As we have explained in the last article, for those avid TV viewers who don’t wish to upgrade to Sky or Virgin Media, Freeview enables them to watch many more channels than they could have done in the past.
All you need to do is get hold of a box, which is quite easy to achieve. You can get Freeview equipment from all the main retailers, while if you take a look online there are many reputable companies offering these boxes.
When you install a Freeview box in your home you do not have to subscribe to anything, all you have to do is ensure you are in a coverage area. This can be checked over the Internet as well, but most of the UK is now up to date.
A digital box usually costs about £20, but for this outlay, you get all the channels mentioned previously and there is no contract to sign.
Once you have made your one-off payment for the digital box itself, assuming you already have the TV, now you just need to plug it in and connect it to your television.
The box can be made to work with your existing TV by use of a SCART lead, which simply plugs in to the back of the unit.
In addition to standard Freeview, you can now also buy Freeview+ digital TV recorders, which let you record, rewind and pause live television. This is a really useful feature to have.
So, get your Freeview box and fit it to a shelf or bracket, just under the TV brackets which are holding your television to the wall.