TENTERFIELD residents will need to retune their digital set-top boxes and televisions today.
All free-to-air TV channels in Tenterfield will change frequencies today as the retune campaign sweeps across the region.
Some residents in Glen Innes retuned on Monday as part of the Glen Innes retune and viewers in Ashford who receive their TV signal from the Ashford tower will need to retune on September 3.
Other viewers who receive their TV signal from the Warwick, Texas or Inverell towers may need to retune later in the year.
Walcha television viewers will need to retune on August 14 and Tamworth’s retune happens on November 12.
These moves will free up the broadcasting spectrum so it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband.
Retuning is done using the remote.
For most systems, viewers should press the ‘menu’ button on the remote, look for settings such as ‘channels’ or ‘auto-tuning’, then follow the prompts to retune. A video and three-step guide to retuning is available on the website.
Viewers might want to write down their favourite channel, program recordings or parental lock settings before they retune.
There may be some disruption to some TV services for several hours today in Tenterfield due to work being conducted at the transmission site.
Viewers should wait until after 3pm before retuning.
Viewers can find information about how to retune and any scheduled
retune outages on the website, www.retune.digitalready.gov.au or by calling the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm (AEST), seven days.