What is Freesat HD?
Freesat HD gives you TV in stunning high definition, with crisp, clear picture and sound quality. You can watch free-to-air high definition channels such as BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD, and you don’t need to pay any monthly subscription fees.
Freesat is a free service, and so is Freesat HD. You do need to purchase equipment though, and you will not be able to watch any HD content without an HD TV, HD-ready Freesat box and HDMI cable. You could, alternatively, get an integrated Freesat HD TV, which is basically a Freesat decoder built into a high definition TV set. The Freesat HD products are available from various retailers high street and online retailers.
Freesat HD Box
Any Freesat HD box is built to be ready for high definition viewing. There are several on the market, built by different manufacturers, and you might find they have different features included which could affect the price. To watch in HD you will also need an HD-ready TV.
You can also buy an all-in-one Freesat HD TV. This is a Freesat decoder built into an HD TV, so you can watch all the channels from Freesat including the high definition broadcasts.
Freesat HD Channels
Freesat has free-to-air HD channels available to view for free. These include BBC HD, BBC One HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD. As long as you have a Freesat box with an HD-ready TV, or an integrated Freesat HD TV, then you can watch these channels at no extra monthly cost, because there are no subscription fees with the Freesat service.
Freesat HD Deals
If you want a Freesat HD box or integrated HD TV, you will find that many high street shops and online retailers sell these products. The best way to get a good deal is to shop around and compare prices. If you want the benefit of HD channels, and you want them for free, you might be able to find a good deal on an HD TV with Freesat built in, and if you already have an HD TV then you will probably find a good price for a Freesat HD box.