As the Broadcasters, Freeview and Digital UK have notified, throughout 2011 and 2012 the Digital Switchover will come into effect in the majority of the UK (that has not already switched).
Why is Digital taking over?
Digital Television is now the best technology for broadcasting, ensuring availability of more channels with greater picture and sound as well as new interactivity features.
To make sure this is nationwide; the digital signal needs to be available across the UK.
Currently, approximately 75% of households are in areas where a digital broadcast signal is available. After the Digital Switchover, almost everyone (a minimum of 98% of the UK) will be able to receive digital TV through a conventional aerial.
As a result, it will be necessary for all customers to re-tune their Freeview product, possibly more than once, depending on your area.
For information regarding the dates of these changes in your local area please go to
TV Re-tune or DigitalUK
To the right hand side of this page you will find retune guides for different models of TV and DVD Recorders to guide you through how to perform a retune on your product.
If you are unsure whether your Panasonic product is digital ready; look for the DVB logo (below) on the TV or the instruction manual.
The above information is useful for the Digital Switch Over related retuning, however we would always recommend, as good practice to retune your product periodically, to ensure that you receive all channels available in your postcode area.
For additional information regarding channel availability and your local transmitter, please refer to Digital UK website.