it necessary to reduced this one down to £64.99!. I purchased this box recently and it is superb, excellent pic quality in HD and the … Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
A bargain at the previous price of £67.39, Argos have now deemed it necessary to reduced this one down to £64.99!. I purchased this box recently and it is superb, excellent pic quality in HD and the SD is a big improvement on my old Sky box. Can highly recommend this product , a bargain at this price. Also, Argos were giving out £5.00 store vouchers with purchases over £50 - not sure whether that deal is still valid though (perhaps somebody can confirm?)

Access over 140 Freesat digital channels and radio stations (Freesat service dependent).

Details:

* Freesat HD (Upscales to 1080i.)

* Digitally interactive.

* Digital text.

* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

* Auto setup.

* Auto scan for new channels.

* Now and next programme guide.

* 8 day electronic programme guide (EPG).

* Audio description compatible.

* IPlayer compatible.

* 1 HDMI socket.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* Ethernet connection.

* Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included).

* Size H4.2, W25.7, D16.5cm.

* Weight 820g.


This product needs a fully installed satellite dish to operate.
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#1
good box have had one for almost a year now better picture than the old sky box. Latest firmwire update gives access to bbc iplayer
#2
Good price and great picture but read up on av forums first. :thumbsup:
#3
Aren't bush a crap make tho?
#4
GInstaller who came out and installed our Freesat recently stated "Any make will do, as long as its not Bush"

He has experience of them being not the best, although some are ok..

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#5
The only disadvantage of this model is the overheating when left on stand by. If you switch on / off at mains, it won't be a problem. Mine keeps overheating so I have to pull out the plug and plug in again to get a picture.

That aside, it is a very good picture and 5.1 sound from some BBC HD programs.
#6
£40 more for the HD box when you only get 2 HD channels?! Only makes sense if you get it for iplayer really.
#7
anewman
£40 more for the HD box when you only get 2 HD channels?! Only makes sense if you get it for iplayer really.


where can you get a freesat SD reciever for £25? EDIT, just seen it on the argos website thats a bargin!
#8
Is there anymore FTA HD channels coming on Freesat like ch4 or ch 5???
#9
anewman
£40 more for the HD box when you only get 2 HD channels?! Only makes sense if you get it for iplayer really.


mattjfromwey
where can you get a freesat SD reciever for £25? EDIT, just seen it on the argos website thats a bargin!


does the SD box have BBC iPlayer too?
#10
4HD should be available as well, according to the website

Freesat is still far superior.
#11
Monkey nuts 2
The only disadvantage of this model is the overheating when left on stand by. If you switch on / off at mains, it won't be a problem. Mine keeps overheating so I have to pull out the plug and plug in again to get a picture.

That aside, it is a very good picture and 5.1 sound from some BBC HD programs.


No such problems with mine. It's been absolutely fine.
#12
Go motorised with at least a 1metre dish, so much more out there than freesat(freesat can still be received)

Though, the deal is excellent!
#13
Forest_Gump
Is there anymore FTA HD channels coming on Freesat like ch4 or ch 5???


BBC 1 HD in the autumn, CH4 HD no time soon!
#14
ironeagleuk
does the SD box have BBC iPlayer too?

Only HD boxes of any make have iplayer
#15
Coney
4HD should be available as well, according to the website

Freesat is still far superior.


Nope, not on free sat. It's available on free view, but Sky has some sort of deal. You need a Sky free sat card in order to receive CH4 HD, which neans using your Sky box or one of the more expensive freesat boxes with various card slots and emulators on them.
#16
Not bad , but i have just ordered my second humax foxsat freesat box direct from the humax site (managers specials) for £89, much better deal me thinks...
#17
sidey1234;8874848
Go motorised with at least a 1metre dish, so much more out there than freesat(freesat can still be received)

Though, the deal is excellent!

Like what? I used to have a motorised dish in the 1990's and up to about seven years ago. I thought most watchable stuff was now on the freesat or the same satellite and could be manually tuned in. What is there elsewhere in English? Movies, sport, p*rn I guess.

