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Digital Switchover - Portugal


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Hi,

Can someone please tell me when Portugal switched over to digital TV? We've just bought an apartment in "Paradise" and are moving out with our cats early 2019.

I lived in Portugal for 4 years from 2006 and whilst there bought a portable TV in 2008 which has been stored in a friend's garage (I knew I'd be back one day!!). Will it work? Will it just get Portuguese channels? Help!!

Any comments most appreciated.
Thanks
Lynne

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April 2009.

You will need a cheap TDT box that has suitable output connections (e.g. SCART, HDMI, RF dependant upon your TV), and possibly a new aerial.

You will only get the main Portuguese channels - just 7 of them.

To get more you will need to subscribe to an internet or satelite package. Even so the number of English channels is very small.

Alan

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Technology moved on a little - TV went digital in Portugal in April 2009. I would say ditch the old TV and treat yourself to a new one.

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Many thanks to MrBife and Alan for your replies.
Very helpful.
Lindy

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Hi All

Below is a list from a subscription site called BritishTV.club about £3 per month

Peter

BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
BBC Four HD
ITV HD
Channel 4 HD
Channel 5 HD
Quest HD
BBC News HD

BBC One
BBC Two
ITV London
Channel 4
ITV2
BBC Four Channel Off Air
ITV3
Pick
Dave
More4
Film4
Really
YESTERDAY
Drama
5USA
ITV4
ITVBe
5STAR
QUEST
Food Network
seven
CBS Action
YourTV
Blaze
CBS Drama
Teleshopping
5SELECT
Forces TV
Forces World
Forces News, Sport and Weather
PBS America
CBS Reality
truTV
CLTV
Travel Channel
Sony Movie Channel +1
True Movies
Sony Movie News
Movies4Men
Movies4Men +1
ITV London +1
ITV2 +1
ITV3+1
Channel 4 + 1
E4 +1
Film4 +1
More4 +1
BBC Red Button 1
Sky News
News UK
Al Jazeera
CBBC
CBeebies
CBeebies Bedtime Stories
Gigglebiz

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