Waiheke Marketplace : July 24th 2013
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 24, 2013 Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Suzie -- 09 579 1243 or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom -- 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane firstname.lastname@example.org As a Waiheke resident, Suzie proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional service enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 ... don't leave it too late hadtowakeupandgoanddo something. Then they found that there were so many others in the same boat that there was a delay and they were two months with- out television,'' Ms Coury says. Jenny Smith and her husband have an analogue television. ''I know it's all changing in December and we will have to do something between now and then. We are having to move sometime this year and my thought was we'll wait until we do and then get a new TV,'' Mrs Smith says. ''I know we have a bit of a choice -- we can just get a box. But we've had our TV at least 10 years so it's probably time we got a new one. ''I hope a digital TV won't be more complicated to operate ... surely ifyoucanusea remote you ought tobeabletodoit. ''We have a grandson who's 15 who knows more than we do. It might be daunting for someone who is living alone. Hopefully when you buy these things they'll help you set it up.'' Fran McInally, 67, lives alone and receives the pension. She says she doesn't know a lot about the switch. ''I did get a letter sent to me because I possibly qualify for assistance. Initially I did think youhadtogetanewTVbutnow I've gathered that you don't, from the advertisements. ''I do have my daughter and son-in-law I could ask for help but I probably wouldn't pester them. I would probably just go to an electronics store and ask. ''I'm not really a TV watcher, so if I didn't have it by De- cember it wouldn't worry me. If you're lonely I'm sure it's a huge part of your life.'' Going Digital national manager Greg Harford says the organisation has made a special effort to get the message out to older people. ''With only a few months to go, I'm also asking people to check with their family and friends, and help us get the message out about what people need to do to keep watching TV.'' The organisation's freephone number is answered by a team in Christchurch and the feedback on the service has been positive. Mr Harford encourages people to phone sooner rather than later and discuss their options. ''Don't wait until the last minute or you may find that installers are booked up.'' You are already using digital television if you have an on-screen programme guide and at least 13 channels. You may need some new equipment if you haven't got these things or you won't be able to watch TV when the analogue signal is switched off in Auckland on December 1. - The rest of the world is switching to digital TV. Many countries have done so already. The analogue network is becoming more costly to keep running. The technology is dated and becoming obsolete. There will be savings for broadcasters and the rest of New Zealand too. Frequencies currently used for analogue TV will become available for next generation mobile and telecommunication services, which will improve productivity. Source: Freeviewnz.tv Is my TV digital? Why are we going digital? You should find that you can set up digital TV yourself. All most people need is a set-top box, which can be installed by plugging it into the back of the television and connecting it to the aerial lead. Expect to pay around $120 from an electronics store for your set-top box. Expect to pay at least $1200 for a well-known brand if you decide to buy a new whistles-and-bells digital television. The website goingdigital.co.nz walks you through what you will need and how to get it. Get some- one from Going Digital to talk you through it over the phone if you don't have internet access. Call 0800 838 800 between 8:30am and 5pm on weekdays. How do I go about it? GADGETS: A satellite dish, left and a digital set box, above right. to digital TV?
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