Melbourne and surrounding areas switch to digital-only TV, but help is still available

Melbourne and surrounding areas switch to digital-only TV, but help is still available

digital-tvOn 10 December, analog TV signals were switched off in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Now, everyone in Australia can watch digital-only TV.

If you haven’t yet converted to digital-only TV, it’s not too late to make the switch. You can still connect a digital set-top box or digital TV recorder to your existing analog TV. Otherwise, you can upgrade to a digital TV with a built in tuner.

The Digital Switchover Taskforce encourages people to dispose of old television equipment responsibly. To find out about what you can do with unwanted televisions and computers visit: www.environment.gov.au/ewaste.

If you are eligible for the Household Assistance Scheme and haven’t yet opted in, there is still time to apply. The Scheme will remain open for eligible residents in Melbourne and surrounding areas until 10 January 2014. For more information or to apply, call Centrelink on 1800 556 443.

If you’re experiencing issues with your digital TV reception, the mySwitch tool on the Digital Ready website www.digitalready.gov.au can provide you with information about your predicted digital TV coverage, a list of endorsed antenna installers and other information that may affect your area.

For more information about digital-only TV and for information in over 30 languages visit the Digital Ready website www.digitalready.gov.au or call the Digital Ready Information line on 1800 20 10 13.

The Translating and Interpreting Service is also available on 131 450.

Congratulations Melbourne on switching to digital TV!

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