FAQ EN How to select a digital TV receiver?

For the proper reception of digital terrestrial television a TV equipped with a DVB-T tuner (compatible with MPEG-4 / AVC) or a set-top box – an external decoder allowing to receive digital terrestrial television after connecting to the TV is required.

In year 2022 transmission standard will change to DVB-T2/HEVC.

It is worth start with checking whether the TV set we have is adapted to the upcoming changes. The parameters of the TV set can be checked in the user manual or on the Internet, e.g. on the manufacturer’s website.

If you are considering buying a new TV set, it is worth asking the seller whether the TV model you are interested in has the right parameters. Some TV sets in Polish homes are already equipped with an appropriate system.

However, if your TV set is not adapted to receive the DVB-T2 / HEVC standard, you do not need to buy a new one. You can get a special set-top box that will enable to receive the TV signal in the new standard.

Selecting new receiver make sure that it support:

  • Standard DVB-T2
  • Video compression HEVC (H.265)
  • Resolution HDTV
  • Audio compression E-AC3 (DolbyDigital Plus)
  • Hybrid television HbbTV, version at least 2.0.1
    (interacive receivers only)