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Is it true what we hear about UK television.


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fleamailman

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Having been in an English southwest county these last two months everyone there is somewhat worried that they the goverment intends to change anything to cable TV and end analog sigals broadcasting.

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1) Is this true?
2) Is it a good thing?
3) Does this point to the convergence of the television and the computer in the long run?
4) Is this likely to be followed by other countries too?
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warriorscot

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Yes within the next couple of years they are phasing out Analog broadcasting and switching over to digital signals completely.

Digital is much much better more channels and better signal quality, a box costs from 30 quid upwards but all new televisions have a digital tuner anyway have done for a few years now. And its not a paid things its still free to view it, you still need a TV liscence obviously.

I would imagine other countries will follow suit as the sale of the analog broadcast frequencies is getting the goverment an awful lot of money.
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yep Canada is also doing this in a couple of years.
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