The West Midlands will enter the digital TV switchover phase on the 7th of September but despite this, 32,000 homes still aren’t ready for it.
Peter Last, chairman of the Walsall Pensioners Convention, has stressed that the majority of the 32,000 homes are most likely occupied by elderly people who won’t know what to do once the first phase of the switchover begins in a few weeks time.
The majority of the UK has prepared themselves for the digital TV switchover by either buying a Freeview or Freesat box or subscribing to a digital TV service from the likes of Sky, BT or Virgin Media. Those who haven’t bothered with preparing their TV sets for the switchover will have blank screens once their area’s analogue receivers are turned off.
The entire UK is on track to be completely ‘digital’ by 2012.