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Freeview reception - all about aerials | Installing
Monday 31 January 2011 2:55PM

I am in the BBC East (Woodbridge) area and it seems as if switch-over is going to start in March. We have checked Freeview website it appears to saying we will not be able to get Freeview after switch-over. At present we receive our signal from Sudbury.
We live on the edge of a town with approximately 7500 people so are not in an isolated area. We quite recently, after having taken advice we could get, fitted a new high gain class 2 aerial (on a 20 ft pole) to get the five terrestrial channels which we receive without a problem , thinking all that we would need to do was to purchase a set-top box to serve us until we replaced our TV etc. We had the whole house re-cabled with double shielded coaxial cable and if the only way to get television after the switch-over is via satellite dish then this cabling is a wasted investment. When this cabling and new aerial were installed there was no suggestion that we would have to go via the satellite route.

I may have read the details incorrectly, but it is seeming to suggest that we will not be receiving anything unless we pay, I object to giving Sky any money after the way they treated a member of the family, I do not see why I should have to change to BT broadband - which means changing email addresses too, we are not in a cable area so cannot connect via our preferred ISP, the broadband in this area is slow (whatever provider is chosen) finally our house is of a construction that makes fitting a satellite dish difficult. Does this mean that switch-over for us really means switch off!

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