Still use my Panasonic freesat box with DVD built in. It annoys me youview is never freesat just freeview. Freeview is dead half the spectrum has been sold for 4g and 4k will probably never be on it just via the internet. Surely satelite is the way to go. All TV like BT is always freeview. Even nowtv's box is freeview. Surely they should have a freesat version to capture ex sky customers?
I purchased a HUMAX HDR-1100S B Freesat box earlier this year so I could ditch sky+. I was only basically using the box as a PVR and it was costing me £27 a month. I haven't missed a lot on sky tbh and the Humax box is performing really well as a recorder (with series link). Installation was simple as I used the satellite feed from my previous sky box - just pulled the cables over.
Mine doesn't. It depends which of the Energy Saving settings you select. The best approach is to use the Smart Standby option (assuming you've updated your box reasonably recently if its an old one).This will put it in a deep sleep overnight then into normal standby during the period you might want it on. It can still perform recordings - https://support.youview.com/youview-box/box-and-remote/using-smart-standby
Why do youview boxes take an age to start up? It's ridiculous!
Such a shame that nobody has been able to develop custom firmware for these newer Humaxes