What does a Freeview set top box or digital receiver do?
The digital receiver or set top box is great if you’re not looking to upgrade your TV.
It converts the digital TV signal into a form that is suitable for display and viewing on any TV, such as an analogue TV (e.g. CRT TV). The antenna cable is connected to the set top box, and then the box is connected to your TV.
There are 3 types of digital receivers (or set top boxes):
A FreeviewPlus box converts TV signals picked up by UHF aerial and connects to your home broadband to allow you to enjoy both live TV and on demand together on your TV. Only use this if you have Freeview|HD coverage, UHF aerial and broadband.
A Freeview|HD box converts TV signals picked up by UHF aerial so you can enjoy all the 20+ channels on Freeview|HD. Only use these if you have Freeview|HD coverage and UHF aerial.
A Freeview Satellite box converts TV signals picked up by a Satellite Dish.