Hi folks,I'm wanting to buy my partner an HD freeview box.My pal bought a freeview box which has an 160 gig hardrive enabling him to record and store his programs on the box.He can record 3 different channels at once but it isn't HD.As my partner has an HD ready TV and loves her television I would like to get her one of the HD freeview boxes.She would like the Sky+ box but it's just too much for now to have another monthly bill.So does anyone here have one and could recommend a good/reasonable priced one?Any help is much appreciated.Thanks.
That looks excellent.However I'm looking for something less expensive unfortunately.I've heard they can be bought for around £100?and was just curious to see if anyone on here had one or was looking at getting one?My mates is great,his was only £89 only it's not HD.Cheers.
I don't have one myself so can't give you direct advice on best buys but I can confirm that Freeview HD boxes can be had for around £100 at the cheaper end of the market. However, your post gives the impression that you want the ability to record HD and the £100 ones do not have a hard drive. Freeview Recorders with a hard drive are still thin on the ground and £300 or more will be nearer the price for one at this time. Also, the one in Press Man's link is a FreeSat HD recorder needing a satelite dish while you say you are looking for FreeView HD which is not the same thing.
Just one thing, and I'm sure you've thought of this... Many parts of the country, including where I live - East Midlands - can't yet receive Freeview HD. The other thing to bear in mind is that, IIRC, Freeview currently only broadcasts 3-4 HD channels, so your partner is going to have to want to record BBC or ITV pretty much, because there ain't much else.
Oh, and I can confirm what everyone else has said: you can get a Freeview HD receiver for £100 or less, but a Freeview HD DVR will cost quite a bit more and they're still pretty thin on the ground - possibly for the reasons I noted above...