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Is Digital forcing you to abandon your TV?

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The digital switchover has been talked about for years but the move from Analogue to Digital television is here, starting with the Border TV and the Westcountry regions. Find out when it's happening in your area.



New research by Digital UK and Ofcom suggests that while most of us have converted our main TV sets to digital, nearly a third of the UK's 60 million TV sets are still analogue.



And people are still buying analogue sets. Is it because people don't care about digital? Or have they've been ill-advised?



Some MPs recently reported that consumers were not being well-served by information provided when buying analogue televisions. Retailers have agreed to display a digital logo on sets ready for digital but it is voluntary. 



Anyone who's recently bought a new analogue TV will have to adapt it, you can even get your old TV converted with a digital box, even black and white ones and televisions without scart sockets. Your television will need to have either a scart or RF input otherwise it won't happen. But the advise is to buy a television that already has a built-in digital receiver.

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