(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.