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20 million TVs Still Not Converted To Digital, Says Digital UK

Digital UK, the organisation responsible for getting Digital TV into our households, has issued a warning over the fact that nearly 20 million TVs are still not ready to receive digital TV content when the first wave of switchover occurs early next month.

Nine out of ten households have already embraced digital TV when it comes to their main TV set but this is not the case for their other sets (the ones in the kitchen or in the bedrooms) and that accounts for 30 percent of existing TV sets - roughly 18 million.

To make matters worse, Digital UK estimates that a third of people are not sure how to get ready for the Digital transition in the first place although in reality, it is much easier than one might think.

A Ferguson Freeview box costs a http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?page=Product&source_id=aw&sku=738200 mere £4.97 while http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/ Free To Air Satellite Bundle from Sky cost you only £75 including delivery and installation.

52,000 Households in Scotland will be the first to undergo the first large-scale switchover on the 6th of November with the rest of the UK set to follow by the end of 2012.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.