Because of my accident I have been lent a small TV and I purchased an HDTV Indoor Aerial, from 1 by One, off eBay, however it does not have a direct line of sight to the Mast. The Telly works well getting about 36 Freeview Channels.
My Question: If I were to buy a decent 50" TV, would it work with the same Aerial?
Certainly, and a lot became redundant when the Digital rollout came about. I had to ditch 2, a Hauppage and a Phillips which weren't compatible with the new system and my previous TV Freeview stopped working also so I had to buy a new Freeview box.
I think we are mixing terms. A new, smart TV has varying amounts of catch up services and is linked ( usually wirelessly) to your router . Most have built In miracast allowing laptops and smartphones to be cast to them. Also you can use things like Netflix.Non smart TV’s can be converted with various gadgets, such as a firestick, a PlayStation ( Play TV) , set top boxes etc.
My new Samsung has all such features built in, including the facility to start a program from the beginning if you miss the start.
Of course there are some “rubbish “ TV programmes, but there are many very good ones and well worth the TV licence fee. D Attenborough, many other documentaries, some good drama. I respect those who say the don’t watch it but for us older ones it is a great asset
NB I found a TV signal booster helped a poor channel 233 reception