Written on: 19/01/2014 by max-sound (10 reviews written)
If your not a heavy tv watcher and basically simply need channels 1-5 with the choice of maybe " dave " or up to 60 other channels to choose from like sky news etc etc then free view is perfect and there are 4-5 main channels in HD as well but to be fair the picture on most channels wipe the floor with sky tv and free view is FREE FREE FREE ( unlike sky who want at least £30.00 a month ) and are as much use as a canoe with a hand brake lol .Quite simply if your not bothered to much about… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/11/2013 by sassuolo (3 reviews written)
I find freeview to be beneficial to me, it has just about enough channels to satisfy my viewing. I dont watch enough tv so freeview is good for me as its free and its there if I want to watch it. If I had Sky I feel I wouldn't get my moneys worth (well its crud its not worth the money they charge) I'm glad I dont have to worry about DD coming out of my bank to pay. I guess the only slight drawback is there are quite a few shopping channels and silly part time channels that seem to only open up… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2013
lastestFreeview is good has its moments...i spent 250 pounds installing new aerial system and wired up the whole house with 6 tv points using Labgear boosters and amps.. as my area is abit ropey with tv reception as i live in the valley. Its fine it works am happy with it.. as i am deaf i just wish more channels were subtitled. one thing i find very annoying is re tunes to get new stations... it can be a right pain at times!!! some latest freeview boxes DO re tune themself but not always the… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2012 by Simon_F1 (8 reviews written)
This is a awesome service compared to just the 5 terrestrial channels that we use to have. i think if only we could get more HD channels then i would be even more happy with it. i use a 1Tb Humax freeview + box and i can record 2 channels and watch a 3rd if its on the same multiplexer. I would be lost without freeview… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/03/2012 by chriswp (2 reviews written)
We bought a new TV with Freeview and a Digital aerial but everyday we lose signal I thing its a total waste of time. There are channels I still can't get. I think we should have been given a choice as to whether we want to go Digital I for one would have chosen to stay terrestrial. I wouldn't have Sky because I think we pay enough through the TV licensing system, why can't the BBC get their revenue from Adverts like the other channels?… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/06/2010 by judylugg (47 reviews written)
FREEVIEW - the actual Freeview that is NOT not the channels available - they are ANOTHER story.
Because it is free does it mean it has to be rubbish? Sadly, I believe that to be the case here! Incidentally we do have up to date equipment and wiring so there is no problem with those.
We have had this 'service'(??) for several years and have been subjected to so many changes of channel - yes, it's there, oh no, it's not, yes,it's back, so many times we have lost count.
When we have researched… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2008 by Freeky (41 reviews written)
It may not have as many channels as sky, but it is continually expanding & will get a big boost after the 'switch off' Compared to sky it a dream to use and channel selection is much more natural.
There are many boxes available from under £20, though quality is not always good, however there are many 'integrated' tv sets now available, so getting set up is easy (most boxes set themselves up automatically on initial switch on.
Once have your aerial installation correctly set up you should… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/07/2008 by kier (1 review written)
I am so angry with the freeview service! needs to be sorted out. I have invested in over 200 pounds in products and arials to gain a average standard of tv viewing. The service will worsen when moped motorcycle drive past the road of the home, microwave is used (10metres away) and even general movement walking in the proximety of the arial. I believe digital tv at the moment is awful. I miss so much news conversation words because of such happenings and low coverage which is not acceptable, its… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2008
I got Freeview and got rid of my cable as I wasn't watching it much. It was ok at first but lately its useless and the reception is awful
If anyone knows why this is please could you let us know.
Thanks… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2007 by Ieuanfawr (68 reviews written)
Digital Terrestrial TV is coming of age.
Make sure you have a good signal -that often means a new "digital ready" aerial. I paid £65 - worth every penny - the difference was more than just noticeable, despite the fact the analogue pictures seemed OK. Recordings to DVD are indistinguishable from the original.
The range of features available, their ease of use and response time and updating can depend on the set top box or, as is now more common, the digital TV set.
EPG (Electronic… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/10/2005 by kiyawhite (56 reviews written)
I got FREEVIEW Digital TV over the holidays, and I can't say that it doesn't have it's problems, but it's still a great form of digital television!
I previously viewed the basic 5 analogue channels in a medium to weak digital signal area. Yes, a good reception for analogue, but not what I'd call a variety of channels. That's when I finally thought it was time for a change. I fitted FREEVIEW, a Samsung 2-scart Digital+ DV3 Terrestrial Receiver (worth almost £100), with my present 16 element… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2005 by wilbur9 (1 review written)
We have just changed from NTL analogue. Freeview gives a much broader range of channels than terestrial analogue - FREE! and it's such good value. The Top-Up option gives as good a range as we had with NTL, but cheaper. The basic Freeview package provides a range of channels to suite the whole family. If you are looking for Sports or Film channels then this is probably not the best option.
.... And for £35 for a freeview box it's cheap enough to try it and see without breaking the bank!… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2004 by vherbertsmith (25 reviews written)
We have just purchased Freeview after realising exactly how much we were spending a month on Sky Digital TV, whose prices seem to keep rising. We are very happy with it. You should be careful as a lot of the `free' channels are rubbish (shopping and auction channels mainly) but you do get `CBeebies' and `CBBC' which are a godsend if you have children, a couple of decent video music channels as well as `Sky Sports News', BBC3 and ITV2. You can pay extra to have channels such as UK Gold and E4… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2004 by johnny123 (1 review written)
When I first heard of Freeview I thought, what a great idea. 30+ free channels of Digital TV which I can recieve for a one-off payment for the box. However, I find the majority of these channels completely useless, for example bid-up.tv. Take a look at the selection of channels they give you, and ask yourself, "How many will I actually watch?". I would recommend even the cheapest service from Sky. Trust me you wont be wasting your money there. If you do decide to buy a box then check out… Read Full Review