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How to get HD

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Ok, so you want HD? No problem.

Step one, the TV

HD Ready logoThe first thing you need is an HD Ready TV. It's simple enough to find out if you have one, simply look on your TV for the HD Ready logo as shown to the right. If you can't find it then you can check your TV manual and see if it mentions that your TV is HD Ready or not. You should be aware that if you don't have a flat screen TV then it is extremely unlikely that it will be HD Ready.

If you can't find the logo then first of all you'll need to invest in a HD Ready TV. The thought of that might scare you but they are a lot cheaper than you might think! The best place to start is online, as they can sometimes be a lot cheaper than the high-street. Click here to see a range of HD Ready TV's on Amazon.

Step two, getting the HD signal

HD Ready logoOnce you have established that you have an HD Ready TV, you now need a way to get an HD signal to that TV. As complicated as it might sound it's surprisingly simple. All you need to do is pick an HD service provider, get it installed, and you'll instantly be watching HD!

There are a number of HD service providers available that can deliver a signal directly to your house. Firstly you can get it over your standard TV aerial with Freeview HD, using a satellite dish with Sky or Freesat, or by cable which is provided by Virgin Media. Each service has its advantages and disadvantages so for more detail on that head on over to our comparison guide.