Freesat box - what to avoid, recommendations etc, please?

  AroundAgain 18:31 21 May 2014

Hi folks

I am wanting to get a 2nd TV (kitchen) to be able to get Freesat. I already have Freesat in the lounge, via Grundig box of a couple of years old. It sounds as if I need a second Freesat box (assuming my dish has enough points/ports, or whatever).

So, the hunt is on but I'm totally ignorant of what is best to get.

On checking out the internet, I get a decent 'feeling' of the Humax range, possibly the HDR-1010S Freesat Freetime with built-in WiFi.

I don't particularly want to spend excessive amounts of £'s although I'd prefer to spend out to get something that will last me a decent length of time.

I have to admit, though, that I don't watch that much TV, no sport or soaps, but I would like to have Freesat in my kitchen. I'd probably move my Grundig to kitchen and have the new one in the lounge ;)


  1. Would separate wifi dongle be better, rather than built-in? I'm wondering if that would give preferred ability to upgrade wifi at a later date. Not sure if this is worthwhile train of thought?

  2. In your experiences, what might you recommend, re brand, spec etc?

  3. What would you suggest I might avoid?

Any other input would be much appreciated. Thanks very much Cheers

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