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How Much Does The Digital Switchover Cost?


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The television can be a source of education, entertainment and amusement for all kinds of people. However, come 2012 anyone who hasn’t switched over to digital television in the UK will not be able to view any of the other television programmes that we’ve become accustomed to, radiating from the box in the corner of the room which first made an appearance in 1930. If cost is preventing you from taking part in the digital switchover Birmingham then you may be interested to hear that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

According to recent statistics, everyone in the UK watches at least 4 hours of television, with the North East reportedly watching more television. The same report also suggests that the viewing figures of ITV’s digital channels have increased by 2.8% year-on-year. But there are some people who still aren’t ready for the switchover, because they are worried about the cost of it.

It is estimated that over 7million people in the UK will be eligible for help when it comes to being ready for the digital switchover and this includes those in receipt of pension credits and job seekers allowance - they’re eligible to free support.

But, in truth, as with choosing the television that sits in your lounge/bedroom, there is a magnitude of options available when it comes to being ready for the digital switchover Birmingham.

If you want to have all the added extras that are available, including all film, sport and music channels then it could cost a small fortune. However, if you are not interested in having thousands of channels to choose from then it is possible to be ready for the digital switchover for less than you may have originally thought.

The cost for a household to switch from analogue to digital, in time for when the government flick the switch on the analogue transmitters, will depend on numerous variables including the number of televisions in the house. Unfortunately each television has to be set up separately – although it is worth noting that you may not be required to buy a new television aerial to receive digital.

The price that the digital switchover Birmingham costs your household will ultimately depend on the range of channels you wish to receive, but specialists can provide the information to allow you to make the right choice at a cost to suit your budget. But whatever price you pay, you can be certain of getting a better television reception, clearer picture on screen and the option of watching more than just channels 1 to 5.


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