Is your TV aerial ready for digital switchover by dfhercbml

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									Is your TV aerial ready for
digital switchover?
                                                                                  My television picture is worse than
Is your TV aerial ready for digital switchover?                                   the picture shown. What do I do now?
Most aerials should work after digital switchover, but a few may require an       Double check by visiting Teletext p284 or p484 on S4C in Wales. You should
upgrade or new cable connections if you decide to get Freeview. The tests         see a screen very much like the one below on the left. If the picture on your
featured in this leaflet can be used as a guide to help you decide if you         TV is missing one or more white blocks like the picture below on the right, it is
should get your aerial checked by an installer.                                   likely you will need an aerial upgrade. For accuracy, carry the test out on all four
                                                                                  channels and on all your tv sets.
Compare this picture to your current TV picture on all four channels.             (Nb: Ignore any rows which are completely missing, this doesn’t indicate a problem with your aerial)
Is your picture more or less snowy?




                                                                                                       Good Reception                                                   Aerial may need upgrading
                                                                                  Remember
                                                                              •   You can get different results on different days so it’s best to do these tests
                                                                                  more than once
                                                                              •   Your aerial may degrade over time so make sure you check it again close
                                                                                  to switchover
           If your answer is more snowy, you may need to improve your
           current aerial installation.                                       •   You may also need an aerial upgrade due to technical changes to your local
                                                                                  transmitter. Double check by visiting our postcode checker at digitaluk.co.uk
           If your answer is the same or less snowy, you probably don’t           or call us on 08456 50 50 50*
           need an aerial upgrade.
                                                                                  How much would a new aerial cost?
                                                                                  If you do need a new aerial, installation is likely to cost £60-£180, and an
Make sure you do this on all four channels and on all your sets.                  additional socket costs around £45.


                  Other ways to get digital include satellite                                     For more info visit digitaluk.co.uk or call 08456 50 50 50*
          (e.g. Sky, freesat from Sky) and cable (e.g. Virgin Media)              *Standard BT rates apply. Rates may vary for calls from other providers including mobile operators. The standard business hours for Digital UK’s
                                                                                  contact centre are 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on a Saturday. Opening hours will be extended during switchover in each area.
If I do need to upgrade my aerial,
how do I find a good aerial installer?
Look for an installer belonging to the                                    What should I do if I live in
Registered Digital Installer Scheme,                                      a flat with a shared aerial?
(RDI), identified by the            .                                     Speak to your landlord or managing
                                                                          agent and direct them to
Registered Digital Installers are                                         digitaluk.co.uk/propertymanagers
security checked and aerial experts.
                                                                          What do I do if I have a set-top
How can I find one?                                                       aerial?
Visit the RDI website at www.rdi-lb.tv                                    Some set top aerials will not work
or call Digital UK on 08456 50 50 50.                                     after switchover, you can check
If there isn’t a Registered Digital                                       your set-top aerial using the tests
Installer near you, then you can look                                     in this leaflet. A connection to a roof
in the Yellow Pages for an installer                                      top aerial will give you more reliable
with CAI + or IDSC trade association                                      reception.
qualifications. Alternatively ask at
your local electrical retailer.
If you are visited by an installer
who isn’t from the RDI Scheme,
we recommend you check to see
that they are qualified.



    If you have any questions:
    call 08456 50 50 50*
    visit digitaluk.co.uk
*Standard BT rates apply. Rates may vary for calls from other providers including mobile operators. The standard business hours for Digital UK’s
contact centre are 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on a Saturday. Opening hours will be extended during switchover in each area.




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