Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Australian digital TV switch-over
ABC Radio WA South West interviewed me about the switch over to digital TV today. There seems to be a considerable level of confusion in the community. The government provides a table showing the Digital TV Timetable by Region. The WA South West is last on the list being from 1 July to 31 December 2013. However, this doesn't mean the people can't watch the new digital TV now, just that they can will not be able to watch the old analog after the end of 2013. The government provides a useful Digital Ready web site. However, the labelling scheme for TVs is a little misleading. The consumer might think they need to go out and get a "Digital TV Capable" TV, when the TV they have now probably is. I did not get a chance to mention some of the issues with the Freeview campaign.