How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

I can already see the indignant exclamations of our regular readers on the topic of why to talk about digital TV on Mobile-Review.com, because many of you probably do not even use the TV for its intended purpose. Therefore, before moving on to the topic of the article, I will immediately answer this question. Let the generation of 20-40 years old not watch TV so often, but we all have parents who, to one degree or another, sometimes turn on the news and various TV shows. And although they learned about the transition to digital even before us (three elderly relatives have already asked me about the transition), it is not clear to them how the transition will take place and what needs to be done for this. So in this article I will tell you about all the nuances of the transition, and after that you can easily set up digital TV yourself or explain to your relatives how to do it.

What happened?

On November 29, 2018, the government commission approved a plan to phase out analogue television, so in 2019, analogue broadcasting of mandatory public television and radio channels will stop. The shutdown will be gradual and has already begun. You can check the shutdown dates for your region here.

The digital switchover began before the shutdown, so you don't have to wait for the shutdown date, you can tune in digitally right now. The advantages of digital television are simple: you always get a clear picture without interference, while the overall picture quality is also improved. And the number of available channels is also increasing. If earlier in places with a small population there were only four channels, now their number will increase to 20! Potential disadvantages may be the need to purchase a separate set-top box, as well as reconfiguration.

I understand that in 2019 I already want to see terrestrial television in 4k resolution, but for now, the basic resolution of 576i will be available to viewers, however, the transition to HDTV (high-definition television) is also planned, however, only for 2021.

What do you need to transition?

First, you need to find out if digital TV is supported in your region. Open this link and go to your city or region. We are looking for the nearest radio station icon, click on it, then select the first or second channel package and look at the area with its support.

If your area is supported, skip to the next step. Our digital broadcasting takes place according to the DVB-T2 standard. Accordingly, you must either have a TV that supports this standard, or a separate set-top box. Most modern and not so modern TVs support DVB-T2, but if you have some kind of old but expensive plasma, you can always buy an inexpensive video set-top box. I recommend choosing a set-top box with an HDMI connection and not getting hung up on additional functions, then it will be possible to meet even 1,000 rubles. However, if you have an old TV, then it is better to take a set-top box with an RCA connector (tulips), also be sure to check that the cables themselves also come with it.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

You will also need an antenna for digital television to work. Theoretically, an ordinary home antenna, which almost everyone has, is suitable, but in fact it turns out that almost always this antenna is already connected to cable TV, and not to the antenna on the roof. In this case, you will not be able to set up digital television with its help. So you have to purchase an external decimeter or all-wave antenna. They cost about 200-500 rubles.

Setting up the TV

After connecting the antenna, we start searching for digital channels. To do this, select in the TV menu like this: "Antenna - Only digital". In fact, I recommend trying such a search even without buying an external antenna, some readers wrote that they had channels even with a built-in antenna. If they were not found, then you will have to buy an external one.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

What channels are available?

At the moment, 20 channels are available in digital broadcasting, RTRS (Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network) notes that until 2010, 44% of residents had access to only four channels, and now their number has increased five times. 20 channels are divided into two "multiplexes" (multiplex - a package of digital television channels broadcast by one transmitter. Usually occupies one frequency. In digital terrestrial television, the multiplex includes 10 TV channels.), The first includes all-Russian mandatory public television channels and radio channels. Their list was determined by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2009 No. 715.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

The second 10 channels were chosen by the Federal Competition Commission for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

In addition to improved quality and more stable signal reception, you can also watch TV programs today with digital TV, although this function is only supported on relatively new TVs.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

There will be no analogue television at all?

In fact, completely analog television will not disappear, the state will simply stop subsidizing its broadcasting for the main 10 channels of the first multiplex, and now TV channels that want to continue analog broadcasting will do this at their own expense. So far, it is known that Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Rossiya K will do this.

About cable TV

To be honest, for a long time I was sure that in our house there is an ordinary common house terrestrial antenna that takes a signal from an external antenna on the roof of the house. It turned out that this has not been the case for a long time and the cable from the shield is connected to cable television, and the provider with which the UK has an agreement provides us not only with 60 terrestrial channels, but also 95 cable ones. It is for all this that we pay 140 rubles at the "Antenna" item. Our readers noted that in Moscow (I live outside the Moscow Ring Road, although formally my area is considered Moscow) they pay 230 rubles for an antenna and the provider there is Rostelecom, which provides even more channels.

