MYTV Decoder

A MYTV decoder (Type DVB-T2) enables your TV to receive digital broadcasting signals to enjoy myFreeview channels and services. Additionally, you will need a UHF aerial (indoor or outdoor) and a HDMI or AV cable.

Alternatively, you can buy a new Integrated Digital Television (IDTV) that comes with a built-in digital tuner, enabling you to receive digital signals directly without a decoder.

IDTV

(Integrated Digital Television)

Instead of using a MYTV decoder, you can opt to obtain an IDTV to enjoy myFreeview services.

An IDTV (Integrated Digital Television) is a TV with a built-in decoder, enabling you to receive myFreeview digital broadcasts without needing to obtain a separate decoder. You can identify an IDTV by a DTTV label, which is found on all genuine IDTVs sold nationwide. IDTVs are available for sale in the market.

How to access myFreeview
Digital Broadcast

Standard TV Set

An old TV set can still be used as long as it has an AV/HDMI input that can be connected to the MYTV decoder via an AV/HDMI cable.

IDTV

A new TV set with the DTTV label approved by SIRIM. It comes with a built-in digital tuner and doesn't require a MYTV decoder to receive myFreeview services. It is also known as an IDTV (Integrated Digital Television). IDTV is available for sale in the market.

MYTV Decoder

Also known as a DVB-T2 receiver and is required to receive myFreeview digital broadcast signals. The MYTV decoder is available in electronics stores nationwide from November 2016 onwards.

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UHF Aerial

The UHF aerial needs to be installed and connected to the decoder's or IDTV's aerial terminal. There are two types of aerials that can receive digital broadcast:

a. Indoor Aerial

The indoor aerial can receive signals within a 25km radius from a nearby broadcasting station. However, some areas within that range may not receive a signal if there are physical obstructions such as tall buildings or hills.

b. Outdoor Aerial

Outdoor aerials are the best choice as they can fully receive broadcast signals when they are facing the broadcasting station. ‘Booster’ devices are not necessary for the aerial as they not only do nothing to help, but rather, they disrupt the reception of myFreeview services.

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FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a new TV set to receive myFreeview services?

• Old TV set can still be used as long as it has an AV/HDMI input that can be connected to the MYTV decoder via an AV/HDMI cable.

• New TV set with the DTTV label approved by SIRIM that comes with a built-in digital tuner which doesn't require a MYTV decoder to receive myFreeview services. It's also known as an IDTV (Integrated Digital Television).

What are the benefits of myFreeview digital TV?

• Sharper and clearer images at a higher resolution.

• High quality audio and surround sound.

• Free - no subscription fees.

• Access to interactive TV services such as online shopping, and video-on-demand via an internet connection. These services will be made available in the coming future.

• More TV channels and services which will be implemented soon.

• Personal video recording functions will be available in the future (only with MYTV decoder which is sold in the market).

Is myFreeview available if I live in a condominium/apartment?

myFreeview services can be received as long as an indoor/outdoor aerial is connected to an IDTV or otherwise to a MYTV decoder and your current TV. Your building management may need to install the Master Antenna TV System (MATV) so you can receive myFreeview digital broadcast services.

How is myFreeview different from Astro or HyppTV?

You can enjoy the most popular TV and radio channels in Malaysia on myFreeview for free without any subscription fees! myFreeview is an excellent choice if you do not wish to be tied down to a subscription package from paid TV services. As myFreeview is new hence our services are limited compared to Astro or HyppTV at the moment, but more channels will be made available soon to myFreeview in the future!

Can I use the MYTV decoder and the ASTRO satellite dish at the same time?

Yes, as long as your TV set has enough AV/HDMI input terminal to support both decoders.

How much does the Digital TV service cost?

myFreeview channels are FREE with no extra or hidden charges. You would only need to pay for a one-time purchase of a new IDTV/MYTV decoder and installation fees if you require assistance in installing an outdoor aerial or any maintenance services.