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Now and Next

If you have ever used the TV Now and Next screens on Ceefax or Teletext, you will be familiar with the basic idea of an electronic programme guide.

17 comments “elizabeth woodside: I suggest you both look at the setup menus for your tv s - now and next is normally activated by pressing information, the epg wil”- MikeB

Loft aerials

One of the most common problems people have with Freeview reception relates to the use of "loft" aerials.

288 comments “dave simpson: Indications are that you have a clear line-of-sight with the Keelylang Hill transmitter @ 22 miles / 359 although Rumster Forrest operat”- jb38

Do I need to buy a booster?

With analogue television, it has often been necessary to buy an amplifier to improve the quality of the television picture, or to supply a steady on several televisions fed from the same aerial.

358 comments “Paul ware: Try manual tuning if available. For PSB1 (BBC One, BBC Two etc) tune to UHF channel 60 and for PSB2 (ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc) tune to”- Dave Lindsay

Freeview reception - all about aerials

Your ability to receive all the Freeview transmissions depends on the suitability of aerial: the design style, "group" and its physical location.

3462 comments “Phil Jones: Indications are that the only station receivable in the postal code area of PL11 3JA is that of the local Freeview - light - Downderry tra”- jb38

How to install

This new section will be starting 10 Feb 2005.

53 comments “Chris Bell: The power of Blaenplwyf s COM channels are 10kW and its PSBs are 40kW. The COM channels also use a transmission mode that is less robust a”- Dave Lindsay

Freeview modes

Four of the Freeview multiplexes (collections of channels) broadcast in one mode known as "16 QAM (3/4)", and the other two broadcast in another mode called "64QAM (2/3)".

450 comments “Jackson G: The aspect of your problem that s still inclined to suggest its being caused by software defect is the fact of the TV shutting down when ce”- jb38

Connecting it all up

Why are there so many sorts of connecting cables? Find out with this quick guide.

2091 comments “MikeB From that picture it looks as though you have to have outreach connections to the loop box from wall plates which can have e.g. 2 phono sockets ”- Neil Bell

Indoor aerials

What do you do if you can't use an external aerial for Freeview?

264 comments “Graham: If the indoor aerial referred to is of the same room type, then nothing can really be guaranteed as far as reception is concerned, although lo”- jb38

How to receive Freeview on your PC

If you want to watch digital television, one of the way to do this is use your PC. There are three main options.

615 comments “Hi Brian,Is it not time that someone at Freeview gave more up to date information on watching Freeview on PC. I have just had the latest email new”- ROBERT PLANT

Whole house digital TV

There are many ways to make all the TVs in your home digital.

315 comments “von: If you have been informed that the socket referred to in the bedroom enables you to view the same programme as that on the Sky box in the living ”- jb38