What and why is it happening?
TV is going digital. The existing analogue TV signal will be switched off and replaced with a new, stronger digital TV signal. It will mean that almost everyone will be able to receive digital TV through an aerial (Freeview).
Digital TV also uses less broadcast space which means that after switchover, there will be more room for new services such as wireless broadband, local TV and High Definition Television (HDTV).
To keep your TV service, you will need to convert your TVs to digital before your area’s switchover date.
Download more information about the digital TV switchover.
Benefits of going digital
Digital TV offers new ways to enjoy your TV service:
- Greater choice of TV channels
- New features such as on-screen listings, interactivity, audio description and subtitling for people with visual and audio impairments.
- Optional additional channels and services including premium channels(e.g movies, sports), broadband and telephony.
To find out what services are available where you live, enter your details into the postcode checker or compare services with our digital options table.
Taken from http://www.digitaluk.co.uk
The main problem that you might have with analogue is that your aerial isn’t good enough to so the job. I use an internal aerial for the tv in the room with my computer in it and it’s usually ok for the cannels I want to watch. It can’t cope very well with the effects of the weather at the moment, But I can still see all the digital versions of the old analogue channels. Our analogue reception was worse. We have cable for our tv in the living room, and the one in our bedroom.
We are not being ripped off in my opinion. Sometimes progress is good.