I really really need some help here. I have an old analogue tv hooked up to an outdoor antenna which works great and don’t want to have to go out and buy a new hd tv just to get the extra channels. I was advised that all I needed to o was to buy a hd digital set top box and I would be able to access the extra channels without the hd picture quality, however for whatever reason I cannot get the set top box to work at all on my tv.
Do I need something else to get the new channels...Please can someone help me out here. am so confused!...Thanks
Your HD set top box will be for Freesat (HD STBs for Freeview are some time off yet) and receives transmissions, in common with Sky, via a satellite dish.
What you require is a Freeview set top box which can, as Pamy suggests, be bought from around £20 upwards.
You connect your TV aerial input to the STB and use a Scart lead to connect the box to the TV.
If you wish to continue to use analogue service whilst they are still available (perhaps for Ceefax or Teletext), you will need to add an aerial extension from the STB; you will need an STB with an RF throughput for this purpose.
Just remembered that Australia has had high definition DTB transmissions in many of its states for several years, but the the set top boxes are not available in the UK.
My five or six-year-old Twinhan Freeview DTB PCI TV card is high definition compatible, which is why it was very popular Down Under at the time I bought it.
I know that some HD DTB transmissions may/will become available when Winter Hill undergoes the digital switchover in a few weeks' time, but there's unlikely to be any equipment to be able to receive it for a while.
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