Freesat is the new FREE digital satellite TV service from the BBC and ITV. Freesat has over 80 TV and radio channels for you to enjoy, including all the great stations from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. With just a one-off payment for the Freesat Set Top Box, satellite dish and installation, you have no monthly subscription to pay.
Panasonic has a track record of making Freesat recorders with a built-in hard disk, 500GB HDD Blu-Ray and DVD recording, and the Panasonic DMR-BS880EBK is the latest in this trend. The Panasonic DMR-BS880EBK, comes with a 500GB Hard Disk drive and two Freesat tuners. You can also burn recordings to a DVD or Blu-Ray! It comes with the HD HDMI output, composite video, coaxial and scart outputs.
As you'd expect from one of the leading manufacturers of set-top boxes, the Humax Foxsat-HDR has a very high spec. The HDMI output resolves up to 1080i, whilst there's a SCART for those without an HDMI-equipped TV. An optical digital output allows you to connect the set-top box to a home cinema system and get digital sound quality to match the picture. With automatic software upgrades, a full colour on-screen programme guide and Ethernet support, the Humax Foxsat-HDR is easy to use and comprehensively equipped for the future.
The 40 inch Sony Bravia KDL40LX903U is a feature packed television, itís also a great option for the energy conscious. Backlit with LEDs the picture is bright and sharp while consuming less energy than regular screens; a built in Intelligent Sensor also adds extra energy saving features which will dim the screen if nobody is watching. A Freeview HD tuner, USB media support and a raft of internet features are also packed inside this slim television.
The humongous Panasonic Viera TX-P65VT20B is a massive 65" full HD TV, it's also compatible with the latest 3D technology. The 65-inch giant also has built in Freesat and Freeview HD tuners giving access to high definition TV without the need for a contract or subscription. The Viera TX-P65VT20B also features internet connectivity, VieraCast can view images on Picasa and stream videos from YouTube; pictures and videos can also be streamed from a computer to a TV letting you show off your photos or movies to friends without swarming around a monitor.
Panasonic is currently the only company making Freesat recorders with a built-in hard disk, Blu-ray and DVD recording, and the Panasonic DMR-BS880 is the latest in this trend. The Panasonic DMR-BS880, is at it's core based on the 850 below, with a 500GB Hard Disk drive, with two Freesat tuners in its innerds (which will let you watch a programme while recording another, or recording two programmes at once while watching a saved programme). You can also burn recordings to a DVD or Blu-ray enabling you to keep recordings for as long as the disks last. Unfortunately there's no component outputs, however these days you'll be hard pushed to find a TV that doesn't support HDMI, so that shouldn't be an issue. It comes with HDMI outputs, composite video, coaxial and scart.
The DMR-BS880 comes with the best possible quality recordings, storing the actual bitstream to disk, so when you're watching back, you're getting the exact same picture that was orginially recieved by the Panasonic.
The Panasonic DMR-BS850 recorder is equipped with two HD freesat digital tuners, two different TV programmes can be recorded simultaneously. There is no need to worry about missing out on recording a programme when two programmes overlap. In DR mode, the Panasonic DMR-BS850 can record digital broadcasts in Full-HD picture quality. It can also stream-record and output the 5.1 channel surround sound signals (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) contained in HD broadcasts. When connected to a 5.1 channel digital amp, the Panasonic DMR-BS850 lets users enjoy outstanding surround sound while watching a TV program or playing back a recording.
Warning: This product uses Freeview, not Freesat, so it does not require a satellite.
The stylish Philips HDT8520 Twin Freeview HD Digital Receiver with PVR & 500GB Hard Drive allows you to recieve High Defination broadcasts through your aerial! No need for a satelite! It can also pick up many standard definition TV channels, and also digital radio stations. The Philips HDT8520 is also really easy to set up with it's auto-install function, making sure you don't wait long to see your favourite programmes in HD!
Warning: This product uses Freeview, not Freesat, so it does not require a satellite.
The Sagemcom Freeview+ HD RTI90-320 recorder presents access to over 50 TV and 24 radio channels, including High Def channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and if you have a HD Ready TV you can upscale your picture to 1080p giving you clearer, sharper images.
With 320GB of hard disk storage, you never have to miss your favourite programme again, set up your box to record from the Television guide by pressing the record button, and you can also record a whole series at the touch of a button! The Sagemcon Freeview+ HD RTI90-320 Recorder will search for the next showing of the series, and automatically set it up for record. With the fantastic Twin Tuner system you can watch one freeview channel while recording another, or even record two channels at the same time, whilst watching a recording from earlier!
