We have it through unconfirmed sources that Metronic plan to launch software on or around the 24th May which will include BBC iPlayer. This will be for their only Freesat receiver, the SATHD100.
Metronic are the last of the Freesat ‘receiver’ manufacturers to launch the BBC iPlayer service, with only Panasonic (schedule here) and LG remaining with their IDTV’s.
The Metronic SATHD100 is very much a middle of the range Freesat HD Digital Box, though availability of the product seems to be diminishing with John Lewis recently selling for just £79 on clearance. If Metronic read this, maybe they can contact us with news on their plans, as we’ve been unable to get any response from them!
For all those wishing to know what the Metronic SATHD100 screenshots look like, here they are.
Thanks to Digitalspy member Jim (aviewer) for supplying the images, who managed to purchase one last Thursday from Maplins for £149.99, which arrived the next day.
Main Menu (Channels)
Main Menu (Settings)
Main Menu (Installation)
Main Menu (System)
Picture Adjustment Menu
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.