Time run­ning out to switch to dig­i­tal TV

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By HAN­NAH MCKEE

The Go­ing Dig­i­tal count­down is on and Porirua pro­cras­ti­na­tors may be with­out tele­vi­sion if they don’t act soon.

Tele­vi­sion will go dig­i­tal in the lower North Is­land on Septem­ber 29 and one in 10 house­holds are yet to make the switch from the old ana­logue sig­nal.

By Oc­to­ber 1 ev­ery­one in this dis­trict will ei­ther need a tele­vi­sion with Free­view built in, a dig­i­tal ca­pa­ble set-top box and aerial or satel­lite dish, or be us­ing SKY or IGLOO.

Avid recorders will also need to make sure their record­ing de­vices are dig­i­tal and may need to con­sider a Dig­i­tal Per­sonal Video Recorder such as MyFree­view or MySky.

Go­ing Dig­i­tal national man­ager Greg Har­ford urged Porirua res­i­dents to take ac­tion.

‘‘When peo­ple in the South Is­land went dig­i­tal in April there were some who waited un­til the last minute and then had to go with­out TV for a time be­cause in­stall­ers were fully booked,’’ he said.

Aerial Masters in­staller Noel Cur­ley said he was booked-up for a fort­night ahead al­ready. Some peo­ple had phoned him think­ing they could get same­day ser­vice.

How­ever, a Clear Vi­sion com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tive said that con­sid­er­ing the ur­gency, busi­ness had not picked-up as he would have ex­pected.

He rec­om­mended peo­ple act im­me­di­ately.

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