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Digital Earth, the closure will take place on December 20th: who will no longer see TV channels

For Italian TV, it’s time for another shutdown: starting tomorrow, anyone who does not have a TV or decoder compatible with the MPEG-4 standard will not be able to see the channels. Let’s find out how to check if your TV needs to be replaced

The final off day has come. From tomorrow, in fact, there will be a blackout on all non-HD TV channels, that is, those from 500 onwards. For those who don’t know yet, the transition from the MPEG-2 standard to that MPEG-4.

But what does that actually mean? In practice, the channels of all national and local TV stations – including Rai, Mediaset and LA7 – will only be visible if you have a TV or decoder capable of supporting HD (HD).

“In order to display programs properly, it may be necessary to reset your equipment; if, even after the reset, reception problems persist, or the channels are not visible at all, it will be necessary to replace the TV or set-top box with an HD-compatible device.” To the new digital earth.

The transition to the new terrestrial digital standard will allow us to enjoy higher quality images, but also to take advantage of additional services and watch more channels.

How to check if your TV supports the new standard

So what do you need to do to understand if your TV is enabled? To check if the device supports the new standard, it is possible to select channel 200 (called Mediaset test channel) or 100 (Rai test channel). If writing appears HEVC Main10 testThis means that the TV is compatible with the new signal and therefore there is no need to replace it.

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If resetting the channels and trying to run the test again, the write does not appear, the device must be replaced with a new generation one.

For more information, you can watch the video tutorial over here. Furthermore, the Italian Ministry of Business and Industry has made available the call center 06.87800262 (active from Monday to Friday from 9 to 18). Alternatively, you can write via WhatsApp at 340.1206348.

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source: New digital TV

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