Samsung 'officially' launches Freeview receiver - 11/6/2003



Samsung has formally announced the launch of its SIR-U200I Freeview receiver for the UK market. However, it has been available for purchase in the UK for some time - notably from, where it currently retails for £73.96 excluding shipping. It was also on display on the Samsung stand at the recent Mediacast exhibition, where a Samsung official referred to it as already available in the UK market. ( had previously been under the erroneous impression that the receiver, for which no specifications were available, was an old ITV Digital model).

Samsung says it intends the SIR-U200I to be the first of a family of digital TV products for the UK market. Further product announcements can be anticipated throughout 2003, the company says.