Conclusion

You can have different attitudes towards terrestrial television, but the general transition to digital TV is a huge progress for our country. I understand how hard it was to decide on this, and even with the complete rejection of analog television. To give an analogy from our industry, it seems to me that such a transition is comparable to the refusal of operators from the outdated 2G.

I believe that RTRS faced a difficult choice: either to keep support for analog TV so that old TVs continue to work in the same mode, or switch to "digital" so that all modern TVs have a more or less high-quality picture, and I I am sincerely glad that I chose the second option.

Another analogy that came to my mind: the transfer of pensioners from obsolete passbooks to bank cards. Yes, it was hard, but Now branches of the same Sberbank have become less busy (I wish they would also automate utility bills ).

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

I can already see the indignant exclamations of our regular readers on the topic of why to talk about digital TV on Mobile-Review.com, because many of you probably do not even use the TV for its intended purpose. Therefore, before moving on to the topic of the article, I will immediately answer this question. Let the generation of 20-40 years old not watch TV so often, but we all have parents who, to one degree or another, sometimes turn on the news and various TV shows. And although they learned about the transition to digital even before us (three elderly relatives have already asked me about the transition), it is not clear to them how the transition will take place and what needs to be done for this. So in this article I will tell you about all the nuances of the transition, and after that you can easily set up digital TV yourself or explain to your relatives how to do it.

What happened?

On November 29, 2018, the government commission approved a plan to phase out analogue television, so in 2019, analogue broadcasting of mandatory public television and radio channels will stop. The shutdown will be gradual and has already begun. You can check the shutdown dates for your region here.

The digital switchover began before the shutdown, so you don't have to wait for the shutdown date, you can tune in digitally right now. The advantages of digital television are simple: you always get a clear picture without interference, while the overall picture quality is also improved. And the number of available channels is also increasing. If earlier in places with a small population there were only four channels, now their number will increase to 20! Potential disadvantages may be the need to purchase a separate set-top box, as well as reconfiguration.

I understand that in 2019 I already want to see terrestrial television in 4k resolution, but for now, the basic resolution of 576i will be available to viewers, however, the transition to HDTV (high-definition television) is also planned, however, only for 2021.

What do you need to transition?

First, you need to find out if digital TV is supported in your region. Open this link and go to your city or region. We are looking for the nearest radio station icon, click on it, then select the first or second channel package and look at the area with its support.

If your area is supported, skip to the next step. Our digital broadcasting takes place according to the DVB-T2 standard. Accordingly, you must either have a TV that supports this standard, or a separate set-top box. Most modern and not so modern TVs support DVB-T2, but if you have some kind of old but expensive plasma, you can always buy an inexpensive video set-top box. I recommend choosing a set-top box with an HDMI connection and not getting hung up on additional functions, then it will be possible to meet even 1,000 rubles. However, if you have an old TV, then it is better to take a set-top box with an RCA connector (tulips), also be sure to check that the cables themselves also come with it.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

You will also need an antenna for digital television to work. Theoretically, an ordinary home antenna, which almost everyone has, is suitable, but in fact it turns out that almost always this antenna is already connected to cable TV, and not to the antenna on the roof. In this case, you will not be able to set up digital television with its help. So you have to purchase an external decimeter or all-wave antenna. They cost about 200-500 rubles.

Setting up the TV

After connecting the antenna, we start searching for digital channels. To do this, select in the TV menu like this: "Antenna - Only digital". In fact, I recommend trying such a search even without buying an external antenna, some readers wrote that they had channels even with a built-in antenna. If they were not found, then you will have to buy an external one.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

What channels are available?

