Get ready for the Digital Switchover with a new TV
Most new TVs include a built-in freeview digital tuner as standard, giving you instant access to a great selection of the digital channels as soon as you switch it on (subject to coverage). They offer a sharper picture than the traditional CRT based TVs too - displaying a greater number of "lines" which make up the image. Plus many are "high definition", so you can watch high def Blu-ray movies via either a Blu-ray DVD player, or via a HD TV subscription service.
You may also want to consider upgrading your aerial to get a good digital TV signal by investing in an aerial booster - see below for details.
When will my area switch to the digital signal?
Depending on how many "transmitter groups" there are in a particular region, there may be more than one switchover date. Exact switchover dates haven't been confirmed yet for all regions, however some areas are due to switch very soon indeed (if they haven't done so already) as shown in pink on the map opposite. To find out the exact switchover date for your postcode, click here to visit the official Digital UK website now.
Click here to go to the main Digital Switchover page.