Christmas Freesat Bargains 2014

Looking to hunker down this Christmas and watch excessive amounts of TV? Or maybe so busy over doing it that you want to be able to record your favourite repeats programmes. Well fear not, here is our (brief) guide to the best deals out there from the Freesat range. Continue reading Christmas Freesat Bargains 2014

ITV Player now on Echostar receiver

ITV Player (on-demand) is now available on the Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat+HD Receiver.

The software required to receive ITV Player (channel 903) should have been downloaded over-the-air in the past few days providing you have updates set to ‘automatic’ from within the menu. Continue reading ITV Player now on Echostar receiver

Echostar HDS-600RS Bargain Price

Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat+ HD ReceiverFor those of you looking for a post-Christmas bargain and some pennies still in your pocket, this might be of interest to you.

The excellent Echostar HDS-600RS SlingLoaded Freesat+HD Receiver is being sold by Amazon for £179.99, a staggering drop in price from £227.99 only yesterday. Continue reading Echostar HDS-600RS Bargain Price

(Updated) Echostar Freesat Receiver Still Going Ahead

Echostar Plan Freesat+ PVR With Slingbox Feature

Following the announcement we made back in July 2010, Echostar have today confirmed that they will be launching their Freesat receiver from 1st April 2011, with pre-orders accepted from tomorrow, 23rd March 2011.

The Echostar HDS-600RS will not only include Freesat+ PVR functionality from the 500GB in-built hard drive, but also offer the Slingbox feature; allowing you to watch your TV from anywhere in the world via your PC, Mac, or handheld device such as the iPad (providing you have a Internet connection of course). Continue reading (Updated) Echostar Freesat Receiver Still Going Ahead

Echostar Plan Freesat+ PVR With Slingbox Feature

Echostar Plan Freesat+ PVR With Slingbox Feature

Echostar, owners of Slingmedia have confirmed plans to launch a Freesat+ PVR receiver which will include the Slingbox feature; allowing users to watch their TV from anywhere in the world via the Internet.

The Slingbox product is expected to go on sale by the end of 2010, though prices are yet to be confirmed. There are also thoughts that this device may also include DVB-T2 technology for Freeview.

If you are unfamiliar with how ‘Sling’ works, it essentially allows you to connect to your Internet in the UK, then watch anywhere in the world via a PC device, including smartphones such as Android and iPhone. This includes controlling scheduled recordings, playback of existing records etc.

This will certainly be a very interesting development for the Freesat platform, though we are some what surprised that Freesat have agreed to such technology given it allows access to UK broadcasters channels outside the UK.