Freesat hits the ground running with free HD transmissions
OK, so it's not Freeview HD, so you'll still have to buy the box and dish, but it is free after that. (Click here to read about what exactly FreeSat aand FreeSat HD are).
BBC and ITV's answer to SkyHD "FreeSat" looks pretty good. They hope to have a massive 300 channels by Christmas along with around twenty HD channels. All of which will be completely gratis. Which we like a lot.
The Humax box - called The Fox - is nice and small, features Component and HDMi and are configured to both work at the same time giving you the choice. It also has a Digital sound output and so when broadcast you can expect to get Dolby 5.1 to plumb into your surround system.
Priced at £150.00 for the box we think it will catch on fast.