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Does anybody know if I need a set top box to get Freeview on my brand new Samsung UE43CU7100KXXU?

(Topic created on: 18-02-2024 12:46 AM)
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TheresaB
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Hello, Does anybody know if I need a set top box to get Freeview on my new Samsung UE43CU7100KXXU?  The Samsung TV plus app seems to block other terrestrial channels.  Many thanks , TheresaB

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JAMES4578
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Hi @TheresaB  Freeview is built into all modern Samsung Tv's, you need to have an aerial connected and scan for channels, whereas Samsung Tv Plus works via the internet.https://www.samsung.com/scanning Channels , Freeview Guide here https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/categories- 

If problems may find some help in this thread https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/tv/cannot-access-basic-freeview-channels-on-smart-tv-instead-tvp...

 

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


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TheresaB
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Thanks James.  

 

Unfortunately the Samsung TV Plus app blocks other channels from being discovered in auto tuning searches (there are a lot of conversations on here re. this). Unfortunately, Samsung stopped building Freeview into their TV’s in 2018 - but don’t seem to make mention of it on specs.   Some people have success by removing Samsung TV Plus and then scanning for terrestrial channels but a lot of people don’t (so a lot of people recommend a Freeview Set top box).  It’s all rather confusing 😟

Best,

Theresa

 

 

Gurky
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That's not true, Samsung stopped "Freeview" because its a brand license. They support digital broadcasting via DVB-T2C. A lot of miss information on this sadly. TV plus is mostly just a interface to handle the channels.

I've had 5 Samsung Tvs since 2020 and never had a single issue adding terrestrial channels
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TheresaB
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Thanks for clarifying that Gurky.  That’s really useful. As you say, it’s hard to judge what is correct or misinformation.  Please can I ask how you added the terrestrial channels?  My new Samsung only seems to recognise Samsung TV plus channels when I auto tune, even when I remove the app.

Many thanks,

TheresaB

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Gurky
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In the TV settings you should see the option to tune in under broadcasting.
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