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TV Aerial Installation and Freeview

By Christopher Ellett Subscribe to RSS | January 16th 2012 | Views:

While there are numerous ways to watch digital TV one of the most popular forms that are free to watch is Freeview. With Freeview there is no satellite dish needed and there are set top boxes to suit all budgets. Here we take a look at Freeview and TV aerial installation and the many benefits.

Your Aerial & Freeview

The only downside to Freeview, if you can call it a downside, is that the picture quality depends on your TV aerial. If yours is a very old aerial it may not be capable of delivering a digital signal. This is when you have to consider upgrading your aerial and call in professionals for digital TV aerial installation.

Types Of Aerial Used For Freeview

Depending on the area where you reside in the UK you may need what is called a wideband aerial upgrade to be able to receive the Freeview digital channels. This is due to the fact that certain regions broadcast frequencies. Older aerials may be designed to only receive a small group of TV channels. If digital channels happen to be outside of the frequencies your aerial was designed for then you may find that you suffer from poor picture quality and need a new TV aerial installation.

A wideband aerial is typically needed in many of the regions of the UK to make sure that you are able to get digital TV once the switchover has been fully completed by 2012. If you live in a region of the UK that has yet to go through the switchover your new wideband aerial will be able to pick up both digital and analogue TV, until analogue is switched off.

Loft TV Aerial Installations

When considering Freeview and TV aerial installation, the roof is not the only place that you can have your aerial installed. An alternative to roof installation is loft installation. The biggest benefit to this form of installation is that all the cabling is hidden from view and there is less chance of the aerial being damaged or becoming misaligned. Loft installations are not typically suitable for areas of the UK where the signal strength is very poor. The downside to having a loft installation for your TV aerial is that there is more chance of the aerial being affected by interference from electrical products in the home. This can often cause picture problems such as freezing of the picture.

The Benefits to Freeview

As you can see from the above there is a great deal of factors to take into account when considering Freeview and a new TV aerial installation. Freeview is a great choice for anyone that does not wish to pay a subscription out each month as once you have paid for your digital aerial installation and Freeview box there is nothing else to keep paying out each month. The majority of residents in the UK can tune in to around 50 channels with some of these being in HD if one of the latest Freeview HD set top boxes is chosen.

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