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What does the term digital TV mean?
As part of the government’s digital switchover Digital TV replaced traditional analogue TV.
You can find out more in our beginners’ guide to digital TV.
What are the benefits of digital TV over analogue television?
How can I receive a digital signal?
You can get this from:
Do I need specialist equipment?
A new television should be ready for digital TV set up; most of the older sets can be converted using a digital box.
A digital box can be purchased with a one-off payment; it may be supplied by your channel provider. Providers like Sky, Virgin Media and BTVision are specialist providers in Broadband; bundling your services together will be more efficient.
How will I be asked to pay?
The two main payment options for digital television are:
Is there anything else I should know about?
What about high definition?
To be able to watch HD programmes, it is necessary you have an ‘HD ready’ television. High definition gives you a far superior picture and quality of sound than standard digital televisions.
For answers to any further questions, see our digital TV guides.