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Freesat is a UK digital satellite TV service from the BBC/ITV which launched in May 2008. Freesat has no monthly subscription, just a one-off payment for the digital box, satellite dish and installation. It even comes with subscription-free, high-definition TV programmes. As Freesat is broadcast via satellite, it’s available to almost every household in the UK.
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Jan 29 2009

Pre-Order a Humax PVR from Maplin and save £25This has been mentioned a few times by readers of this site, but at present, with the shortage on Humax PVR’s, it seems to best solution is to pre-order from Maplin, and save some money at the same time.

This is what you need to do:

Step 1 – Visit Maplin and click on the “Subscribe and save up to £25 off your order” in the top right corner.

Step 2 – Register an account and sign up for the newsletter…or sign up for the newsletter only.

Step 3 – Wait a few days for the newsletter to arrive via email, which will include a 20 digit code.

Step 4 – Add the Humax PVR to your basket, but because the £25 discount only applies on £300 orders or more (the PVR is £299.99), add this Radial Electrolytic Capacitors which we believe is the cheapest item at just 0.11p.

Step 5 – Wait for Maplin to process your order, and save yourself £25 (well, £24.89!!!).

Total price: £275.10

Given that obtaining stock is so difficult at the moment, why not at least pre-order and save yourself some money? Maplin have so far been honouring the orders within the time-scale indicated.


Jan 20 2009

Comet FreesatFor all those looking to purchase a Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ Digital Box, Comet are now accepting orders online with delivery dates from 27th January 2009. The price has increased to £299.99 plus Free/£5.80 delivery.
Buy online at COMET here

Argos FreesatArgos are now showing some stock availability priced at £293.59 plus £5.80 postage. Ignore the stock notice and try to purchase, it worked on a test we did, but might be dependent on your location. (edit – out of stock again!)
Buy from ARGOS online

Maplin FreesatAlternatively Maplin are showing as having stock available; previously they were just taking pre-orders. Maplin are charging £299.99 also with Free delivery.
Pre-order from MAPLIN here


Dec 29 2008

Metronic SATHD100 Freesat HD Digital Box

Metronics first Freesat digital box is now in stock at Maplin, priced £149.99.

We questioned in a previous post why anyone would consider purchasing this HD receiver at such a high price, given that the Alba Group and Humax versions are already so established and priced significantly cheaper, but if you are considering a purchase, we’d love to hear the reasons why.

Buy online at MAPLIN for £149.99 inc P+P

Don’t forget to include a product review on our Metronic SATHD100 product page if you do indeed own this product.