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A Fransat card and CI+ plus cam is available for about £50. They encrypted just before showing tennis from Rolland Garos. Still encrypted now but my Sony tv doesn't tune it in correctly The other channels though work flawlessly. Cam and card last a life time, just hope there is a fix so my tv can tune into the 4k channel.Just demo loops at present nothing worth investing in, the first real 4k channels will almost certainly be subscription based.
Actually the First Free 4K UHD channel will be German shopping Channel 'Pearl.TV' launching in September on Astra1 19.2° east, Just for those who love German speaking shopping channels will now be able to enjoy it in 4KThe answer to what and when of 4K on satellite is AFAIK practically nothing for the foreseeable future.
The Internet has rather more.
Never seen a Freeview+ recording box without epg search. All the non recording SD freeview boxes I have ever used also have epg search.Search is not in the Freesat etc. specifications if I remember correctly.