On Monday, May 23, many were probably surprised when they turned on the TV and saw a black screen instead of their favorite program. We remind you that terrestrial television has switched to a new broadcasting format.
On May 23, the third stage of the transition to the new standard of terrestrial television began. From Monday in the following regions digital TV will be broadcast in the DVB-T2/HEVC standard. This means better picture quality, room for more channels, but in many cases also the need to replace the TV.
“In practice, this means better sound and picture quality – all channels will be broadcast in Full HD quality. The MUX-3 multiplex does not temporarily change the broadcast standard,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in the Media Digitization issue.
TV not working? Probably does not support the new terrestrial television standard.
On Monday, May 23, the DVB-T2/HEVC standard went into effect in six provinces. Old TVs may stop working in the province. Lodz, Świętokrzyskie, Podkarpackie, Lesser Poland, Silesia and Opoleskie.
What to do if your TV just stops working? If you still want to watch terrestrial TV, you have two options. The first is to buy a DVB-T2 set-top box that supports the latest TV standard. Such a device can be bought for about 100 PLN, and its connection is quite simple, so with the help of the instructions, the vast majority of people will be able to install it.
Decision number two is to buy a new TV. Here, too, you need to remember that it must have a built-in decoder that supports the DVB-T2 / HEVC standard.
A complete change in the broadcasting standard will take place on June 27. Then the old technology will be disabled in the following voivodeships: Warmian-Masurian, Podlaskie, Mazowieckie and Lubelskie.
How to check if the TV will accept the new TV standard?
TVs released after 2019 are adapted to receive a television signal in the new standard, they do not need to be replaced or specially adapted. You can check whether the TV meets the new standard on the Telewizjaneziemna.pl website.
An easier solution would be to find the Check TV channel, which is available at position 28. If you have both picture and sound after entering it, then your TV will cope with the new TV standard. If something does not work properly, then you will have to buy a set-top box or a new TV.
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