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Thu 25/08/05 at 18:15
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Got myself a nice new sparkling Freeview box and the darn thing has gone and got stuck on standby.

As tempting as these cheap "30" freeview boxes are I really recommend you go for a better known brand you can trust. Mine was a mere 35 from Tesco and I've managed 2 episodes of scrubs, a bit of sky sports news and "The Smoking Room" before the damn thing stopped on me.

Seriously, it may seem like little difference between the 30 and 60 model but believe you me quality is everything when it comes to digital TV.

Sat 27/08/05 at 13:20
Posts: 2,769
You can get Quiz Call now aswell.
Sat 27/08/05 at 13:19
Posts: 18,185
Well you can check your area on the freeview website.
Sat 27/08/05 at 10:35
"the burning sky"
Posts: 4,984
Dringo wrote:
> All Freeview boxes receive all freeview channels...

But it's probably worth noting that the number/quality of channels is down to the signal strength in your area. We had to buy a new beast of a TV aerial to receive all of the channels.
Sat 27/08/05 at 01:54
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So answer to your questions yes ITV2 is with the normal Freeview and there are 2 music channels, TMF and The hits. There are also loads of radio stations (all the digital ones as it happens).

All Freeview boxes receive all freeview channels... but there are some that cannot accept the top up TV card... but to be honest TOP UP TV is a flop and you can get some by simply ordering per night.
Sat 27/08/05 at 01:52
Posts: 18,185
Channels you get with freeview:

BBC News 24
BBC Parliment
ITV News
Sky Travel
Sky Sports News
Sky News
The Hits
UKTV Bright Ideas
UKTV History
Men and Motors
Community Channel
Ideal World
Bid TV
Price Drop TV
Teachers TV

Top Up TV:

UK Gold
TCM (Movies)
UK Style
Discovery Channel
Discovery Real Time
UK Food
Cartoon Network (Kids)
Boomerang (Kids)
Bloomberg (Financial)
British Eurosport
Television X (additional fee)
Red Hot (additional fee)

Disney and BSkyB planning their own channel.
Sat 27/08/05 at 00:47
"Remember me?"
Posts: 6,124
My mum got me one for my new house from Argos that was around 50-60. Dunno how good it is yet, as I'm starting moving tomorrow. Do all freeview boxes get the same channels? And are any of them music channels?
Fri 26/08/05 at 19:44
Posts: 5,848
Mine came with my Tv set although it's hard to retune for extra channels

To clear something up, is ITV 3 available for Freeview without buying a "Top-Up tv" package ? (in the same way E4 became available)
Fri 26/08/05 at 18:35
"period drama"
Posts: 19,792
Yes, the cheap ones are bum. The one my parents bought can't even display the subtitles.
Fri 26/08/05 at 17:23
Posts: 18,185
Go away.
Fri 26/08/05 at 17:04
Posts: 15,443
Enjoy the freedom while you can


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