Australia no longer has television broadcasts being made in both analogue and digital signals. On 28 May, 2013, analogue signals were switched off in all areas of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. But if you have to waited until now, you can still make the change and take advantage of the numerous free channels available with your digital aerial.
Unsure of the difference? Basically, nothing! If we want to get technical, Aerial is the term used for the top section with the wire array and is the term mostly used in the U.K. Antenna is the term used for the entire structure including the aerial and mast, and is most commonly used term in the U.S.A.
Most aerials are probably suitable, particularly if they were made after 2000, as they were manufactured specifically to receive both analogue and digital signals. Therefore, many existing aerials will be ready to receive digital transmissions but in some cases, equipment may be required to upgrade to ensure a reliable digital signal is received.
At AA Able Antenna Services, all of our technicians are Australian Government Endorsed Installers who will come to your home, office or building to check your digital TV Aerial. They will follow this procedure:
The switchover date is here! We service the whole Brisbane region including Caboolture, Beenleigh and Ipswich. Make an online enquiry or pick up the phone and speak with one of our friendly staff on 07 3029 6331.