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Old 14.08.2019, 20:23
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Re: This is my TV antenna socket - what can I get out of that? 😁

DVB-T broadcast over the air has stopped https://www.broadcast.ch/de/fernsehen/antenne-dvb-t/.

The left socket with the 4 holes is a landline telephone socket.

The socket on the right is a TV and Radio socket. The coax cable is either attached to an antenna on the roof or connected to a cable TV provider network. The later is more likely, and as your location says Zurich the cable provider is most likely UPC.

If it is UPC:
There is still good old FM radio on the radio socket. A list of available channels can be found at https://www.upc.ch/de/television/ana...adio-stations/

On the TV socket the broadcast is digital using the DVB-C format. IF your TV support s DVB-C you can tune directly https://www.upc.ch/en/support/television/change/change/. Otherwise a set-top box from UPC is needed. https://www.upc.ch/en/support/television/tv-box/


Be aware that you pay around CHF 40/month through your auxiliary bill for the basic cable TV subsription https://www.upc.ch/en/support/basic-digital-offer/ ! If do not need the UPC socket you can cancel the subscription (through the landlord) it and they will put a sticker/seal over it.

Apart from UPC there are other options to watch TV. Through the Internet (Wilma/Zatoo), through the phone line (Swisscom TV/Sunrise TV), or through a fiber connection (FTTH) using an IP TV provider.
What is best, cheapest, depends on what you need and want.
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