Metronic have finally released their first Freesat product, the SATHD100 Freesat HD Digital Box, a month later than planned, and TechRadar have written a useful review worth reading:
The review seems to suggest a fairly good all round receiver, although nothing ground breaking over the existing cheaper range Alba boxes (Grundig, Goodmans and Bush) or middle range Humax, with the exception of the usable USB port for playing your media files like music and video.
Priced at an initial £150 uptake will probably be slow, given the current price of the other HD receivers, but once Metronic begin to recoup the cost of manufacture, that price should drop.
At present we have not found any retailers selling this product, but it’s early days so please keep checking our Metronic SATHD100 product page for info.
Metronic are also developing a PVR version at this time, although we have been unable to confirm an ETA for release.