Bush Freeview HD Set Top Box Pre-order Argos £99.99
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Bush Freeview HD Set Top Box Pre-order Argos £99.99

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Found 13th Mar 2010Made hot 10th Apr 2010
Bush Freeview HD Set Top Box - pre-order for 31st March

Argos is now taking pre-orders on this Bush set top box.


Guarantee your box by pre-ordering now for home delivery from 31st March.


Add this product to your trolley and enter your delivery details and we will do the rest.


Argos cannot be held responsible for any delay in delivery, if any date slips and new dates will be released.


Check Freeview HD coverage in your area by texting your postcode followed by your house name and number to 80560 or visit freeview.co.uk.


Model number DVB680.


Black.


Digitally interactive.


Digital text.


RF loop.


Digital video broadcasting (DVB).


Subtitles available.


Supports audio description.


Now and next electronic programme guide.


7 day electronic programme guide.


1 SCART socket.


SCART lead not included.


1 HDMI socket.


HDMI lead not included.


Upscales to 1080p.


Ethernet port.


Power consumption in standby 2W.


Power consumption in use 12W.


Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (included).


Size (H)4, (W)17, (D)29.5cm.


Weight 0.9kg.

64 Comments

Original Poster

Bit of a ugly machine - but if you vote cold, state why? out of interest

For info.

Only transmitters as far as I'm aware that are transmitting freeview HD are Winter Hill (Manchester) and Crystal Palace (London).

Original Poster

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8099256

For info.Only transmitters as far as I'm aware that are transmitting … For info.Only transmitters as far as I'm aware that are transmitting freeview HD are Winter Hill (Manchester) and Crystal Palace (London).



Yes, your right.........should have put that in

cool i was looking at getting freesat but this sounds even better

Freeview HD is currently available in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London and by the time the first World Cup game whistle sounds, viewers in Leeds, Bradford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Shetland and Orkney can be able watch it in HD. That’s about 50% of the UK population! Freeview HD will then become available around the country on a region by region basis

LiGhTfasT;8099276

cool i was looking at getting freesat but this sounds even betterFreeview … cool i was looking at getting freesat but this sounds even betterFreeview HD is currently available in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London and by the time the first World Cup game whistle sounds, viewers in Leeds, Bradford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Shetland and Orkney can be able watch it in HD. That’s about 50% of the UK population! Freeview HD will then become available around the country on a region by region basis



50% of the population maybe, but not 50% of the country!

Seems a bit steep for a non-recording box? My Bush HD Freesat box was £52. Sure their will be the Humax snobs, but I would happily buy a Bush after the brill picture quality I get from my Bush.

yeh i just done some digging and think im gonna hold out for a cheaper hd freeview pvr from a better brand

LiGhTfasT;8099510

yeh i just done some digging and think im gonna hold out for a cheaper hd … yeh i just done some digging and think im gonna hold out for a cheaper hd freeview pvr from a better brand



So you don't want a better box, just a cheaper box from a "better" brand?:?

I think the word "muppet" is applicable in this case:p

Region / Area Transmitter HD Date
Manchester / Granada region Winter Hill 2 December 2009
London area Crystal Palace 2 December 2009
Newcastle and Tyneside Pontop Pike February 2010
Glasgow, central Scotland Black Hill February 2010
Leeds and Bradford Emley Moor March 2010
Birmingham Lichfield March 2010
Liverpool, central Lancashire, Cheshire, North Staffordshire Winter Hill Relays March 2010
Cardiff and Newport Wenvoe March 2010
Swansea Kilvey Hill March 2010
West and central Wales Blaenplwyf March 2010
Carmarthenshire Carmel April 2010
Exeter, parts of Devon, Somerset and Dorset Stockland Hill April 2010
Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire Mendip April 2010
Shetland Bressay May 2010
Orkney Keelylang Hill May 2010
Caithness, North Sutherland Rumster Forest mid-June 2010
Rest of Wales Long Mountain, Moel y Parc, Presely Mid-June 2010
Anglesey Llanddona July 2010
Lewis, Wester Ross, North West Sutherland, Western Isles Eitshal Skriaig July 2010
Angus, Dundee, Perth, and parts of Fife Angus August 2010
Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill, Huntshaw Cross, Redruth August 2010
Aberdeenshire Durris September 2010
Morayshire, Strathspey, and parts of Easter Ross Knockmore October 2010
South West Scotland Caldbeck Scotland October 2010
Inverness and the Great Glen Rosemarkie October 2010
South West Highlands and Islands Torosay October 2010
Cumbria and the Lake District Caldbeck October 2010
Isle of Man Douglas October 2010
Scottish Borders Selkirk November 2010
Channel Islands Fremont Point End 2010
Bedfordshire, Berkshire (parts), Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, East Midlands, East Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire (parts), Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands (remainder), and West Yorkshire (remainder) Various 2011
Berkshire (remainder), County Durham, Greater London (remainder), Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Teesside, Tyneside Various 2012
Northern Ireland Various 2012

