TechniSat is the latest manufacturer to introduce a Freesat high-definition set-top box

There hasn't exactly been a rush of new Freesat set-top boxes coming to market, but now German consumer electronics company TechniSat is joining the fray with its first Freesat HD box.

As well as receiving all the Freesat channels, the £190 TechniSat HDFS Freesat box also allows the playback of films, music and pictures from USB memory sticks or memory cards, or from a PC using a LAN connection ot TechniSat wi-fi adaptor.

Martin Cole, TechniSat's managing director, says: "We are very pleased with our relationship with Freesat which has given us the opportunity to position TechniSat as a premium UK brand."

The TechniSat Freesat HD box comes with a three-year guarantee and is available now from Currys, Comet, Maplin, Alltrade and Double D.

Back in February, TechniSat signed a deal with Freesat to manufacture high-definition set-top boxes for the satellite TV service.