Will My Current TV Still Work When Digital and HDTV Take Over?
With the new digital TV mandate coming in 2009, there's a lot of confusion about what that means for your current TV. Robert over at HomeTheater.About.com has a nice FAQ that discusses how the digital TV rule affects you:
Although, many of the TVs in U.S. households may not be able to display HDTV or DTV signals, external set-top boxes are available now (and will be at reasonable cost in the future) that will enable older TVs to still be used. The set-top box simply converts in incoming DTV/HDTV signal to an Analog TV signal that can be hooked up to any TV. Of course, you won't get any of the increased resolution of DTV or HDTV and all widescreen programming will show up as letterboxed on your analog set, however, it does extend usefulness of an older, but still perfectly functioning TV.
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Posted by William Hungerford at January 16, 2006 1:18 AM