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Goodmans GFSAT101SD Freesat SD DVBS Set Top Box with Energy Saving Trust Recommendation

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  • Access all Freesat Channels and Radio Stations
  • 7 Day On-Screen Guide
  • Energy Saving Trust Recommended - Less Than 1W Standby Power
  • Interactive Services (Red Button)
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
  • Item model number: GFSAT101SD
  • ASIN: B005167UUQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Sept. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,988 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Freesat Box. Access Digital Satellite TV With No Subscription. Includes Interactive TV Features, On Screen Channel Listings & Over 140 TV/Radio Stations.

Manufacturer's Description

Now with Freesat you can forget all about digital switchover in the UK. Freesat is the joint venture between the BBC and ITV that provides free access to satellite broadcasts. All you need is a dish installation and with the GFSAT101SD you have access to all Freesat progammes, TV and radio, with nothing else to pay. This model has a auto channel search, a 7 day programme guide, digital text and audio description that tells you what is ahppening on the screen in the absence of dialogue. You can also access the interactive services via the red button. Using less than 1 Watt in standby this model is also Energy Saving Trust Recommended.

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Customer Reviews

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Goodmans GFSAT101SD Freesat SD DVBS Set Top Box with Energy Saving Trust Recommendation

Unpacked the box and plugged it into mt old crt TV and pressed search, I had all the freesat channels within two minutes without problem. This is my third Goodmans Set top box attached to TV's in other rooms and have found it easy to set up and use, which is good for a techonophobe like me.Probably not the most expensive bit of kit on the market but its adequate and reasonably priced doing everything its designed to do.
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I was looking for a cheap replacement satellite receiver for our bedroom and decided upon the Goodmans GFSAT101SD Freesat settop box (Especially after prviously owning a Goodmans DVD recorder, which I loved!). It was probably the cheapest one that I looked, so I was not expecting bleeding edge technology, just something which I would watch, through bleary eyes, as I dropped off to sleep at night.

When the receiver arrived I was surprised at how small neat and tidy the box was, unlike the cheap and nasty Triax box which it was replacing, after nearly setting the house on fire. The set up could have been done by my little boy, it was so simple, and it has proved to be a great little box all around. If I were to have any minor complaints I would say that the menu system could be improved a little and the power cable could do with being a couple of feet longer, but these really are picking hairs.

They say that you get what you pay for, in this case, in my opinion, I got a lot more!
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This item is a must for every one, I get all the channels plus more , than you get on the free view box, picture is great. I am just sorry I didn't know about it before,
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We bought this so we could say goodbye to sky. It arrived within 24hrs of us ordering it.
It was very easy to set up and is now working like a dream. I would highly recommend this.
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This Freesat box, for standard definition, is excellent value. Installation is trivially easy, and the on-screen menus clear. Also the remote buttons are well arranged and obvious. Picture quality is absolutely fine and I'd have given 5 stars but for the fact that you don't have picture or sound when viewing the 7 day program guide. This is really not too important so I still recommend highly.
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easy installation, compact design, runs perfectly from existing "Sky " satellite dish, gives all the channels worth watching one would require, and provides a good backup in case of terrestial TX failure( not unknown)
In a few words, good value for money without the cost of other satellite providers
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There is no option to give no stars - that's the true rating.

We bought this to replace a box that died of old age. It would not work at all with the scart lead supplied, with the old scart we got to the first screen and no further. Called the Goodman tech support line, who told us that the box was not compatible with a single LNB. This, if true, is not stated anywhere on the product specs. We called out a engineer who told us that's rubbish, that the box is in fact blocked because it won't even re-set. BUT the truly annoying thing is that the box comes with a slip of paper stating 'DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT'. Is that even legal when the product is defective? It is cheap but in this case you can't even say you get what you paid for - we paid for satellite receiver and didn't get one.
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Very reasonable price for a no frills freesat receiver.
A no brainer as far as setup goes - works straight from the box.
Good value.
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