Are we able to have FreeView or FreeView HD for our apartment or house?

The simple answer to your question is yes as long as you can receive the digital signal for your area.

Our experience has revealed that the majority of apartment blocks have a communal terrestrial aerial system that in most cases can support Freeview and Freeview HD however, your TV tuner will need up dating to support this.

Click here to see if your area can receive Freeview.

Note: If you have any obstructions like tall trees or other tall buildings this can inpede your quality of service.

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About the Digital Switchover.

TV in the UK is changing to digital to allow everyone the chance to have more channels and services.

To make this process as simple as possible the country is switching region by region.

Digital switchover is happening in your region in 2012.

As digital switchover gets closer, we'll be able to give you more accurate information to help guide you through any problems that you might experience. So it's really worth you coming back to check for our latest advice.

You can find out more about the digital switchover at

Will my other TVs need a digital box?

Every TV in your home needs to be converted in order to receive Freeview.

This simply means you make a one-off payment for each box, because we don't charge you a monthly subscription. You can find out more in our product section.

Will I need to change my recorder?

The UK is switching to digital region by region between 2008 and 2012.

It will be difficult to use your video recorder (VCR) after switchover so the simplest thing to do is to get a Freeview+ digital TV recorder with a twin tuner. This lets you watch, record and pause digital TV. You can find out more information in our digital TV recorders section.

What if I have a question that isn't answered here?

If you have any more questions it's worth checking out our Helping Hand section, where you'll find answers to our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Coverage and channel availability are subject to change. Last updated on 20 November 2010.

Note: Regional variations are also available depending on TV region and transmitter.

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