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Topic # 123386 5-Jul-2013 13:03
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So canceling Sky but don't have external house areal, only sky dish.

What's a good brand and cheap freeview receiver I can use. Don't need recording etc just to watch basics like news.

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  Reply # 849698 5-Jul-2013 13:21
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These are basic but ok.  They have the freeview EPG available, so I'd tend to recommend going for an approved box over a real cheapy, now the approved units are so cheap.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Transonic-Digital-Satellite-TV-Receiver-TWH-S1?SKU=1400533

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  Reply # 849702 5-Jul-2013 13:30
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  Reply # 849711 5-Jul-2013 13:42
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Be wary of the record to USB units. Often they are a bit touch and go / not implemented particularly nicely etc.

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  Reply # 849718 5-Jul-2013 14:07
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If you are in a Freeview Terrestrial area why not get a DVB-T box and UHF antenna. Far superior picture to DVB-S. Of course the TV would need have HDMI input. Alternatively, if in a Terrestrial area, get a new TV.

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  Reply # 849793 5-Jul-2013 15:47
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B1GGLZ: If you are in a Freeview Terrestrial area why not get a DVB-T box and UHF antenna. Far superior picture to DVB-S. Of course the TV would need have HDMI input. Alternatively, if in a Terrestrial area, get a new TV.


I know the comment above is a different direction to your original request, but it's true.
Do you have a freeview capable TV already perhaps?

Satellite will be on a par most likely with what you had from sky previously.  (assuming you didn't have sky HD option?).  Freeview HD is really where it's at though, so that should be the goal post if you can, either via a TV with it built in, or a set top box.  Both will require a UHF aerial.

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