New 4k box now available

lovinthetelly

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I don't suppose many on here will be interested in such a restrictive device, but anyway...

The third generation of Freesat devices has been released. At present, only the '4K TV Box' is available - with 500GB, 1TB & 2TB PVRs to be released in the coming weeks. These boxes will sit alongside the non-smart Manhattan SX box, which provides basic access to satellite services only.

The 4K zapper box is currently available on Amazon, priced at £124.99. It is expected that CurrysPCWorld, Argos & John Lewis will also stock the new boxes - followed by some independent retailers. An important difference with G3 devices is that Freesat is directly involved in the supply chain; they now sell the products (manufactured by Arris) to retailers, rather than (say) Humax.

These boxes are not the revolution that some expected - they're using a slightly modified version of the G2 user interface, which dates from 2012. So in terms of end user interaction and day-to-day usage, these are virtually identical to the old G2 boxes from Humax.

There are some differences, though:
- 4K support - with UHD content currently available through Netflix and YouTube
- Wideband LNB support - allowing compatibility with SkyQ LNBs and the ability to record up to 4 programs at once on PVR models
- A standardised Freesat remote control that can also control your TV
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Improved internal specifications - to allow future development with streaming apps, light-encrypted content, app connectivity, IP-delivered channels etc.
 

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Looks like no SCR on this model either.
 
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