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Grundig FreeSat HD Box - £49.99 @ Sainsburys (Instore)
Grundig FreeSat HD Box - £49.99 @ Sainsburys (Instore)

Grundig FreeSat HD Box - £49.99 @ Sainsburys (Instore)

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Just got a Grundig FreeSat HD box from Sainsburys for £49.99.
Looks like it is instore only as the online price is still £99.99

The Sainsburys I purchased it from is on Archer Road, Sheffield. Had a few more in too.

Full model number is GUFSAT01HD/A

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Good price! still waiting for a Freesat+ (with recording) box to come down to a similar bargain price.

Looking at the list of "150 TV and radio channels", freesat.co.uk/wha…9=1 it just seems to be all the stuff you get on digital terrestrial, plus a load of filler that nobody ever watches.

pete_l

Looking at the list of "150 TV and radio channels", … Looking at the list of "150 TV and radio channels", http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels?page_b229=1 it just seems to be all the stuff you get on digital terrestrial, plus a load of filler that nobody ever watches.


...true, but it's a good option for getting the free HD channels for those who don't get a good Freeview HD signal...

Original Poster

You can also add extra channels but not tried that yet.
Can't get freeview HD till 24th August here so it is the cheapest option to make the most of our TV really.

Guan

Good price! still waiting for a Freesat+ (with recording) box to come … Good price! still waiting for a Freesat+ (with recording) box to come down to a similar bargain price.



On that day both my Sky boxes go in the bin.

Had one of these a while back, same model number but without the A.

Gave a lot of trouble, as did a replacement, within the first year and after 14 months will not even switch on.

Used to be a good company, but now??

presterjohn71

On that day both my Sky boxes go in the bin.



Me too!

This is a good deal - bbc, ITV and 4 in HD is good enough.

Does this do iPlayer via ethernet (like all the freesat boxes were supposed to but it ended up being some of the HD ones)?

Original Poster

it does have iPlayer on it. Yet to use that also mind. My mother is hogging it so can't play with it yet.

pete_l

Looking at the list of "150 TV and radio channels", … Looking at the list of "150 TV and radio channels", http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels?page_b229=1 it just seems to be all the stuff you get on digital terrestrial, plus a load of filler that nobody ever watches.

Wide Awake Jake

This is a good deal - bbc, ITV and 4 in HD is good enough.


Seconded, Freeview signal is often flakey, Freesat rarely is, in fact I can't remember having a problem in 2 years. Whereas if I watch via Freeview tonight I can almost guarantee some popping and squelching and pixelling. Even in SD.


You don't get Channel 4 in HD on Freesat. They took the Murdoch shilling to give Sky exclusivity via satellite.

do you have to have dish installed with this ??

LOUGHBORO GUY

do you have to have dish installed with this ??


Yes.

LOUGHBORO GUY

do you have to have dish installed with this ??



Your Sky dish will do the job, The information is in the title (freeSAT)

CoenFan

Seconded, Freeview signal is often flakey, Freesat rarely is, in fact I … Seconded, Freeview signal is often flakey, Freesat rarely is, in fact I can't remember having a problem in 2 years. Whereas if I watch via Freeview tonight I can almost guarantee some popping and squelching and pixelling. Even in SD.You don't get Channel 4 in HD on Freesat. They took the Murdoch shilling to give Sky exclusivity via satellite.



Think that changed this month, maybe a 12 month exclusity agreement that has now expired?

rdann

Your Sky dish will do the job, The information is in the title (freeSAT)


If you don't have one already, I'd recommend Onkyo, they make the best dishes.

Typical. I paid £89 for a Sagem HD only a few weeks ago.

Heat....!

jasonmcg

Think that changed this month, maybe a 12 month exclusity agreement that … Think that changed this month, maybe a 12 month exclusity agreement that has now expired?


You are correct sir, have a thumbs up! The mrs will be well chuffed.

CoenFan

You are correct sir, have a thumbs up! The mrs will be well chuffed.



Thanks for the info on 4HD, i have a couple of the Goodmans boxes, this a good deal and the iplayer is great if you miss something.

CoenFan

If you don't have one already, I'd recommend Onkyo, they make the best … If you don't have one already, I'd recommend Onkyo, they make the best dishes.


i was going for a sony dish ! lol

This might be a stupid question but do you need to have an ethernet cable plugged into a freesat box for them to work, or is that just for extra features?

You don't get Channel 4 in HD on Freesat. They took the Murdoch shilling … You don't get Channel 4 in HD on Freesat. They took the Murdoch shilling to give Sky exclusivity via satellite.



You most certainly do get Channel 4 HD and Channel 5 HD(At certain times) There are quite alot of strange HD channels on Freesat also. Check your boxes firmware.

@ Mark yes you do need ethernet or home plugs

Great price. I got mine a few months ago for £59.99 from Tesco and thought I'd got a bargain!
Got rid of Sky and am well pleased with it.

presterjohn71

On that day both my Sky boxes go in the bin.



Sky is so ludicrously priced, its not many months subs to add up to the same money as the best recording freesat box money can buy.

iteas

@ Mark yes you do need ethernet or home plugs


Do you know what for, surely all the information comes through the dish and thats only required should you want iplayer?

If its anything like the humax foxsat box then you only need to connect it to internet if you want to watch iPlayer. Football looks stunning in HD - you'll never go back to SD.

Sorry wouldn't recommend the Grundig, for some reason BBC HD jerks, other HD channels are okay. Swapped with my Humax and it doesn't have the issue so don't think it;s a cable issue.

MarkSalkeld

Do you know what for, surely all the information comes through the dish … Do you know what for, surely all the information comes through the dish and thats only required should you want iplayer?



No the iplayer is via the internet so you need to be connected to your router

itv iplayer soon on freesat aswell also freesat sd picture slightly better than freeview in my opinion

is this nationwide offer?

You do NOT need an ethernet connection for this. If you want to watch BBC iPlayer (or the upcoming addition of ITV player, which has been coming soon for ages) then you need one. To watch tv, and HD tv, you do not need an ethernet connection.

bottletopburly

itv iplayer soon on freesat aswell also freesat sd picture slightly … itv iplayer soon on freesat aswell also freesat sd picture slightly better than freeview in my opinion


Yes, and most definitely better than Sky's SD picture quality.

Thanks for clearing that up lakeside

its in chelmsford sainsbury so is nation wide

Can you plug in a UDB HDD to this to record? Nearly bought the Humax FVHD box for £90, but have a sattelite dish and this is half the price, but would like to record.

Didnt have then in any of the major stores around newcastle. The employees hadnt even heard of them before in fact!

I would be really grateful if anyone can help me to buy one of these, as Sainsbury near me has no stock

Got one of these for my mam and dad for christmas. The epg is rubbish, not much better than a FTA box.

That said, for £50 this is still a good deal. Hope it is nationwide and I can grab one.

MarkSalkeld

Didnt have then in any of the major stores around newcastle. The … Didnt have then in any of the major stores around newcastle. The employees hadnt even heard of them before in fact!



I have seen then before at the team valley and washington branches, but it was some time ago and they were £89 then...

badgerpelt

I have seen then before at the team valley and washington branches, but … I have seen then before at the team valley and washington branches, but it was some time ago and they were £89 then...


Yeah i was pretty surprised when he said he hadnt heard of them. It was at the team valley and he then even rang washington and they said the same
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