This is one of the cheapest FTA satellite receivers on market. Maplin sell it as B-Grade but it is very good value nevertheless. Put it simply - you can't buy satellite receiver cheaper than that in this country (Germany would be a different story).
This is basic no-frills device. It got no CI, smartcards, USB, network, etc. There is RS-232 for software updates and uhm... patches (if you can find ones).
Satellite receiver provides digital free-to-air satellite reception
6000 channel memory (TV & Radio)
7 day EPG
Fully compliant with MPEG-2 digital & DVB broadcasting
950-2150 MHz input frequency
Upgrading through RS-232 (STB to STB, PC to STB)
Auto DiSEqC search
3 channel list mode
Fast channel change
PIG (picture in graphic)
Powerful channel editing function
Spend 35 quid with Maplin and get free delivery. Or, if you spend 50 quid (2 receivers? :)) then you'll also get 3 quid off , but for this you need to sign up for their newsletter (no big deal).
This is NOT FREEVIEW or SKY receiver. The device was designed to receive FTA (Free To Air) satellite channels (there are thousands out there) and not encrypted Sky content.