Maybe see sky drop thier £10/month hd subscription soon then ? Or not..

Original Poster

baggyjim;8099878

Maybe see sky drop thier £10/month hd subscription soon then ? Or not..



We can wish!

baggyjim;8099878

Maybe see sky drop thier £10/month hd subscription soon then ? Or not..




If you cancel Sky you are still able to receive BBC HD and the other free HD Channels. So can't see them doing it anytime soon but I wish they would. I don't pay the extra £10 per month and after cancelling last August they finally (December) offered me whatever I wanted for half price on a 30 day rolling contract. I went for the basics and sports and pay £18 per month, they would not let me have HD for half price.

Regarding this offer, I think it's very expensive and these will probably be half that price within six months. It would have been a good deal if it had been a recorder.

The upside of the new HD Freeview is that there are loads of TV's on offer at the moment with the old Freeview. So if the HD option isn't a priority you can bag youself a bargain.

Agree an ugly looking box but price is better than Humax box.

As stated not such a great price for a non recorder.

Doesn't look like i will be able to recieve freeview hd until 2012 anyway so recorder boxes should be nice and cheap by then :-D

Is this actually freeview hd or just a hd box with freeview as it state...

Digital video broadcasting (DVB).



But freeviewHD is DVB2

BlackCloud;8099475

Seems a bit steep for a non-recording box? My Bush HD Freesat box was … Seems a bit steep for a non-recording box? My Bush HD Freesat box was £52. Sure their will be the Humax snobs, but I would happily buy a Bush after the brill picture quality I get from my Bush.



Where did you get yours for that price?

BlackCloud;8099475

Seems a bit steep for a non-recording box? My Bush HD Freesat box was … Seems a bit steep for a non-recording box? My Bush HD Freesat box was £52. Sure their will be the Humax snobs, but I would happily buy a Bush after the brill picture quality I get from my Bush.



i love my bush!!

[QUOTE=southwell65;8100022]If you cancel Sky you are still able to receive BBC HD and the other free HD Channels.QUOTE]

Was the facility to watch channel 10510 (ITVHD) withdrawn?

paddymcn;8100761

[quote=southwell65;8100022]If you cancel Sky you are still able to receive … [quote=southwell65;8100022]If you cancel Sky you are still able to receive BBC HD and the other free HD Channels.QUOTE]Was the facility to watch channel 10510 (ITVHD) withdrawn?




I also have that channel available under 'other channels' and yes it was still available when I cancelled. Great for the Champions League matches.


For those that haven't already added ITV HD here is the website that shows you how to add the channel to your SKY HD Box.

tellytoad.com/pag…spx


.

ajm007;8100298

Is this actually freeview hd or just a hd box with freeview as it … Is this actually freeview hd or just a hd box with freeview as it state...But freeviewHD is DVB2



DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) is the umbrella name.

Sattellite = DVB-S
Standard Terrestrial = DVB-T
HD Terrestrial = DVB-T2

southwell65;8100817

[quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other … [quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other channels' and yes it was still available when I cancelled. Great for the Champions League matches.For those that haven't already added ITV HD here is the website that shows you how to add the channel to your SKY HD Box.http://www.tellytoad.com/page/itv-hd-on-sky-hd.aspx.




With the Bush box you only have to press the red button.

