How to switch

How to switch

To keep watching free-to-air TV you may need new equipment. There are a number of ways that you can receive the digital signal. If you're not sure if you're already receiving a digital signal, use mySwitch.

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    Equipment
    Here are a few options to consider
    To keep watching free-to-air TV you may need new equipment. See your options below.
  • Set-top boxes
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    Overview
    A set-top box enables most analog TVs to receive a digital signal, so, in most cases, you won't have to replace your old TV. More about set-top boxes
  • Personal video recorders (PVR)
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    Overview
    A personal video recorder has the same features as a set-top box, with the added benefits of a built-in recorder and a play-back device. More about PVRs
  • Digital TVs
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    Overview
    A digital TV receives a digital signal, so there's no need to add a set-top box or PVR. More about digital TVs
  • Subscription TV
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    Overview
    Most subscription TV services will provide access to digital TV. However, if you end your subscription, your TV may no longer receive a digital signal. More about subscription TV






    Reception
    Many factors can affect the quality of your digital free-to-air reception. If you need to improve your signal, there are a variety of ways you can do this—from retuning your set-top box or digital TV to upgrading or installing a new antenna. For more information see Reception.
  • Antennas
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    Overview
    Most existing antennas receive a digital signal without any problems. In some cases, your equipment may need to be upgraded to receive a reliable signal. More about antennas
  • Satellites
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    Overview
    If your home doesn’t receive digital TV from a television transmission tower, then digital TV services may be available by satellite. More about satellites
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