Goodmans GFSAT100SD

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Goodmans Freesat SD Digital Box (GFSAT100SD)
Released: 6th May 2008
Discontinued: April 2009

Goodmans SD freesat receiver

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About the Goodmans GFSAT100SD Digital Receiver

The Goodmans GFSAT100SD Standard Definition freesat Digital Box was released shortly after Freesat’s launch and whilst suffering initially from a software recall, is now proving to be the very best of the SD receivers on the market. The Goodmans GFSAT100SD brings you a sharp quality SD picture, and offers a LNB in/out connection allowing you to piggyback another digital box without the need for another cable from the satellite dish (although a separate cable from the satellite with another Freesat digital box is highly recommended). The EPG (electronic programme guide) is basic but simple to use. Please note that this Goodmans Freesat SD Receiver is now able to search for additional FTA channels not available on the Freesat EPG.

Goodmans GFSAT100SD Specification

– Freesat compliant
– Access all freesat Digital channels and Radio Stations
– Handy on-screen TV listings
– Interactive TV
– Ethernet support – for future iPlayer and Kangaroo use
– Subtitles and Audio Description
– Simultaneous playing of transmissions over Scart or YPbPr (2 x Scart sockets)
– Internal PSU
– Dolby digital audio output (S/PDIF)
– Automatic software upgrade via satellite
– Audio description / One touch subtitle
– Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 257mm x 42mm x 165mm
– Weight: 1kg

Goodmans GFSAT100SD latest software version

SD 1.4.25 (15-Apr-09)

Goodmans GFSAT100SD official website

Goodmans GFSAT100SD manuals (1.01mb – user manual) (1.01mb – quick start guide)


Goodmans SD freesat receiver
Goodmans SD Freesat Receiver (GFSAT100SD) Front View

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15 Responses to “Goodmans GFSAT100SD”

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  2. Davei Says:

    I haven’t got one of these myself, but I bought one for my mother and set it up for her.


    * Perfectly acceptable picture via RGB connection
    * Ease of use


    * Painfully slow initial transponder scan
    * The GUI (including EPG) appears rather primitive/’clunky’

    The Goodmans GFSAT100SD certainly isn’t the best satellite receiver in the world, but it’s good value. I wouldn’t want one of these connected to my main TV, but I’d happily recommend it for use with a second set.


  3. Jason Says:

    I have got one of these boxes to replace a Sky+ box as we weren’t using the Sky channels much anyway.
    I got mine from Currys Digital (Dixons) for £45.
    The box itself is small and discrete, but has a captive power lead which is a bit annoying.

    Installation is trivial, but there is no obvious way to force a software update.
    The installation guide didn’t match what happened on the screen but it wasn’t a big problem.

    Very easy to use in day-to-day operation, but as the previous poster said the EPG is a bit slow and clunky.

    I’d recommend this if you don’t have a HD television and want some cheap to start with


  4. Tony Says:

    I bought one of these two weeks ago and had it delivered all for £45 from Dixons on-line using the code given on this website. Well worth the money for use with a second TV and the facility to add programmes is useful too for FTA stations not on the EPG. The size of the unit is very neat and small compared to large clunky Sky digi boxes. Very easy to set up and operate and all in all I’m very pleased with my purchase.


  5. Simon Says:

    I have two of them. They are discrete and easy to use and the picture quality is good but they both suffer from lip sync problems, which make some programmes unwatchable.


  6. Stu Says:

    This device has a coaxial audio output, NOT Optical as advertised. It also claims DD 5.1, but I can’t find any being transmitted on SD channels. The favourites list is very clumsy. Otherwise a good standard product.


  7. steve chambers Says:

    I bought two Goodmans sd boxes the picture was blurred on both so got refund


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  9. Phil Says:

    This is a basic box for anyone without an HD TV.

    – EPG slow and clumsy, does not always respond to remote.
    – Colour not good for watching snooker, the red images are “off centre” making it unwatchable.
    – Sometimes get “ghosting” bars crossing the image.

    Bought it at Argos and may take it back.


  10. Gary Says:

    I bought this box 6 months ago. Now, the front panel has warped and is coming away from the unit. A firmware update now means you can’t set reminders from the EPG, the interface is sluggish and often doesn’t pick up remote key presses. The picture shows a “misconvergence” in the colours so it’s softer at distance and has left-right colour fringes close up (RGB SCART).

    The box works, but I wouldn’t buy another.


  11. Jonathan Says:

    Bought this from Argos as soon as they had stock in from launch last year. We don’t watch that much telly so I wasn’t bothered with HD. Had it installed (using an existing Sky dish) but it wouldn’t finished the channel discovery – just hung every time. I then went through FOUR returned boxes, only dis discover that for some reason the hanging was related to the fact that I’d had the Ethernet plugged in. Unplugged that and it tuned in fine. Oh well.

    Since then it’s been OK (giving it 5/10), but the EPG is klunky and slow, and the box will forget stuff like your favourite channels if you power it down! Also noticed a slight “juddering” of the picture recently, but that may not be the box itself.


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  13. John P. Says:

    I have just bought one of these from Argos, for use with an elderly SD telly in the bedroom and am very pleased with it so far. My one concern is that it seems to get very hot, even when in standby mode. Has anyone else noticed this?


  14. Dove Says:

    I use my GFSAT100SD in my holiday home – but 13 month after purchase with infrequent use the box has died… No lights, no signal, fuse okay. Any ideas anyone?


  15. James Says:

    Bought one of these as I live in an area that gets no freeview coverage. Picture quality is OK but nothing special, EPG is basically usable but is slow and clunky as many others have said. Now 9 months old and has started giving a ‘no signal found’ error. Tried a friends Humax on the cable and it works fine. Manufacturer support is next to non existent and even if you can get through to someone they dont know much or dont care about it. Bought from Argos who are about as much help as a wet fish. They simply claim it must be a dish error and refuse to repair / exchange. Was fine while it worked but should have spent a bit more to get a decent make. Would give it 4/10 max.


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