Although subscription services for UK television including Sky and Virgin Media have for years been considered a ‘premium’ viewing experience, non-subscription alternatives are now pushing back hard to show their impressive credentials. Recording, On Demand, media streaming and many more features are steadily appearing on purchasable set-top boxes, with the idea of tempting you away from the typical subscription based service providers you may have originally exclusively considered.
The HDR-1000S is one of the latest set-top boxes from Humax to take advantage of Freesat (via a satellite dish), as well as offering a new feature known as Free Time.
Previous titles in the series required an initial payment to purchase the game, however in this latest gorgeous looking release you pay nothing upfront. Instead, micro-transactions are included which in the long run could actually cost you quite a bit of money if you are desperate to repair, upgrade and purchase vehicles.
There is an immense irony with Apple products that we as consumers predictably fall into with each and every item we purchase. Apple tout the latest hardware products with the promise of super thin, wonderfully aesthetic devices and of course we are drawn to this pleasing design.