On 17 November Jersey, Guernsey and the other Channel Islands switch to digital television. Those who only have analogue sets are being advised either to get a digital converter for their old sets, to get the digital signal through a Freeview system or satellite system or to buy new television sets.
There are several help schemes available for the elderly, the visually impaired, the immobile and those in care homes. A team from the UK is visiting the Channel Islands for several days in October and November to give help and advice about the switch, which will affect about 50,000 homes.
Costs vary; a new digital TV set costs from