Bush Freesat HD box. Argos £67.39 with free £5 voucher @ Argos. Watch the footy and iPlayer HD! - HotUKDeals
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Great cheap way to watch world cup in HD

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# 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.

# 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
Sport looks so much better in HD than SD and iPlayer works well on this device with homeplugs or something similar. I've had one a few months and have been very pleased with it.

You can also get lots of non freesat channels in non freesat mode.

R.
#2
Just to clarify on the title. The iPlayer is available but it isn't in HD.

I'm using a Humax box for Freesat HD and I love it. Shame it's missing a fair few freeview channels and that they took Scuzz off the EPG.
#3
One of the best HD pictures I've seen but there's one major floor..... it over heats and won't give you a picture unless you unplug it and plug it back in again.
#4
Valad
Just to clarify on the title. The iPlayer is available but it isn't in HD.

.


It plays iplayer HD streams is what i meant
#5
Monkey nuts 2
One of the best HD pictures I've seen but there's one major floor..... it over heats and won't give you a picture unless you unplug it and plug it back in again.


not had that problem and mine has pretty poor ventilation having stuffed it under the TV stand cos there are no shelves left.

R.
#6
rheumatoid
not had that problem and mine has pretty poor ventilation having stuffed it under the TV stand cos there are no shelves left.

R.


Fair play. Check AV forums. Seems to be a common complaint.

Mine started after two months.

Still a good price and cheaper than freeview HD for pretty much the same channels. :thumbsup:
#7
Monkey nuts 2
Fair play. Check AV forums. Seems to be a common complaint.

Mine started after two months.

Still a good price and cheaper than freeview HD for pretty much the same channels. :thumbsup:


also good if you live in the back end of the world and don't have freview HD yet!
#8
Trust me bush HD boxes are rubbish loads of problems ,

Thats why i changed and bought a humax
#9
rheumatoid
It plays iplayer HD streams is what i meant


But it doesn't play HD streams. It's just standard or high quality which changes the bit rate not the resolution.
#10
cruisecars
Trust me bush HD boxes are rubbish loads of problems ,

Thats why i changed and bought a humax


111 review on argos suggest otherwise. i have had no problems. forums will always be biased towards those having difficulties. those that don't have probs don't tend to post and how much was your humax compared to this? You may have been one of the unlucky ones. There was a major problem with a software update which has since been resolved but don't tell me humax don't have these problems - I have had an 8000T since they were introduced and that was totalled at least twice in the early days!

I think its a useful stop gap to get HD footy until we get freview HD in this area. I would then not be interested in freesat as its channels aren't as good as freeview in my opinion (and my sons who loves dave's perpetual top gear)

R.
#11
cruisecars
Trust me bush HD boxes are rubbish loads of problems ,

Thats why i changed and bought a humax


I have had this box for a while. It did give problems when I had it originally, but after frimware upgrade for i player it now wroks fine. I player with home plugs works well. ITV player going to be added soon, and this will never be available on Freeview HD.
#12
Valad
But it doesn't play HD streams. It's just standard or high quality which changes the bit rate not the resolution.

I'm not going to get in to semantics or be a pedant but it can play the HD versions (as the beeb call them) of iPlayer streams.

R.
#13
Valad
Just to clarify on the title. The iPlayer is available but it isn't in HD.

I'm using a Humax box for Freesat HD and I love it. Shame it's missing a fair few freeview channels and that they took Scuzz off the EPG.


It is the same with Play TV; we can't rock out as much as we used to :x
#14
rheumatoid
I'm not going to get in to semantics or be a pedant but it can play the HD versions (as the beeb call them) of iPlayer streams.

R.


yeah dont go into semantics, because iplayer is not HD and it never was...it might be upscaling - but that's it..
#15
Can someone explain how you watch iplayer with this please for those thickies like me
#16
hibiscrub
Can someone explain how you watch iplayer with this


This might help :)
http://iplayer.bushdigital.co.uk/
#17
Valad
But it doesn't play HD streams. It's just standard or high quality which changes the bit rate not the resolution.



check yr statement again it plays hd as well as sd and New high quality 1500Kbps video format
according to this site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/04/bbc_iplayer_goes_hd_adds_highe.html
#18
No stock anywhere only home delivery.
#19
Freesat is superb, and freesat HD along with BBci player is by far the cheapest , and to me the best way to watch TV at the moment and possibly for a while yet !!


:thumbsup:
#20
Do you need a sat dish to get this or is it plug and play?
#21
This is for the box only... You need a sat dish plus cables and connectors. I don't think it it that good a deal, but then I am too tight to pay for most things:p
#22
Valad


The link seems to suggest you need the MAC address of the freesat box, which therefore assumes you have already purchased one! Has anybody followed the instructions and added the MAC address yet? I'd like to understand what the procedure is, if this meanss you have to physically connect RJ45 ethernet cable from your router to the box then that is a nuisance for me as my router is wireless and installed at the other end of the hoos!
#23
# Power consumption in use 13 watts.

