By the time Marham Matters lands on your door mat, you may have noticed that there are a few changes to your TV reception, as of the 17th August 2011 the area served by the Belmont Transmitter in Yorkshire switched to Digital.
To receive any TV channels you will need to have one of the following; Freeview top set, Satellite service, Freesat or BT vision or similar but consider:
1. How many TVs do you have in your home? Consider every TV set that you want to continue watching. Any TV left unconverted will not work after switchover.
2. Do you like to record TV programmes? Video and DVD recorders will still play back and record but most won’t be able to record one channel while you watch another. If you enjoy recording, consider getting a digital TV recorder that will also convert your TV.
3. Your TV aerial. Most rooftop aerials and some set-top aerials will be fine after switchover. If you decide to get a service like Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV you can check your aerial by visiting the aerial test on Teletext page 284. If you decide to get your digital TV service from Sky TV, Virgin Media, Freesat from Sky or Freesat on all the TV sets in your home, you won’t need an aerial.