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Can I use my digital freeview box abroad and receive English channals?

Can I use my digital freeview box abroad and receive English channals?

Can I use my digital freeview box abroad and receive English ch
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No. You cannot receive signals from UK Freeview transmitters abroad. You box will be able to receive local "DVB-T" transmittions, if there are any.

You can use satellite equipment pointing at the Astra 2D satellite from some European countries however to get around 100 UK free-to-air channels.



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Thursday, 10 February 2011
Briantist
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8:42 AM

Libby Davey: If you have a non-HD Sky box it won't make the slightest difference.

Full HD will provide 66% better resolution (1080 line) compared to a HD Ready (720 line) T, if you have Sky+HD.

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Libby Davey
8:48 AM

Many thanks for your help. We are just changing from cable to Sky in order to take it with us so it will depend what we get from Sky - prob a HD box as it will be new! If it is, we will get a Full HD TV. Again, many thanks.

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Sunday, 20 February 2011
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Kaye
10:29 AM

Hi, I have an english friend living in Italy. She has a satellite dish which only picks up digital Italian TV but she would live to watch Freeview. I am going next week and thought I would take my old Freeview box with me to try but before I do that, does anyone know if it will pick up the channels?

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Briantist
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10:34 AM

Kaye: No, it won't. Freeview is a UK terrestrial service.

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Kaye
10:46 AM

oh dear. A friend of mine said he plugged in his Freeview box in Spain and it worked - maybe he got it wrong?

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Briantist
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12:03 PM

Kaye: It will show you most of the local Spanish channels, but I would suspect that isn't what you want.

You can use Freesat in Spain, but you need to have a correctly sized and aligned dish.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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Chris North
6:43 PM

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem i am experiencing. I have a new Samsung tv which i purchased from amazon online and was shipped from a european depot. I assume the television was designed for UK use.

I currently live in Vienna, Austria, and had the tv shipped over. When turning the tv on, i selected "Austria" from a list of options as to where i live. However, I have also purchased in Vienna a HDMI box and cable, which are not recognised by the television.

I have had several conflicting responses as to how to watch normal tv in Austria. Could someone please give me an answer and let me know exactly what i need to do or buy to fix this. Some have said i need to alter the tv, while others have suggested buying an HDMI box from england.

Please help!!

Many thanks in advance,

Chris

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Thursday, 24 February 2011
Briantist
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6:41 AM

Chris North: HDMI is a type of cable. You can't have an "HDMI box".

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Saturday, 26 February 2011
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Naldo
3:06 AM

I have a French spec Samsung TV at my place in France which I would like to use in the UK.
Which Electrical Adaptors Do I Need?
I will not damage the tv?
Thank you for your time.

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Briantist
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3:46 AM

Naldo: Nothing is required, the EU hardmonised power at 230V decades ago - other than the correct lead or power plug.

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