Freesat HD installation bundle - Tesco direct - £89.97
378°Expired

Freesat HD installation bundle - Tesco direct - £89.97

72
Found 9th May 2012
A price drop on the Freesat installation bundle, previously £99.97, now £10 cheaper.

For this you get the Manhattan HD satellite receiver and full installation including dish if needed (upgrade to quad LNB if already have a dish).

I bought this when it was £99.97 and have been very impressed. they came within 3 days to install the quad LNB in my case and done a good job. Good choice of channels and HD content is very good.

Excellent deal
Community Updates

Groups

72 Comments
Don't forget to use the £10 off when you spend £75 - Takes prices to a very nice £79.97!!!:p
I got this last time it was on offer. Great job.
Will this just be for a basic installation. I have a room on the center of our bungalow, I could do with freesat in.
happylarry

Don't forget to use the £10 off when you spend £75 - Takes prices to a v … Don't forget to use the £10 off when you spend £75 - Takes prices to a very nice £79.97!!!:p



What code do you use?
gavjbrown

Will this just be for a basic installation. I have a room on the center … Will this just be for a basic installation. I have a room on the center of our bungalow, I could do with freesat in.



Once you've paid and the goons have arrived I'm sure with a few apologies and offers of cups of tea at a cost of 2-3p each to yourself they will grudgingly sort it out for you.
Sorry guys, it appears the code I posted is not valid on 'Technology'
happylarry

Sorry guys, it appears the code I posted is not valid on 'Technology'



"eCoupon code TDX-YWXF entitles you to save £10 when you spend £75 at Tesco direct, excluding all Sellers, Technology & Gaming and Home Electrical, valid until 23.59 on 13/05/12."
bought this when it was 1st released, had a great service from the installers,did such a neat job. only issue was the time slot they gave when booking, when it came to the day of install they didn't turn up until 5 hours after. but still worth it. the box is ok,nothing fancy.
Has anybody used this to add FreeSat to a bedroom when you already had it in the living room? Just wondering if it's allowed?
looks good thanks
any good freesat pvr deals anywhere?
blister

Has anybody used this to add FreeSat to a bedroom when you already had it … Has anybody used this to add FreeSat to a bedroom when you already had it in the living room? Just wondering if it's allowed?



Course it is, crikey.
Does this box record? Couldn't see it in the product description
Kuldiin

Does this box record? Couldn't see it in the product description



No recording function on this box, it's pretty basic. To be honest I think £80 for the installation is worth it and if you want a PVR then look for deals on them.
Does it offer any more decent english channels than freeview?
freesat has more channels than freeview -freesat.co.uk/wha…els - just had mine installed this morning (after requesting an afternoon slot !)- no pvr function so the installer only ran down one cable from the dish to the living room however for £40 cash i convinced him add an octo (8 ports) lnb to the dish and run down two cables so that I can buy a decent freesat pvr box later on.
I got this when it came out too.
They only fit a single lnb as part of the package, but will upgrade you to a quad and run a second cable for £35. They ran out of singles in my case and i ended up with a free quad :>
Company were great. Polite and efficient and it was all installed within an hour.

as an aside freesat quality is quite disappointing compared to freeview. Its lower resolution and lower framerate (even in HD) so some of the standard channels can look quite blurry if you are used to freeview and you don't get a few of the channels like Dave and UKGold.
There are however 134 freesat channels and 80-odd non-freesat. 80% of them are trash like 'Argos TV'

Overall its a decent box and a great price, but you may have to get used to a less than perfect picture.

I 'installed' Freesat (ie. plugged in the box) for my Mum on Monday and she's supremely impressed with it. We used the Sky dish from the previous occupant. She's only got an SDTV so we only installed an SD box, but the picture was still greatly improved over Freeview. So I'd recommend definitely Freesat.
Im new to this stuff, so is Freesat just a HD box via satellite rather than the usual aerial weak broadcast?
I assume this just has more channels than Freeview HD?
My roof ariel is broken. would getting this give the same outcome as getting the aerial fixed ?

I have a smart HD TV with HD Freeview. It's wasted on me as you can see
jaffa_the_cake

"eCoupon code TDX-YWXF entitles you to save £10 when you spend £75 at T … "eCoupon code TDX-YWXF entitles you to save £10 when you spend £75 at Tesco direct, excluding all Sellers, Technology & Gaming and Home Electrical, valid until 23.59 on 13/05/12."



This code works: TDX-M6KF Is for new customers so if it doesn't work on your current account register with different email.
flux

I got this when it came out too.They only fit a single lnb as part of the … I got this when it came out too.They only fit a single lnb as part of the package, but will upgrade you to a quad and run a second cable for £35. They ran out of singles in my case and i ended up with a free quad :>Company were great. Polite and efficient and it was all installed within an hour.as an aside freesat quality is quite disappointing compared to freeview. Its lower resolution and lower framerate (even in HD) so some of the standard channels can look quite blurry if you are used to freeview and you don't get a few of the channels like Dave and UKGold.There are however 134 freesat channels and 80-odd non-freesat. 80% of them are trash like 'Argos TV'Overall its a decent box and a great price, but you may have to get used to a less than perfect picture.



Rubbish. But to elaborate, the frame rate is exactly the same - that is not subjective - just fact. The picture will vary in quality according to your "signal quality", if you've had a bodged install, dodgy shielded cabling, or termination at receiver or LND, or dish nudged then that could be the problem.

Please don't talk carp, thanks.

