How to connect Freeview to TV

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Freeview, a digital TV service available in the UK, allows you to watch more than 40 channels, such as BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, 5 USA and CNN, through your existing TV aerial. This service does not require a satellite dish, subscription or contracts. Using Freeview only requires the one-time purchase of a set-top box which you can install yourself. Freeview boxes are now available in HD for those with HD-ready TVs. You will incur no installation fees and no monthly fees. The Freeview channel lineup is free to any TV equipped with a set-top box.

Check that you are in a Freeview coverage area and that your rooftop aerial or TV does not need updating to receive a digital signal. Purchase a Freeview box and SCART lead.

Plug your rooftop aerial lead into the RF In socket on the back of the Freeview box.

Connect the Freeview box to the TV with a SCART lead.

Switch on the TV and Freeview box. The Freeview box should automatically scan and install available channels.

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