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Do you need to plug in an aerial to get Freeview?

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41notTrendy Thu 11-Apr-13 18:31:45

Forgive me if that's a daft question, but I assumed the digital signal was floating around in the ether and a Freeview TV would receive it. But do I still need to plug the old brown aerial cable in?
blush Normally quite techie but I'm a bit confused

Locketjuice Thu 11-Apr-13 18:37:46

You do smile

MrsBucketxx Thu 11-Apr-13 18:38:53

yup, you may need a new Arial I dont know.

41notTrendy Thu 11-Apr-13 18:41:25

Thank you. TV going back to shop, no telly in bed for us hmmgrin

FrozenFlowers Fri 12-Apr-13 12:57:26

You might be able to use a freestanding table top aerial. We had one for the bedroom tv in our old flat as there was no aerial socket in that room. It was about £20 or something from John Lewis or Argos (I forget which!) and we had no problems getting free view channels with it. It will depend on signal strength in your area though.

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