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Delay for Analogue Switch off ?

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Interesting discussion on Radio 4 tonight

The problems with ITVD funds, footie money promises and overall take up on service means government are thinking that the cut off date may be too soon for the majority of the public

This is either

1) good - we get a little while yet to change the TV for something thats not only functioning as it should do, but looks the part as well once DTT works as it should have done (ie integral, plasma, allowing different channels to be wiewed simultaneously and built into the house with no external cables)

or

2) Bad - Mr Murdoch walks away with whatever remains of the DTT industry and fleeces everyone in the country for another set of US repeat series over the next millenium.

Decisions, decisions - methinks some money might be made available from the friendly taxman !
 

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The government may also be now thinking that the frequency sell off may not be that successful. Any kid with a large paper round may turn out to have the financial muscle to buy into it :)

If they put off the switch over it could be the kiss of death to the expansion of the FTA Digital market, the takeup will almost certainly stall after the initial rush for the new generation FTA boxes.

Rolf
 

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So you think there will be a rush ?
 

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Yes I think there will in a small way, although somewhat less as a certain section of people find out that the boxes wont work with gold cards.

Rolf