Switching off TV transmitters, ready or not

 作者:汲矬骈     |      日期:2019-03-03 02:06:01
A decision to switch off analogue TV transmitters before most people have digital sets may cost US consumers at least $3.5 billion. Congress is expected to approve proposals to shut down existing terrestrial analogue TV transmissions at the start of 2009, and replace them with digital broadcasts. The big question is what will happen to the millions of analogue-only sets, which will require an adapter to receive the new signal. Each adapter is expected to cost $50 or more. The Consumer Electronics Association, which represents TV manufacturers, claims that as most people subscribe to satellite and cable,