Have I missed something?
I may be missing something fundamental here but us freeviewers will still be receiving TV through a standard aerial to a receiver that captures the broadcast, decodes and assembles it for viewing (at least I hope that's how it will continue to work for FreeviewHD). Surely the hardware will stay the same - receiving signals on set frequencies, it's only the software that will need to change to accomodate the new standard/encoding?
I don't claim to be a broadcast hardware/software expert but this was my understanding of things, so why can't an OTA update fix the issues with integrated freeview tuners from forethinking manufacturers who allow this? My Samsung TV's integrated tuner has had more than one over the air update in it's life and a guide update to boot.
Can anyone shed light?