Found 2nd Jan 2009
Is there such a thing, and can Freesat use a Sky Digital dish without needing re-alignment?
I'd like to dump Sky+ for a free alternative that works without needing to pay a £10pm subscription for the recording features that should work out of the box. It will also be nice to have a whole HDD that isn't split down the middle for 'Anytime' advertising. TIA

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There is a freesat hd pvr. Its £300 though.

LIDL had one for sale end of last year. looked pretty good. Twin tuner freesat pvr. 160gig I think.

Could try the freeview from Argos, got one for the folks and has 320gb drive and 14 day schedule.
Twin tuner and series link :thumbsup:
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http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/194-5321746SPA70UC492691M.jpg

Yes, you can use the same dish set up, and yes there is a Freesat PVR, however there are not any available anywhere as far as I am aware.

They are only made by Humax, and cost around £300, they are HD, the one at Lidl's was not strictly speaking a " Freesat " one.

just get a freeview using your aerial. get one with series link and twin tuner, job done for £90

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£300? wow. I'll wait I think, they will come down.

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Scribbles;3924970

£300? wow. I'll wait I think, they will come down.



That PVR is for HD though.

If you are not bothered about the HD channels, you can buy much cheaper. They just wont be "Freesat" branded.

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guv;3925140

That PVR is for HD though.If you are not bothered about the HD channels, … That PVR is for HD though.If you are not bothered about the HD channels, you can buy much cheaper. They just wont be "Freesat" branded.



My TV isn't HD, so i'm not too bothered about that (yet). I just want to erase the £19.50pm for Sky+ and still have the recording features. I'll then sell the Sky+ box to part pay for the freesat one

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Scribbles;3939255

My TV isn't HD, so i'm not too bothered about that (yet). I just want to … My TV isn't HD, so i'm not too bothered about that (yet). I just want to erase the £19.50pm for Sky+ and still have the recording features. I'll then sell the Sky+ box to part pay for the freesat one



Something like ]this will do the trick then @ £69

Just add USB hard drive.

Original Poster

That looks nice

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Scribbles;3940920

That looks nice



It is.

And if you use it properly, it opens up a whole new world of satellite. :thumbsup:

Scribbles;3939255

My TV isn't HD, so i'm not too bothered about that (yet). I just want to … My TV isn't HD, so i'm not too bothered about that (yet). I just want to erase the £19.50pm for Sky+ and still have the recording features. I'll then sell the Sky+ box to part pay for the freesat one



Can you not just use the sky+ box for your free sat?

Just buy a freesat viewing card from sky for £20

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chibo82;4237915

Can you not just use the sky+ box for your free sat?Just buy a freesat … Can you not just use the sky+ box for your free sat?Just buy a freesat viewing card from sky for £20



You can..... if you want to pay $ky £10pm to use the PVR facility.

Its free in a subscription, but not without. Complete rip off!

guv;3939310

Something like ]this will do the trick then @ £69Just add USB hard drive.




Wouldn't he need a bigger dish and an LNB to use that to any effect?
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