At the moment, 20 channels are available in digital broadcasting, RTRS (Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network) notes that until 2010, 44% of residents had access to only four channels, and now their number has increased five times. 20 channels are divided into two "multiplexes" (multiplex - a package of digital television channels broadcast by one transmitter. Usually occupies one frequency. In digital terrestrial television, the multiplex includes 10 TV channels.), The first includes all-Russian mandatory public television channels and radio channels. Their list was determined by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2009 No. 715.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

The second 10 channels were chosen by the Federal Competition Commission for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

In addition to improved quality and more stable signal reception, you can also watch TV programs today with digital TV, although this function is only supported on relatively new TVs.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

There will be no analogue television at all?

In fact, completely analog television will not disappear, the state will simply stop subsidizing its broadcasting for the main 10 channels of the first multiplex, and now TV channels that want to continue analog broadcasting will do this at their own expense. So far, it is known that Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Rossiya K will do this.

About cable TV

To be honest, for a long time I was sure that in our house there is an ordinary common house terrestrial antenna that takes a signal from an external antenna on the roof of the house. It turned out that this has not been the case for a long time and the cable from the shield is connected to cable television, and the provider with which the UK has an agreement provides us not only with 60 terrestrial channels, but also 95 cable ones. It is for all this that we pay 140 rubles at the "Antenna" item. Our readers noted that in Moscow (I live outside the Moscow Ring Road, although formally my area is considered Moscow) they pay 230 rubles for an antenna and the provider there is Rostelecom, which provides even more channels.

Conclusion

You can have different attitudes towards terrestrial television, but the general transition to digital TV is a huge progress for our country. I understand how hard it was to decide on this, and even with the complete rejection of analog television. To give an analogy from our industry, it seems to me that such a transition is comparable to the refusal of operators from the outdated 2G.

I believe that RTRS faced a difficult choice: either to keep support for analog TV so that old TVs continue to work in the same mode, or switch to "digital" so that all modern TVs have a more or less high-quality picture, and I I am sincerely glad that I chose the second option.

Another analogy that came to my mind: the transfer of pensioners from obsolete passbooks to bank cards. Yes, it was hard, but Now branches of the same Sberbank have become less busy (I wish they would also automate utility bills ).

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

I can already see the indignant exclamations of our regular readers on the topic of why to talk about digital TV on Mobile-Review.com, because many of you probably do not even use the TV for its intended purpose. Therefore, before moving on to the topic of the article, I will immediately answer this question. Let the generation of 20-40 years old not watch TV so often, but we all have parents who, to one degree or another, sometimes turn on the news and various TV shows. And although they learned about the transition to digital even before us (three elderly relatives have already asked me about the transition), it is not clear to them how the transition will take place and what needs to be done for this. So in this article I will tell you about all the nuances of the transition, and after that you can easily set up digital TV yourself or explain to your relatives how to do it.

What happened?

On November 29, 2018, the government commission approved a plan to phase out analogue television, so in 2019, analogue broadcasting of mandatory public television and radio channels will stop. The shutdown will be gradual and has already begun. You can check the shutdown dates for your region here.

The digital switchover began before the shutdown, so you don't have to wait for the shutdown date, you can tune in digitally right now. The advantages of digital television are simple: you always get a clear picture without interference, while the overall picture quality is also improved. And the number of available channels is also increasing. If earlier in places with a small population there were only four channels, now their number will increase to 20! Potential disadvantages may be the need to purchase a separate set-top box, as well as reconfiguration.

I understand that in 2019 I already want to see terrestrial television in 4k resolution, but for now, the basic resolution of 576i will be available to viewers, however, the transition to HDTV (high-definition television) is also planned, however, only for 2021.

What do you need to transition?

First, you need to find out if digital TV is supported in your region. Open this link and go to your city or region. We are looking for the nearest radio station icon, click on it, then select the first or second channel package and look at the area with its support.

If your area is supported, skip to the next step. Our digital broadcasting takes place according to the DVB-T2 standard. Accordingly, you must either have a TV that supports this standard, or a separate set-top box. Most modern and not so modern TVs support DVB-T2, but if you have some kind of old but expensive plasma, you can always buy an inexpensive video set-top box. I recommend choosing a set-top box with an HDMI connection and not getting hung up on additional functions, then it will be possible to meet even 1,000 rubles. However, if you have an old TV, then it is better to take a set-top box with an RCA connector (tulips), also be sure to check that the cables themselves also come with it.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

You will also need an antenna for digital television to work. Theoretically, an ordinary home antenna, which almost everyone has, is suitable, but in fact it turns out that almost always this antenna is already connected to cable TV, and not to the antenna on the roof. In this case, you will not be able to set up digital television with its help. So you have to purchase an external decimeter or all-wave antenna. They cost about 200-500 rubles.

