TVonics has launched a new set-top boxes which is claims is the first to meet all the new "Core Receiver Requirements" set out by the government in lieu of the 2012 UK switchover.

The new model, the TVonics MDR-240 will be available by early September from John Lewis, Comet et al, with pricing around £40.

The big selling point? The system automatically re-tunes itself every night so it makes sure you have the latest channels without having to worry about how to get them. All you have to do is plug the box into a television via a spare Scart lead.

The model also boasts an eight-day on-screen TV guide, subtitle support, and audio-description for those who are blind or partially sighted.