How to watch Freeview HD TV on windows media center?

By | July 18, 2011

I have recently just built my new htpc and its working great, but i need to setup the TV tuner in order to watch freeview HD on windows media center.

Freeview is the name for terrestrial digital television broadcasting in the UK and a new and simple way to watch digital TV programs without subscribing to any commercial operators and paying them a monthly subscription fee. It provides high picture and sound quality compared to the traditional analogue TV due to the digital transmission of TV signal not being easily interrupted during the course of transmission by other electromagnetic waves. Freeview HD is the best-ever argument for the digital switchover. For the 50 per cent of the country that can currently pick them up, the high-definition channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and S4C are a razor-sharp, colour-saturated glimpse into the future. Just like standard-definition Freeview channels, the HD ones are terrestrial broadcasts and free to everyone.

This is a step by step guides you how to free watch Freeview HD TV on windows media center.

Required Materials

Freeview HD TV Tuner
The Freeview HD TV tuner is the bit that allows you to connect your aerial to your computer.
You can either buy a separate aerial for your computer, or use your main TV aerial and just use a splitter.
Coxial Cable
This will run from the wall aerial-plug to the tuner.

Installing Freeview HD TV tuner for Windows Media Center

Follow the instructions and you’re done, simply plug in your indoor aerial, scan for channels, and you should be getting FreeviewHD in no time!

Open up Windows Media Center, Go to Tasks -> settings -> TV -> TV Signal -> Set Up TV Signal. Then click TV -> live TV to watch the scanned Freeview TV programs.

Here’s a details  of setup TV signal>>

Recommended Freeview HDTV Tuner

Freeview HD TV tuner TBS6220

It’s a digital video recorder for recording digital terrestrial TV programs with full HDTV support. It’s ideal for watching UK Freeview SD and HD channels on your PC.

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Freeview HD dual tuner TBS6280

It’s a dual tuner PCI-Express interface DVB-T2/T TV Tuner Card which supports watching or recording two different channels from two different frequencies simultaneously.

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