Kiwis urged to go digital early to avoid rush

GoinDigitalFigures released this week suggest there are still nearly 150,000 New Zealand households still without adequate digital television equipment for the analogue switch-off.

Public information campaign Going Digital claim there are 146,000 homes without Sky, Freeview, TelstraClear or Igloo services, meaning they will be unable to watch TV by the end of the year.

Going Digital is warning those yet to make the move that if they leave it until the last minute they may face delays due to the rush.

Greg Harford, Going Digital National Manager, said: “There were people in Hawke’s Bay in September last year who left the move to digital TV until the last minute and when they sought help from technicians or installers, they found there was a wait. That’s why we’re advising people to start thinking about the change now.

“It also pays to think about video and DVD recorders. Almost two thirds of homes with a working TV have a video recorder or a DVD recorder attached and these will also need to go digital to keep on recording.”

More info about Going Digital here.

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  • Canterbury TV have announced they are going digital on March 18th. They will be on Channel 40. Jut thought you’d like to know.