Monday, May 28, 2007

The beginning of the end for analog TV - Engadget

The beginning of the end for analog TV - Engadget
Who knew? Our analogue TVs and radios will become obsolete in February of 2009. Will our existing TVs work with the new digital transmitters? Only with the addition of a converter box. I know this news has been out for a while but according to everything I read and see the big box retail stores are brimming with inventory of analogue TVs which will be obsolete after the Super Bowl in 2009. Seems there are a lot of advantages to the switchover. Stations will be able to transmit multiple channels of programming. Quality will be much better too. Too bad they are not telling everyone. I would hate to purchase a new TV in a big box store sometime in the next two years only to find out shortly thereafter that I would have to buy another box to make it work. Apparently, the law now requires all TVs sold to be labeled that it will be obsolete in February, 2009.