Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my existing aerial?

In many cases your existing UHF aerial will work to pick up Freeview|HD® if you're in the Freeview|HD coverage area. You can check whether you live in an area that can pick up Freeview|HD® by using our coverage tool.

If in doubt we recommend just trying to connect it to your existing TV, and if it doesn't tune in all the channels or sometimes has pixelation, please contact an installer to check and replace or reposition your antenna, cable, or connectors.

As a guideline, if you can get channels such as Prime and Maori Television, and live in an area that can pick up Freeview|HD®, then you're likely to get good Freeview reception in HD with your existing UHF aerial when it's connected to a Freeview|HD® Digital Receiver or MyFreeview|HD® Digital Recorder.