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Chilling_Silence
15-12-2011, 11:15 AM
Seriously?!

There are more important things to be spending money on if you're giving things to the poor:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6141783/Free-digital-TV-on-cards-for-disadvantaged-viewers

paulw
15-12-2011, 12:42 PM
Well at least it's not going to be Sky / TVNZ boxes that they were going to subsidize yesterday but your correct.

gary67
15-12-2011, 12:44 PM
I thought freeview was free

Snorkbox
15-12-2011, 01:01 PM
It is if you get a Freeview decoder or a Freeview capable TV.

pine-o-cleen
15-12-2011, 06:09 PM
The're just scared of the uproar when analogue finally does get switched off. It's just so they can say "But we gave away 60,000 free STB's!".

Peter H
15-12-2011, 07:14 PM
And clothes hangers won't work anymore - bummer.

R2x1
15-12-2011, 10:00 PM
It's the gummint. There'll be tears before bedtime.

WalOne
15-12-2011, 10:40 PM
It is if you get a Freeview decoder or a Freeview capable TV.

Don't forget the stuff on the roof, Snorks ... i.e. a dish or UHF antenna - as Peter H also points out :D

Snorkbox
15-12-2011, 11:05 PM
They already have stuff on the roof if they have a TV at all.

As it happens I have an ordinary TV aerial and can still pick up Freeview. No UHF aerial here.