Ive been living with my Freesat for a month now and it's great , I had Sky HD and got fed up with the high monthly sub, rubbish sub standard on screen menu's and no program sound when in program guide's. Until now !
The foxsat has really smart looking menu's clean,crisp and colourful and for free,(the type you would expect from a monthly sub), it also lets you see and hear the tv programs through the program menu's so it's like a ghost image(Unlike sky), you dont have to have it like this as you can have just a solid menu with just the sound of the program you were watching in the background. The recording is spot on as you havent got to trail through page after page of recordings, instead if you series link a program and it has 6 programs in that series it puts all those programs in 1 folder thus saving 6 items on a page which makes for easier navigating. The SD channels seem to be slightly better picture than sky which i was suprised about . I have not found any problem with delay from the orignal remote, nor from my harmony one remote in changing channels to the freesat and also you do NOT have to point it straight at the reciever like sky. The only thing is the start up takes about ten seconds, but once use to that there's no problem (i would rather 10 sec start up than £40 a month sub).
So all in all if you want a 1 off payment of the freesat, lush menu's to nav through and a smart looking system then buy. ( and for the haters there's a reason for this, your still paying while we get it for FREE !)