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News // Bush Freeview HD Box only £99!
If you're looking for a cheap Freeview HD Box then you'll be delighted by this news. Homebase have slashed the price of the Bush DVB680 HD Freeview Box to only £99! Whilst this HD Freeview Box may not be the smallest, have the most features or be the most attractive HD Freeview Box... it is definitely the cheapest HD Freeview Box currently available in the UK.
Full details about the Bush DVB680 HD Freeview Box special offer can be found on the Homebase website. where you can order the box for just £99 now! With the latest lcd televisions giving you a better picture quality than ever before Freeveiw has neevr looked so good.
Latest Update //
The Bush DVB680 HD Freeview Box is turning out to be extremely popular. We have started to receive the first customer reviews of the box and they are all excellent. This little, cheap and functional freeview box is making a name for itself. Stocks are running low at all supplier so make sure you order soon to avoid disappointment!
This week Play.com have slashed the price of many Freeview HD Boxes. They stock all the curretly availiable HD Freeview Boxes at extremely competitive prices.. with Free delivery. These low low prices won't last long so make sure you order yours ASAP!
NEWS // 3View Freeview HD Box PVR
A while back we announced that 3View would be releasing a Freeview HD Box and now we've got all the details for you. We've just had an exclusive briefing from 3View about their first Freeview HD box PVR which they will release in the UK.
3View are a relatively new British start-up company, and they are looking to make an impact in the Freeview HD Box areana with their new offering. You can now pre-order the 3View Freeview HD Box PVR from the official 3View website at a cost of £299. This is currently the only place to order a 3View Freeview HD Box + PVR and it is hoped that they will be delivered before the end of May 2010. Initially the 3View Freeview HD Box PVR will only be sold online so you won't be able to get it on the high street but 3View hopes to strike deals with some of the major retailers like Asda,Tesco and Best Buy to distribute the box.
What is the benefit of the Freeview HD Box over other Freeview HD Boxes? The secret is the PVR.. also known as personal video recorder. This particular Freeview HD box is much more clever than the standard Freeview HD Receiver. The 3View Freeview PVR has a in-built 500GB memory in the form of a hard drive. T^his is used for recording all your favourite programs. It has a Ethernet port and can be connected to the internet via a wireless connection (using a USB dongle). This gives you unlimited internet access and to make it even easier the 3View PVR Box comes with apps for watching YouTube, browing on Facebook and Twitter already installed and has all the benefits of a Freeview HD twin tuner.
The picture of the 3View Freeview PVR Box which is shown is an image of the prototype but it is expected to be exactly the same as the released version you will buy.
News // Linsar FHD1 Freeview HD Box Released
Linsar have released their first Freeview HD Box - Known as the Linsar FHD1. Retailing at under £150 this is one of the cheapest Freeview HD Boxes on the market. Linsar are promoting the Linsar FHD1 Freeview HD Box as "the UK's first affordable T2 Freeview HD set top box".
This is a slightly odd claim as we have already seen a Bush Freeview HD box currently available at Argos for less at only £100. Therefore its a claim that the Linsar FHD1 is not really going to live up to. However it is a lower-price Freeview HD Box if you want to get those free high definition channels.
Read more about the Linsar FHD1 Freeview HD Box.
News // Freeview HD Channels now available in Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds
The official Freeview website have announced that the Freeview HD Channels are now being transmitted and are available to households in Leeds, Birmingham and Cardiff. This adds to the existing London and Manchester areas which began transmitting at the start of the year. This announcement of 3 new cities adds around 4.5 million people to the list of people who can enjoy watching stunning High Definition channles over the digital terrestrial television network (or through your standard tv aerial) free of charge.
If you want to receive the new Freeview HD Channels you will require a compatible HD Freeview Box (Check out our reviews of the latest HD Freeview Boxes and Freeview HD TV's. Of course there is no point buying a HD Freeview Box if you don't have a HD Ready TV as you wont be able to view the HD Channles anyway (just wanted to point that out!). If you don't already have an HD Ready or Full HD TV, instead of buying a separate TV and HD Freeview Box, both Panasonic and Sony have released a new plasma and LCD TV set with a built-in HD Freeview Receiver which starts at just under £600 for a the Sony Bravia KDL37EX403U 37" LCD TV.