The Panasonic DMR-BS750 Blu-ray freesat recorder is equipped with two HD digital tuners, two different TV programmes can be recorded simultaneously. There is no need to worry about missing out on recording a programme when two programmes overlap. In DR mode, the Panasonic DMR-BS750 can record digital broadcasts in Full-HD picture quality. It can also stream-record and output the 5.1 channel surround sound signals (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) contained in HD broadcasts. When connected to a 5.1 channel digital amp, the Panasonic DMR-BS750 lets users enjoy outstanding surround sound while watching a TV program or playing back a recording.
The Panasonic DMR-XS350 is a DVD and hard disc recorder with twin Freesat satellite tuners. Its high definition capabilities mean that you can receive the latest Freesat-HD broadcasts such as BBC-HD and ITV-HD and record them to the capacious 250GB hard disc. You can then archive this content by recording it as standard definition to recordable DVD discs - ideal for sharing with friends and family. You can even record two programmes simultaneously and pause and rewind live TV.
The Sagem DTR94500S HD Freesat Recorder features high definition twin tuners, which enable the recording of up to two programmes at the same time, and a massive 500GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 125 hours of high definition programs or 250 hours of standard definition broadcasts, depending on recording format. It also features a USB port for transferring media and an ethernet port to support forthcoming BBC iPlayer on-demand services arriving on Freesat this autumn.
The Sagem DTR94250S HD Freesat Recorder features high definition twin tuners, which enable the recording of up to two programmes at the same time, and a massive 250GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 60 hours of high definition programs or 125 hours of standard definition broadcasts, depending on recording format. It also features a USB port for transferring media and an ethernet port to support forthcoming BBC iPlayer on-demand services arriving on Freesat this autumn.
The Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Freesat Recorder features high definition twin tuners, which enable the recording of up to two programmes at the same time, and a massive 500GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 125 hours of high definition programs or 312 hours of standard definition broadcasts.
Some of the retailers brand this box as the Goodmans GUFSDTR500HD. There's no difference - both are made by the same company.
The Goodmans GFSDTR500HD Freesat Recorder features high definition twin tuners, which enable the recording of up to two programmes at the same time, and a massive 500GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 125 hours of high definition programs or 312 hours of standard definition broadcasts.
The Goodmans GFSDTR320HD Freesat Recorder features high definition twin tuners, which enable the recording of up to two programmes at the same time, and a massive 320GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 80 hours of high definition programs or 200 hours of standard definition broadcasts.
The Panasonic DMR-BS780 is much more than a receiver for digital TV signals. While it can receive Freesat and Freeview HD transmissions it also has a Blu-ray player and 250GB hard drive built in; both of which can be used to record programmes. Panasonic's VieraCast feature gives access to content from Picasa and YouTube as well as exclusive features when watching a Blu-ray movie. Upscaling technology also improves the picture quality of your DVD collection bringing new levels of detail.
Panasonic's DMR-XW380 is a feature packed set top box with integrated tuners for Freesat and Freeview HD. It also has an internal 250GB hard drive letting you record programmes and pause and rewind live TV as well as a built in DVD writer so you can archive your favourite shows. The DMR-XW380 also has several impressive digital media services as well such as wireless media streaming and CD ripping, with automatically downloaded track information.
The Panasonic DMR-BW880 freesat box is brimming with built in features that make it a versatile device. Twin freesat HD tuners are built to allow simultaneous viewing and recording of two different channels. The 500GB hard drive can be used to pause and rewind live broadcasts and also to store television recordings, which can also be transferred to recordable Blu-ray discs and DVDs. The DMR-BW880 also has support for digital media available online or fed in directly through built in SD card and USB inputs.
The Humax iCord is the perfect high definition freesat box for those who love primetime television. Television schedule clashes are a thing of the past with the iCord which is capable of recording four live broadcasts at once while a fifth is watched live; so youíll never have to choose between shows. The iCord has a 250GB internal hard drive for recording but it can also be used to pause and rewind live broadcasts. A USB port allows recordings to be transferred to an external hard drive which is ideal for storing favourite episodes.
TechniSatís DigiCorder HD S2 Plus is a great HD freesat recorder with a 160GB internal hard drive. Unlike many hard drive based freesat recorders expanding the memory is simple; a slot in the front allows an additional hard drive to be inserted. Digital recordings can be streamed to and from a computer or directly transferred by a USB device. The TechniSat box also allows for pausing and rewinding live television and the timer can also be programmed online in case youíre away from home and need to record a show.
