With Digital Switchover starting in Liverpool this November, Freeview and Liverpool Confidential are giving two lucky readers the chance to win a Humax Freeview+ box worth over £185. With Freeview+ you can continue to watch your favourite shows after switchover and access a whole host of new features, such as pausing and rewinding live TV and recording any programme at the touch of a button.
BBC 2 will be switched off in Liverpool on 4th November and all remaining analogue channels will be switched on 2nd December this year. After switchover is complete in Liverpool, 98% of homes in the region will be able to receive Freeview and with the average home owning at least two TVs (Ofcom 2009), Freeview is the most cost effective and easiest route to digital TV to switch your entire house. There’s no need to pay monthly bills, and you can save over £1,000 a year by getting Freeview on all your sets compared to other subscription TV services.
Setting up Freeview in the home doesn’t require an engineer. Once you’ve bought your Freeview or Freeview+ box, simply plug it into your existing TV and rooftop aerial, turn it on and that’s it. Alternatively, there are plenty of digital TVs to choose from with Freeview already built in.
Freeview is going to be out and about in Liverpool with TV presenter, Keith Chegwin, to promote awareness of the upcoming switch at the VCR Swap Shop from 10am on Saturday 19th September at Comet in the New Mersey Retail Park.
Here you can bring along your old VCRs and 50 lucky winners will be able to swap them for a brand new Humax Freeview+ box. The Freeview team will also be out and about near you on the Freeview Lounge tour where you can ask them about getting digital TV and check coverage of your home.
The two winners of the competition will get a state-of-the-art Humax PVR-9300T, which is a twin digital tuner Freeview+ box with a 320GB hard drive to record up to 200 hours of programming. The stylish set-top-box includes series linking so you can automatically record every episode of your favourite shows.
Question: When does Liverpool begin its switch to digital?