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Should I get Freesat installed?

When it comes to watching television, we are spoiled for choice with a wide range of platforms and services available. Two popular options in the UK are Freeview and Sky, each with its own set of advantages.

However, if you're looking for an alternative that offers an impressive selection of channels, excellent reception quality, and freedom from subscription fees, then Freesat deserves your attention. In this blog, we'll delve into the benefits of using Freesat as compared to Freeview or Sky, and why it might be the ideal choice for your TV viewing needs.

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Wider Channel Selection:

One of the standout features of Freesat is its extensive channel lineup. With over 200 channels, including a plethora of HD content, Freesat offers a diverse range of programming to suit every viewer's tastes.

Whether you're a fan of movies, sports, documentaries, or lifestyle shows, you'll find an abundance of options to cater to your preferences. The breadth of channels ensures that you'll never run out of quality content to enjoy.

Freeview whilst it does have a great range of channels, has around 100 channels compared to over 200 with Freesat.

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High-Quality Reception:

Freesat utilizes satellite technology to deliver its content, which translates to superior reception quality.

Unlike Freeview, which relies on terrestrial signals, Freesat's satellite-based transmission offers robust and consistent coverage across the UK, ensuring minimal signal disruptions and a more reliable viewing experience.

Additionally, the availability of HD channels enhances the visual appeal, allowing you to immerse yourself in stunning detail and clarity.

No Monthly Subscription Fees:

While Sky offers a comprehensive channel package, it comes with a price tag in the form of monthly subscription fees. Freesat, on the other hand, provides a comparable channel selection without any ongoing costs.

Once you've purchased the necessary equipment, such as a Freesat set-top box or a TV with built-in Freesat capabilities, you have unrestricted access to a vast array of channels, making it an economically attractive option for budget-conscious viewers. Obviously you have a dish installation on top too (unless you're using a satellite dish that's already on the building).

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Flexibility and Control:

Freesat gives you the flexibility to choose when and what you want to watch. With the built-in Freesat TV guide, you can easily navigate through the program schedule, set reminders for your favorite shows, and plan your viewing in advance.

Freesat also offers features like on-demand services, allowing you to catch up on missed episodes or explore a selection of on-demand content.

Moreover, if you own a compatible Freesat box, you can even pause, rewind, or record live TV, granting you complete control over your viewing experience.

HD and Ultra HD Content:

For those who crave the finest picture quality, Freesat delivers a generous amount of HD and Ultra HD content. Whether it's enjoying your favorite shows, sports events, or blockbuster movies, Freesat's HD and

Ultra HD channels provide a visually stunning experience, offering crisp details, vibrant colors, and enhanced realism.

This feature distinguishes Freesat from Freeview, which has a more limited offering of high-definition content.

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In the realm of television viewing, Freesat emerges as an enticing alternative to Freeview and Sky, offering a wide range of channels, superior reception quality, and the absence of subscription fees.

Its high-definition and ultra-high-definition content, combined with the convenience of on-demand services, grant viewers an immersive and flexible TV experience.

By opting for Freesat, you gain control over what you watch and when you watch it, all while enjoying exceptional picture and sound quality. So, if you're seeking a cost-effective and feature-rich television solution, Freesat may just be the ideal choice for your entertainment needs.

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If you'd like a quote for a satellite installation, then please just get in touch.

Our installations start at £225 for a standard new dish installation but it varies depending on each job. If the job has restricted access or requires more time due to health and safety it could be a wee bit more.

The best way is to get in touch and we'll help in whatever way we can!


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