First for formost digital TV isn’t the future, it is the present. Over 80% of the UK already enjoys Digital TV in one of its many guises and this is sure to expand as the digital switchover continues throughout 2009 and into 2010. It is the governments aim to complete a nationwide switch over by 2012 at which point the traditional analogue signal will be switched off
So what is digital TV?
Digital TV is a more efficient way of delivering pictures and so much more to your TV. The system offers higher quality images along with a load of features you just couldn’t get with your analogue system.
Not only does Digital TV allow you to access many more channels it also allows you to access a huge range of interactive features including games, competitions, shopping and even allows you to order your Friday night pizza straight from your TV, that is before we mention digital radio.
What are my options?
You can receive digital TV into your home in a few different ways depending on your needs. The cheapest and simplest is freeview, most modern televisions come with freeview built in meaning after you tune it in you can watch a whole range of free to air TV channels and digital radio channels along with some basic interactive features.
Satellite TV is also a very popular way to access digital TV. Sky have been at the forefront of the digital TV revolution since its very start and their system offers an unbelievable range of features and enough TV channels to make your eyes bleed. Not to mention high definition TV, which gives your twice the image quality of your standard definition system.
Cable is also a very popular way to access digital television, with Virgin media being a very popular option. Cable again offers a huge range of interactive features and more TV channels than you could ever watch in one life time.
Broadband is the final way of catering for your digital TV needs, with all of the major television stations offering online catch up services. Which means if you missed your favourite program it is very easy to go online and watch it at your convenience. Bt Vision has taken TV through broadband to the next level with a massive range of on demand programming along with on demand movies, old TV shows and even music videos.