Make the digital switch - McCrea

VIEWERS are being urged to make the switch to digital soon.

Local MLA Ian McCrea is encouraging those who have not yet made the switch to digital to do so as the deadline looms for switching off analogue.

He said: “People may or may not be aware that the switchover to digital television has been ongoing for some time with the advancement of technology.

“Analogue which has been used up until now will be switched off at the end of 2012, people therefore have one year or less to make the switch if they haven’t already.

“Those customers using Sky and Virgin Media will on the whole be using a digital system but those customers just using the traditional television with only 5 channels will be affected.

“The easiest way to make the switch is to purchase a Freeview box. All you have to pay for is the box. The prices of these have greatly reduced in recent years making it more affordable. All you need to do is connect it to your TV and you are digital.

“Should you require any further information you can contact your local electrical supplier for more information or assistance.”