Choosing which provider to access digital services from can be difficult, there are a great deal of very effective and reliable providers who will offer good value for money and bespoke packages to allow viewers to select their favourite channels. Freeview is one of the most popular methods of receiving a digital television signal as Freeview aerial installation is widely available from specialist aerial installers and a good service is generally available.
Freeview: The Advantages
Freeview has a great many advantages. The most useful is perhaps the one off payment for a set top box or Freeview aerial installation to allow you to watch unlimited digital services that includes radio. So that’s no contract or monthly fees to pay, just one payment. Some new televisions boast built-in Freeview making it even easier and cheaper to access Freeview services.
The digital television signal for Freeview is generally good, but this of course depends on the area that you live in and the environmental factors.
Features for Freeview include:
Pause and rewind options for digital channels
The option to record whole television series to watch at your leisure
If you can currently receive Freeview through an existing aerial then there is no need for a Freeview aerial installation
A wide and varied range of digital channels and services to enjoy
With the help of a specialised digital aerial installer Freeview viewers can enjoy multi room viewing with Freeview services connected to a range of televisions throughout the house. This service can be made to suit your individual requirements and is popular with large families and communal houses.
There are very few disadvantages for Freeview. Aerial installation must be completed by a trained and qualified aerial engineer, but this is true of all digital aerials to ensure the very best digital television signal.
There are some areas of the UK that do not receive a good Freeview signal which can make the option unsuitable for some households. A reputable digital installer will be able to offer sound and practical advice on whether or not areas pick up a good signal. This largely depends on the proximity of the main transmitter for the area as well as geographical considerations such as mountainous, remote or very exposed conditions that can make receiving a good digital television signal difficult.
Finally, Freeview has many channels to choose from but some specialist channels such as sports channels may not be available.
If you’re in doubt about whether Freeview is the provider for you then call in an expert. A trained Freeview aerial installation specialist will give you the informed answers to help with your decision.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Freeview