Top List of the Best Free to Air Satellite ReceiverBy
Many people constantly ask us via Email what is the best HD or SD Free to Air Receiver that is on the market, and that is easy to use.
There are many FTA Receivers out there, that used to be solid, such as the Pansat 9200 but times have changed. Here is our GoodFTA list of the top 5 HD FTA Receivers.
1 – i-Link 9500 HD! Currently the King of HD FTA Receivers, i-link has quietly built up a tremendous loyal following in the free to air world. I-Link first cut its teeth with their 210/220 series of Receivers and things caught on like wild fire from there! They soon released their follow up 9000 and 9000 Plus and then six months ago their 9500 HD model. Currently it is our top pick of the best you can get. It has a IKS adapter built in. This model will cost around $400.00
2 – Sonicview 8000 HD! The king of last generation of FTA Receivers maintains the number two Position! It is reliable and has a great EPG! If you have the v2 version of this receiver with a built in fan, you are in for good times. You need to purchase an IKS adapter for optimal use, such as the iHub, or NewLink. You can normally buy this receiver bundled with an 8PSK and iHub/Newlink for around $450.00
1 – i-Link 9000 Plus
With a built in ethernet adapter and great hardware this is currently the best standard definition satellite receiver you can get. Its priced around $220.00 and has a great EPG. The unit itself is sleek and black and fits well with any home entertainment center. Its service for any FTA channels are reliable and little to no freezing. The IKS adapter with this one, is built right in! No dongles needed.
2 – Limesat Ultra PVR
Although Limesat is the new kid on the block, their receivers are getting peoples attention. With the ability to get the most channels in FTA, this is a great bet. It also has a built in ethernet device, so you do not need a dongle for it. Its EPG is very solid, with the ability to have genres. SO if you want to browse all the news channels, or sports you can do so with ease. This unit has a built in IKS Dongle, so you do not need to purchase one. The unit will set you back on average of $250.00
3 – CNX Nano 2
Conaxsat has been around the block or two! They first came onto the scene about 2 years ago, with their CNX Mini, it came in white, and had some of the greatest picture quality in all of FTA. It released the follow up Duo and Trio a few months later. The Duo was a standard PVR and the Trio had the ability to play DIVX files, so you could watch movies via your USB drive from their unit. When CNX decided with go with the network and IKS route they released the CNX Nano and 5 months later the CNX Nano 2. The Nano 2 is the most refined CNX product ever. It functions has a PVR and has the best picture quality in FTA for standard definition receivers. It also has a built in IKS Dongle, so you do not need to buy anything extra. The Price is around $200.00.
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