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Digital Switchover: Getting the Facts

Over the last few years, you will inevitably have heard people talking about the digital switchover. It has been discussed in the media and you will have seen adverts about it too. However, you might not be fully clued up as to what exactly is going on.

Well, TV is going digital, which means the existing analogue signal will be switched off and replaced with a new digital signal. As a result of the change, nearly everyone will be able to receive digital TV through an aerial.

Because digital TV uses less broadcast space, there will be more room for new services like high definition channels and wireless broadband. However, in order to keep your viewing service, you will need to convert your TV to digital before the digital switchover date in your area.

The transition is being staggered across the UK, and while some areas have already undergone the change, many are still to go through the process. For example, Yorkshire and London have not yet gone digital.

If you want to find out when your region is to make the swap, there is digital switchover help available over the web containing useful facts like this.

To guarantee you get the full benefit of digital programming, you might need a digital compatible aerial and either a television set with an integrated tuner or, if you are not replacing your set, you can get an external receiver that will sit on top of your TV.

Here at Aerialforce, we can help ensure you have all the necessary digital TV aerials.

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