The Bush HD box is very good. I changed mine for a Humax recording box but had no complaints about sound or picture quality and I have a critical eye. Drove mine through a 42in tv with HDMI and surround sound, no complaints at all. Incidentyally I bought mine at £55 with a free voucher from Argos.
#18
DON'T BUY!
Bought this box at the beginning of June from Argos - the picture continually broke up, either losing sound or picture or both - the box itself became incredibly hot and often turned itself off without warning. Took it back to a different Argos for a replacement box thinking it may have been a dodgy batch but EXACTLY the same things happened.
Took this second box back to my local Argos - the manager said that we were the third customer that day to bring the box back with similar problems and said he was going to email other stores to recommend they stop selling them as they were obviously sub-standard.
Have now upgraded to a Humax and am thrilled with it - no problems at all.
Can't complain about customer service from Argos but can certainly complain about second-rate Bush products.
#19
Had one of these, couldnt return it fast enough, the box is slow and randomly crashes when you channel surf to qucik. also I player is blurry. You would be better off bidding on a SKY HD box from ebay which you can get for £40-£50 and you get more choice, a faster receiver, and more HD channels.
#20
AuctionSniper
BBC 1 HD in the autumn, CH4 HD no time soon!


Considering I've been watching BBC HD via Freesat for some of the world cup matches your statement isn't entirely correct

Currently available are

BBC1 HD
ITV HD (Although they do switch to adverts just before the Steve Gerrard goal, then come back)
#21
*XxGunnerxX*;8876161
Considering I've been watching BBC HD via Freesat for some of the world cup matches your statement isn't entirely correct

Currently available are

BBC1 HD
ITV HD (Although they do switch to adverts just before the Steve Gerrard goal, then come back)


Nope, sorry your wrong.

Currently available are BBC HD , not BBC 1 HD. What's shown on BBC HD is not always the same as what's on BBC1.

In the Autumn BBC are launching a new channel, BBC1 HD which will be the HD version of whatevers on BBC1
#22
bargin_junkie
Had one of these, couldnt return it fast enough, the box is slow and randomly crashes when you channel surf to qucik. also I player is blurry. You would be better off bidding on a SKY HD box from ebay which you can get for £40-£50 and you get more choice, a faster receiver, and more HD channels.


But dont you have to keep paying.
#23
I got one of these boxes a few days ago but for some reason its getting no signal dont know if its the box or the sat dish waiting for the dish to be looked at.
#24
BlackCloud
Like what? I used to have a motorised dish in the 1990's and up to about seven years ago. I thought most watchable stuff was now on the freesat or the same satellite and could be manually tuned in. What is there elsewhere in English? Movies, sport, p*rn I guess.

The Bush HD box is very good. I changed mine for a Humax recording box but had no complaints about sound or picture quality and I have a critical eye. Drove mine through a 42in tv with HDMI and surround sound, no complaints at all. Incidentyally I bought mine at £55 with a free voucher from Argos.


Cost me £50 for a motor. I get something stupid like 8500 channels (TV and radio). OK a lot of them are encrypted or crap, but there's still a lot of other stuff that my family likes.

Still a fair few movies on most satellites in English with foreign subtitles, so perfectly watchable. Also for my teenagers, the amount of music channels makes Sky look like an amateur.

If your religious, then there's tons more than on Sky/freesat.

90% of time I stay on 28.2 which is the satellite Sky and Freesat use, but for the sake of a one off payment of £50 the other 7000 odd channels makes it very worthwhile to me (although i was competent enough to do the install myself, if your not, the cost will rise considerably)

Watching the Simpsons in German is great, especially if your kids are studying German at school
#26
Monkey nuts 2;8873976
TThat aside, it is a very good picture and 5.1 sound from some BBC HD programs.


I bet it isn't 5.1
http://www.whathifi.com/News/Problems-with-Dolby-Digital-51-surround-sound-on-Freeview-HD-the-facts/
#27
Possibly a silly question (newbie here!) but when it says excluded from 30 day money back guarentee what exactly does that mean? Also, how long roughly do you get to take the product back if it turns out to be faulty, i'm guessing usually a years manufacturers warranty?
#28
BlackCloud
Like what? I used to have a motorised dish in the 1990's and up to about seven years ago. I thought most watchable stuff was now on the freesat or the same satellite and could be manually tuned in. What is there elsewhere in English? Movies, sport, p*rn I guess.



