The installation of Freeview and Freesat - Exactly what You'll Need to Receive Digital Telly

The installation of Freeview and Freesat – Exactly what You’ll Need to Receive Digital Telly


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Old style analogue tv is virtually gone. The transmitters will be turned off and substituted by the latest digital services. If you aren’t yet prepared for the digital switch over you should get yourself sorted out as soon as possible. You have a few choices on precisely how you will receive your tv signal in […]




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Old style analogue tv is virtually gone. The transmitters will be turned off and substituted by the latest digital services. If you aren’t yet prepared for the digital switch over you should get yourself sorted out as soon as possible.

You have a few choices on precisely how you will receive your tv signal in the future. If you aren’t purchasing in a package from Sky or even Virgin your option is basically right down to Freeview or Freesat.

So what do you need to get this cutting edge signal on to your gogglebox?

What’s the difference between Freeview and Freesat?

When it comes to the actual programmes you are going to receive there is not a lot to choose between Freesat and Feeview. Both equally provide you with each of the primary programmes as well as radio stations along with loads more included for good measure, plus the two supply a scaled-down assortment of hi-def (HD) channels.

The main difference is within the equipment you have to purchase and set up.

Exactly what you need set up Freeview

Freeview is actually transmitted in the same manner as your current analogue transmission. It utilizes terrestrial transmitters, i.e. earth based ones. To get it you will need a digital aerial placed somewhere on your own house, pretty much in the same place as your existing aerial. The chances are that the present aerial won’t work for digital so you’ll want to get some advice about that, or you might prefer to buy a suitable digital aerial anyway to make sure you get the best reception.

Following that you’ll need to have a digital receiver. Most new TV have got this built-in but if you’ve got an old set you don’t really need to change it, just buy a independent receiver. Lots of versions now feature integrated recorders and High definition so you’ll add plenty of functions to your house setup.

Precisely what you need to have to successfully set up Freesat

Freesat, as you may have guessed, is beamed to everyone from space. You’ll want a satellite dish to get it. However, if you’ve had Sky before you may possibly already have a dish set up so that you can simply plug your Freesat receiver directly into that. Some TV are available with built in Freesat receivers but the odds are you’ll need to purchase a specific box.

Again the independent receivers can come with lots of capabilities to help you to record programs, pause live Television, and so on. Check your dish to determine just how many feeds it provides. If you want to record a single channel whilst watching another you’ll have to have a dual feed out of your dish.

Is It Possible To Build-it-yourself?

Well, you actually could though you’ll need to have some idea of what you’re getting into. Perhaps the biggest issue is in putting the actual aerial or dish on the suitable spot and aligning it correctly. You might have to purchase some test tools to find the best results. You’ll also have to brave the ladder as you climb your property walls in order to secure it in place. Not a task for the infirm or even technically clumsy.

There after you’ll really need to wire it all up and get the cables right down to your receiver. Just as before if you already know just what you’re doing it won’t become an issue however probably not a great idea for the beginner DIYer.

Get a TV and Satellite television Installation technician To Get It Done For You

Often the best choice is GALMI – Get A Little Man In.

If you need a satellite dish installation in Wokingham or a digital aerial in Ascot then Thames Aerials offers a friendly, professional service.

If you don’t live in Ascot or Wokingham you’ll find third party TV and Satellite television fitters near to you. Just search on the internet and you’ll find installers who can come out, tell you on which equipment you need, source it on your behalf and set it up for you. No hassle for you and you just know its all going to do the job at the end of the day. It can cost you a little more but you’ll get it all put in place correctly and effectively with out any kind of risk to life or limb.

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