Setting up the TV

After connecting the antenna, we start searching for digital channels. To do this, select in the TV menu like this: "Antenna - Only digital". In fact, I recommend trying such a search even without buying an external antenna, some readers wrote that they had channels even with a built-in antenna. If they were not found, then you will have to buy an external one.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

What channels are available?

At the moment, 20 channels are available in digital broadcasting, RTRS (Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network) notes that until 2010, 44% of residents had access to only four channels, and now their number has increased five times. 20 channels are divided into two "multiplexes" (multiplex - a package of digital television channels broadcast by one transmitter. Usually occupies one frequency. In digital terrestrial television, the multiplex includes 10 TV channels.), The first includes all-Russian mandatory public television channels and radio channels. Their list was determined by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2009 No. 715.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

The second 10 channels were chosen by the Federal Competition Commission for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

In addition to improved quality and more stable signal reception, you can also watch TV programs today with digital TV, although this function is only supported on relatively new TVs.

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

There will be no analogue television at all?

In fact, completely analog television will not disappear, the state will simply stop subsidizing its broadcasting for the main 10 channels of the first multiplex, and now TV channels that want to continue analog broadcasting will do this at their own expense. So far, it is known that Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Rossiya K will do this.

About cable TV

To be honest, for a long time I was sure that in our house there is an ordinary common house terrestrial antenna that takes a signal from an external antenna on the roof of the house. It turned out that this has not been the case for a long time and the cable from the shield is connected to cable television, and the provider with which the UK has an agreement provides us not only with 60 terrestrial channels, but also 95 cable ones. It is for all this that we pay 140 rubles at the "Antenna" item. Our readers noted that in Moscow (I live outside the Moscow Ring Road, although formally my area is considered Moscow) they pay 230 rubles for an antenna and the provider there is Rostelecom, which provides even more channels.

Conclusion

You can have different attitudes towards terrestrial television, but the general transition to digital TV is a huge progress for our country. I understand how hard it was to decide on this, and even with the complete rejection of analog television. To give an analogy from our industry, it seems to me that such a transition is comparable to the refusal of operators from the outdated 2G.

I believe that RTRS faced a difficult choice: either to keep support for analog TV so that old TVs continue to work in the same mode, or switch to "digital" so that all modern TVs have a more or less high-quality picture, and I I am sincerely glad that I chose the second option.

Another analogy that came to my mind: the transfer of pensioners from obsolete passbooks to bank cards. Yes, it was hard, but Now branches of the same Sberbank have become less busy (I wish they would also automate utility bills ).

How to switch to digital TV in 2019?

I can already see the indignant exclamations of our regular readers on the topic of why to talk about digital TV on Mobile-Review.com, because many of you probably do not even use the TV for its intended purpose. Therefore, before moving on to the topic of the article, I will immediately answer this question. Let the generation of 20-40 years old not watch TV so often, but we all have parents who, to one degree or another, sometimes turn on the news and various TV shows. And although they learned about the transition to digital even before us (three elderly relatives have already asked me about the transition), it is not clear to them how the transition will take place and what needs to be done for this. So in this article I will tell you about all the nuances of the transition, and after that you can easily set up digital TV yourself or explain to your relatives how to do it.

What happened?

On November 29, 2018, the government commission approved a plan to phase out analogue television, so in 2019, analogue broadcasting of mandatory public television and radio channels will stop. The shutdown will be gradual and has already begun. You can check the shutdown dates for your region here.

The digital switchover began before the shutdown, so you don't have to wait for the shutdown date, you can tune in digitally right now. The advantages of digital television are simple: you always get a clear picture without interference, while the overall picture quality is also improved. And the number of available channels is also increasing. If earlier in places with a small population there were only four channels, now their number will increase to 20! Potential disadvantages may be the need to purchase a separate set-top box, as well as reconfiguration.