Simples:p

cheapskate58;8099518

So you don't want a better box, just a cheaper box from a "better" … So you don't want a better box, just a cheaper box from a "better" brand?:?I think the word "muppet" is applicable in this case:p



No i want a pvr box, not really fussy on the brand but £100 on anything made by bush is pushing it. These will come down loads just like freeview boxes.

LiGhTfasT;8105089

No i want a pvr box, not really fussy on the brand but £100 on anything … No i want a pvr box, not really fussy on the brand but £100 on anything made by bush is pushing it. These will come down loads just like freeview boxes.



So you've found a big brand, SD Freeview PVR for £100 - where?

Bush don't make them anyway - they're made by Chinese makers to a Bush price and specification.

Same price on Homebase's website, but today & tomorrow (26th/27th) there's 15% off everything.
I.e. £90.94 delivered.

£99 for 3 part time HD channels!!!!!
:oops:
No thanks

Can you use this box with a normal digital aerial or do you need a satellite dish like Freeview HD?

Original Poster

Cosmic_Dave;8334481

Can you use this box with a normal digital aerial or do you need a … Can you use this box with a normal digital aerial or do you need a satellite dish like Freeview HD?



Normal Digital aerial

southwell65;8100817

[quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other … [quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other channels' and yes it was still available when I cancelled. Great for the Champions League matches.ITV HD is now a normal channel:thumbsup:still now't on it though....lolFor those that haven't already added ITV HD here is the website that shows you how to add the channel to your SKY HD Box.http://www.tellytoad.com/page/itv-hd-on-sky-hd.aspx.

Cosmic_Dave;8334481

Can you use this box with a normal digital aerial or do you need a … Can you use this box with a normal digital aerial or do you need a satellite dish like Freeview HD?



normal digital aerial

southwell65;8100817

[quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other … [quote=paddymcn;8100761]I also have that channel available under 'other channels' and yes it was still available when I cancelled. Great for the Champions League matches.For those that haven't already added ITV HD here is the website that shows you how to add the channel to your SKY HD Box.http://www.tellytoad.com/page/itv-hd-on-sky-hd.aspx.



No need for this any more... You have an ITV HD channel on 178... :whistling:

Surely at this price its beter value for money to buy a Freesat HD box and a DIY fit dish? Can't imagine it would be any more expensive, plus you would have more channels.

nerner;8334563

[QUOTE=southwell65;8100817]No need for this any more... You have an ITV HD … [QUOTE=southwell65;8100817]No need for this any more... You have an ITV HD channel on 178... :whistling:



I was just going to post this

As far as I know ch4 are doing freeview HD now but not on freesat HD, plus the freeview HD iplayer beta is up and running. :-)

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8099256

For info.Only transmitters as far as I'm aware that are transmitting … For info.Only transmitters as far as I'm aware that are transmitting freeview HD are Winter Hill (Manchester) and Crystal Palace (London).



Make that Winter Hill - Bolton - :thumbsup:

well we manage to get all 3 HD channels on the store's new Panasonic 42" freeviewHD TV, in the NE33 area.
So I guess if you're in the North East, its on and working in some areas

Why does this keep popping up? Are Argos paying to show non-bargains here?

tinytuco;8334674

Make that Winter Hill - Bolton - :thumbsup:



And Bristol as of three days ago. (I live in east wiltshire and I'm supposed to be able to get it)

nerner;8334563

[QUOTE=southwell65;8100817]No need for this any more... You have an ITV HD … [QUOTE=southwell65;8100817]No need for this any more... You have an ITV HD channel on 178... :whistling:


Not if you live in Northern Ireland or Scotland :x:x

We recieve freeview HD already in our area (sutton coldfield)

Gutted these boxes are pricey just for a reciever, theyre sure to come down in price eventually. may get one for the world cup though. I'd rather pay the extra and get the Humax one

As a designer I can officially confirm this is an ugly bit of kit! It always amazes me why companies like Bush don't just spend a few extra pounds and get someone to design a nice bit of kit... I'm not talking Apple standards but I think my 9 year old niece could have done better.

Hancock;8334497

Normal Digital aerial



no such thing as a "digital" aerial.

Having experienced Bush products before if it was £9.99 I would hesitate to consider purchasing this box.
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