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More and more Australian homes are shunning free-to-air TV, which is understandable considering the drivel pumped out by the commercial networks and their general contempt for viewers. Even so broadcast television is still a mainstay in many lounge rooms, with FreeviewPlus making it easier to find those hidden gems.

Its streaming video service has undergone a Netflix-style makeover, making it easier to find something decent to watch on free-to-air television. Here are our first impressions.


Dear Lifehacker, I keep getting signal drop outs several time a day on my TV. It only seems to affect Channel 9. This has been going on for months. The drop out is long enough that when it returns, the programme has already moved on so you miss the plot - very annoying when watching a whodunnit! Do you have any idea what could be causing is and how I might be able to fix it?


NBCUniversal has announced the launch of yet another streaming entertainment service in Australia. Hayu caters exclusively to reality TV fans with on-demand access to more than 3000 episodes of popular shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Made in Chelsea. Welcome to hell.


If you can't get 7Flix to work on your TV or are trying to fix 7Flix's reception, you're not alone -- many Australians are having the same problem. We explain the common issues with the channel and how to fix them.


Dear Lifehacker, Why can't I get Seven's new channel 7Flix to record on my PVR? The channel appears in the TV guide and you can press record, but it won’t record anything despite accepting the request. One of my favourite programs is I Dream Of Jeannie which has been transferred to 7Flix from 7Two. Please help! I am using a Panasonic DVD Digital Recorder; Model DMR-XW300.


Yesterday, Channel 7's new free-to-air TV channel, 7flix, went on air in Australian metro areas. The channel focuses on general entertainment, kids shows and movies -- with a film screening at 8:30pm every night of the week. Here's how to get the new channel on your TV.


It's finally happening. Next month, Network Ten will launch Channel 13 on free-to-air television -- an all-HD simulcast of its main channel that will be available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Here's what you need to know.


Dear Gizmodo, my fiancée and I are about to move into our first home, and our current TV is too big and bulky to mount in the house on the wall where we want our TV. We're not TV connoisseurs and we don't need all the latest and greatest features, we simply want the thinnest TV we can get with adequate image quality. Ideally the TV will be between 42 and 47 inches and $750 or less. Used/refurbished TVs are okay with us. What should we get and where should we look?


CES 2016: In 2008, the total number of streaming hours worldwide was estimated at 0.1 billion. Today, it's 42.5 billion. That's an astronomical increase in just seven years -- and its only going to keep growing. In another seven years, most free-to-air networks will be as good as dead.


Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it's using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life -- all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.