You can forget about an aerial with Freesat ... you'll need a satellite dish.Ive just moved into a house that doesnt have an aerial (only virgin which i dont want), could i just go the freesat route and forget about an aerial?
Would this mean i couldnt get setanta though?
Yes, you can indeed do that. Other than that you'd need Virgin Media, or Freeview and an aerial, there's no other way of receiving Setanta at this time.As i suspected Max, thanks.
However it may want Setanta sports for the football which im not sure i can get via freesat?
I suppose if i went down the sky offer thats going about just now i could keep sky as well as getting a freesat box and just run both (if i get quad lnb) and get setanta through sky
Non Authoritive source, but makes interesting reading nethertheless.That is an interesting scenario! What's the source of the info, can we have a link please?
Setanta were rumoured to be pushing freesat to allow a CI slot to be included in the specification of the freesat, the rumour on that blog would appear to be linked to that. I think there is absolutely zero chance of Setantas subscription channels going FTA on freesat. There is a chance Setanta Sports News could join freesat - it is already FTV on Sky but this would depend on whether they have any "rights issues" on their news programming and need to move to Astra 2D to get round that. They would certainly have to find room for their 9 subscription channels on Astra 2D to cover their "rights issues" on those channels. All this spells out to me that there is zero chance in the next couple of years.Non Authoritive source, but makes interesting reading nethertheless.
Indeed it was interesting reading, but I'm not sure I can take it seriously unless we hear Freesat or Setanta talking about it themselves.Non Authoritive source, but makes interesting reading nethertheless.