One and a half months before the cherished date
On October 14, the Chelyabinsk Region will switch to digital broadcasting, and a large press conference has been held on this subject.
According to the Acting Minister of Information Technology and Communications of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexander Kozlov, the situation in the region is currently stable. More than two thousand volunteers have already helped over three and a half thousand residents of the region connect the set-top boxes to the TV and set up digital channels.
The head of the regional IT department is very concerned about settlements outside the digital broadcasting zone, more than 40 thousand people live in them. There are 831 people who are not connected to satellite broadcasting. After turning off analog broadcasting, it is satellite TV that will become their only opportunity to watch their favorite TV shows.
By agreement with satellite broadcasting operators, the region has a special price of 6.5 thousand for the supply and installation of equipment, but this offer can only be used until August 31. Negotiations with operators on the extension of the promotion are ongoing, but there is no official confirmation yet.Therefore, emphasized Alexander Kozlov, you need to hurry with the choice of operator and purchase sets at a reduced price.
To support socially unprotected layers of the population, the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region has implemented the possibility of receiving compensations for the purchase of equipment in the amount of 1,000 rubles for a set-top box and antenna and 6,500 rubles for satellite equipment, including expenses for its installation, by privileged categories of citizens.
According to the head of the Department of the Ministry of Social Relations of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexander Gusev, support measures have already been taken by more than a thousand citizens totaling more than a million rubles. “Compensate for the purchase of digital or satellite equipment can single and low-income citizens, whose average per capita income does not exceed the cost of living, that is, 10336 rubles. In addition, the list of preferential categories includes participants, people with disabilities and widows of participants in the Great Patriotic War, people awarded the sign “Resident of the besieged Leningrad,” said Alexander Valerievich.
Participants of the press conference paid special attention to collective antennas on the roofs of houses.As the monitoring results showed, out of 20.5 thousand apartment buildings, only about 4 thousand have collective decimeter-band antennas. In conditions of dense development in large cities, the reception of a digital signal to a collective antenna on the roof of a house is better, less interference, but restoration of the antenna is the choice of homeowners.
If it is decided to use an indoor antenna, the director of the Chelyabinsk Regional Radio and Television Transmission Center, a branch of RTRS, Alexei Ivonin, recommends choosing a herringbone antenna with an F-connector for receiving digital television of DVB-T2 standard. But Polish antennas of the "lattice" type are best avoided. Due to the “artisanal” manufacturing method, these antennas can interfere not only with the host antenna, but also with its neighbors.
You can watch the broadcast of the press conference here .