Set Top Boxes

If you want to take advantage of all the free programming available, a smart set top box is a must-have. With so many programmes broadcasting on free channels, Freeview boxes let you access those networks and enjoy digital television with no subscriptions or fees. Open up more entertainment possibilities with one of these digital TV receivers and all the features they offer.

Want to catch programmes at your convenience instead of waiting for the right time to come round? Look for a set top box with On Demand functions, to instantly view films and shows in addition to regular free programming. Some set top boxes will let you access not only standard digital television but satellite TV and radio stations as well, including music, weather, up-to-the-minute news and sports updates. Many smart set top boxes put more power into your hands with DVR features such as pause, rewind and fast forward, and others enhance your viewing freedom with on-board hard-drive storage for pre-programmed recording. Look for models with full HD reception, pre-installed channel listings and even the ability to update channel listing data via WiFi.

When picking out the perfect Freeview box for your set, choose from top brands like Now TV, HUMAX, and BT to plug into more content from providers like YouView and digital programming beamed down from Freeview, Freesat and other free satellite services. If you are a do-it-yourself type and need to connect to an existing satellite dish, there are cable extension kits, along with the other necessary bits and bobs to relocate the box or antenna. Other brilliant add-ons include WiFi dongles for listing updates, cable connectors and even portable USB receivers to tune in on your mobile device. With this many budget-friendly TV box options, you just need to pick the one that fits your needs best, and then sit down with your family for an evening of subscription-free digital entertainment.

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