Those of you reading this blog regularly know that I'm not an avid TV watcher. So two years ago I discarded my cable subscription, and chose for an antenna for a casual TV session. However, analogue antennas are quite susceptible for interference, which can be quite annoying. Belgian public television stations like Canvas or Een are some time now already available on DVB-T, which is digital broadcast, resulting in an excellent broadcast quality, even better than cable. In the surrounding countries (eg Germany) DVB-T is widespread and the offer of available TV channels is quite large.

Begin this week, I purchased a DVB-T setop box, and I must say : the difference with our old antenna is stunning. Only the stations Eén and Canvas are receivable by DVB-T, and I don't think this is going to change soon : other TV companies like VTM have financial interests in cable companies, which make DVB-T expansions in Belgium unlikely.

Peter Korsgaard Wed, 05/24/2006 - 13:32

What settopbox did you buy and how much did you pay?

wannes Wed, 05/24/2006 - 15:49

In reply to by Peter Korsgaard

I have a Konig box. Bought it a ear ago with a digital antenna (you don't really need one, but it helps to get a better result).

I paid 180 euro for it (a year ago).

It gives me: Een, Canvas/Ketnet/Sporza, and eight digital radio's (I dont receive the analog StuBru very good in my concrete flat).

kristof Wed, 05/24/2006 - 16:43

In reply to by Peter Korsgaard

I bought the Siemens Gigaset M340T at Snogard.de and paid around 72 Euro.