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Poll: Have you made the change to digital television?

Minister Pat Rabbitte today announced that analogue television services will be switched off on 24 October 2012: we’re asking, are you ready for digital TV?

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IRELAND’S TELEVISION audience has just over a year to prepare for the changeover to the Saorview digital television service.

Minister Pat Rabbitte has announced that the analogue television service will be turned off on 24 October 2012. Saorview was launched earlier this year and the switchover will affect around 250,000 households across the country.

Almost one-quarter of people polled recently by Millward Brown Lansdowne about the change in services did not know that the analogue system, which people access by aerial, will be turned off next year.

You do not have to change your television to receive digital transmissions – instead you can buy a set-top box (costing around €100) to enable your TV to decode the Saorview broadcasts.

Today we’re asking: have you made the change to digital television?

Poll Results:

Yes (498)
No, but I intend to (241)
No, and I won't be going digital (100)
I don't have a television (70)
I don't know (46)

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