FREESAT RECEIVERS OR BOXES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN TWO VERSIONS.
It is expected that those on a budget
can buy a Freesat box with non HD ability, whereas others can purchase the higher spec. HD Freesat box.
Both boxes will have the expected EPG to select live sport,
national events, stunning natural history, landmark drama, world-class documentaries, and all for free.
The satellite dish size expected to be suitable for Freesat in U.K. can be anything from 45-60cms. dependent
on your U.K. location. Larger dish sizes would be ideal for viewers living in Ireland, Scotland and for some ex-pats
living overseas in Europe and beyond.
It should be noted anyone buying the standard Freesat receiver box can still view High Definition (HD) but the
picture viewed will be downscaled to standard definition using the normal scart lead.
Please also note anyone buying the higher spec HD receiver box can still use their standard definition TV but the
HD picture will be viewed downscaled.
To summarise; the ideal Freesat box would be the HD digital box if your future plans include the purchase of an HD
ready TV set.