Freesat TV options 43-50 inch

Hi following a previous post we have decided to go for a new Freesat tv connected to our existing dish, needs to be 43-50 inches, budget of approx 500.00

Ive looked at several different ones with reviews mainly Currys, Appliances direct, John Lewis however some like the LG say that although it advertises freesat it doesnt actually have the menu etc.. just a satellite connection that will receive a signal, others say they don't have iplayer apps and the like .

Can anyone recommend one that I can simply plug the dish aerial into and receive full freesat, then connect to wifi for iplayer, firestick etc... (which may or not be good enough as we are rural hence the satellite) 

Looking to get this sorted really quickly so any pointers would be great.

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  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218
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    First thing is buy from Richersounds for 6 year warranty,is the dish a sky dish if so ebay for a £40 sky box, if you have an aerial you will get freeview.
    A firestick will also give you many more options. Whats your broadband speed like.
  • Nowhere to put the boxes that's why were changing to a freesat tv and running the cables down from the loft to the wall mount position, currently on an old sky dish with freesat box in the tv cabinet.
    We are rural but the new router on 4g just about seems to be cutting it for firestick but I want the security of freesat incase it doesnt play ball.
  • Rodders53
    Rodders53 Posts: 2,083
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    Freeview tuners are  more common on TVs than freesat proper.  Do you have a working UHF TV aerial?
    Channel 4 is only SD on freesat but HD on Freeview.
    Check out your reception predictions at Freeview/help (click detailed view for additional info) and with neighbours.  If a 4G dongle works in your location I'd be fairly surprised if Freeview doesn't.  An aerial in the loft space might work?

    You've already https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6176822/help-options-connecting-freesat-box-to-new-wall-mounted-tv#latest been told LG and Samsung do make freesat TVs - but Richer and John Lewis have well trained staff and demo sets to confirm.

    In that last thread long hdmi cables is a possible option hidden in trunking sunk into a wall...  HDMI over ethernet another (and could easily route through a loft space above in a  bungalow).  Retaining the box you have?

    It's also fairly trivial to mount a freesat box vertically on a wall with some bracketry and hide it behind the wall mounted TV.  They don't have to be horizontal (although the IR window will need to 'see' the remote control signals.
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