Are You Ready for the Switchover to Digital TV in Adelaide?
On 2 April 2013, the analogue free-to-air TV signals are switching off in Adelaide and surrounding areas. This means there is less than two months for everyone to get ready for digital-only TV before this date.
Adelaide residents don’t need to wait until the last minute to convert to digital TV. Converting now will ensure access to more channels and you won’t miss out on your favourite shows.
To convert to digital TV, you will need a TV that is capable of receiving digital signals. Nearly all analogue TVs are able to receive digital TV signals by adding a digital set-top box or digital TV recorder. Otherwise you can upgrade to a TV with a built-in digital tuner.
The Australian Government understands that some people may need practical assistance to switch to digital TV.
The Household Assistance Scheme has been established to help eligible people on certain full rate pensions have equipment installed in their homes free-of-charge. The Scheme also provides in-home aftercare support for 12 months.
People who may be eligible have been sent a letter from the Department of Human Services inviting them to check their eligibility.
The Householder Assistance Scheme is open until 2 May 2013, however if you are eligible for the scheme it’s important to apply as soon as possible.
To find out more about the switch to digital TV in your area, visit the Digital Ready website www.digitalready.gov.au or call the Digital Ready Information Line on
1800 20 10 13 (available 7 days a week, 8am to midnight AEDT).