The digital TV change over in Australia has been on the cards for years, and many people have already made the switch as the analogue signal is progressively turned off across the country.
While it might seem a bit daunting if you haven’t upgraded your electronics in recent years, the benefits of digital TV far outweigh the hassle of making the change over. For example, digital TV opens up a better quality high definition TV viewing experience, and offers conveniences such an electronic program guide, and the ability to record more than one program at the same time.
With the digital TV change over in Australia scheduled to be completed by December 31, we pose the question: ‘Are you ready for the analogue TV switch off?’
Keen to change over to digital TV?
If you’re open to using the analogue television switch off as an excuse to go on a spending spree, the best thing to do is to upgrade to a digital TV. In fact, buying a digital TV is probably the easiest way to prepare for the analogue TV switch off in Australia.
Digital TVs range in price, depending on the features you need or want, but the basic models can be very reasonable at just a couple of hundred dollars. But if you don’t need to stick to a budget, the options are endless. There are high-tech LCD TVs, LEDs and even 3D and internet-enabled TVs with their own list of nifty features.
If you don’t want a new TV
The good news is that if you don’t really want to buy a new TV, you don’t have to. The addition of a simple set-top box can make change over to digital TV in Australia quite pain-free.
Set-top boxes vary in price from $50 to $1,000, depending on the features and quality. They come in either standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) and also have a range of features, including live TV pausing as well as the ability to record to a USB.
Another option is to pick up a personal video recorder. This product is very similar to a set-top box but comes with additional features, including twin tuners to record two programs at once, and an internal hard drive rather than recording to USB.
The digital TV change over in Australia is an exciting development in technology. So make sure you’re ready for the change over by checking the Digital Ready website for your suburb’s exact switchover date.
At New Image Antennas we can help you setup your digital TV without any fuss or hassle. Just call us on 1800 351 121.