Fly just 2 degrees west from normal freesat and there is a middle east satellite with movies showing 24/7 and programmes such as ncis and the mentalist etc, fly onto eurobird and hotbird and there are a few english channels etc.

Yes there is a vast amount of porn out there too :D

try kingofsat.net and lyngsat it will show whats around
#29
Voted hot, bought this box to watch England's dismal performance against Algeria in crisp HD :roll:

Didn't get any voucher for spending more than £50.

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That article is taking about Freeview HD, this is Freesat. And I can confirm this box does output 5.1
#30
Mine wasn't bad for the price to begin with, but then it started to lock up (requiring the main lead to be pulled), and then once it had been on for anything longer than an hour, the audio would start to go out of sync.

I bought a Humax and haven't looked back.
#31
Ojustaboo;8876448
Cost me £50 for a motor. I get something stupid like 8500 channels (TV and radio). OK a lot of them are encrypted or crap, but there's still a lot of other stuff that my family likes.

Still a fair few movies on most satellites in English with foreign subtitles, so perfectly watchable. Also for my teenagers, the amount of music channels makes Sky look like an amateur.

You have just reminded me of the reasons i got fed up with motorised sat! :) The rubbish and poor excuses for tv programmes. Most of anything remotely decent is already at 28.2. The Humax box i have can be tuned Freesat or non-Freesat so i think I can get it all that i would want.

I used to have a 1.25m metre dish, set it up myself and it was spot on for years, live news feeds etc.,german stuff, but in the end it was just tv for the sake of it.
If your religious, then there's tons more than on Sky/freesat.

90% of time I stay on 28.2 which is the satellite Sky and Freesat use, but for the sake of a one off payment of £50 the other 7000 odd channels makes it very worthwhile to me (although i was competent enough to do the install myself, if your not, the cost will rise considerably)

Watching the Simpsons in German is great, especially if your kids are studying German at school
#32
Just got my box up and running ITVHD is great but some of the other channels are blurry or a bit snowy as for overheating not had the box on long enough yet. would i buy it again no i would not.
#33
copystuff
But dont you have to keep paying.

No you dont. Aslong as you have a dish, you just need to grab the box from ebay (better if you get the while card with it) hook it up and they all work. You only need to pay if you decide you need the recording features or want the premuim channels.
#34
I think its also worth mentioning the main power cable is an adapter type plug which is quite bulky.
#35
Ojustaboo
Nope, sorry your wrong.

Currently available are BBC HD , not BBC 1 HD. What's shown on BBC HD is not always the same as what's on BBC1.
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In the Autumn BBC are launching a new channel, BBC1 HD which will be the HD version of whatevers on BBC1[/SIZE][/FONT]


Will this be in place of the current BBC HD channel, or will both of them be running?
#36
Slick Rick
Will this be in place of the current BBC HD channel, or will both of them be running?


Well ITV axed Men & Motors to make way for ITV1 HD so who knows!
#37
Slick Rick
Will this be in place of the current BBC HD channel, or will both of them be running?


AuctionSniper
Well ITV axed Men & Motors to make way for ITV1 HD so who knows!


The channels will be side by side:thumbsup: The current BBC HD will get longer broadcasting hours as well. Five HD was also supposed to launch on freeview hd, but it wasn't ready so ofcom gave the capacity to the BBC. Then the BBC decided to launch BBC 1 HD on all platforms:-D:-D
Five HD is still launching on sky btw
#38
chattyuk
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"]The channels will be side by side[/SIZE][/FONT]:thumbsup: The current BBC HD will get longer broadcasting hours as well. Five HD was also supposed to launch on freeview hd, but it wasn't ready so ofcom gave the capacity to the BBC. Then the BBC decided to launch BBC 1 HD on all platforms:-D:-D
Five HD is still launching on sky btw


Thanks for the info mate. :thumbsup:
#39
Bought one of these last week, worked fine through the scart but picture and sound kept dropping out every 10 seconds or so when run through the hdmi.
Argos refunded me after i did some research on the net and found it to be a common problem with the bush freesat, also runs very hot.
Save your cash up and buy a HUMAX (£120'ISH) but considered to be the best, this is my next buy.
#40
Anyone know my rights in regards to returning this?

I got it from Argos in March and it keeps crashing/ overheating and not switching on.

Can I get a refund on it or would I have to exchange for another one?

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