Question Wanting to ditch Sky but have strict requirements...

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  1. meaton

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    Hi,

    So I'm due to move house in a few weeks and I'm looking at the opportunity of ditching sky but I have an ideal scenario which I'm assuming doesn't exist but I figured I would ask the experts!

    I want a Freeview OR Freesat box that has the possibility of installing Kodi and NetFlix with Catch Up TV from the usual FTA channels. Hard Drive is a must so we're able to record from FTA channels whether that's from Freesat or Freeview.

    I think I basically want a set top box that is running android :)

    Any suggestions or questions are most welcome.

    Thanks,

    Michael
     
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    None of them make any sort of claim to be freesat compatible (Freesat is a epg service. not a broadcaster). They do have DVB-S2 satellite tuners. This makes them capable of using all Free To Air services from satellites you can point a dish at. This is very different to a Freesat certified box. Some may have alternative programme guides, generally IP delivered.
     
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    None of them make any sort of claim to be freesat compatible (Freesat is a epg service. not a broadcaster). They do have DVB-S2 satellite tuners. This makes them capable of using all Free To Air services from satellites you can point a dish at. This is very different to a Freesat certified box. Some may have alternative programme guides, generally IP delivered.
     
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    Wetek Play - is your answer, it has duel DVB-S2 turners and can quite happily pick up and watch all the freesat channels, it all gets its EPG OTA so nothing to worry about there.

    The operating System it comes with is Android, so Kodi plays quite happily through that with TVHeadend running in the background. Seeing as your main OS is Android you can run apps for Netflix, BBC iPlayer etc.

    It does not come with a HD but you can plug in a USB drive or use a NAS.
     

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