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How do I get Freeview HD?

Posted March 25, 2013 - Getting Freeview HD

As long as you’re in a Freeview coverage area (and 98.5% of the UK population is), it should be simple.  All you need is an aerial and a Freeview HD receiver. Most new TVs from the big brands come with Freeview HD or Freeview Play (which is also HD) built-in.

Alternatively, just plug a Freeview HD recorder or Freeview Play box into your HD Ready TV using an HDMI cable.

Tune your box, and go to channel 101 to watch BBC One HD programmes in high definition.

If you’ve got an older television, this is a great excuse to upgrade to a new one with Freeview HD built in. Either way, once you’re set up with the right equipment you can watch all the channels free.

Remember that a HD ready logo on your TV doesn’t mean that you are already watching HD channels on Freeview. When you’re buying a box or TV, look out for the Freeview HD logo to ensure that you’re buying an approved Freeview product, so you’ll be able to access all the Freeview HD channels as well as more than 60 Freeview channels.

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Are you in coverage? Find out with our coverage checker.

*The number of channels available is subject to TV coverage at your address

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