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Is it possible to receive freeview cahnnels via a broadband internet connectio

Is it possible to receive freeview cahnnels via a broadband internet connection?

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Friday, 23 September 2016
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Laura Greaves
12:48 PM

Hi,

Can I access freeview TV services over my BT fiber broadband? I have a freeview compliant TV. Or do I need to install a DAB aeriel on my house to receive Freeview channels via that aerial?

Regards

Laura Greaves

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StevensOnln1
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1:37 PM

Laura Greaves: Freeview is received via a UHF aerial, a DAB aerial won't work as it is designed to receive a different frequency band. You can stream some channels over the internet if you have a smart TV or set top box with iPlayer etc, however there isn't any way to connect your TV's aerial input to your broadband to receive Freeview. I would suggest consulting a local aerial installer assuming your house doesn't have one already on the roof or in the loft.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016
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Chris Cain
2:00 AM

We have a problem with Receiving Freeview in our area, due to the train line that runs behind the house, everytime a train goes by we lose signal, I don't want to pay for Virgin or Sky. is there a way I can receive the standard freeview channels using my existing broadband service, what or who's system is best to use. some people have told me Apple TV but I'm not sure and I don't want to spend money for something that isn't going to work.Thanks in advance for your advice

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MikeP
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11:18 AM

Chris Cain:

Firstly, an Apple TV would not help at all as that needs a signal from an aerial just as other makes of TV set do and hence would suffer the same interference when a train passes on the railway line close to you. It does use your internet connection, but not all Freeview channels are available via the internet anyway.

Secondly, to really be able to assist we need to know where you live so we can look up the reception conditions local to you. For that we need a full post code. Then we can advise on possible alternatives.

It would also help us if we knew the height relationship between your house and the railway line in the general direction of whatever transmitter is being used.

Further advice depending on your response.



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StevensOnln1
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2:30 PM

MikeP: Apple TV is a smart set top box which does not use an aerial, it is not a TV set and does not have a DVB-T/T2 tuner.

Chris Cain: An Apple TV box will give you some of the catchup apps such as BBC iPlayer but it won't give you access to the full range of channels available on Freeview. As MikeP says, a postcode will will enable us to see whether you might be able to use an alternative transmitter. Another alternative is Freesat which will give you most of the channels available on Freeview (and various other free to air channels) via a satellite receiver without a subscription.

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Monday, 24 October 2016
MikeP
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2:19 PM

StevensOnln1:

So an Apple TV is not a TV at all! It sounds more like an on-line computrer and display so calling it a TV is a misnomer and probably contrary to the Trades Description Act. (If it's not a TV then you can't call it a TV!) Needless to say I don't own one nor anything branded 'Apple'.



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StevensOnln1
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3:17 PM

MikeP: As I explained, it's a smart set top box which connects via HDMI and doesn't have its own display. Similar to Now TV boxes and Amazon Fire TV boxes/sticks, none of which are TVs themselves but are connected to a TV in order to provide internet connected services. They're a very good (and much cheaper) alternative to buying a new smart TV for people who want to add online catchup services etc to an existing TV set.

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nicholas
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7:34 PM

hI,Problems with signal cancellation by trains,it is suggested if the local field is high enough is to move
the aerial behind part of the building facing the track,this should modify the cancellation effects of the
trains,other suggestions require more technical knowledge unfortunately.Should there be another
transmitter in the opposite direction perhaps this might provide a solution.You could try inverting the
aerials upwards and see if that improves matters.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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B Placido
4:14 PM

I'm surprised by some of the comments here. The answer is - yes you can receive all of the main Freeview and Freeview HD channels through the internet, and perfectly legally at that. The first method is to use a Freeview Play box - HUmax, Panasonic etc - they are usually Recorders as well so are relatively expensive from ?180.00 upwards. There is no monthly fee and it comes with the bonus of catch up through the Freeview Play system. The second way, and much cheaper way is to buy a NowTV Smart box. Although this is owned by Sky, and they really want you to buy Sky channel packages, it also provides all the Freeview Channels, plus Freeview HD plus catch up. plus it costs about ?40.00
Here are some links:
Robot Check
For NowTV -
TV Smart Box - Watch the best of Freeview and pay TV
Hope this helps.


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B Placido
6:36 PM

Re my post above. I'm afraid I have to admit to being completely wrong. Having now seen both of these devices, they all need an aerial in order to show Freeview. Apologies, I was led to believe they were delivering Freeview via broadband.

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