In addition the official Freeview HD site have started advertising the new Freeview HD service on UK TV Channels. It is believed that Freeview HD have been waiting until the first Freeview HD Box has been tried and tested before starting the push the new Freeview HD service. We have seen a huge rise in the number of people searching for "Freeview HD Box" as well as other Freeview HD related trems since the TV advertising begain a couple of weeks ago. There has been no word from Freeview HD Box suppliers but it is thought that orders will increase masssively over the coming weeks and stocks at most online shops could run out.
News // ADB i-CAN 2851T HD Freeview Box Review
The ADB i-CAN 2851T HD Freeview Box has a unusual look and feel about it. It has a much more distinctive design and case. The design is much more simple compared to other HD Freeview Boxes and doesn't really have any exterior detail.
As with most other Freeview HD Boxes the ADB i-CAN 2851T HD Freeview Box will will offer users access to the Freeview HD and SD channels currently being broadcast as well as the ability to re-tune to receive more channels as they become availiable. The ADB i-CAN 2851T makes use of a clever 8-day EPG and Dolby Digital Plus for the sound making it top notch on that front. Looking at the connectivity of the box, it comes with an Ethernet connection as standard which will let you access various online and interactive services (when they become availiable). For those who are looking for extra features, this is one of a handful of HD Freeview Boxes which are Pay-TV ready. OTA updates will keep your box updated when new versions of the software become availiable.
What is HD Freeview & what is a HD Freeview Box?
Back in April '08, there was an announcement from OfCom that we can expect up to five of the 'normal' TV channels to be transmitted in HD via a normal TV aerial and received on a HD Freeview Box.
Since this announcement, there has been a huge rush in the development of HD Freeview Boxes in the UK. The first HD Freeview Boxes hit the UK in December 2009 and as with all all technology new and improved boxes are coming available every day.
At HD Freeview Box we want to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments and news. You can find a wide range of HD Freeview Box Reviews as well as our Top 5 Recommended HD Freeview Boxes. Unlike many sites we are totally impartial and not biased towards any supplier, this way you get the best reviews on the web.
If you are looking to buy a Freeview HD Box then the information on this site should be very useful. We offer detailed information about what to look for when buying a Freeview HD Box, HD Freeview Box News and a impartial product review service so you can find the right HD box for you. Whether you are looking for the cheapest or the most expensive, the simplest or the most advanced HD Freeview box, you will find a lot of useful information in the site.
Our Freeview HD Rollout Schedule gives you information about when you can expect to receive the new Freeview HD channels in your area as well as keeping you up to date when new channles are released.
News // Freeview HD Box vs YouView Box
Within the last week, project canvas has been officially named 'YouView'. This is the new IPTV service that is backed by the BBC, ITV, Five, Channel 4, Talk Talk and BT. Don't worry, your Freeview HD Box will not become redundant and the Freeview signal will continue transmitting indefinitely.
Although this has not been officially stated we can be pretty sure of it as the YouView Box will still use the Freeview transmission signal to display live TV to viewers. The only time the YouView box doesn't is when viewers watch previous TV at which point it is pulled in via a broadband connection. Think of it as a integrated Freeview HD and broadband streaming service combined. You can find out more about YouView and the YouView box from the partner site.
News// The First Freeview HD Box Recorders
The first Freeview HD Box Recorder (aka Freeview HD Box + Recorder) has now been announced and will shortly be in the shops. A Freeview HD Recorder is basiclly a Freeview HD Box that has the ability to record and save programs onto a internal hard drive. These Freeview HD Recorders will work in a very similar way to Sky+ and Virgin where you can record Freeview HD Channels as well as pausing and rewinding live TV.
Sagemcom RT190-320 T2 HD / Sagemcom RT190-500 T2 HD Freeview HD Box Recorder
There aren't many Freeview HD Recorder Boxes on the market and Sagemcom are one of the first to release a fully working Freeview HD Recorder. Sagemcom have released two varieties of the Sagemcom RT190 Freeview HD Recorder. The first is a Freeview HD Recorder that has a 320GB hard drive and the second a 500GB version.
Freeview Plus Box - Now Being Advertised on TV
In the last few weeks we have seen TV adverts appearing on UK channels promoting 'freeview plus boxes'. It is no conincidence that these new 'plus' adverts have started appearing in the lead up to xmas. Experts in the television industry are predicting that this xmas TV gadgets will be huge. With the imminent release of YouView, it is clear that Freeview Plus manufacturers will be looking at having a big push for sales this festive period. Keep an eye out on TV for new Freeview Plus Box adverts - and don't forget to send us your feedback!
