freesat box reduced to £25.00 @tesco
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freesat box reduced to £25.00 @tesco

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Found 27th Apr 2013
The Goodmans GFSAT101SD Freesat digital box allows you instant access to over 150 channels of subscription-free content from a range of categories including entertainment, news, lifestyle, movies and music. A handy on-screen programme guide and menu service, allows you to plan your weekly TV viewing habits. Freesat requires an additional satellite dish and uses the same setup as Sky TV. If you already have this in place and working, all you need to do is plug in and enjoy.

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Take it this was an instore deal as it £29 on Tesco direct tesco.com/dir…prd

good price.
Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are awful. I had a ross one from b&q, it didn't even have an EPG, just "now and next" on each channel, and no way to delete the porn channels. This one does say it has a 7 day EPG but still....bear in mind....

Original Poster

we went to buy at £29 and was quite surprized when on the shelf it was £25

Original Poster

they also had one for £90 which came with a free sat dish instalation.!!!!

29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be better off getting it on amazon, cold.

Great box though, you should mention its not HD

The Ross box mentioned wasnt a freesat box, it was a free to air box. To be a freesat box, the manufacturer has to pay a royalty to the freesat company and this allows them the codes to access the 14 day epg. Without this all it can do is pick up the free to air channels.

moosery2

good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are … good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are awful. I had a ross one from b&q, it didn't even have an EPG, just "now and next" on each channel, and no way to delete the porn channels. This one does say it has a 7 day EPG but still....bear in mind....

just been and got one. yellow shelf label, offer finishes 21-05-13

@ct89

Are you actually voting cold because the same product is actually *more* expensive online?

Not sure if Tesco is a 30 mile round trip for you but for some it might be either round the corner or a weekend visit anyway. You'll also not have to wait any time to get it if someone is after one to install now!

Not for me OP, but have some heat to counter balance this lunacy!

Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can just plug this into the same satelitte connection my Sky currently uses? What channels do you get extra compared to freeview?

Brettster73

Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can … Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can just plug this into the same satelitte connection my Sky currently uses? What channels do you get extra compared to freeview?



freesat.co.uk/wha…ls/

This box is really bad though. Good for the occasional use for official freesat channels. The remote isn't very responsive, either is the UI. Accessing and keeping non-freesat channels on this is a nightmare.

Cheapest I've seen this though.I think I bought it for £40 from Amazon.
Edited by: "Fagol" 28th Apr 2013

ct89

29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be … 29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be better off getting it on amazon, cold.Great box though, you should mention its not HD


Idiotic reason for voting cold.
And they don't have to mention it isn't HD, as anyone with an ounce of common sense would have thought that in the first place as the title isn't 'Freesat HD box'...

moosery2

good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are … good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are awful. I had a ross one from b&q, it didn't even have an EPG, just "now and next" on each channel, and no way to delete the porn channels. This one does say it has a 7 day EPG but still....bear in mind....



i'm confused....why would you want to delete the porn channels?

skankingpigeons

i'm confused....why would you want to delete the porn channels?



because he has a wife/kids

moosery2

good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are … good price. Be careful though, some of these cheapo freesat boxes are awful. I had a ross one from b&q, it didn't even have an EPG, just "now and next" on each channel, and no way to delete the porn channels. This one does say it has a 7 day EPG but still....bear in mind....


Those are not Freesat boxes, they are free to air satellite boxes. If it has the Fressat logo you won't have that trouble.

I'd try to get a Freesat HD box or at least an SD box with an HDMI output if I were going for a new digibox. It's quite noticeable how bad SCART is on an HD tv and if you watch a lot of tv you'd really appreciate the better quality.

As a very unscientific test, I have a built in Freeview tuner in a 7 year old Toshiba HD ready tv. As the remote is getting quite knackered and unresponsive I tried to use an external Freeview box so I'd get a better EPG and remote. The quality of the external Freeview box reminds me of watching a VHS tape. Had to swap back as it just didn't look good at all.

ct89

29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be … 29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be better off getting it on amazon, cold.



And then if you're out when they deliver you have to re arrange delivery. (_;)

ct89

29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be … 29 at amazon delivered, meh with all the effort of going to tesco youd be better off getting it on amazon, cold.Great box though, you should mention its not HD



Stupid quote award goes to you.

antfootitt

http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels/



Just highlighted the news/sports category on their website, not really one for the sports fan is it?

Brettster73

Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can … Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can just plug this into the same satelitte connection my Sky currently uses? What channels do you get extra compared to freeview?


If you have a sky box and cancel the subscription it will still show free to air channels. No need for a new box. Even HD on BBC/itv etc.

Brettster73

Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can … Do I understand this right? If I want to bin my rip off sky package I can just plug this into the same satelitte connection my Sky currently uses? What channels do you get extra compared to freeview?



Just take your sky card out to see what channels you would receive. If you have a Sky HD recording box you won't be able to record anything or watch anything that's already recorded either, the Sky box will just become a Freesat box.

Freesat and Freeview have several different channels for some reason. An example being DAVE is not available on Freesat.

With Freesat you will be able to get ALL the available Freesat channels anywhere in the country providing you have line of sight of the satellite but with Freeview the available channels will vary depending on which transmitter you can pick up.

Look on the Freesat and Freeview websites for a list of available channels.

I have installed two of these at in-laws houses and they're fine.

Am hoping for cheap but good freesatHD box soon.
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