New Grundig and Goodmans Freeview HD Digital Set Top Boxes

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Achieve True HD and Enhance Standard Definition Broadcasts to High Definition Quality

The whole family can now view all their favourite programmes in stunning high definition (HD) with the launch of the Grundig and Goodmans Freeview HD (DVB-T2) Digital Set Top Boxes.

The new boxes are being introduced by one of the UK’s largest suppliers of Freeview Set Top Boxes, Harvard International (LSE:HAR).

With nearly 50 per cent of UK homes able to receive Freeview HD by the time the 2010 World Cup kicks off, sports fanatics have just over ten weeks left to invest in a Grundig or Goodmans HD Freeview box and catch all the action in a picture quality so sharp it’s almost like being there.

The boxes are also ideal for the 18.5 million HD TVs in the UK that haven’t yet been enabled by their owners to receive HD broadcasts.

With Digital Switchover set for completion in 2012, and the continuing growth of free-to-air HD channels and programming, all that TV viewers need to receive HD broadcasts on their HD ready TV is a Grundig or Goodmans HD Freeview box, enabling them to enjoy the best possible TV quality.

Freeview HD

The Grundig and Goodmans boxes enable viewers to access Freeview’s selection of HD broadcast channels. The family can watch the best programmes from the BBC on BBC HD or view ITV 1’s programmes in impressive HD on ITV 1 HD. Channel 4 HD will launch very soon along with an S4C channel in HD in Wales. What’s more the box enhances all the family’s standard definition (SD) channels to high definition (HD), displaying images with up to five times more detail than standard definition TV.

Everything HD: HD Films, HD Sport, HD Nature, HD Drama, HD Children’s

All users need to do to enhance any SD channel to HD and access all their favourite TV in fabulous HD, is connect one of the Grundig or Goodman’s Freeview HD Digital Set Top Boxes to their HD ready TV with the supplied HDMI cable. Every member of the family can then enjoy HD quality TV entertainment – every channel and every programme. There are no subscription charges – just a one-off investment in a box enables viewers to experience over 50 digital TV channels in HD quality and provides access to 24 digital radio stations

Free HD Quality

HD TV is quite simply the best TV experience possible. It displays up to five times more image detail than standard definition TV and delivers impeccable sound – and Grundig and Goodmans DTR owners receive BBC and ITV HD channels without paying a subscription. Using the HDMI connections on the DTRs enables exceptional picture quality in three different screen resolutions – 1080i, 720p or 576p.

BBC iPlayer Ready

Viewers need never miss their favourite programmes and can plan for their week’s viewing.

The GUD300HD and GDB300HD display an 8-day programme guide giving them information about what’s on and when.

What’s more, the boxes are also enabled to receive an update for BBC iPlayer Digital TV service which is scheduled to launch later in 2010.

Dolby Digital Plus

Families with home theatre setups will be enveloped in sound with Dolby’s next generation surround sound, Dolby Digital Plus, made possible by HD broadcast. With up to 7.1 channels of premium-quality surround sound, Mum, Dad and the kids will be able to follow the action with their eyes and ears from any programme broadcast with Dolby audio.

The Grundig and Goodmans Freeview HD Digital Set Top Boxes are available at Argos, Tesco, Comet, Costco, Hughes TV and for, typically, £149.97.