If you want the best satellite PVR (personal video recorder) on the market, and you're prepared to pay for it, then Sky+ HD has premium high-definition content, with a wider choice than any other provider. However, if you baulk at paying an additional fee for your TV viewing, Freesat offers an affordable alternative
Best subscription PVR
Sky + HD 2TB
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Product of the Year, Awards 2013. A premium high-definition and recording option, now with wi-fi connectivity.

Best Freesat recorder
Humax HDR-1000S
Humax HDR-1000S/500GB
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Best Freesat recorder, Awards 2013. No match for YouView, but if you’re determined to go Freesat this is the best box.