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Sagemcom DSI86 HD Satellite TV Digital Receiver Box with freesat HD

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  • Slimline design
  • HD viewing with HDMI upscaling
  • 8 Day Programme Guide
  • Digital Audio Output
  • Parental Control
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Item model number: DSI86HD
  • ASIN: B002XSKSHM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Oct. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,661 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Sagemcom DSI86 Freesat Digital Set Top Box
Sagemcom DSI86 TV Guide

Sagemcom DSI86 Freesat Digital Set Top Box (STB)

The Sagemcom DSI86, a smart and simple satellite TV STB. Watch great TV with the most popular HD channels. Menus are clear and simple making it easy to enjoy your favourite TV.

HD TV, you really can see the difference

High Definition

Watch the best of TV in stunning High Definition including BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD, and Channel 4 HD. See your favourite programmes in a different way with up to five times more detail than standard definition with stunning picture quality, clarity and sharpness, have deeper, richer colours to bring programmes to life and the intense increased depth and realism makes your watching experience more engaging.

Sagemcom DSI86 Channel Service
Sagemcom DSI86 Online Services
Great content, lots to watch, no contract

Freesat brings you up to 170 TV channels and 24 radio stations plus you can access even more content from BBC iPlayer (requires broadband) - all with no contract, no subscriptions and no on-going costs. Once you have your Sagemcom DSI86 you need never pay a single penny more. You can receive Freesat through a satellite dish (your existing Sky dish will be fine) and with an HDMI cable included in the box, you will have everything you need to start watching straight-away.

Over 170 channels including the most popular HD channels

The HD channels look fantastic: whether it is sport, movies or nature programmes, the picture quality will certainly enhance your enjoyment. There's always something to watch, select from up to 170 TV channels to optimise your TV experience.

TV on demand and Catch Up TV from BBC iPlayer

With so many channels and so much good programming you may still discover that you've missed something you wanted to watch. With access to BBC iPlayer, you can watch a wide selection of content broadcast over the last 7 days or other on-demand content. To access these on-line services simply connect your Sagemcom DSI86 to your broadband connection either directly into your router or via a home plug network extender. A minimum broadband speed of 2MB is recommended.

Compact, stylish and simple

Connection to the TV and satellite dish is easy. Setup is simple; it takes just a few minutes.

The Sagemcom DSI86 has been designed to fit in with your other audio visual equipment. The sleek, minimalist fascia panel features a gloss and matt black finish and a subtle LED channel display to avoid distracting you from the on-screen action.

The rear panel has a wealth of connectivity options, including dual SCART and a digital coaxial audio output so that you can enjoy the best possible audio quality when connected to a Surround sound or home cinema system.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Freesat receiver
  • 1 x External AC/DC adapter (1.2m)
  • 1 x Power cord
  • 1 x Remote control (range: 7m)
  • 2 x Saline 1.5 V batteries (AAA type)
  • 1 x HDMI cord (1.5m)
  • 1 x Installation guide
  • 1 x freesat presentation leaflet
  • 1 x User manual


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    Customer Reviews

    4.1 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By techpuppy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 Dec. 2010
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    The Sagemcom DS186 STB looks and feels quite cheap and plasticky when you first unpack it but once it's installed beneath your TV it's really a non-issue. Luckily the remote control feels more substantial and is comprehensive and clearly laid-out. The onscreen user-interface is also clear and easy to navigate and quite responsive in use.

    When this STB first appeared Sagem had claimed it would be compatible with BBC iPlayer after a future firmware update. The update took some time to arrive but is now available over-the-air or via Sagemcom's website (I'll post the URL in the comments) and can be installed manually by using a USB flash-drive plugged into the port on front of the unit. The update means you can connect your Sagemcom box to your broadband router using the ethernet port on the rear - note that it needs at least a 1Mbps connection. Now you can access BBC iPlayer via a special menu which appears when you press the red button (while watching BBC1) and watch iPlayer content directly on your TV.

    The Sagemcom box isn't the most sophisticated or expensive-looking but it's a great value way to get HD content on your TV and the new BBC iPlayer compatibility make it an even more compelling product. However, if you're thinking of buying one to make use of an old satellite dish then don't do what I did and get the box BEFORE you've checked the cables still work! Luckily Amazon sell good value satellite cabling too...
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    323 of 327 people found the following review helpful By Tom Black on 17 May 2010
    Sagem DSI86 HD Satellite TV Digital Box with Freesat HD

    I bought this Freesat receiver a couple of weeks ago and I have not regretted this purchase at all - the receiver is doing exactly what I expected it to do and it even exceeded my expectations.

    The unit came with an HDMI cable and plenty of useful information in the user leaflets. But I soon found out that there is no urgent need for assistance as the box guided me through the installation
    process with clear instructions. After only 3 minutes my box was set up and the first of over 140 free channels (no more Sky bills!!!) appeared on the screen.

    The menu itself is very straightforward too as most of the functions and settings are arranged in a very logical way. The programme guide allows me to check what is going on in a week's time
    and considering the price of this unit I am more than happy to accept the lack of a hard disk. If I really want to record something I can still use the AUX port to record directly to my DVD recorder.

    Another very interesting function that I was not aware of is the parental control which allows me to create a channel list for my children, with locked or hidden individual channels.

    Coming to the main point, the crisp picture quality:
    I can finally make use of my HD TV as the DSI86HD box receives HD channels. The HD quality is simply amazing, in particular when watching documentaries. And if I change the video settings to a
    higher solution even the standard definition programmes are looking much sharper than with my old box!

    Summary:
    - very easy to use
    - straightforward and quick installation
    - great picture quality
    - parental control function
    - 7 day programme guide

    Overall a very good product that I can only recommend.
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    34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mark O. Callaghan on 30 July 2010
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    Living in the Irish Republic and other than the fact I had to enter the UK area code that was in the manual to start installing, everything went fine! Setup worked great! Picture is now HD quality on my HD Samsung TV, so very pleased with this product, works very well! Really like the fact that the best channels are all sorted. The box has a good Program guide and having had an old FTA set top box which pulled in hundreds of channels when you tuned, having to spend an evening deleting them was kind of painful, so all in all this box is well worth the money spent.
    There is an option in the Republic of Ireland to get a combination box that does the Irish and British channels but is quite expensive.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Cousin on 14 Dec. 2010
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    I bought the freesat receiver about a month ago. I moved recently in a house with no antenna on the roof because reception is very bad in my area. The previous owners had Sky and they left their dish in place when they left.

    My biggest question was: "Will it work out of the box ?"
    Well, it did. I just had to select the right cable out of the 2 coming from the dish, connect the box as show on the quick step guide provided, the provided HDMI cable to the TV, power it on and follow the steps on the screen. It works straight forward. No need for support or helpline what so ever.

    The TV Guide is very nice, Parent control very useful with small children at home and I finally get to enjoy proper HDTV with very good quality image.

    I can only recommend this box, especially considering its price.

    Oh, and since the last upgrade (as straight forward as the installation steps), available on SAGEM website, it gets BBC iPlayer too.
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    41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By S. W. Cross on 27 Jun. 2010
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    The instructions are very clear and I found that setting it up was very easy, tuning in was also simple as the step by step guide in the instructions were clear and logical
    The box itself works really well, though it does seem to get a bit warm but this does not affect its performance.
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