Freesat Recordable 4K Set Top Box Set up and Review of the new Arris Freesat box

Freesat – Subscription Free UK TV

In February 2020, Freesat launched a new 4K / UHD satellite receiver, manufactured by Arris. This is the “non recording” version, with a recording version, with 500gb, 1tb and 2tb hard drives, to be released “later”.

Apart from 4K support for Netflix and Youtube, the box does seem a bit pricey compared to its predecessor manufactured by Humax. And perhaps, if you have the previous Humax Freesat HD box, then upgrading to this box may feel unnecessary.

A few issues i found:
– My remote is not very responsive. Press a button on it, and there is a 4 second pause before you can press another button to the receiver to respond.

– the “Z” is not printed on any button on my remote control…!

– if you have “fat thumbs”, then when you press the OK button, you may also press the UP or DOWN button on the remote
– this receiver found 8 less TV channels than a Humax Freesat HD1100S receiver on the same connection…

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About Freesat

Freesat revolutionizes UK TV accessibility in Spain, offering expatriates and travelers a seamless experience of their favorite British television channels. With Freesat, viewers can enjoy over 200 digital TV channels and radio stations without the hassle of subscription fees. Its satellite-based service ensures reliable reception even in remote areas, providing uninterrupted entertainment for British expats seeking a taste of home. Freesat’s user-friendly interface and straightforward installation process make it an ideal choice for those looking to access UK TV content effortlessly. Moreover, Freesat offers a range of features including HD channels, on-demand content, and recording capabilities, enhancing the viewing experience for users in Spain.

Whether it’s keeping up with the latest news, enjoying beloved dramas, or indulging in live sports events, Freesat caters to diverse entertainment preferences. Its compatibility with smart TVs further enhances convenience, allowing viewers to seamlessly integrate Freesat into their home entertainment systems. With Freesat, British expats in Spain can stay connected to their culture and heritage through a comprehensive selection of UK TV channels and radio stations, ensuring they never miss a moment of their favorite programs.