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Can I get Freeview reception?

Posted March 25, 2013 - Aerials and Reception

Almost certainly. 98.5% of the UK population can receive Freeview.

Find out if you’re in that 98.5% with our coverage checker.

The Freeview coverage checker gives a good indication of whether you’ll be able to receive Freeview. However, do bear in mind that it is a prediction based on an area 100 square metres around your address. There might be some homes in that area which cannot receive Freeview, because of the exact location of the property and other elements of your local geography, such as tall buildings, trees or hills. You may want to borrow a digital box or TV from a friend or neighbour to confirm whether you can get reception at your address.

When you buy a set top box or other equipment, we recommend that you make sure that you can get a refund from your retailer if these local factors prevent you from receiving Freeview.

If you don’t already have an aerial then you may need to contact an aerial installer to get a rooftop aerial which is the best longterm solution.

In the short term, if you’re thinking of trying the service with a set top aerial, you might want to take a look at this review of indoor aerials .

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