The Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD box with free time impresses with its easy-to-use interface and strong recording features. The backwards-in-time EPG works well but the on-demand services are not as tightly integrated as on YouView. It needs more service providers to come on board and I'd like to see the EPG populate faster and playback of on-demand programmes to start up quicker.
Typical price: £280.00
LG might be the first brand to enter the freesat TV market following the end of Panasonic's exclusive freesat deal, but there are few signs that anything's been rushed with the 42LF7700. It's not a perfect TV, but it's certainly very likeable
Typical price: £1,100.00
If you're stuck on analogue, the Grundig freesat receiver is a good way to go digital, especially if you already have a satellite dish on your wall
Typical price: £50.00
The Humax Foxsat-HD is a top class high-definition receiver and gets the freesat service off to a great start. All that's needed now is more freesat HD channels to truly make the most of its high definition capabilities
Typical price: £150.00
With most of the hardware support for freesat coming from predominantly budget brands such as Bush, the new digital platform sorely needs some proper heavyweight action. This stunning TV from Panasonic fits the bill perfectly, giving us freesat in its most hassle-free form, accompanied by some of the finest picture quality the TV world has to offer
Typical price: £1,400.00
The Freesat+ HD with free time will hit the shelves of major retailers up and down the land on 17 October, priced at £279.
The UE46F6500 is a great TV thanks to its stylish design, strong picture quality and excellent smart TV system. If you don't need the Freesat tuner though, you can save yourself some cash and get the F6400, which offers similar features and picture performance for less money.
Typical price: £650.00
Freesat is getting five new BBC HD channels tomorrow in time for Christmas specials of Sherlock, Doctor Who and much more.
The BBC will be showing 24 live streams during the Olympics, with Sky and Freesat adding the streams as new channels.
The free satellite TV service will be adding Channel 4's excellent HD service in April, while Freeview HD is now watched in over 600,000 homes.