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As anyone else noticed in the last few days the terrible reception on Freeview channels?
@Allllright Channel 5 started in 1997. Cable was never a thing, we have about 80 Freeview channels now but it's 90% crap. You can't get proper Sky with a dish, they have a VOD kption but it's expensive.
@Nigel_Farage I never thought I'd find a reason to be happy that my Freeview signal is too crap to pick up a channel.
@SkyHelpTeam hi. I’m going into my final year of uni and I’d like some sort of recording box. I’ve tried freeview/sat but they’re bad. Can I get it for 12 months and not 18? I really don’t need it for 18 and I’m not sure if I can afford it. Also, do you still do Freesat by Sky?
How is it they can send signals from millions of miles away in space back to a little laboratory on Earth, when I can't even get a good TV signal off freeview 😭😡😡. This is supposed to be the 21st century.. Buck Rogers never had this problem.
@BillySarstard @vwgti80 @DJBURNS_was Yes as the licence fee funds freeview and freesat. Its a public service. Just like council tax payers help fund public libraries. Its providing a service for the masses.
Our accommodation has only got #Freeview. I’m beginning to have genuine sympathy for poor people.
If anybody's feeling masochistic tonight, there is a solid six hours of the first series of women's prison drama, "Bad Girls" from 10 to 10 on freeview Drama.
@lauralaurab8 Some might not want to pay for it, but I know some people who cannot watch as they still only have freeview, or don't have a PC, tablet, mobile or cannot get 3g/broadband signal to be able to watch. I'm in a rural spot and our broadband speed is awful, Discovery+ kept buffering
@ianpaynesport you can change the tv channel numbers, mind you it took me 10 years to find out. Eg. One is no longer bbc, it can be whatever you set it as. (Freeview) I never watch bbc itv channel 4
@elseano85 @NoContextBrits Freeview channels funding themselves through advertising, like they already do, & paid ad-free subscription services, like the ones that already exist Literally the only thing that needs to change is the BBC becoming a subscription service. It isn't that difficult to understand
@PhoenixTCat @MPrepuce We lurv #FREESAT it offers SÖ MUCH MØRE than #FREEVIEW and costs not a Squid more than the initial dish & decoder! I still fail to comprehend WHY THE HELL ANYÒNE CÖULD EVEN CONSIDER @VirginMedia. Yùķ!
@FreeviewAdvice @FreeviewTV It's a usability issue with the Freeview Play software. The program he wants to watch is also available via one of the builtin apps. But there is no choice not to open the app and just watch the show live, so all he gets is a registration screen he can’t understand.
@NLebrecht I didn't hear that problem. It sounded fine on my Freeview digital TV and combined HiFi. I will try to take ore notice of the balance of instruments, as the Proms continue.
@GBNEWS If the BBC is such an excellent broadcaster! Why doesn't it create a paywall & create its own wealth? It is wrong that people who pay for sky, virgin or never watch BBC on freeview, have to pay for a license to support a bloated organisation they don't use.
@liisa_agren @bbcproms @BBC It’s closed down on Freeview. I’ve got the option to cast it from the phone instead.)
Damn it's on Freesat HD and Freeview HD, but not iPlayer 😫 #FML
@HemingwayDM @BBCTwo @bbcproms I don't have a working Freeview HD aerial at the moment so can't easily listen on my Sony in London. Proms are 5.1 - so TVs will be doing a down-mix to stereo (but so are the Olympics)
@DukeHollyrood @Inside_TheRopes As far as I've seen, @peacockTV is basically a free add-on, not a self-contained broadcasting network, so it'll likely be available alongside current networks, either as an additional service alongside a major network, a free service (similar to Freeview), or both.
i want to able to watch channel hopping when it comes out so bad. curse freeview
@DeliaNGoG That is really low signal strength. Is this via an aerial or digitally? If an aerial looks like it's out of whack direction-wise. Had a storm? If using Freeview you probably will lose a lot if not got decent signal strength and only picking up from nearest transmitter.
@GMB can someone do a public service & inform the 75yr old pensioners if they don't watch BBC or Live TV(most TV's now have Freeview so catch up) they do NOT need to pay the TV licence. See MoneySavingExpert (Martin Lewis) website for how to stop licence. Don't need to phone BBC.
@BaneNook The 10 minute freeview at 12am every night channel 546. Never did me any harm!
@FreeviewTV hi Freeview Thunderstorm yesterday, electric went off After coming back on I'd list most of the channels I have i remaining I've tried to auto tune and keep getting same 8 channels How can it be fixed, your help line is not too good, it cuts out?
@B260Eb @AnnSkelly3 Wait , My bad . She would have to have a basic channel subscription to enable Freeview as the TV is online . I stand corrected by my oh . Apologies 😔
@B260Eb @AnnSkelly3 Cool , An elderly neighbor had same issue when she bought a TV with Freeview Inc , They installed it with Ariel to the TV not her Freeview box and she sat without TV for weeks thinking it was broken . Tbh they should've set this up for her when installing 👍
@AnnSkelly3 I've been with Talktalk for years, never had a problem. Only thing with Virgin is you don't get your freeview channels on your TV. Woman I work for got changed over to them and now can't get the channels she watches
@MisterQuintus @scottygb @SkyUK Why would they brand a free-to-air channel that would show non-premium programming? There's a good reason Pick isn't Sky-branded... because it's got nothing worth watching. They're hardly going to tarnish the brand by making Sky One a garbage Freeview brand
@TBNUKtv Aww @TBNUKtv! I do think if you had a shop on the website selling cups and t-shirts e.t.c. you could raise a lot of funds to help stay broadcasting on Freeview.
@a516digital Perhaps Sky will point to Arts now being available on Freeview and Freesat as a bigger positive than the negative of nudging it down the Sky EPG order.