Echostar Freesat+ HD PVR Digital Box (HDS-600RS)
Released: April 2011
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About the Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat+HD Digital Box (official release)
The HDS-600RS is a state-of-the-art Freesat+ HD digital television recorder. It combines Freesat satellite TV reception, digital recording, connected TV apps and TV anywhere.
Designed with convenience in mind, this exciting product puts you in complete control of your digital entertainment experience, pause, record & rewind live TV, watch one channel whilst recording another, series link & record programmes at the touch of a button. Timer recording schedule allows you to browse all future instances of a repeating programme.
Watch over 150 channels from Freesat, access On Demand and connected TV apps and use the unique SlingLoaded TV anywhere feature to watch your TV anywhere; on your PC, Mac or mobile device*.
The HDS-600RS is a fully-featured media entertainment centre, equipped with a high capacity 500GB hard disk drive as standard, it provides you with abundant space to store your favourite recorded programmes. Record up to 300 hours of digital TV in Standard Definition (SD), or up to 100 hours in full Digital High Definition (HD)
The SlingLoaded TV anywhere feature allows you to set and view your digital TV recordings from anywhere – throughout your home, at work, on the train or on holiday. Your entertainment is available at the touch-of-a-button. iPhone, iPad & Android are amongst the popular devices supported by downloading the SlingPlayer Mobile app* Whilst Mac and PC users can watch using the free Internet-based SlingPlayer.
Interfaces including HDMI and SPDIF ensure seamless integration with an existing home entertainment system. The unit has two card slots and both front & rear USB ports.
The unit offers user friendly access to features such as one touch record and series link, whilst the HD electronic programme guide (EPG) and SlingPlayer Mobile* ensure that all your live and recorded entertainment is at your fingertips, home or away. Allows all programme(s) in the live-pause buffer to be saved to the DVR library so if the phone rings and you decide after pausing a programme you’d like to record it, simply press the record button.
Easy to set-up, the SlingLoaded HDS-600RS combines the experience of TV anywhere and the versatility of connected TV. Simply connect to your TV set and to the Internet via your broadband router, create a Sling account and you’re ready to watch your TV anywhere. Watch TV online free on a Laptop, Mac or PC at www.uk.slingbox.com or www.myechostar.com/watch
Want to watch TV or set and review your recordings from your mobile device? Simply download the SlingPlayer Mobile app* to watch TV anywhere on iPhone, iPad, Android and other compatible mobile devices. See myechostar.com/support for a full list of compatible mobile products.
Remote control can learn TV codes directly from any TV remote
*Requires mobile data plan, mobile broadband or Wi-Fi and the SlingPlayer Mobile app – sold separately. See www.myechostar.com/support for a full list of compatible devices. To use TV anywhere you must connect your HDS-600RS to the Internet via your broadband router. To view HD services, HD guide and upscale SD services you’ll need an HD Ready TV set connected via HDMI. You can only watch your TV anywhere in standard definition; some connected TV apps may not be used with TV anywhere.
Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat+HD Digital Box Official release
EchoStar Europe, a leading developer of added value, connected device solutions to the digital television industry, announce their SlingLoaded® HDS-600RS, the world’s first HD digital video recorder (DVR) to combine Freesat+ features with Sling Media’s unique place-shifting ability, enabling TV anywhere, on all popular smartphones and tablets.
The SlingLoaded feature enables users to watch and manage their live and recorded TV remotely anytime, anywhere, via 3G or Wi-Fi, with no additional monthly fees. With Freesat+, viewers get over 150 digital channels, including HD, On Demand services and the ability to pause, rewind and record TV, all subscription free. There’s seamless access to catch-up TV including BBC iPlayer, with other connected TV services including ITV Net Player to follow.
Once connected to home broadband, the EchoStar HDS-600RS will Sling live or recorded TV anywhere, to your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ smartphones or tablets, and any device supported by SlingPlayer® Mobile*, even to your Mac® or PC via SlingPlayer® (which can be accessed for free, online at www.uk.slingbox.com). This ensures that you’ll never miss a moment of your favourite show, movie or sports event ever again. Throughout your home or around the world, you can truly Sling your TV anywhere.
The EchoStar HDS-600RS delivers a host of viewing options; ‘live pause and rewind’, simultaneously watch one show and record another, and one touch series-link via the High Definition (HD) Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) all ensure that you’ll never miss a show! The 500GB hard disk drive provides huge capacity to record up to 300 hours of Standard Definition (SD) programming or up to 100 hours of HD programming. You can even connect to a compatible Dolby® Digital home cinema amplifier, using the integrated Digital Audio Port, allowing you to enjoy cinema quality sound at home. All this is packaged in a stylish unit with a touch sensitive display.
Rhod Williams, General Manager of Echostar Europe said;
For TV lovers everywhere, this is the ultimate combination of subscription free TV anywhere meeting digital television recording and connected TV [..] We’re bringing together the strengths of EchoStar and Sling Media Inc. to create a hybrid device that will give people the ultimate TV viewing experience; what they want, when they want and where they want it. With this industry first we’re making TV anywhere a reality that delivers an enhanced user experience to consumers, with no monthly fees.
Freesat Managing Director Emma Scott commented;
This is a great partnership for us. It’s our first foray into EchoStar’s ‘TV anywhere’, and offers even more fantastic choice for our customers. Freesat has constantly evolved since launch and this paves the way for more exciting innovations in the future.
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