Some people are changing to digital antennas but a retune is as simple as a push of a button on a digital television or set top box.
Some people are changing to digital antennas but a retune is as simple as a push of a button on a digital television or set top box. Sarah Harvey

Viewers urged to get ready to retune their TV channels

TELEVISION viewers who get their signal from Mount Moombil are being urged to get ready for a retune.

Across the north-east, some free-to-air digital channels will be changing frequency next month to free up space for new services such as mobile broadband.

After channels have changed, viewers will need to retune their digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder to find the channels which have moved.

A retune on July 9 will affect some viewers in Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo and Nambucca Heads while another on July 22 will affect people in Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach, Sandy Beach and parts of Woolgoolga.

The best way for residents to find their retune day is by entering their address into the "Get retune info" box on the website at www.retune. digitalready.gov.au.

Retuning is done using the remote. Viewers should start by pressing the "menu" button on their remote then looking for the "set-up" options. Next, they should try to select words like "channels" or "auto-tuning" and follow the prompts. A scanning bar may appear so when the scan finishes, you should be able to receive all the digital TV channels.

A video and three-step guide to retuning is available. 

For info call 1800 201 013.



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