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If i bought a tv with freeview how whould i get it to work without a tv aerial?

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
We have sky, so would we just be able to get it connected to our sky dish or would we need to get a sky box to be able to watch freeview?
it's just for the kids room so really don't want to pay for another multi room with sky lol
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Just buy an aerial for the kids room:thumbsup:


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:TdWuRVi12VFjdM:http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00PeKavCtEOLkpM/Indoor-Aerial-27733-.jpg
1 Like #2
If it's just freeview you want access to, then just plug the tv into the wall and away you go. You may need an indoor ariel to get a better signal, but I think you can get one of those for about £15.


EDIT : transit beat me to it. :)
#3
transit;6749074
Just buy an aerial for the kids room:thumbsup:


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:TdWuRVi12VFjdM:http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00PeKavCtEOLkpM/Indoor-Aerial-27733-.jpg




our area has a really bad signal as we tried getting an indoor aerial for our other son's room but the pic was so bad :-(
1 Like #4
You can get signal boosters for them :)
#5
cheerleader
our area has a really bad signal as we tried getting an indoor aerial for our other son's room but the pic was so bad :-(


Depends really how much you want to spend, but some indoor aerials with built in amplifier/booster are pretty good.
#6
Technika 19" HD Ready LCD TV with built-in Freeview & USB Record

was looking at this one from tesco to get a free sky hd box
banned#7
shibi din;6749088
If it's just freeview you want access to, then just plug the tv into the wall and away you go. You may need an indoor ariel to get a better signal, but I think you can get one of those for about £15.


EDIT : transit beat me to it. :)

bad advice. you'd be very lucky to get freeview without an aeriel plugged in :w00t:

we have a huge aeriel but still have to have a booster as well to get a clear digital reception
1 Like #8
cheerleader
Technika 19" HD Ready LCD TV with built-in Freeview & USB Record

was looking at this one from tesco to get a free sky hd box


i'd advise getting a decent aerial from somewhere like argos and if it doesnt do the job take it back:thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #9
one i have in sons room, and paid full price for it - grrrr He does have a box room so sometimes blips when you walk past it


whoops forgot to add link http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5344008/Trail/searchtext%3EAERIAL.htm
1 Like #10
You really need an aerial for freeview.
A booster just boosts the bad reception.
#11
cheerleader;6749123
Technika 19" HD Ready LCD TV with built-in Freeview & USB Record

was looking at this one from tesco to get a free sky hd box

oops was the one with freeview & a dvd player that i wanted to get http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-5447.aspx
#12
shibi din
If it's just freeview you want access to, then just plug the tv into the wall and away you go. You may need an indoor ariel to get a better signal, but I think you can get one of those for about £15.


EDIT : transit beat me to it. :)


csiman
bad advice. you'd be very lucky to get freeview without an aeriel plugged in :w00t:

we have a huge aeriel but still have to have a booster as well to get a clear digital reception


Did you not read the next sentence after the one you highlighted?
banned#13
cheer could you not get someone to sling an aerial in your attic, my daughters freeview runs off one and its ok, sometimes its just as cheap to get a proper aerial put on roof, round here cost about £100 for an aerial and you can have it spilt into two rooms
#14
sassie
one i have in sons room, and paid full price for it - grrrr H


http://cdn3.knowyourmeme.com/i/7283/original/facepalm2ic7copyrl2-jpg.jpeg
#15
sassie;6749184
cheer could you not get someone to sling an aerial in your attic, my daughters freeview runs off one and its ok, sometimes its just as cheap to get a proper aerial put on roof, round here cost about £100 for an aerial and you can have it spilt into two rooms

that might be an idea :) think i may try one of the indoor aerial first & see if that works :thumbsup:
banned#16
thesaint
You really need an aerial for freeview.
A booster just boosts the bad reception.


exactly right
a booster doesn't just boost the good points, its boosts the bad points too
#17
"We have sky, so would we just be able to get it connected to our sky dish or would we need to get a sky box to be able to watch freeview?
it's just for the kids room so really don't want to pay for another multi room with sky "

