Freesat, UK television has been the most famous choice for the people moving to Spain from England because of the channels available on it.
Different Types of Boxes available in Spain:
Three different type of decoders are available in Spain. Firstly, I will like to explain differences in them.
- Freeview: Freeview is simply antenna that can catch satellite of all the local Spanish channels. It is normally mounted on chimneys and requires a UHF aerial for receiving signals.
- Free to View: Free to view is a satellite decoder that can catch the frequency of more than three hundred free channels including radio stations. In order to watch European channels it requires an additional satellite like Astra or Hotbird, which are also free.
One of the biggest disadvantage of using these boxes is that they require frequent re-scanning because different satellite operator tend to change their frequency from time to time. Another annoying factor about these boxes is that they lack Electronic program guide, which mean you can view future schedule of different channels.
- Freesat: Developed by the BBC and ITV, Freesat work in correct format like a sky box. They offer Seven days Electronic program guide. There is no need to rescan channels again and again as they are auto-updated programming. Another amazing thing about Freesat is that there is no need to for organizing channels manually as they are already arranged in order.
Types of Freesat Boxes:
They are available in Standard definition to whom normal charges are applicable. Another option available at Freesat is High definition for which one has to pay some extra charges to get HD videos.
To use Sky boxes, one need to avail the services of Freesat from Sky for free channels. There is no need for TC card to be installed if you are using these services. Though previous Sky models were not up-to-the-mark in terms of picture quality, however, models that are available nowadays are of high quality.
What to do to Install TV Box:
You’ll need to contact a reputable satellite company holding a good track record to install correct equipment for you. You can arrange a meeting with them and tell them what exactly you expect from them. They will guide you accordingly and will help you in getting best TV boxes for you.
How to Find a Good Satellite Company:
Best way to find a reputable Satellite company is a survey. Ask from your fiends and family already living in Spain about their experiences with different companies. Ask from your neighbors or colleagues if you are living alone. After getting 2-3 names start your own research. Visit their website and read user comment about those companies. Check the warranty period and return policies of the companies. Once you are done with company, ask them to visit your place. After installation make sure you have got all what you needed. Ask them to explain all the aspects of the equipment and make sure that you have command over them. Ask as much question as you want to avoid any problem in future.