This means that anyone receiving
over the air broadcasts must have a digital TV or a DTV converter box by that
deadline to receive over the air programming.
This is being done because DTV allows the same number of stations to broadcast using fewer channels. This will
free up valuable resources to be used by new services. DTV also affords the viewer higher quality picture and sound.
There is some discussion that Verison Wireless is about to
release a nationwide broadband network across the spectrum of the old analog
channels. They bought the rights from the FCC and are developing the technology.
This would mean wireless networks that send and receive in a 360 degree pattern
from the tower and extend for 50 plus miles.
As of March 1st 2007, all televisions sold in the United States must have digital tuner. Also, as of May
25th 2007, all retailers must disclose any TV receiving equipment that has an analog tuner only.
If you purchase a digital television, be sure it is has a digital tuner. Some digital monitors are sold
and additional equipment must be purchased to receive over the air broadcasts.
DTV Antenna Recommendation
If your looking for a
we recommend an outdoor type as first choice for rural areas. For urban
dwellings, try to go with the outside antenna if you can, if not, go for the
outdoor dtv antenna
you can afford. Make sure that you use a sturdy mount. This will pay off when
adverse weather conditions put the antenna to the test.
The antenna that is used currently with analog receptions is ok
for DTV broadcast as long as the antenna receives UHF channels.
HDTV to Analog Converter
The FCC is no longer issuing $40
vouchers that could be applied to the purchase of a digital to analog tv
As the price of HDTV's continue to fall, it would only make sense
to invest in a TV that has a digital tuner already built in.