If you are within one of the regions of the UK that has already lost their analogue signal, you will fully appreciate what a complete pain in the neck this has proven to be? Many people believe that is was a conspiracy between the government and the people in relevant technological fields, and this may not actually be too far from the truth.
Getting all of the televisions within our homes compatible with the new digital signals is a complete pain. If you have an older TV, you will need to ensure that you have a set-top box in order to receive the new signal and if there are multiple television sets across the household, this really can work out to be very expensive indeed.
If you fail to ensure that your TVs are ready for digital, you can consult any tv guide you want, because the chances are that you will never be able to watch your set again until you have made allowances for the digital signal.
There is some slightly good news for elderly and disabled people. They can receive financial assistance towards the costs involved in adapting television sets accordingly. In fact, under certain circumstances, engineers can come around to your home and sort everything out free of charge. There are numerous information sources on this, therefore just consult one to find out if you are entitled to such help.
No matter what, this TV switchover is such a massive pain; especially when it has coincided with a time in which the economy is on such a downer. Money in the average household is simply not available for such an unnecessary expense, but then, as if the government would ever care less about such a trivial issue.