Thursday, 8 May 2008
FREESAT WILL REALLY BE FREE.
FREESAT WILL REALLY BE FREE for a long time yet so we are told.
In answer to Mari,
Freesat is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.
One of it's intentions is to attempt to give a small percentage of viewers who still cannot get Freeview the chance to be able to pick up U.K. national TV.
Once you buy the initial set up the cost is free, there are NO ongoing fees whatsoever except your usual TV licence. For viewers with no equipment they will need along with their new Freesat set top box, a satellite dish, an LNB(this fits and points into the centre of the dish), coax cable which connects to your new Freesat se top box.
The basic set up will cost approx. £130 and for this you will get the full equipment but NOT an HD(high definition) Freesat set top box. Viewers would buy this box if they had a NON HD ready TV set. For example a TV only a few months old which works perfectly.
If you wish the HD Freesat set top box you will pay approx. £230, you would only do this if you had a new type HD ready TV set and you wished to get the full HD effect.
Freesat is a totally independant company and has nothing whatsoever to do with any other satellite provider.
When the media decide to release the stored stock for purchasers the choice will be a matter of personal taste which Freesat set top box you want to buy.
The Freesat multimedia is expected to gradually be present in the Freesat box and this is one of the main reasons to buy a Freesat box as the multimedia from Freesat will not be available on any other set top box.
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