I understand that in 2019 I already want to see terrestrial television in 4k resolution, but for now, the basic resolution of 576i will be available to viewers, however, the transition to HDTV (high-definition television) is also planned, however, only for 2021.

What do you need to transition?

First, you need to find out if digital TV is supported in your region. Open this link and go to your city or region. We are looking for the nearest radio station icon, click on it, then select the first or second channel package and look at the area with its support.

If your area is supported, skip to the next step. Our digital broadcasting takes place according to the DVB-T2 standard. Accordingly, you must either have a TV that supports this standard, or a separate set-top box. Most modern and not so modern TVs support DVB-T2, but if you have some kind of old but expensive plasma, you can always buy an inexpensive video set-top box. I recommend choosing a set-top box with an HDMI connection and not getting hung up on additional functions, then it will be possible to meet even 1,000 rubles. However, if you have an old TV, then it is better to take a set-top box with an RCA connector (tulips), also be sure to check that the cables themselves also come with it.

You will also need an antenna for digital television to work. Theoretically, an ordinary home antenna, which almost everyone has, is suitable, but in fact it turns out that almost always this antenna is already connected to cable TV, and not to the antenna on the roof. In this case, you will not be able to set up digital television with its help. So you have to purchase an external decimeter or all-wave antenna. They cost about 200-500 rubles.

Setting up the TV

After connecting the antenna, we start searching for digital channels. To do this, select in the TV menu like this: "Antenna - Only digital". In fact, I recommend trying such a search even without buying an external antenna, some readers wrote that they had channels even with a built-in antenna. If they were not found, then you will have to buy an external one.

What channels are available?

At the moment, 20 channels are available in digital broadcasting, RTRS (Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network) notes that until 2010, 44% of residents had access to only four channels, and now their number has increased five times. 20 channels are divided into two "multiplexes" (multiplex - a package of digital television channels broadcast by one transmitter. Usually occupies one frequency. In digital terrestrial television, the multiplex includes 10 TV channels.), The first includes all-Russian mandatory public television channels and radio channels. Their list was determined by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2009 No. 715.

The second 10 channels were chosen by the Federal Competition Commission for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

In addition to improved quality and more stable signal reception, you can also watch TV programs today with digital TV, although this function is only supported on relatively new TVs.

There will be no analogue television at all?

In fact, completely analog television will not disappear, the state will simply stop subsidizing its broadcasting for the main 10 channels of the first multiplex, and now TV channels that want to continue analog broadcasting will do this at their own expense. So far, it is known that Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Rossiya K will do this.

About cable TV

To be honest, for a long time I was sure that in our house there is an ordinary common house terrestrial antenna that takes a signal from an external antenna on the roof of the house. It turned out that this has not been the case for a long time and the cable from the shield is connected to cable television, and the provider with which the UK has an agreement provides us not only with 60 terrestrial channels, but also 95 cable ones. It is for all this that we pay 140 rubles at the "Antenna" item. Our readers noted that in Moscow (I live outside the Moscow Ring Road, although formally my area is considered Moscow) they pay 230 rubles for an antenna and the provider there is Rostelecom, which provides even more channels.

Conclusion

You can have different attitudes towards terrestrial television, but the general transition to digital TV is a huge progress for our country. I understand how hard it was to decide on this, and even with the complete rejection of analog television. To give an analogy from our industry, it seems to me that such a transition is comparable to the refusal of operators from the outdated 2G.

I believe that RTRS faced a difficult choice: either to keep support for analog TV so that old TVs continue to work in the same mode, or switch to "digital" so that all modern TVs have a more or less high-quality picture, and I I am sincerely glad that I chose the second option.

Another analogy that came to my mind: the transfer of pensioners from obsolete passbooks to bank cards. Yes, it was hard, but now the branches of the same Sberbank have become less busy (if only the payment of the communal apartment was also automated).

Another analogy that came to my mind: the transfer of pensioners from obsolete passbooks to bank cards. Yes, it was hard, but now the branches of the same Sberbank have become less loaded (if only the payment for the communal apartment would also be automated).