Freeview is the subscription-free digital TV terrestrial television service in the UK that is available via an aerial. It works on all compatible personal video recorders, boxes, and TVs. Freeview offers many of the country’s most popular radio and TV channels.
If you prefer to not have a subscription package, then your best option is usually Freeview. It is also a good option for people who are on a budget and don’t want to have to pay a high monthly subscription charge for a regular TV package.
How Do You Get Freeview?
Before you are able to get Freeview, first you need to make sure that you have an aerial that is digital compatible. Also, you will need a Freeview box or TV that is compatible with Freeview. All televisions that were made after 2010 have Freeview built-in, so after plugging it in you should be all set.
If you don’t own a digital-compatible aerial, then you will need to get one. Many services can help you with that even if you have to be in an area with a poor signal. It is very important to have this handled by a professional.
How To Install The Freeview Box
If you would like to use the box to get Freeview, then you will need to set it up before being able to access the channels. This is something that can be done easily and quickly. The box you receive should come with a SCART or HDMI lead, a power lead, remote control, and batteries. You will need to get your digital-compatible aerial before you can get the box set up.
To set the box up, the aerial lead will need to be plugged into the right socket on the back of the box. Usually, the socket will have aerial marked on it, aerial, or RF. The plug the SCART or HDMI scale in the proper socket on your television. The other end of the cable plugs into the right socket on the box.
You are now ready to turn on the TV. After your TV is on, turn the Freeview box on. Usually, the bo will be automatically detected by the TV. However, if that does not occur, you will need to switch the channel to AV 1 or HDMI 1.
After you are on the right channel, you will be able to start tuning the box. Then after the box has been tuned you will be able to store all of your channels. The Freeview remote can be used to explore all of the channels that you receive.
How Do You Tune The Freeview Channels?
After the Freeview box is set up, you can then start to automatically tune the channels. However, if that does not occur, or you have any technical issues, you will need to tune Freeview manually. To do that, you will need to choose the menu on the remote control or box.
Then choose set up and then installation or update. If you asked to enter a password, you will need to use 1234 or 0000 as the default. After you enter the password, you can choose factory reset, full retune, or first-time installation.
The Freeview box might ask you if it is okay to delete existing channels. You will then need to choose yes. that deletes any of the old settings to make room for your new order and channels. If prompted, choose to save the channels.
What If You Are Unable To Get Any Freeview Channels?
You will need to check your aerial if you are having problems tuning your device or receiving any channels. You also need to make sure that you have installed a good quality aerial to pick up the best signal. You will need to have an aerial that has a strong signal if you have more than one TV.