why freeview is a good choice for digital tv

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Pinkhelmets suggested I post on this topic.

There are a number of reasons why I don't have sat. tv, one of the major ones is that I can't afford it.

Cable: no cable in my village.

Until I bought my freeview box I had four channels now I have a lot more at no significant extra cost.

I can't see any downside.

Ok so some people still don't receive it but that will be sorted before too long. Yes there are some rubbish channels but they will only survive if people watch them.

Over the last year or so the freeview channel lineup has steadily improved and hopefully will get better and better.
 

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yep freeview is most definitely better than just 4 (stroke 5) analogue channels. And dont forget you get E4 and More4 as a bonus without any subscription.

What other bonus's would make you choose freeview as your option peeple? Any comments? How about price, its only around 30 quid for the box isnt it?
 

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i rekon sky one is a must. Theres always summit to watch on there. How long will e4 and similar channels be available for free on freeview?

All i would need is one good sports channel, one good movie channel one modern comedy channel and thats enough. I onlt get to watch the tele in the late evenings so i guess thats my evening filled when necessary.

I survived 12 months without a sniff of tele a few years ago and it did me no harm, although i went through my dvd collection quite rapidly. LOL

Freeview sounds like a good option for only £30.00
 

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I bought a freeview box for the bedroom, mainly for Ch5 and E4.
I have Sly downstairs on the £20 package and the channel that is most watched is UK Gold, (Dinnerladies is on again at the moment), something I could even receive via Top-up TV for a damn sight less.
The Freeview line-up is steadily improving and I don't think it will be too long before the Sly box gets the heave-ho.
 

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Sky Freeview is good for the above reasons.. but it in my opinion is good if you dont want to pay £20 - £30 0r more to watch what you watch in the living in the kitchen.. Having this in the kitchen is a must in my household.. if its not there i get a kick in off the mrs :)

Its also good for kids rooms.. although cable is in my area sky is safer than a hacked cable box.. imho.. Specialy the open pron channels :)
 

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I have freeview in me bedroom with the old on-digi phillips box and just brought a toshiba tv with built in free-view and i love it............. loads of channels for free and they aint all that bad :)
 

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and you're getting true anamorphic widescreen on the main channels as well.
 

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cant see where u can go wrong with freeview,loads of free channels with option of some sub channels for a starting price of £30
who could moan :)
 

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can anyone put a list here of the available free channels on freeview plus the additional ones available with Top-up Tv, please? Cut & paste will do :).
 

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Freeview will really take off once these dodgy manufacturers have finished selling of their analog sets. I'm sure I'm right in saying that the amount of countries still transmitting in analog far out-way the countries transmitting terrestrial dvb.

But imagine in a few years time when there are loads more freeview channels plus a tv with built in freeview + hard recorder. For me what makes freeview is the 7 day epg, so with a hard disk it makes it a powerful tool.

I've had my eye open for a DVD recorder with built in hard disk + freewview tuner for a while. I only saw one recently (£400 - they can keep it).
I also saw somewhere that sky wont transmit on freeview until post 2008, boo, bring that date forward.
 

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Channel list for FREEVIEW (excluding Pay Per View Channels):

General entertainment

1 BBC ONE
2 BBC TWO
3 ITV1
4 Channel 4
5 five
6 ITV2
7 BBC THREE
9 Teletext
10 BBC FOUR
11 Sky Travel
12 UKTV History
14 E4
15 abc1
16 QVC
18 The Hits
19 UKTV Bright Ideas
20 f tn
21 TMF
22 Ideal World
23 bid tv
24 price-drop.tv
34 ITV3
38 Men & Motors
39 E4+1

Children's Programmes

30 CBBC
31 CBeebies


News and Citizenship

40 BBC News 24
41 ITV News Channel
42 Sky News
43 Sky Sports News
45 BBC PARLIAMENT
46 Community Channel
47 Teachers' TV

Radio

70 BBC Radio 1
71 1Xtra BBC
72 BBC Radio 2
73 BBC Radio 3
74 BBC Radio 4
75 Radio 5 Live
76 BBC Five Live Sports Extra
77 BBC 6 Music
78 BBC 7
79 BBC Asian Network
80 BBC World Service
81 The Hits Radio
82 Smash Hits!
83 Kiss
84 Heat
85 Magic
86 Q
87 Oneword
88 Jazz FM
91 Mojo
92 Kerrang!
94 talkSPORT
95 3C
96 Premier Christian Radio
 

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chrome thats the old lineup (channel numbers)
 

