recommend freesat pvr

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
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  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    Without a proper Freesat box you won't get the Freesat EPG.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • edited 21 February 2013 at 5:22PM
    winalot2winalot2 Forumite
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    edited 21 February 2013 at 5:22PM
    thanks macman - and is there no such thing as a non freesat epg (fta?) i wsan't sure if the new humax boxes had one beyond now and next?..you can't get a box that combines freesat and non-freesat tv gudies or channel lists can you?

    i've been trying to find out about vu boxes like the duo - these also seem like an interesting option..
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    The Humax Freesat boxes can be switched between Freesat and non-Freesat modes.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • Humax Fox HDR-T2 we have three of them in the house perfect little kits and work excellent. Humax update the box regularly so plenty of features on them.
  • almillaralmillar Forumite
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    RichIX that's a FreeVIEW box that connects to an aerial not a FreeSAT box that connects to a satellite dish - did you miss that small detail in the title of the thread?!
  • winalot2winalot2 Forumite
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    thanks all for your advice, have purchased one of the reconditioned hdr 500 /g boxes from humax - as mentioned by others this seems to be new at least on the surface (i.e. no scratches etc)

    i've installed the raydon's firmware on it which apparently lets you control it from your pc and to merge the non-freesat channels you want into the freesat epg (but haven't actually done this yet.

    very pleased so far.
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