Goodmans 500GB Freesat HD Recorder - £179.99 @ PC World
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Goodmans 500GB Freesat HD Recorder - £179.99 @ PC World

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Found 16th Apr 2011
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Reap the full benefits of Freesat HD by investing in the Goodmans GFSDTR500HD 500GB Freesat + HD Digital TV Recorder! Without any charge, you'll feast your eyes and ears to over 140 digital channels, radio stations and other services, including the BBC iPlayer - and soon ITV Player - and be able to pause, rewind and - owing to a 500GB hard drive fitted to this sleek receiver - record up to 300 hours in unison!

The Goodmans GFSDTR500HD 500GB Freesat + HD Digital TV Recorder offers a cornucopia of high definition entertainment options. And with easy installation, auto-channel-tuning plus onscreen menus and an eight-day electronic program guide at your fingertips, it's simple and quick to get up and running. An HDMI port ensures compression-free connection to your HD TV set, and this forward-looking digital satellite receiver also comes with an ethernet connection for future broadband connection - needed for BBC iPlayer and ITV Player.

Enjoy no fixed monthly contracts and the flexibility of free digital satellite entertainment by insisting on the Goodmans GFSDTR500HD 500GB Freesat + HD Digital TV Recorder!

Terrestrial demodulation
Demodulation Twin DVB-S2 Tuner
Teletext and programs
teletext and subtitles Digital text
Subtitles and Audio description - where available
User functions
Electronic Programme Guide Eight-day EPG
Connectors
Scart plug 2
Audio outputs SPDIF - Digital Audio Out
Optical - Digital Audio Out
Video outputs 1 x HDMi
General information
Included accessories HDMI cable

7 Comments

Or buy a New Sky + HD box for £99 + postage of ebay. Goodmans !!! is like buying a Lada (i know Sky box's are Amstrad also rubbish brand) but a cheaper option.

just put this in the ebay search

Sky+ HD Box DRX890 500GB Storage
Edited by: "v6dlc" 16th Apr 2011

Sky+ box not HD, also to use recording facility you need to take out at the very least a 10 pound a month contract with SKY. Therefore over a single year you suggestion costs over 40 pound more minimum.

I just looked on ebay and I see you can get a ex demo Sky+ HD box for £99.95 plus P&P my other comments still apply so the Goodmans is still the cheaper deal, depending upon what you want.

The Goodmans don't have a great reputation.
Personally have a Humax Foxsat-HDR self-upgraded to 1GB which while it isn't perfect, has very, very seldom let me down, whereas only seem to be stories of problems on the forums with the Goodmans/Grundig/etcs.
You can pick up a Humax from their Direct shop for mid £180s = far wiser bet (and better than dealing with Dixons).
MKD

Edited by: "mk-donald" 16th Apr 2011

mk-donald - Personally have a Humax Foxsat-HDR self-upgraded to 1GB … mk-donald - Personally have a Humax Foxsat-HDR self-upgraded to 1GB which.....



Out of interest what make/model of hard drive did you use and does it affect the Humax in anyway....ie does it perform slower?, looking to upgrade my Humax Foxsat from the 320GB to a 1TB hard drive and looking for a nice perfoming/quiet drive..
Edited by: "Wowhats" 16th Apr 2011

I actually wrote it up

Wowhats

Out of interest what make/model of hard drive did you use and does it … Out of interest what make/model of hard drive did you use and does it affect the Humax in anyway....ie does it perform slower?, looking to upgrade my Humax Foxsat from the 320GB to a 1TB hard drive and looking for a nice perfoming/quiet drive..


I actually wrote it up and put it online at
cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.office.live.com/sel…pdf
If I was doing it again now I would put a 2TB drive in (as they are little more expensive now than a 1TB was 18m ago) - as the 1TB is hovering at c70% full and a week away might well cause an overflow - and that's before the bonus of C4 in HD which allegedly is coming some day imminently.
Apparently one has to format drives THAT big "by hand" on a PC first - do some Googling.
Had no issues at all with the 1TB Samsung drive I used (in quiet mode).
MKD
Edited by: "mk-donald" 17th Apr 2011

Rather than expire this thread I've reverted the title show the product still available at this price at Dixons. Amazon is only despatching within 1-2 months.
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