FREESAT : Do I need a satellite dish or an aerial connection to connect my unit?
If your set top box or recorder is a Freesat receiver, you will require a satellite dish aligned with Astra 28.2°E and Eutelsat 28A.
If your set top box or recorder is a Freeview receiver, you will require a roof top aerial.
Can I watch TV without an aerial?
No, you will not pick up any stations without an aerial. Since it is a smart TV it should have internet TV services built in. Such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, just to name some. So, you will not need an aerial, unless you want to watch live TV in your area.
Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?
All TVs since 2010 come with Freeview built in so once you have unpacked the TV and set it on its stand/wall mount the most important thing you need is an aerial in good condition to pick up the Freeview signal. Plug the TV in and fit the batteries to the remote. Plug in the aerial and turn the TV on.
Can you use a normal aerial for Freesat?
To receive Freesat channels, you need a dish. However, the TV will still pick up regular terrestrial (ie BBC1 – Ch 5) and all the Freeview, through a normal aerial. you can then access the additional Freesat channels at a later stage, once you get the dish.
What is the difference between Freeview and Freesat TV?
Freeview and Freesat users both get access to a digital TV service without paying a monthly fee or signing up to a contract. The difference is in the delivery: Freeview: delivered through an aerial and a set top box. Freesat: delivered through a minidish and a set top box.