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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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Sunday, 22 May 2011

9:37 PM

brian clark: You need quite a large dish to be able to watch the ITV channels from Astra 2D in the Algarve, perhaps as large as 2 meters.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
4:54 PM

I'm moving back to Holland end of this year. I dont think I can live without my channel 5, itv e4. Anthing I can do (cheap option) . Would a mpeg2 freeview decoder box work, which are sold on ebay?
Also, my parents, living in NL, and being german, are missing their german channels ie pro7 etc. Any cost effective options there as well? Thank you

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Mo's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 26 May 2011

7:57 AM

Mo: You will need to use Freesat to watch UK channels (aside from the BBC channels you get everywhere on cable) in Holland. Please see All about Freesat | - independent free digital TV advice .

A terrestrial receiver will provide Dutch channels in Holland.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 29 May 2011
12:49 PM

WE are leaving our French house to return to UK. Will our French-bought Phillips TV set (4 yrs old) work in UK, Please?

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Jas's 2 posts GB flag
Les Nicol

3:09 PM

Jas - Most TV's bought throughout Europe are able to operate in member countries. You should be able to check the formats in the set manual otherwise google the model number for the specifications.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
8:39 PM

I have an Astra Satellite and a Prima by Pace decoder, a Thomson analogue TV which plays French Secam programmes in colour. When I was in France I bought and Brought back a samsung VHS recorder-player which means that I can tape and view in colour. All bought a while back so that I could watch the 5 main french TV channels. It works wonderfully.

What do I need to do by 6th June so that I can carry on watching and recording my french tv in colour, please?
I would like/need to buy a new digital TV and dvd recorder or other.

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Cat's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 30 May 2011

2:38 PM

Cat: If you are buying a box in the UK, get a Freeview+HD recorder, as this will work with the services in France.

Standard Freeview (non-HD) boxes will not work with all French terrestrial transmissions.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
2:28 PM

This is Jas thanking Les Nicol for his kind reply to my question. I shall do as he suggests.

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Jas's 2 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
11:23 AM

I have been looking at small 12volt tv's to take when we travel abroad (usually france, Spain etc, although most have digital and analogue facilities none of the salesman seem to know if they will work abroad. ( I'm old and remember having a pal/secam tv in our caravan) Look forward to receiving your reply.

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Colin's 2 posts GB flag
11:32 AM

Colin: depends what you want to do with them... do you want to receive Sky or what?

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