Thanks for this article, I think I will give it a miss, even though it is good price.

flux

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/televisions/opinion-why-freeview-is-better-than-freesat-49299359/

If you have an existing Sky installation, you can buy a Freesat card directly from Sky for £25, and view Freesat - naturally - free of charge.
Robo, Could you please quantify your reply so its a bit more informative? I assume you didnt read the article i posted up saying the differences between freeview and freesat quality?
Its a few years old now that one so if you have updated information on freesats broadcast resolutions please post it up as it will be useful for anyone thinking of switching.
I've ran the two side by side on channel 4 and freeview was easily the best quality of the two. The encoding on freesat was much more grainy/fuzzy. This may well be down to the manhattan, but it seems to get good reviews. My freeview box is a £20 Technica freeviewHD from tesco so i'm not comparing ferrari's to fords here.
If you have a friend or family member with Sky and all you're after is a free dish and quad / octo LNB you can get your friend to tell Sky they've moved home, to your address. Borrow their Sky box for the day and Sky will come round and fit a free dish and quad / octo LNB to your house, including cabling to upstairs and downstairs rooms (if they have Multiroom) for nothing. Then a few days later, after the home move "falls through", your friend gets back on the phone again and informs Sky their move sadly didn't go according to plan...
ps my signal strength is 90%
I had this last time, it's decent can't grumble at all.
camma87

If you have an existing Sky installation, you can buy a Freesat card … If you have an existing Sky installation, you can buy a Freesat card directly from Sky for £25, and view Freesat - naturally - free of charge.



And currently (or at least as of a few weeks ago) Sky were offering hagglers who rang up enquiring about these cards six months free on any subscription package.
We might all need this if 4g ruins the Freeview reception.....
Did a bit more digging. Looks like resolution is actually quite similar so it must be an encoding thing.. maybe its the manhattan..

Channel name Freeview FTA satellite at 28.2°E (eg Freesat)
BBC One 720x576 720x576
BBC Two 720x576 720x576
ITV1 London 704x576 720x576
ITV1 Other 704x576 704x576
Channel 4 704x576 704x576
Channel 5 704x576 720x576
ITV2 704x576 704x576
BBC Three 720x576 720x576
S4C 544x576 544x576
BBC Alba 544x576 720x576
BBC Four 720x576 720x576
ITV3 544x576 704x576
Channel 4 +1 544x576 704x576
More4 544x576 704x576
Film4 720x576 704x576
QVC 544x576 720x576
Ideal World 544x576 544x576
bid 544x576 704x576
ITV4 544x576 704x576
ITV2 +1 544x576 704x576
E4 544x576 704x576
E4 +1 544x576 704x576
ITV1 +1 704x576 704x576
Create & Craft 544x576 544x576
price-drop 544x576 544x576
Rocks & Co 1 544x576 480x576
Gems TV 544x576 528x576
Daystar 544x576 544x576
QVC Beauty 544x576 544x576
Food Network 544x576 544x576
BBC One HD 1440x1080 1440x1080
ITV1 London HD 1440x1080 1440x1080
ITV1 Granada HD 1440x1080 1920x1080
STV HD 1440x1080 1920x1080 (not on Freesat EPG)
Channel 4 HD 1440x1080 1920x1080
BBC HD 1440x1080 1440x1080
CBBC Channel 720x576 720x576
CBeebies 720x576 720x576
CITV 544x576 720x576
BBC News 720x576 720x576
BBC Parliament 544x576 720x576
Sky News 544x576 704x576 (not on Freesat EPG)
RT 544x576 704x576
Community 544x576 544x576 (not on Freesat EPG)
Al Jazeera Eng 544x576 720x576
Movies4Men 544x576 544x576
BBCi stream(s) 544x576 720x576 (not on Freesat EPG - red button only)


Thanks to Muzer of AVForums for compiling those.
Hopefully we'll get to keep those 25 extra HD channels to broadcast something worth watching afterwards :>
kyeung

Thanks for this article, I think I will give it a miss, even though it is … Thanks for this article, I think I will give it a miss, even though it is good price.




That article is from 2008, the situation now is that channels (including the channel4) have greater bandwidth on freesat than freeview and the picture from freesat is superior in that it shows a lot less compression artifacts.
This is true of SD and HD
Yeah don't let it put you off. Its not that the picture is bad, its just like for like (with the manhattan) its not quite as good as freeview. I think its worth it as you get more channels, a backup should freeview go down (or they put a 4g aerial near you) and my main reason for moving... should work when its windy! (though this is yet unproven, but i'm hopeful)

It really is a bargain to get a satellite installed and an HD box.
flux

Robo, Could you please quantify your reply so its a bit more informative? … Robo, Could you please quantify your reply so its a bit more informative? I assume you didnt read the article i posted up saying the differences between freeview and freesat quality?Its a few years old now that one so if you have updated information on freesats broadcast resolutions please post it up as it will be useful for anyone thinking of switching.I've ran the two side by side on channel 4 and freeview was easily the best quality of the two. The encoding on freesat was much more grainy/fuzzy. This may well be down to the manhattan, but it seems to get good reviews. My freeview box is a £20 Technica freeviewHD from tesco so i'm not comparing ferrari's to fords here.



You are speaking from your own experience there, but when I setup Freesat SD against Freeview SD for my Mum earlier this week, there was a CONSIDERABLE improvement in quality. It's true that we got Freesat for her in the first place because the Freeview signal was ropey in her area, but if that's what you're getting it for then you absolutely can't complain. Freesat SD seemed almost comparable to HD it looked so good!
Yep, I am. The story might be completely different with a Humax or some higher quality box...
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text