If you want free channels in another room , go get a SD FreeSat reciever from Argos [£49] or a HD reciever [Argos £67] ,buy a Twin or Quad LNB for your Sky dish , connect the new LNB to your new reciever and you have the free channels similar to Freeview .
I've just fitted a one for a customer in Morpeth last Tuesday . Excellent picture quality , she bought the HD box and HD channels are excellent . Once the kit is bought ,there is nothing more to pay .
Another way to go is to get a S/H Sky box , again connect this to you Sky dish using a Quad , contact Sky for a FTV card [ £19.59] and you'll get all the Free channels without any subscription. Second hand Sky boxes are very cheap , I got one given last year to sell for someone , I got £6 for it . I got another a month back for free , but kept it and I got the Sky FTV card . I bought a Sky Zone 2 dish especially for this setup but haven't fitted it yet ,..............damn rain .
#18
ricko
"We have sky, so would we just be able to get it connected to our sky dish or would we need to get a sky box to be able to watch freeview?
it's just for the kids room so really don't want to pay for another multi room with sky "

If you want free channels in another room , go get a SD FreeSat reciever from Argos [£49] or a HD reciever [Argos £67] ,buy a Twin or Quad LNB for your Sky dish , connect the new LNB to your new reciever and you have the free channels similar to Freeview .
I've just fitted a one for a customer in Morpeth last Tuesday . Excellent picture quality , she bought the HD box and HD channels are excellent . Once the kit is bought ,there is nothing more to pay .
Another way to go is to get a S/H Sky box , again connect this to you Sky dish using a Quad , contact Sky for a FTV card [ £19.59] and you'll get all the Free channels without any subscription. Second hand Sky boxes are very cheap , I got one given last year to sell for someone , I got £6 for it . I got another a month back for free , but kept it and I got the Sky FTV card . I bought a Sky Zone 2 dish especially for this setup but haven't fitted it yet ,..............damn rain .


ditto
#19
ricko;6749268
"We have sky, so would we just be able to get it connected to our sky dish or would we need to get a sky box to be able to watch freeview?
it's just for the kids room so really don't want to pay for another multi room with sky "

If you want free channels in another room , go get a SD FreeSat reciever from Argos [£49] or a HD reciever [Argos £67] ,buy a Twin or Quad LNB for your Sky dish , connect the new LNB to your new reciever and you have the free channels similar to Freeview .
I've just fitted a one for a customer in Morpeth last Tuesday . Excellent picture quality , she bought the HD box and HD channels are excellent . Once the kit is bought ,there is nothing more to pay .
Another way to go is to get a S/H Sky box , again connect this to you Sky dish using a Quad , contact Sky for a FTV card [ £19.59] and you'll get all the Free channels without any subscription. Second hand Sky boxes are very cheap , I got one given last year to sell for someone , I got £6 for it . I got another a month back for free , but kept it and I got the Sky FTV card . I bought a Sky Zone 2 dish especially for this setup but haven't fitted it yet ,..............damn rain .

but the tv i'm looking at has freeview on it so would i not just be able to connect to my sky dish? :?
#20
cheerleader
but the tv i'm looking at has freeview on it so would i not just be able to connect to my sky dish? :?


am the same cheerleader. I have sky in living room and both bedrooms...............but have a freeview set in my kitchen but the outside aerial I have is rubbish - I bought a booster and as The Saint said .........it also boost bad signals making it even worse.

As its only a kitchen tv am not too bothered but would be interested to hear what I could do
banned#21
cheerleader
but the tv i'm looking at has freeview on it so would i not just be able to connect to my sky dish? :?


Well you could..... but there wouldnt be much point.

Its a bit like buying an Xbox 360 game, when you have a PS3 console.

Freeview needs a TV aerial.
Freesat needs a dish.

You can buy TVs that have Freesat (and sounds like what you'd prefer.)

If you buy a TV with Freeview, you WILL need a TV aerial.
#22
Freeview does not work connected to a Sky dish , FreeSat does . Freeview needs a conventional type of arial on the chimney or roof .Some TV arials will work in the loft , so ,that would be a cheaper DIY answer to your problem.
In short , you'll get nothing to work without an arial , ie . Freeview ,Terestrial TV , whether built in to the TV or a separate box or not .
The fact you mentioned Sky , I thought it would be another option , another LNB ,length of cable and a FreeSat box . Other than that you WILL have to have some sort of TV arial installed .

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