Advanced Digital/HD Satellite & TV installations
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Did you realise that there is more than one way of receiving digital television at your home? Many people believe that in order to be digital ready you need to have a suitable terrestrial TV aerial, but this is not, in fact, the case. For some a digital dish and box may prove a better alternative. In this section of the website we will explain the available options for East Suffolk, and what they would mean for you.
Digital through an Aerial (Digital Terrestrial)
In East Suffolk we are served by two main TV transmitters: Tacolneston, for the north of the County and Sudbury, serving the central and southern end. While already transmitting digital TV, after switchover, these transmitters will send out much stronger signals which should allow reception for most households. The digital TV services broadcast from these include the full Freeview channel line-up and, after switchover, High Definition channels.
Unfortunately, in some geographical areas of East Suffolk, such as parts of the Heritage Coast and areas of Woodbridge and Melton, the signals from the main transmitters do not radiate through very well. These areas are already served by ‘relay transmitters’ which currently broadcast 4 analogue TV channels, but at switchover these will be upgraded to provide digital only. However, only a limited range of digital TV and radio channels will be available – not the full Freeview service as offered by the main transmitters. It is for this reason that, for some, our next option might be more appropriate….
Digital via a dish (Digital Satellite)
The alternative to TV reception via an aerial is to use a mini-dish, and receiving your service via satellite. This service is available to almost everyone, and is a great way to access the widest choice of available free to air TV and radio channels (BBC Freesat) where terrestrial services are limited. Also this is the method of receiving the Sky subscription digital TV service, which offers an unparalleled choice of general entertainment, movies, sport and high definition TV channels.
Our sister company Bayfields Digital specialise in this field and can help you whatever your requirements. Click here to visit their website.