Analogue TV's time runs out

Last updated 13:00 25/02/2013

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More than 1600 homes in Nelson could soon be left without television unless they upgrade to digital by the end of April.

Analogue TV will be switched off on April 28, and public information campaign Going Digital estimates that 1611 Nelson homes have yet to make the switch.

Once the analogue signal is gone, viewers will need Freeview, Sky or Igloo set-top boxes, or a TV with Freeview built in, together with a UHF aerial or satellite dish. Going Digital national manager Greg Harford said that when Hawke's Bay went digital last year, people who waited until the last minute had to go without TV for a time, because installers were fully booked.

Every TV in a house, as well as DVD and video recorders, needed to go digital to continue receiving programming, he said.

Anyone with questions about the change to digital TV can visit going digital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.

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