Freeview vs Freesat vs YouView Across The Redhill
Freeview, Freesat, and YouView… they all sound a bit similar, and they all offer a set top box that delivers dozens of free-to-air TV channels without a subscription fee. So what’s the real difference between the three? And which is the best choice for you?
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Good old Freeview comes in a few different forms, from a set-top box to a dinky little thing that barely even qualifies as a box, to a telly that already has it built in. Loads of electronics manufacturers make them so you have plenty of choices. All it needs is to be hooked up to your aerial – and broadband if you want to use Smart TV services – and you’re good to go.
Freesat was set up as a way of getting a lot of TV at a super low cost, and it does that via satellite. So as well as a box, you’ll also need a satellite dish installed. That can be a bit of a hassle – and is more expensive – but it’s a good choice if you have bad digital TV signal in your area.
YouView works with just a box, available from various retailers. Or, you can get one free with a BT TV or TalkTalk TV subscription, each of which offers various extras like entertainment channels, movies, and sports.
Prices for Freeview boxes vary pretty widely since so many manufacturers make them. A good quality Freeview+ box with decent storage space for recordings can set you back a couple hundred pounds – though you can also pick up a basic one for less than twenty quid.
Freesat boxes have a slightly higher base price, but otherwise, the range is similar to that of Freeview. You will, however, have an extra expense if you don’t have a satellite dish – essential for receiving Freesat.
A YouView box is the most costly of them all unless you get it free with BT (www.BT.com) or TalkTalk (www.TalkTalk.co.uk). But even then, you’re tied into monthly payments.
Local Freesat Dish Installers
Digital Direct are local FreeSat dish installers for better No-Contract FreeSat TV Reception.
Over 240 channels including 13 HD channels.
The contract-free alternative to Sky
Sky Satellite installations may be one option but some of these users may not want to commit to a Sky contract.
Today there is also the contract-free FreeSat that provides over 240 channels of digital TV & radio, with 13 free HD TV Channels, from the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, 5 HD etc. for a one-off installation charge.
HD TV on Freesat Installers Redhill
High definition (HD) gives you up to 5x the picture detail of standard TV giving richer, deeper, more life-like pictures, with stunning surround-sound putting you at the centre of the action.
Your HD service is free on Freesat, so you may watch HD programmes from the BBC’s 6 HD channels, ITV, Channel Four, 5 HD etc..
You will need a Freesat HD digital box connected to an HD Ready TV or a TV with HD Freesat already built in.
Digital Direct’s Freesat Installers can advise you on your best HD options.
FreeSat Dish Installation
- Freesat+ Box. With a freesat+, HD digital television recorder, you can record, pause and rewind live TV.
- On-screen guide to programmes. This 8-day guide makes it easy to choose what to watch, at the press of a button.
- Free HD content from the BBC & ITV. No contracts just a one-off installation fee. Ask for your free digital test and quote.
- Freesat Installations receive broadcasts from the same fleet of satellites as Sky Digital: Astra 2A, Astra 2B, Astra 2D & Eurobird 1.
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