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Technika SmartBox can also be connected to the internet for catch-up TV services

Tesco launches UK’s first HD Freeview+ PVR

Tesco has launched the UK’s first high definition Freeview+ box, just in time for what could the England’s final game of the World Cup.

The Technika SmartBox, launched jointly with IP Vision, has 320GB of memory, allowing users to watch and record high definition programmes.

According to Tesco, the £200 device is the only PVR on sale in the UK that allows the owner to record Freeview HD channels in high definition.

The Technika SmartBox also allows users to access over 2000 hours of on-demand programmes and catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, as long as the box is connected to the internet.

Users can also choose to subscribe to Sky Player in order to access paid for Sky TV content – the first time this has been available via a Freeview+ HD box.

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