Disable Analog TV: debunking rumors

  • Dec 24, 2019

As soon as the news about the upcoming analogue switch-off of television, there were rumors that all stop working TV and intensified a huge number of crooks trying to sell people the miracle of the antenna and set-top boxes for receiving digital TV, which actually need not everyone who watch TV.


April 15 are planning to turn off analogue terrestrial broadcasting in Moscow, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Mordovia, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, Sakhalin, Stavropol, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and the Amur, Ivanovo, Kemerovo, Kirov, Kostroma, Kurgan, Lipetsk, Moscow, Novgorod and Tyumen areas.
In Ryazan, Tula, Yaroslavl, Ulyanovsk, Penza, Magadan and the Chechen Republic of analogue broadcasting have been disabled on February 11. Probably disabled.
In all other regions shutdown should occur on 3 June.

It is important to understand that it is turned off broadcasting, about the shutdown of the analog cable broadcasting while no one says anything. Therefore, disconnection only concerns those who use an individual antenna and does not pay for TV reception.

If you pay for the TV off does not concern you!

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No matter what your television and whether it supports digital TV. If you pay for the TV (for an antenna in platozhke utilities, or TV provider), 99% off your analog TV will not touch.

Coming off almost touches the urban population: almost everywhere TV a long time ago is not essential, and cable. Somewhere worth of equipment that receives a digital signal from the TV, converts it to an analog signal and feeds the cable. The old fashioned way is called "collective antenna", although long gone really no antenna. Such an analogue TV switch off is not planned.

In Moscow, two cable TV provider - Rostelecom (formerly NCC) and Acad (in the south of the city). Both providers are now transmitted over the cable as the analog and digital signal. If your TV supports the digital DVB-C reception, you can catch the digital channels with better picture quality and do not use analog. If your TV supports only analog reception, you can easily keep watching analogue channels and nothing to buy is not required.

Basically off for the residents of private homes. To watch live TV it really necessary to have the possibility to receive a digital signal in the DVB-T2 standard. All modern TVs support this format, and for older TVs can buy a console, which costs about 1,000 rubles.

However, and you can disable the "community antenna" in Moscow, stop paying for it 230 rubles a month, and start to watch digital terrestrial TV, broadcasting of which goes to the Ostankino tower.

Digital television is less critical to the quality of the antenna, so 30 free digital channels can be received even a simple room UHF antenna and even if the windows are located on the wrong side, where the tower. Excellent homemade dish can be made two beer cans.

© 2019 Alex Nadozhin