Pending the refarming of Italian TV, which will officially kick off on November 15, 2021 in some areas of our country, we continue to discuss the switch off to DVB-T2 and the main aspect that will impact on Italians: the need to purchase a DVB-T2 decoder.
The purchase of the decoder is required only for those who, connected to the test channels 100 and 200 on digital terrestrial, do not display the “Test HEVC Main10” sign, which certifies the compatibility of your TV or decoder with the new standard.
If you carry out this test and you do not see this indication, you will be forced to change TV or buy a decoder, otherwise you will no longer be able to follow the digital terrestrial programming. But since when?
The current road map, drawn up following the postponement of the switch off to DVB-T2, indicates that from January 1, 2023, the activation of DVB-T2 will start on the national territory. From that date, it will be possible to continue viewing digital terrestrial even using TVs that are not currently supported, provided you have a decoder compatible with the new broadcasting standard.
During the purchase phase, it is good to check that the DVB-T2 abbreviation is present on the package, although now all products of this type currently present in stores support the new digital terrestrial.