Whats currently the best Freesat PVR on the market?

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  1. Retro Oswald

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    Hey guys

    Moving into my new home soon which has a communal Sat dish. I refuse to give any of my money to Rupert Murdoch so will be opting for Freesat.

    I will be purchasing a new HD LED TV eventually but i'm looking for a PVR to record content.

    Whats currently the the best Freesat PVR on the market for the money? Not sure i want to spend more than around £200 tops.

    I've seen one called the Humax Foxsat i think. it was in Comet today and looked quite swanky as it listed the channel i was watching on the front of the box.

    Is this a popular box? Are there different HDD sizes available? How does it to with upscaling SD broadcasts on a HD TV?

    Do Freesat Boxes have On Demand services like iplayer, and services like Lovefilm?

    Just any general info would be appreciated really.
     
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    Search below for posts comparing Humax HDR, Samsung and Echostar.
     
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    There aren't a lot to choose from and they're all made to a specification, but you need to compare them: Freesat.
    It's normal for a satellite machine to show the channel name on the display panel, and the answers to your questions are - there isn't a best, Humax is popular, there are two or three drive sizes, some may upscale SD, at least one does iPlayer but they're not like internet TVs or BRs - and of course the details are given more fully on and from the Freesat site.
     
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    I would check your new place out first and make sure you have 2 SAT connections first otherwise a PVR is not much use.
    Humax Foxsat is one of the best and yes does iPlayer etc via an ethernet socket in the back.
    If you have a choice then also look at getting a Freeview HD PVR as you should not have the same limitations as SAT connections.

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    The Humax Foxsat HDR can manage with only one satellite feed but it has limitations ... http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1549898-humax-foxsat-pvr-single-lnb-query.html has a bit more on the issues. I use it that way when we tour with it in our caravan.

    If you don't have any kit at present do check out the alternatives, though- including your prediction for Freeview reception at the new address (use Trade View) http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/postcodechecker/
     
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    This is what i have in my flat. I've asked the builders whether SAT 1 and SAT 2 are 2 separate feeds or a split but they didn't know.

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    It wouldn't make sense for them to be split.
    Refer to your other post on the subject, and let's keep your questions there.
     

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