Freeview launches online guide to help viewers find perfect set top box for Christmas

BBC1 HD also joins the line up of Freeview programmes

Not content with letting us at lay down the law when it comes to which products you should be buying - or not - Freeview has launched an online review service focusing on set top boxes.

Here's what Freeview has to say:

New online guide highlights key products based on reviews to help buyers find the perfect Freeview box.
More choice than ever before, giving viewers the option to get the absolute best out of their TVs this Christmas. 
Freeview+ boxes now from just £75 and Freeview+ HD now from just £200.
Freeview today announces the launch of its new online review pages at , a key resource designed to help viewers find the perfect Freeview box. Offering an unparalleled range of digital TV products, the UK’s biggest digital TV service now offers more choice than ever before. The refreshed website includes reviews of Freeview+ boxes that can record an entire TV series at the touch of a button and Freeview+ HD boxes that can also record HD programmes available on Freeview HD. 

The new review pages will help people locate the right Freeview box or TV for them based on price, brand and recording time.  Of course, how the box looks under the TV is important and there are various styles and designs to choose from. The updated products section of highlights the best reviewed products and offers direct links to buy from leading retailers such as Tesco Direct and
Freeview has a great range of Freeview+ and Freeview+ HD boxes this Christmas, including:
Freeview set-top boxes are available for customers looking for easy access to the best of digital TV. The Goodmans GDB12 is a great starter set-top box from just £18, equipped with auto setup, digital text and a seven day electronic programme guide. The Philips DTR230, from £34, is an excellent choice for those looking for something which delivers Freeview’s range of channels as well as providing a little extra in its style and design.
Never miss a moment of great TV with Freeview+, providing the power to pause, rewind and record programmes at the touch of a button. A pick of some of the most popular products available include the Hitachi HDR165  containing 160GB of storage space from only £75, through to the Humax PVR-9300T from £155, capable of up to 200 hours of recording time with its integrated 320GB hard drive. 
Freeview HD provides access to the best of subscription-free high definition TV, including BBC HD, ITV 1 HD, CH4 HD and now the newly launched BBC One HD. With up to five times better picture quality and stunning 5.1 surround sound, high definition TV has never been more affordable and widely available.. For TV fans looking to make the most of their HD ready TV the Sharp TUT2 Freeview HD receiver from £90 is a great choice, delivering superb picture quality along with an extremely user friendly interface for easy operation.
Freeview+ HD viewers can enjoy the premium subscription-free digital TV experience, combining the time-shifting power of a personal video recorder with the luxurious quality of high definition. The Philips HDT8520 from just £215 it comes with twin tuners offering the ability to watch one channel while simultaneously recording another, while those interested in high-end electricals should look no further than the Humax HDR-Fox T2 . With 500GB of memory and 300 hours of recording time this is one of the most impressive Freeview boxes available. Viewers looking to get Freeview HD should use the coverage checker at  
With over 50 standard definition channels and now four subscription free HD channels including BBC HD, ITV1 HD, C4 HD and the brand new BBC One HD, the UK’s most popular digital TV service now offers more choice than ever before. As the UK begins to turn its attention to Christmas TV and the UK’s most popular HD shows including The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, Freeview continues to be the UK’s first choice for digital TV.