What is a Freeview Aerial?

Sep 26, 2022

The quick answer; A Freeview aerial is any wideband or full band antenna, (Type T or Type W).

Different Types of Freeview Aerial

Not all aerials are best suited for Freeview. There are two categories of TV Aerial – grouped aerials and wideband aerials.

If you want the best results when watching TV, we recommend using a wideband aerial. This will ensure that even if your signal changes and there are no longer any obvious breaks in between programs or adverts on different channels. That is as long as it’s still a digital transmission of some kind!

The technical term for these aerials is Type T or Type W.

  • Type T = total
  • Type W = wideband

Both of these types of aerial work perfectly with the signals used for Freeview digital TV.

 The vast majority of aerials replaced within the last 10 years are likely to be wideband. It’s important to know the type of aerial you have as well as when it was installed. You can find this information on several websites. Like those run by BBC and Ofcom flagship services will help narrow down your options based off where in Britain you live!

To receive your favourite channels, a wideband aerial is the perfect type. There are many different types of broadcasts and reception issues out there. Being aware what kind if equipment will work best for someone’s location before starting any install process makes life easier!

A wideband aerial can help you get BBC Four HD, Freeports and more. Just check what service you’ll get in your area before considering hiring an installer.

Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?

What’s not to love about a Freeview aerial? With over one hundred channels it really is the best way for you (and your family) to have access all of those wonderful shows on TV. And if that’s not enough there is no subscription needed. That’s right, no monthly obligations.  so it all goes into watching television via a FreeView aerial—what could be better?

While it’s easy to receive Freeview by connecting a Freeview ready television or Freeview receiver, there are some differences in signal strength and reception depending on what type of Wideband TV antenna you use. An experienced aerial installer can help make sure that your needs will be met with maximum efficiency!

Wideband aerials are the best way to get your full HD television up and running. These cutting-edge devices will ensure you have an optimal signal strength, which in turn provides for a more reliable connection than ever before!

What’s the best way to get a clear signal for Freeview? It is important that you choose your TV aerial correctly. With so many different options, it can be overwhelming! The loft or outdoor Freeview aerials will help receive a good signal, but there are even more factors at play here. Signal strength and quality. Sometimes amplification of the signal is required.

Understanding why a signal is poor comes with experience and the correct testing equipment. How far away you live from a broadcasting transmitter or the geography of the land all have an effect on signal. This is why a qualified TV aerial engineer is worth their time to install an aerial system that works perfectly for Freeview.

What type of aerial do I need for Freeview?

As covered in the preceding paragraphs, the aerial required to get a good quality signal for Freeview are either a wideband or fullband (total) aerial. However, it isn’t always that simple as like many things, sometimes there are extenuating circumstance. It may require an expert to install it as the aerial needs to be fitted externally high up on a roof. Or due to the location of the property the signal being received needs boosting using a good quality amplifier.

In any case, you need to get a good quality, reliable signal for Freeview that will keep working for many years a professional aerial installation is required.