Best Freesat Recorder Box?

    Hello everyone!

    After much 'window shopping' and looking at different deals from Sky, Virgin, BT and the like, I'm thinking of settling with a Freesat Box for all my television needs.

    I'll be getting a broadband package separately so I'm just after you guys' opinion on the best Freesat box to go for.

    It doesn't need to have a substantial size of hard drive but I would like a recording feature.

    Many thanks.


    I picked up a cheap Humax HB1000 from one of those littlewoods clearance stores "The Outlet" for £30 (Usually about £80 I think) a few months back. Great little freesat box with Rollback TV guide, catchup channels and some PPV apps like Netflix etc..
    Has no HDD in it but just connect a USB HDD to record onto.

    Zgemma h2s with the latest wooshman build and a TB HDD plugged in.

    Original Poster

    That was going to be my next question... I realise that the cheaper and basic Freesat boxes don't tend to have a hard drive so are they mostly expandable with a USB stick or external hard drive?

    What about Freeview Play? It is similar to Freesat but via an antenna, and incorporates a programme guide with catchup via internet facility like Sky and Virgin.…lay
    Edited by: "snapdragon" 29th Dec 2016

    Depends what you want to access, if its just freesat then Humax all the way.

    Haven't researched prices, but if I was getting a new one to replace my old Humax Foxsat I would go for this:…_ce
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