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    News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    Humax HD-FOX T2 set-top box now available priced at £179.99.
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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    PCI or PCI-e dvb-t2 card, please!

    it wouldnt be such a frustrating wait if they werent broadcasting yet. Knowing they are but having no way of getting it just pisses me off.

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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    The ball is now rolling.

    About bloody time!
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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    I may wait for a PC card myself as I want to record but don't want to pay £300+ for a recorder.

    Like others its getting annoying knowing the signal is over my head right now and I just can't use it.

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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    This is where Freesat is winning. Why pay £179 for a receiver when it doesn't record? For a penny short of £200, you have a Freesat HD PVR which is running iPlayer.

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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    Quote Originally Posted by billybear View Post
    This is where Freesat is winning. Why pay £179 for a receiver when it doesn't record? For a penny short of £200, you have a Freesat HD PVR which is running iPlayer.
    winning?

    probably best to wait until they have been on the market.. well, at all really - I seem to remember the first freesat boxes were expensive on release
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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    Quote Originally Posted by billybear View Post
    This is where Freesat is winning. Why pay £179 for a receiver when it doesn't record? For a penny short of £200, you have a Freesat HD PVR which is running iPlayer.
    Dont forget the fact that unless you already have a satelite dish then with freesat you need to get one installed which ups your price alot, I am with freesat and will stay with them as although the price will drop on these i find satelite signal way more reliable than normal tv signal at my house


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    Quote Originally Posted by billybear View Post
    This is where Freesat is winning. Why pay £179 for a receiver when it doesn't record? For a penny short of £200, you have a Freesat HD PVR which is running iPlayer.
    They aren't competing services, they are complimentary ways of getting free-to-air digital TV in the UK, both run by the same umbrella organisation and broadcasters.

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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    I may wait for a PC card myself as I want to record but don't want to pay £300+ for a recorder.

    Like others its getting annoying knowing the signal is over my head right now and I just can't use it.
    Supposedly if you have a card that can record the raw MUX data you can do it, you just cant watch it live and your PC has to do the decoding instead of a card.

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    Re: News - UK's first Freeview HD receiver arrives at retail

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Supposedly if you have a card that can record the raw MUX data you can do it, you just cant watch it live and your PC has to do the decoding instead of a card.
    Nah, that's not true. It may have been during the trials, when DVB-T was used to transport the HD mux. But now they're transported over DVB-T2, which uses a symbol encoding scheme that the demodulators on standard DVB-T tuners simply cannot capture.
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