In 2008, the UK government started a Switchover, of television broadcasting from a traditional analogue broadcast to a new digital Freeview signal. This new digital broadcasting allows viewers to watch a far greater variety of channels, has significantly improved terrestrial picture quality, given access to a wide range of DigitalRadio Stations and has enabled interactive services (MHEG5) via ′the red button′.
Freeview, is a digital television service, without a monthly subscription fee, that relies on traditional aerials, not satellite dishes, to receive a broadcast. This means that small, portable devices, like our Portable Freeview TV&primes can provide Digital TV entertainment whilst you are out and about.
As the UK has not yet completed the transfer of terrestrial TV broadcasting from the traditional analogue protocol to the new digital signal, Freeview reception varies across the UK. Some regions may not be covered by the Freeview service at all or a rooftop aerial with digital bandwidth may be needed to receive Freeview programmes in areas where the signal is weak.
We encourage customers to carefully read information about the Freeview service, in particular reception via a mini aerial, before deciding whether a Portable Freeview TV and/or a Digital TV Receiver is suitable for the intended purpose.
More information about the Freeview service and the Digital Switchover can be found by following links:
- Information about which channels are available and TV scheduling;
- Specific information about the Switchover schedule with postcode search.
Information about product features, images and specifications are provided in the Products and Gallery sections of this website. Instruction manuals and quick-start guides are available to download, as well as technical information for all our products.
As we are continuously improving our range of products, slight variations from the specifications shown on the web site can occur, please contact us before making any purchase where a particular feature is essential.