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Statue to mark digital switchover
Digital TV mascot "Digit Al" in front of Whitehaven harbour
A mascot is being used to remind people of the need to convert
The first stage of the digital TV switchover will be marked by a statue made out of old video recorders.

Whitehaven in Cumbria will become the UK's first town to lose its analogue signal on 17 October.

On Saturday, a digital television provider offered a free trade-in, with the first 100 customers exchanging their video recorders for new machines.

The old machines will be used to create the sculpture, to be unveiled in a secret location in Whitehaven.

People are being reminded that after the switchover, all those with a conventional video recorder will not be able to use it to record a different channel to the one they are watching.


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