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Would you Advise me to get Freeview if....

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Batch, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Batch

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    ....i only have a 4:3 TV?

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    If Freeview offers channels that you want to watch then IMO it is irrelevent
    what TV you have.
    If you will still only watch channels 1-5 then there would be little benefit in getting Freeview.

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    Agree with MarkE19. In some circumstances you may get a better picture from Freeview on 1...5 than analog. But it's the extra channels that make it worthwhile. Given that boxes cost as little as 30 quid, why not go for it anyway? Check your reception first; you may be in for a new aerial as well.

    Who knows, maybe you'll get a widescreen TV when your existing one dies.....
     
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    Any other views?

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    There are some issues with some Freeview boxes and 4:3. See the comments in 'Recording LOST in 16:9' above. For some reason the boxes run into problems on C4, ITV (in some areas), and E4. They seem unable to detect differing picture formats and convert them to 4:3. Sagam seem to be an offender in my experience. It's annoying and although there may be a way around it is unsatisfactory especially if you like a fairly 'full screen' picture.

    One bonus with Freeview on any set is that you can access all the BBC radio stations 1-7, and several commercial ones. A much cheaper option than buying a DAB radio !
     

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