freesatSamsung has confirmed that its SMT-7800 Freesat+ HD recorder can be upgraded to the forthcoming G2 spec.
Freesat G2 is the code name for a next-generation technical specification adding better peformance and features, particularly in the area of hybrid TV via broadband.
Warren Hampton, Samsung UK’s general manager of home networks, told Wotsat that the SMT-7800 was built with Freesat G2 in mind.

The ST-7105 chipset is capable of meeting G2’s processing needs, and there’s a built-in CI+ conditional access slot for channels who want to add pay-TV services, he said. ‘We could add G2 as a software download,’ Hampton added.
He hinted that Freesat G2 might also allow Samsung to add its Smart TV Hub to Freesat products, which it’s not currently able to do.
Dedicated Freesat G2 products are not expected to launch until the end of 2011 or early 2012, so Samsung could steal a lead on its competitors.

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