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Digital Switchover - Portugal
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks to MrBife and Alan for your replies.
Below is a list from a subscription site called BritishTV.club about £3 per month
BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
BBC Four HD
Channel 4 HD
Channel 5 HD
BBC News HD
BBC Four Channel Off Air
Forces News, Sport and Weather
Sony Movie Channel +1
Sony Movie News
ITV London +1
Channel 4 + 1
BBC Red Button 1
CBeebies Bedtime Stories