Digital Television FAQs

Are your engineers suitably trained?

Yes, our engineers have successfully been awarded CAI PLUS by the Confederation of Aerial Industries as having [1] Passed a criminal records check with Disclosure Scotland (customers know that the engineer coming in to their house is trustworthy) [2] Have in plcae full public liability insurance [3] Qualified to carry out digital installations and service calls [4] Have passed a 'working at heights' training course

What are the different ways to get digital TV?

There are up to four options, depending on where you live:

  • Through an aerial (Freeview, Top Up TV, BT Vision*), either through a digital box or a television with a built-in tuner (an IDTV)
  • By satellite (Sky, or non-subscription freesat from Sky)
  • Through a cable (Virgin Media, Wight Cable or SmallWorld)
  • Over broadband (e.g. iplayer, STV Player, Netflix, Amazon Play)

How much does digital television cost?

Most homes already have digital television on the main set. For those getting digital for the first time or who wish to convert secondary sets around the home, the cost will vary according to the number of TVs and method of conversion. Some homes (an estimated 5-10%) may also require a new aerial to receive digital signals.

  • Subscription (eg Sky, Virgin, Top Up TV) start from approx £10 per month
  • Freeview digital boxes cost from approx £25
  • Integrated digital televisions start from £99
  • Digital television recorders start from approx £100
  • A standard new roof aerial normally costs £60-£180.