LG has announced its plan to release televisions with Freesat built-in. The first television takes the form of the 37in LF7700 LCD and is due for release soon. LG intend to follow up with a large screen plasma with Freesat built-in later in 2009, with the prospect of further products in the future.
The LF7700 LCD TV is said to be competition for the existing Panasonic TX-37LZD81 although the technical spec and price has not yet been confirmed.
This is good news for Freesat and consumers alike, with more choice and clearly a successful uptake of the IDTV product range so far.
Following the announcement, Emma Scott, MD of Freesat said:
We’re extremely pleased to be working with LG as a manufacturing partner for Freesat in 2009. LG is world renowned for its quality products and this partnership will give consumers even more ways to enjoy Freesat as we grow the service.
Freesat is also in talks with a range of manufacturers regarding producing Freesat products and will announce further partners in 2009.