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The Moral Animal.
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I'm a bit confused.

I quite fancy getting a Freeview box this Christmas, mainly so I can watch a bit of More4. Thing is, I only have a small TV with its own crappy aerial.

Is there any way around this? Or does Freeview have to be done via a roof-top aerial?

One other question: would it be easy enough to plug my old video player in to the setup, so I could record a few programmes?

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Don Malhumorado
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I think you can use a signal booster to get a picture from an indoor aerial.

And yes. Assuming your video has a SCART socket.

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Sgt. Pinback
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It really depends on where you live. Theoretically freeview needs a slightly better aerial than normal tv, but in some areas you can get a decent picture with just an indoor aerial.

Diverting slightly, I find watching footy much less satisfactory on digital than analogue. On long shots, the detail around the players becomes blocky and indistinct, and as the camera pans, the pitch details smears into a general green blur.

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Rogin the Armchair fan
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My freeview box picks up (from an indoor aerial on a portable) all the digital channels perfectly, but can't receive normal ITV or Channel 4. Very strange.
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Spock na Escada
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Does anyone know anything aabout satellite reception in UK?
Not Sky btw.

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bryanattoni
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Maybe. What's the question?
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Lucy Waterman It Be
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My Freeview picks up most things OK, but has very variable reception of the Four stable of channels. Sometimes fine, sometimes infuriating.
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Ginger Yellow
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Our Freeview uses an indoor (powered) aerial. Almost everything is fine, but two channels tend to have pretty crappy reception.
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Spock na Escada
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Basically Satellite kit is very cheap in Turkey so I was thinking of buying a dish/receiver for my old man. But I have no idea what Satellites broadcast to UK or even if they can be picked up on the same receivers on sale here.
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noj
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Is the analogue switch off still happening in 2010? I can't get Freeview where I live and "there are no plans to extend digital coverage" into my area. So presumably there's no TV for me after 2010.

Looks like I'll have to go back to my spinning jenny.

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bryanattoni
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quote:
But I have no idea what Satellites broadcast to UK or even if they can be picked up on the same receivers on sale here.
The receiving equipment for digital satellite is standardised. The only thing that is non-standard are the encryption systems. So if you wanted to watch Sky pay channels, you'd need a Sky box. However, with a bog standard free-to-air receiver that you could pick up in Turkey you could get all the free channels on Sky, i.e. BBC 1-4, BBC News ITV 1-4, CNN, Sky News, loads of crap shopping channels plus all the digital radio stations. All the yellow channels are the free ones.

You could also point the dish at another satellite in space (i.e., not the Sky on) like Astra or Hotbird, where you can get German, French, Italian or Spanish TV. Eurosport for example. But you can't get these and the Sky channels at the same time without physically moving the dish. Which is a bummer.

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Malcolm X
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You can pick up a technomate 1500CI wih a motorised dish for about 200.

With that you can scan all the satellites in the Clarke Belt.

With a bit of resourcefulness, you can also get most prem matches for free.

I'll be getting this installed once i move to London.

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Cheers for that. I'll check out that site and see if it's worth bothering.
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