Top UP TV, provider of TV content on Freeview, has advised that awareness of digital switchover is widespread. However, despite this, according to Digital UK 35 per cent of the UK population people still do not realise that they will need to update their analogue VCRs.
People have already begun to replace their primary TVs but many have not thought about the need to replace their analogue VCRs. People will no longer be able to watch one channel whilst recording another using a standard analogue VCR or DVD. “It is time for the public to start preparing to convert all of their devices and a new Digital Television Recorder (or PVR) would be ideal for analogue switchover,” said Roger Matthews, Top UP TV Marketing director.