Review: Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD Receiver

Out of the blue, Humax announced the launch of their new single tuner Freesat HD box, with <free time> built-in. This took the industry by surprise hence why there are no reviews out there (at time of publishing), but behold; now there is!

Of late, Freesat has been Continue reading Review: Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD Receiver

Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 freesat HD Receiver

Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 freesat HD ReceiverA few weeks ago Manhattan sent us their latest product to test, explaining that it was a brand new freesat HD receiver not only to replace the current Plaza HD-S, but also the hugely successful Plaza DS-100A. We initially thought that Manhattan had gone mad, until we realised that they have managed to combine both units into one Continue reading Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 freesat HD Receiver

Review: Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD <free time> Receiver

Humax release first Freesat <free time> boxLaunch: October 2012 | Price: £279 (rrp)

The Humax HDR-1000S is the very first of the second generation Freesat receivers with <free time>, a service designed to offer the user a more seamless experience in accessing the content you want to watch. Continue reading Review: Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD <free time> Receiver

Review: Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat+ HD Receiver

Sneak peak at Manhattan HDR-SLaunch: July 2012 | Price: £189 (rrp)

It’s time for a (lengthy!!!) review of the much anticipated (and delayed) Manhattan Plaza HDR-S 320GB Freesat+HD Receiver. I have been looking forward to getting my hands on this unit for months now, tipped to be a low cost PVR receiver for recording all your favourite standard and high-definition channels from Freesat; and I must say, it doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading Review: Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat+ HD Receiver

Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver

Manhattan Plaza HD-S - Joinfreesat score 4.5 out of 5

The latest Freesat HD digital box to launch is the Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Satellite Receiver and we’ve managed to get hold of one pre-release for our first ever joinfreesat review. Manhattan are hoping to add to the success of the existing DS-100 Freesat SD receiver with its ‘big brother’, which includes access to high-definition channels plus a few more features.

On first inspection you notice that the case itself is of good build quality including a silver bevel on the front concealing a few buttons. The unit is also very light and well proportioned thanks to the use of an external power supply which also keeps the case cool after hours of operation. The rear panel is well catered for and includes the LNB in port, HDMI, TV Scart, VCR Scart, S/PDIF (digital optical output), Ethernet and USB. Continue reading Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver

TechniSat HDFS Receives 5 Stars From What Hi-Fi

TechniSat Freesat Box

Following on from 3 out of 5 stars back in September; What Hi-Fi have been so impressed with the software updates and additional functionality that they have now given it the highest 5 out of 5 honour, ranking it as the best single tuner Freesat HD receiver on the market.

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This rating is a credit to the development TechniSat have put in to the device and the unique PVR functionality which despite a current set back with availability, has proven very popular so far. Congrats TechniSat.

The TechniSat HDFS can be currently be picked up for as little as £162 including delivery and 3 years manufacturers warranty; visit our price comparison page for details.