We are moving into a new house soon in the Nelson region which has no TV aerial or satellite dish.
Ideally we'd like digital tv but without any subscriptions. HD would be nice but that's not available in Nelson.
I think our options are,
1. Get Sky, pay $50 a month for a year then switch to satellite Freeview, cost about $600 for Sky, then $200 for Freeview box.
2. Install an analogue TV aerial and wait for Freeview over and aerial to reach Nelson, cost $200-300 now and $300 later for Freeview box?
3. Pay someone to install a satellite dish and then buy a satellite Freeview box, installation $300-400?, Freeview box $200.
4. Get Prime to install me a satellite dish with Prime box (is this possible?), then buy a satellite Freeview box, Prime installation $145, then $200 Freeview box.
We also have a widescreen LCD TV and PS3 and would love to get PlayTV in the future but we're not sure that will work with satellite Freeview? We also don't know when Freeview over an aerial will arrive in Nelson, if ever. And will Freeview ever go HD over satellite?
Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.