Humaxís FOXSAT-HDR is a very popular freesat recorder; this latest version is set to be one of their best. Stored inside the sleek case is a massive 1 terabyte hard drive which is used to record programmes and provide time slip functions, letting you rewind and pause live television. Twin tuners allow the recording of one channel while another is watched, or recorded as well. The freesat box can also access the BBCís library of on-demand programmes available on the iPlayer.
The DMR-XS380 from Panasonic is a freesat HD box with two integrated tuners and a 250GB hard drive for storing recordings. The twin tuners allow one programme to be recorded while another is watched and the hard drive also provides time slip functions to pause and rewind live broadcasts. The DMR-XS380 also has a built in DVD recorder which can be used to transfer recordings from the hard drive to a disc, ideal for freeing up storage space or archiving a favourite show. There are also built in digital media features including content streaming and USB support.
The DTR94320T from Sagemcom is a great HD Freesat recorder thanks to a number of great features. The DTR94320T has a 320GB hard drive which can record up to 160 hours of HD programmes, it also uses dual tuners to allow you to record two channels at once or watch a channel while recording another; you'll never have to choose between two shows again. The Sagemcom freesat recorder also gives standard definition broadcasts a high definition makeover, upscaling the picture quality. If you do accidentally miss a programme the Sagemcom DTR94320T can access on demand services such as the BBC iPlayer.
The UE55C9000Z from Samsung is a 55", 3D ready, full HD TV. Aside from a crystal clear picture and eye popping 3D effects the UE55C9000Z also features a built in Freeview HD tuner giving you access to a range of HD channels without a subscription. A USB port allows you to view photos and play music without the need for a computer; you can also record directly onto a memory stick or external hard drive. By plugging the TV into an Ethernet connection it is possible to access social networks, news stories, stream video and play games.
The Viera TX-P46VT20 from Panasonic is a full 1080p HD, 3D compatible TV with a screen that measures 46 inches. Built into the thin plasma screen are tuners for Freeview HD and Freesat giving you access to live HD TV channels the moment you plug it in. The pin-sharp screen delivers perfect 3D images with no blurring or echoed images. As well as 3D support there are also digital media features such as online streaming of video and photo libraries and an SD card slot to allow instant viewing of footage and images captured by digital cameras.
Panasonicís Viera line is known for delivering great televisions that are full of the latest features and the TX-P50VT20B is no exception. The 50 inch flatscreen has integrated freesat and Freeview HD tuners unlocking a world of free broadcasts in full high definition. The television is also THX certified and capable of outputting 3D images making it perfect for the movie fan. Two pairs of 3D glasses are included with the television so sharing the 3D experience is simple while streaming and web features make this a truly versatile television.
The Panasonic TX-P42VT20B has everything you need to enjoy HD and 3D content straight away. An integrated Freeview HD tuner gives access to free broadcasts in high definition and two pairs of 3D glasses are included with the television, simply hook up a 3D Blu-ray player to enjoy 3D movies at home. The 42 inch screen also has a built in freesat tuner which unlocks even more free channels and Panasonicís Viera Cast and Viera Link services will ensure thereís always something worth watching.
The Sharp LC-60LE925E is a gigantic 60Ē television that is capable of outputting full 1080p HD and fantastic 3D visuals. The LC-60LE925 is packed with great features including a built in Freeview HD tuner giving you access to free broadcasts in HD, the flatscreen also has 8GB of recording space included which will allow you to record a programme without switching on a PVR. A pair of 3D glasses are included with the television so you can enjoy 3D content straight away.
The Philips 58PFL9955H/12 is a fantastic super wide screen; at 58 inches itís great for enjoying movies at home. The big television stays remarkably thin despite being packed with features, this is down to it being backlit with LEDs which also give a bright, crisp picture thatís at a higher resolution than 1080p HD; the screen can also output sharp 3D images. Built in Freeview HD, USB support and media streaming features make this a very impressive television. Thereís also the brilliant Ambilight Spectra 3 system which literally lights up the room.
The 46 inch Samsung UE46C9000 television is capable of displaying full 1080p HD and 3D images; it comes with a pair of 3D glasses so the latest 3D content can be viewed straight away. The television is backlit with LEDs making it a thin television but itís also packed with features including a built in Freeview HD tuner, streaming services and USB recording capabilities. The brushed aluminium finish gives this television a different look that makes it stand out from the crowd.
LGís Infinia 60PX990 is a 60 inch flatscreen television capable of outputting 1080p HD as well as the latest 3D imagery; the 3D picture is so good in fact itís recommended by Sky for their 3D service. The Infinia 60PX990 television also has a built in Freeview HD tuner as an alternative to subscription broadcasts. The giant 60 inch also has THX certification so itís great for enjoying movies the way the director intended and an included pair of 3D glasses brings the 3D movie craze to the living room.
