Bush 250GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder £126.99 @ argos (£116.99 if bought by 3/8/11 & £5 giftcard)
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Bush 250GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder £126.99 @ argos (£116.99 if bought by 3/8/11 & £5 giftcard)

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Found 31st Jul 2011
This is a good price for a freesat pvr. The reviews are ok, 4 out of 5 on argos site. Its out of stock for home delivery but there seems to be stock around as I tried a few postcodes and the stores below have it in stock.

Glasgow Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Partick, Liverpool St. Johns, Bootle, London Old Street, London Walworth Road, Camden, Marble Arch, Holloway, Manchester Hulme, Manchester Arndale

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Cheapest freesat recorder I have seen, however the new model with a 320gb hard drive is £160 and is much better looking.
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Be careful with the Bush ones, i have taken back both a standard (no HDD) and HDD Freesat box over the last month, both fried and died on updating the software, 3rd one is ok but have set update to manual only. With Bush these are common faults apparentley. Good deal if it works for you but take a chance on the software.

This buttons and front of this box is a dead spit of the goodmans box I posted and I own now.

Appart from this has 'bush' written on it.

From what I've heard these bush/goodmans units are pretty dreadful.

The Humax boxes are what you need to be looking for. Try there website for some cheap refurbs. May cost you another £60 but they now have both Iplayer and itv player access.

jonboy0802

This buttons and front of this box is a dead spit of the goodmans box I … This buttons and front of this box is a dead spit of the goodmans box I posted and I own now.Appart from this has 'bush' written on it.



If you are not already aware (seems not), Goodmans, Bush & Grundig are all owned by the Harvard Group and their Freesat & Freeview boxes are all the same just with slight differences in styling.

MichaelPlace

From what I've heard these bush/goodmans units are pretty dreadful. The … From what I've heard these bush/goodmans units are pretty dreadful. The Humax boxes are what you need to be looking for. Try there website for some cheap refurbs. May cost you another £60 but they now have both Iplayer and itv player access.



Humax itv player is in beta at the moment, soon to follow by other brands of Freesat boxes including Harvard Group boxes.

Good price if you can't afford a Humax. However, Harvard have lost their contract to Freesat.

kittyem83

Be careful with the Bush ones, i have taken back both a standard (no HDD) … Be careful with the Bush ones, i have taken back both a standard (no HDD) and HDD Freesat box over the last month, both fried and died on updating the software, 3rd one is ok but have set update to manual only. With Bush these are common faults apparentley. Good deal if it works for you but take a chance on the software.



I picked up their Freesat HD box for around £45 last year fully aware of the reliability issues, and sure enough the first one had to go back. The replacement has (touch wood) been fine however, and firmware updates have been probem free. Cheap as chips for an HD box, and similary so for this HDD box. Sure the Humax is 'better' that the Bush, but then isn't a Mercedes better than a Vauxhall? You pays yer money at the end of the day....

lord_trumpington

I picked up their Freesat HD box for around £45 last year fully aware of … I picked up their Freesat HD box for around £45 last year fully aware of the reliability issues, and sure enough the first one had to go back. The replacement has (touch wood) been fine however, and firmware updates have been probem free. Cheap as chips for an HD box, and similary so for this HDD box. Sure the Humax is 'better' that the Bush, but then isn't a Mercedes better than a Vauxhall? You pays yer money at the end of the day....




There really is little picture difference, I have three Freesat boxes in the house, a Sagem, a Grundig (Harvard) and a Technisat.

Of the three my Sagem Recorder gives the most trouble, as in the occasional freeze up requiring a reset, the Technisat is the best built and has the most appealing on screen display, and the Grundig has been no problem (I know some people had firmware update problems) other than I find it runs hot, even on standby.

At the end of the day, as long as the box is reliable, has a working EPG I find there is very little difference across the most important factors, picture & sound quality.

As you say, you pays yer money....

Bush is such a poor brand, the components are cheap and nasty, you'd be better off paying more for something that will do a much better job

Had a Bush Freesat HD box before my Humax HDR, picture difference is minimal but the Humax is a more polished performer. However, the standard definition Freeview Humax boxes at £170 new (not refurb) is starting to look very expensive. About time they dropped the price by about £30 or £40 quid.

rmansley

Bush is such a poor brand, the components are cheap and nasty, you'd be … Bush is such a poor brand, the components are cheap and nasty, you'd be better off paying more for something that will do a much better job



M8 you should try having to fix them. Cheap nasty P.C.B's . As soon as you touch them with a soldering iron the tracks burn up and thats if you are lucky enough to find the component you want on them in the first place as most of the boards have no component I.D screen printed on to them !. These cheap brands are an engineers nightmare. I'm just glad to be out of it all now
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