# Standby power consumption 14 watt.


wtf???
#24
Could I just take the line out the back of the Sky box and plug it into this one? We have a communal dish in the block of flats where I stay.
1 Like #25
Dedge77
Could I just take the line out the back of the Sky box and plug it into this one? We have a communal dish in the block of flats where I stay.


Yes you can, I did this in my block of flats...was up and running in 5 mins...free HD
#26
grantchristmas
Yes you can, I did this in my block of flats...was up and running in 5 mins...free HD


Sweet, thats me putting an order in. give sky the boot!
#27
Just as a reminder, as I don't think it has been posted for a lond time , the massively better Humax is available for £89.95 as a Grade A with a year's warranty direct from Humax here

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10070&cat=Factory

I have both the Humax and Bush boxes running in different rooms- whilst there is little in picture quality difference, the EPG and the way graphics are presented on the Humax wins hands down- just gives a better viewing experience. I hate using the Bush, especially as there is a terrible lag from the remote control. Would definitely pay the extra £22 for the Humax personally considering how much these things get used

Good price for this though, so still voting hot.
#28
Brad
I have had this box for a while. It did give problems when I had it originally, but after frimware upgrade for i player it now wroks fine. I player with home plugs works well. ITV player going to be added soon, and this will never be available on Freeview HD.


It's interesting to know that ITV player will be added, I'm thinking of one of these cheaper boxes for a spare room in the house. Already have FOXSAT HDR which I believe will also be getting ITV player support, I presume by firmware update or a new channel you go to.
#29
sorry got a reply.
#30
I have an 3 year old HD tv, but its not a FULL HD, would this box be worth getting, would I see improvements?
#31
Black Mac
Just as a reminder, as I don't think it has been posted for a lond time , the massively better Humax is available for £89.95 as a Grade A with a year's warranty direct from Humax here

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10070&cat=Factory

I have both the Humax and Bush boxes running in different rooms- whilst there is little in picture quality difference, the EPG and the way graphics are presented on the Humax wins hands down- just gives a better viewing experience. I hate using the Bush, especially as there is a terrible lag from the remote control. Would definitely pay the extra £22 for the Humax personally considering how much these things get used

Good price for this though, so still voting hot.


It may be better built, it may have a better remote, but at the end of the day, for a reconditioned unit it still is 1/3rd more in cost for something that has exactly the same function and picture quality.
#32
eilz
I have an 3 year old HD tv, but its not a FULL HD, would this box be worth getting, would I see improvements?


Of course, you get BBC and ITV in HD, Freesat boxes only output in 1080i maximum output anyway, so its fine on a 720P/1080i TV.
banned#33
eilz
I have an 3 year old HD tv, but its not a FULL HD, would this box be worth getting, would I see improvements?


yeah, because nothing is broadcast in full HD anyway
#34
Black Mac
Just as a reminder, as I don't think it has been posted for a lond time , the massively better Humax is available for £89.95 as a Grade A with a year's warranty direct from Humax here

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10070&cat=Factory

I have both the Humax and Bush boxes running in different rooms- whilst there is little in picture quality difference, the EPG and the way graphics are presented on the Humax wins hands down- just gives a better viewing experience. I hate using the Bush, especially as there is a terrible lag from the remote control. Would definitely pay the extra £22 for the Humax personally considering how much these things get used

Good price for this though, so still voting hot.



Do the Humax boxes give the iplayer functionality too?
1 Like #35
lord_trumpington
Do the Humax boxes give the iplayer functionality too?


Yeah, for a guide to all freesat boxes go to [URL="joinfreesat.co.uk"]joinfreesat.co.uk[/URL] the site tells you when forthcoming firmware upgrades are coming for whichever box, as well as channel changes/adds.
#36
Nothing but trouble.

This is the 2nd one I have had and it keeps locking up, Lines or patterns apear on screen until you reboot.

Onscreen display, and info bar keeps disapearing untill reboot.

Subtitles on HD channels are hit and miss, (If they work at all)

And last of all, recently, if you turn on the subtitles whilst watching a HD channel, as soon at the info bar dissapears, so does the sound. Only way to get it back it to turn of subs. Switch channels, switch back. Works OK until you need to use the subtitles again.

With all that hassle, next move is The Humax.
#37
I have a Sky dish that has been inactive for a few years now. Would I stll get a signal from the lead?
Don't wanna get a box, and can't get any channels.
I do have a Virgin cable lead, I guess that won't enable me to get Freesat?
#38
QUOTE=cicobuff;8710800]Yeah, for a guide to all freesat boxes go to [URL="joinfreesat.co.uk"]joinfreesat.co.uk[/URL] the site tells you when forthcoming firmware upgrades are coming for whichever box, as well as channel changes/adds.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the advice - repped :thumbsup:
#39
Got one of these at xmas. No problems although I don't use it much as most things I was are recorded on humax freeview PVR.

Looking forward to World Cup in HD. Also, I didn't realise that iPlayer was now available (I knew it was planned!) so thanks for this info!
#40
There is a Grundig HD Freesat box instore at Sainsburys for £49:99

Not sure it has an ethernet port for iplayer though.

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