Found 28th Jul 2009
my children have tvs in their bedrooms when it changes to digital will i have to buy these boxes for each of there rooms or will there be anything else i need so they can get the new channels?

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You will need a freeview box for each tv unfortunately.

Babbabooey;5869631

You will need a freeview box for each tv unfortunately.



unless the tv has built in freeview

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Babbabooey;5869631

You will need a freeview box for each tv unfortunately.



will it automatically pick up the signal as my eldest son has a freeview box but could not get any channels on it,or will that happen when the change over happens?
thanks

edjaned;5869655

will it automatically pick up the signal as my eldest son has a freeview … will it automatically pick up the signal as my eldest son has a freeview box but could not get any channels on it,or will that happen when the change over happens?thanks



you might need an arial upgrade because it should be working already

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ding;5869668

you might need an arial upgrade because it should be working already



do u mean the main ariel in the loft?wonder if its down to me to replace ariel as we rent of housing association?

ding;5869640

unless the tv has built in freeview



Yeah, but it's still a freeview box, just hidden inside the tv :thumbsup:

Babbabooey;5869704

Yeah, but it's still a freeview box, just hidden inside the tv :thumbsup:



i know that , i was just saying that if it was built in then edjaned does not need to get another one

edjaned;5869679

do u mean the main ariel in the loft?wonder if its down to me to replace … do u mean the main ariel in the loft?wonder if its down to me to replace ariel as we rent of housing association?



the ariel the freeview box was connected to, you could check with the housing association because i suppose. how about freesat from sky, if you have a quad lmb all you need is spare boxes

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ding;5869771

the ariel the freeview box was connected to, you could check with the … the ariel the freeview box was connected to, you could check with the housing association because i suppose. how about freesat from sky, if you have a quad lmb all you need is spare boxes



i think he just has one of them plug in ariel booster things,we only have one ariel coax in the house and thats for the main tv so would it mean running coax to each room upstairs to the freeview boxes?
we just use the sky downstairs
thanks for help

If you are receiving freeview through the aerial then it is possible that your area is not yet able to receive freeview channels that way - here in deepest darkest Wales we won't be able to until March next year. If you have a satellite dish then you should be able to pick up channels through a freeview box now.
This link will let you know whether or not you should be able to get freeview (and if not, when):

freeview.co.uk/ava…ity

edjaned;5869804

i think he just has one of them plug in ariel booster things,we only have … i think he just has one of them plug in ariel booster things,we only have one ariel coax in the house and thats for the main tv so would it mean running coax to each room upstairs to the freeview boxes?we just use the sky downstairsthanks for help



if you have spare connections on your dish you can use your sky to provide a better freeview than an ariel can offer just buy some old sky boxes from the car boots
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