Freeview HD TV

Freeview HD is the free to air digital TV service that you don’t have to subscribe to.  In 2010 Freeview announced that they were going to change their service slightly to customers which would mean that viewers of the digital TV service could access high definition content for the first time ever without having to pay for any additional subscriptions.

What channels do you get?

There are currently four channels on the Freeview HD service, which are BBC One HD, BBC HD, Channel 4 HD and ITV 1 HD.  There are no additional options to add on other channels on Freeview HD, and these are the only channels that are currently available on the Freeview HD service.

Freeview HD free to air digital TV service which is free and has high definition channels

Freeview HD currently has four popular channels in high definition

What equipment do you get?

On Freeview HD, the equipment you get depends on how much you are willing to pay for a new digital TV or Freeview HD set top box.

Some of the newer digital TV’s have Freeview HD built in as standard meaning that you don’t need to purchase any additional equipment in order to enjoy the four Freeview HD channels.

If you don’t have a digital TV with Freeview HD built into it you can purchase a Freeview HD set top box from most popular retailers such as John Lewis, and Curry’s Digital.  The cost of these set top boxes start at around £70 and go up to £150 for a normal Freeview HD box without a personal video recorder built in.  Set top boxes with the functionality to record, pause and rewind live TV cost around £200.

There are a number of brands of Freeview HD set top box that it’s difficult to make a recommendation but in our experience brands such as Humax, and Phillips tend to be quite reliable.

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What does it cost?

There is no monthly subscription charge for the Freeview HD service but you will need to purchase a Freeview HD compatible set top box, which ranges from around £70 to around £200 depending on the functionality that you want from the set top box.

Channels that are available

There are four HD channels available on Freeview HD

BBC One HD, BBC HD, Channel 4 HD, and ITV 1 HD

Compare all of the latest TV packages with high definition using our comparison service on Digital TV Selector or call us on 0800 840 4942 to get independent advice from an expert today!

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