Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | May 26, 2011

Fond memories of the old K9

A press release has just come into my inbox (and I’ve seen it on Breakfast – yes, I do still watch without Paul and Pippa, Corin’s very nice….) about the search for NZ’s oldest telly.

Having just watched Wills and Kate’s wedding on a big wide screen with great colour and sound (friend’s place!) with my 10 year old daughter… I remember watching Charles and Di’s wedding when I was 10 on my parents K9 with its dials and up and down controls.

A competition (closed yesterday – so don’t go looking inthe shed now!) to find New Zealand’s oldest TV has received almost 300 entries from Invercargill to Whangarei, including 19 from Hawke’s Bay.

The Oldest Telly competition, part of a campaign by Going Digital to raise awareness of the switchover to digital television, encouraged New Zealanders to rummage through their garages or wardrobes for their oldest working TV set.

They’re going to make the winner digital, which they say will prove to viewers there is no need to go out and purchase a new TV.

The winner of the competition will receive a home theatre system including a 46-inch Sony television with an in-built Freeview receiver and internet video.

Now that I could handle.

New Zealand will go digital, region by region, by November 2013, beginning with Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast in September 2012.

Households that have Freeview or Sky are already watching digital TV and do not need to do anything, unless they have other sets which have not gone digital.

Other viewers do not need to buy a new television to go digital, but may need to buy a set-top box and possibly a new aerial or satellite dish depending on what equipment they currently have and
where they live.

We have Sky but channel it through into the set int he bedroom we bought in 1996 and the TV in the kitchen is possibly older than that. (Wide screen plasma with surround sound coming up? Yes please!)

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