Are you familiar with Freesat, that ingenious digital service that scraps monthly subscriptions to pave the way for high definition content for a one off fee? And with high definition programming on offer from the BBC and ITV, as well as digital channels such as E4, it certainly is a good looking package. Well now Freesat+, the pausing, rewinding and recording Freesat HD digital TV service has been unleashed and is available for shoppers to take advantage of under the guise of the Humax Foxsat-HDR. Not only does Freesat+ give you greater control over HD content, it also provides access to a range of standard TV, radio and interactive channels – that’s over 140 TV channels and radio stations.
As well as that, a 320GB hard drive (for 80 hours of HD or a whopping 200 hours of standard def programming), an eight day electronic programme guide, series recording, live pause and instant rewind, HD and SD recording modes and split recordings settings are on offer.
As Humax is the first company behind the Freesat+ digital TV recorder, don’t expect prices to fit in with your plans for a budget Christmas. It’ll set you back £299 (and that’s without the dish installation) from a range of retailers including Argos, John Lewis, Comet and Dixons.
Just like Freesat, all you need is a HD ready TV and a satellite dish and hey presto you’ve got Freesat+. And if you already have a satellite dish installed, no additional equipment is needed – you can simply plug and play.
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