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General entertainment
1 BBC ONE
2 BBC TWO
3 ITV1
4 Channel 4
5 five
6 ITV2
7 BBC THREE
9 Teletext
10 BBC FOUR
11 Sky Travel
12 UKTV History
14 E4
15 abc1
16 QVC
18 The Hits
19 UKTV Bright Ideas
20 f tn
21 TMF
22 Ideal World
23 bid tv
24 price-drop.tv
34 ITV3
38 Men & Motors
39 E4+1
Children's Programmes
30 CBBC
31 CBeebies
News and Citizenship
40 BBC News 24
41 ITV News Channel
42 Sky News
43 Sky Sports News
45 BBC PARLIAMENT
46 Community Channel
47 Teachers' TV
Radio
70 BBC Radio 1
71 1Xtra BBC
72 BBC Radio 2
73 BBC Radio 3
74 BBC Radio 4
75 Radio 5 Live
76 BBC Five Live Sports Extra
77 BBC 6 Music
78 BBC 7
79 BBC Asian Network
80 BBC World Service
81 The Hits Radio
82 Smash Hits!
83 Kiss
84 Heat
85 Magic
86 Q
87 Oneword
88 Jazz FM
91 Mojo
92 Kerrang!
94 talkSPORT
95 3C
96 Premier Christian Radio

Top up TV
Channel 17 - UK Gold
Channel 25 - TCM (Movies)
Channel 26 - UK Style
Channel 27 - Discovery Channel
Channel 28 - Discovery Real Time
Channel 29 - UK Food
Channel 32 - Cartoon Network (Kids)
Channel 33 - Boomerang (Kids)
Channel 44 - Bloomberg (Financial)
Channel 49 - British Eurosport
Channel 58 - Toonami (Weekends)
 

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Sorry Paul but that list is out of date.

The link I give above does give the full current list.
 

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1 BBC ONE TV
2 BBC TWO TV
3 ITV1 TV
4 Channel 4 TV
5 five TV
6 ITV2 TV
7 BBC THREE TV
8 8 Data 2 Teletext channel information
9 BBC FOUR
10 ITV3 TV
11 Sky Three TV
12 UKTV History TV
13 More 4 TV
14 E4 TV
15 abc1 TV
16 QVC TV
17 UKTV Gold Pay TV
18 The Hits TV
19 UKTV Brt Ideas TV
20 Ftn TV
21 TMF TV
22 Ideal World TV
23 bid tv TV A
24 price-drop tv TV
25 TCM Pay TV
26 UKTV Style Pay TV
27 Discovery Pay TV
28 DiscoveryRTime Pay TV
29 UKTV Food Pay TV
30 ITV4 TV
32 E4+1 TV
33 Eurosport UK Pay TV
36 Xtraview PPV TV Closed down 31 Aug 2005, expected to return
37 Quiz Call TV
38 Men & Motors TV
70 CBBC Channel TV
71 CBeebies TV
72 Cartoon Network Pay TV
73 Boomerang Pay TV
74 Toonami Pay TV
80 BBC News 24 TV
81 ITV News TV 2 Not available in all regions - select above
82 Sky News TV
83 Sky Sports News TV
84 Bloomberg Pay TV
85 BBC Parliament TV
87 Community TV
88 Teachers' TV TV
97 Television X Pay TV
98 Red Hot PPV TV
100 Teletext Data
102 Ttext Holidays Data
103 Teletext Cars Data
104 Teletext on 4 Data
105 BBCi Data
106 YooPlay Games Data
300 4TVinteractive Data Data broadcast for licensed receivers
301 301 TV B BBCi video stream
302 302 TV B BBCi video stream
303 303 Data B BBCi data stream
700 BBC Radio 1 Radio
701 BBC 1Xtra Radio
702 BBC Radio 2 Radio
703 BBC Radio 3 Radio
704 BBC Radio 4 Radio
705 BBC Radio 5 Live Radio
706 BBC 5L SportsX Radio
707 BBC 6Music Radio
708 BBC7 Radio
709 BBC Asian Network Radio
710 BBC World Service Radio
711 The Hits Radio Radio
712 Smash Hits! Radio
713 Kiss Radio
714 Heat Radio
715 Magic Radio
716 Q Radio
717 oneword Radio
718 smooth fm Radio
721 Mojo Radio
722 Kerrang! Radio
723 talkSPORT Radio
724 3C Radio
725 Premier Radio Radio
 

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maybe coming soon

NGW (tbc) TV New channel TBA
34 Setanta Sports PPV TV Expected Nov 2005
36 Xtraview PPV TV Closed down 31 Aug 2005, expected to return
CITV (tbc) TV Launching 11 Feb 2006
101 (Ttext TV Guide) Data Closed down March 2005
NHS Direct Data Expected to launch in 2005
tfl Data TBA
YooMedia (tbc) Data D GuidePlus+/Electra EPG/Interactive for licensed receivers
DBI (tbc) Data Private data broadcast TBA
Virgin Radio Radio In 'advanced talks'
7 Day EPG Data TV Anytime data expected 2006
 

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hamba said:
Sorry Paul but that list is out of date.
The link I give above does give the full current list.

I pasted the wrong list in The drugs must be working
 
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