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Digital TV and HDTV services available in the UK from leading service providers such as Freeview, Sky and Freesat


 
Digital Aerial   Digital TV
The Aerial option
Digital TV reception in the UK is available through your existing aerial, however to receive all the Freeview available TV channels you may need to change your aerial and or replace your aerial cable. Please note: Not all areas can receive ALL the Freeview channels. Your local TV outlet will be able to advise you if you need to replace your existing aerial to receive digital TV.

Using your existing (analogue) TV all you need is a Freeview Digital Box - again available from most electrical retailers. One thing to note is that there are different types, with some having additional features. They are as follows:

  • Standard Freeview box
  • With built in recorder
  • Top-up (so you can add additional channels)
  • Freeview HD

Digital TV Prices range from the standard set-top box at £10 to the HD Box at £50, HD Box with Recorder (HDD) from £100. HD Boxes and HD TVs have built in the DVB-T2 tuner for HD reception. If you are in the market for a new TV, with Freeview HD try Digital TV Direct.

 
Digital Dish Digital TV
Dish alternative
For those who require Digital TV transmissions through a satellite dish in the UK theire are two main choices available, they are FREESAT and SKY and there are several options to choose from. Take a look at our Sky page

Obviously you need a satellite dish, although many of the packages include installation of the dish - so please check beforehand. Alternatively you could install the dish yourself, if you do, you may require a device called a 'satellite finder' (gauge showing strongest signal) or you could get a local installer to do it for you. The types of digital TV boxes are:

  • Standard digital box
  • Digital box with HDD (Hard Disk) for recording
  • HD (High definition) versions of the above

In the UK a standard Freesat is about £50 and up to £300 for the HD Recorder. Sky boxes are Free for the standard and Sky+ boxes and £49 for the HD Recorder, but remember you have a monthly rental fee that varies according to package you choose, whereas the Freesat is a one off charge only.

 
   
The objective of this site is to review and present to you the choices. If you click on the buttons and links below you will find a detailed description of each of the services available.
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