The 55 inch UE55C8000 from Samsung is packed full of the latest features and technology. The television can display full 1080p HD as well as immersive 3D imagery. Built into the television is LED backlighting which brings the bulk of the screen down to less than 4cm while delivering a bright and sharp picture. Blur reduction technology is also integrated which helps keep action scenes looking their best. The UE55C8000 has a built in Freeview HD tuner as well as streaming features to access services like YouTube, Facebook and BBCís iPlayer service.
The Sony Bravia KDL46HX803 is a 46 inch flatscreen with an integrated Freeview HD tuner which delivers a world of high definition broadcasts. The Bravia screen is also strikingly thin thanks to its LED backlighting which also improves the image quality while being more energy efficient. The KDL46HX803 also has some impressive extra functions including 3D support, and playback of music, video and photo slideshows from a USB device. The Bravia Internet Video feature also gives access to on-demand and catch up services such as the iPlayer, LoveFilm and Demand Five.
LGís 47LD950 is great for sharing the 3D experience; it comes with four pairs of 3D glasses so everyone can enjoy 3D content. Blur reduction technology and full 1080p HD ensures that the picture quality is superb, in both 2D and 3D. A built in Freeview HD tuner provides access to dozens of free high definition channels while USB support allows content from a hard drive or memory card to be played directly on the television without using a computer.
The 50 inch Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20B offers 1080p full HD, enhanced sound and lots of connectivity as well. Freesat and Freeview HD are both built into the TV giving access to the latest free-to-air high definition channels with no need for a subscription. The Viera TX-P50G20B also features digital streaming through VieraCast when it is connected to the internet as well as support for photos and videos stored on SD cards.
The TX-L42D26BA from Panasonic is a 42 inch, full HD TV with a fast refresh rate and superb picture quality which means it's perfectly suited to fast moving action like movies, games or sports. The TX-L42D26BA is backlit with LEDs; this makes the picture brighter as well as making the TV thinner and more energy efficient. Built into the thin form factor are tuners for both Freesat and Freeview HD channels as well as connectivity for viewing digital media.
The Samsung UE60D8000YU is a massive 60 inch television with LED backing providing bright and rich colours while cutting down on the size and big energy bills that usally come with big screen televisions. The UE60D8000YU features full 1080p HD, 3D compatibility and built in Freeview and freesat HD tuners giving instant access to dozens of free broadcasts. The Samsung UE60D8000YU can also connect to your wireless internet to access apps such as the BBC's iPlayer service.
Samsung's UE46D7000LUXXU brings cinema quality 3D effects home thanks to a host of cutting edge technology and great features. The UE46D7000LUXXU is 46 inch, full 1080p HD screen with clean, slimline design. The screen is backlit with bright LEDs which is combined with HyperReal engine technology to produce incredible contrast and bright, rich colours. This television is also capable of giving your movie collection a 3D makeover thanks to a built in 2D to 3D convertor. The UE46D7000LUXXU also has built in USB ports for playing digital content, internet features and integrated Freeview HD and freesat tuners delivering dozens of free channels without a subscription.
The Panasonic Viera TX-L32DT30 is a 32 inch, 3D ready television with full 1080p HD and bright LED backlighting. The Viera TX-L32DT30 is a Smart TV which can connect to the internet to stream programmes from on demand services such as the BBC iPlayer. This television can also receive live broadcasts with integrated Freeview and Freesat tuners giving you access to dozens of totally free channels.
The Viera TX-P42VT30 from Panasonic delivers the most popular features to deliver a great 42 inch television. The Viera TX-P42VT30 is a full 1080p HD Plasma which produces deep blacks, crisp images and very smooth on screen motion. Panasonic have included a number of great features including tuners for Freeview and Freesat HD, internet features and USB compatibility letting you record programmes straight to an external hard drive.
Get the full 3D experience with the Panasonic Viera TX-P42GT20B television package which comes with two pairs of Panasonic TY-EW3D2ME 3D glasses and a DMP-BDT100EG 3D Blu-ray player. With this package you'll have all you need to experience 3D movies at home. There's Freesat and Freeview HD tuners built into the TV letting you view dozens of high definition channels without a subscription as well as internet features such as YouTube and Picasa access and media streaming across your home network. The television is also THX Certified which means it'll faithfully recreate the exact picture and audio that the filmmakers intended so it's the perfect television for the movie buff.
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