News // TVoincs Freeview HD Box
TVonics are a well known and respected name in the Freeview Box market. As such it has come as a bit of a surprise that they have not yet released their Freeview HD Box to the UK market. We are expecting that the first TVonics Freeview HD Box will be released before the end of May but an exact date for the Freeview HD Box release is still not confirmed. We do know however that TVonics are looking to release their Freeview HD Box before the start of the 2010 World cup.
Read more about the TVonics Freeview HD Box
Buy a Humax HD-Fox T2 HD Freeview Box NOW!
Most of the major suppliers now have stocks so if you want to buy a Humax HD-Fox T2 HD Freeview Box then you can log on and order yours now. If you buy your Humax HD-Fox T2 HD Freeview Box from Play.com they offer FREE DELIVERY and the cheapest price on the internet so get yours quickly before stocks run out.
Before you buy a HD Freeview Box don't forget to use the Freeview HD Coverage checker to see if you can receive the HD signal - otherwise there's not much point buying a HD Freeview Box if you can't get the channels!
The South Korean electronics manufacturer Humax has the HD-T2 Fox's first DVB-T2 receiver announced with. The Freeview HD Box model is to receive HDTV programming, in the new DVB-T2 standard (broadcast terrestrial) and also enable the playback of multimedia files over the network interface (streaming). The built-in into the Freeview box is an upscaler which also guarantees a simple scaling of SDTV material to 1080i. The Freeview HD Box will initially only come to the UK market.
Additional facilities include an electronic program guide (EPG), which should list the TV shows of the next eight days in detail. In addition to conventional two SCART sockets, the receiver also offers an HDMI connector for lossless signal transmission. The USB port on the back are also multimedia files such as DivX or Xvid video, MP3 songs and JPEG photos can be reproduced. A PVR version for TV recordings to follow. Electricity consumption in standby mode according to the manufacturer is less than one watt.
According to a report on Engadget.com to the Humax HD Fox T2 HD Box in the UK are offered from March 2010 already. The price is 170 British pounds (around £195).
The Freeveie Box guarantees compared to DVB-T DVB-T2: About 67 percent more capacity on a TV channel. By using the MPEG-4 instead of MPEG-2 format, capacity can be utilized more efficiently. In this way, the new standard promises enough bandwidth for HDTV signals.
'Official notification from the manufacturer to the HD-Fox T2 is a not yet. According to Engadget, the device will initially only in Britain on the market. At least theoretically, in particular through the receiver like the multimedia playback via USB and network streaming. PVR and DLNA are unfortunately not on board. The terrestrial HDTV reception is certainly an interesting thing in this country but not yet currently possible. Only the Institute for Radio Technology (IRT) in Munich radiates within a few kilometers of test signals, which can be received with appropriate equipment. For example, offers AVerMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD with the A850 an HDTV-enabled DVB-T stick for £33. For £17 more there is also the AirStar TeleStick2 of TechniSat.'
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Freeview HD Box Quick Questions
1) What is the Difference Between a Freeview HD Box and a Freeview HD REceiver
There is no difference, a Freeview HD Box is simply another name for a Freeview HD Receiver. Technically a Freeview HD Box has a built in Freeview HD Receiver which is the electrical component which actually receives the transmitted Freeview HD signal. In summary tho, they are the same thing!
2) Which Freeview HD Box is best value for money right now?
It depends what you are looking for in a Freeview HD Box - but not to avoid the question and give a round-about answer we would reccomend the Humax Freeview HD Box. This is well made, has good reviews all over the internet and is well priced. The quality of the bearings within the box are outstanding. Using our Freeview HD Box price comparison tool you are able to find the lowest price for this Freeview HD Box on the internet in just one click.
In the Spring - Summer 2010 Argos Catalogue, they have revealed details of the first Sony Freeview HD televisions with integrated a Integrated HD Freeview Box. The new Sony Freeview HD TV is expected to be released in March 2010. Looking through the Argos catalogue it doesn't look like any other manufacturers or makes of Freeview HD TV's are mentioned, althrough it is understood that LG will have their first Freeview HD TV with integrated HD Freeview out in April 2010. There are also a great range of TV Packages