Freesat Launch Channel List
Freesat launches in UK
Channels - http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html
Hardware - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?MenuNo=11746&MenuName=Sateliite+Receivers&FromMenu=y&doy=17m5
And there always has been an EPG, it's the same as freeview, DVB carries its own EPG alongside the main signal, whether that's DVB-T or DVB-S or DVB-C.
I've been using free DVB-S for around 2 years now, in my truck. Takes 5 minutes to set up, and you get a guaranteed signal (as long as you can work out which way is south). I used this system http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=48737&doy=17m5 which was £60 back when I got it.
So is this the only way to get Free HD TV??
got meself a big new HDTV ready for Euro 2008 come on Engerland!!
Ehh waht do you mean they aint....
Interesting for now. Let's see in December
Like most things the announcement is interesting, but the service is a bit lacking.
Assuming new channels are added and more of the content goes to HD then it will become compelling.
For now I’ll stick with my PVR Freeview, but if the content arrives it might be an interesting Christmas upgrade.
But sky you are fixed to a receiver. With this, depending on the card encryption (if any?) you will beable to pick it up with any receiver.
Which includes loads of HD boxes, HDD/Dual Tuner recorders, networkableu units, PCI DVB-S cards etc etc... so 100x better than monopoly sky. Also the ability to "detune" worthless channels so they never appear in your listings, change the order sorting (and your own channel numbers etc, we rely too much on "channel numbers").
But does anyone know what card/cam encryption this will use?
If it has no encryption then any unit will work with it (supporting the codecs etc).
whats new about this? Looks like the range of free channels that have been available on Astra for years. Same channels, same satellite.