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31 Jan 2010 12:00 AM by Costa Lady Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

Hi

I know I shouldn't   but...... Does anyone  know if I can use a freeview HD box  bought in  England with my HD telly?  I already use a standard free view box  and get  BBC and ITV channels ?  I'm on the Costa del Sol.

 

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01 Feb 2010 1:27 AM by foxbat Star rating in Granada. 1114 posts Send private message

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Hi

I think you are confusing two systems here...

BBC and ITV on Freeview on the CDS is absolutely impossible. Standard or otherwise, Freeview is a UK specific set-top box using an ordinary UHF TV Antenna. UK Freeview is not available in Spain.The Spanish equivalent is a TDT box.

Neither Freeview nor TDT boxes will receive signsls transmitted from the UK.  (How many times do we have to say this...lol)

A UK Freeview box will receive TDT signals in Spain but you may have some problems with programmes transmitted on Channel 69.

I think what you have is a Freesat box which is a totally different, Satellite based system. I don't know if BBC(HD) and ITV (HD) are available on the CDS via Satellite, but if these signals are transmitted on the South beam of Astra 2D then you should be able to pick them up on a Freesat HD box provided you have a big enough dish.>1.9 metres.

Do not confuse Freeview with Freesat; they are totally different systems...

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08 Feb 2010 12:29 PM by pi Star rating. 17 posts Send private message

wish i had seen this reply earlier!

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