Digital & Analog – Questions & Answers

Q: So what will happen when they switch off analog transmissions?
A: This means you will need either a digital set top box or a digital TV to receive the digital transmissions from this time. Additionally, you will need to ensure that you have adequate digital signals being received at your antenna and throughout your system cabling all the way to each TV or digital device that you use. From my experience, not all digital TVs and set top boxes perform the same – I have come across some expensive and well known brands that have proved to be ‘over sensitive’ when receiving digital TV transmissions and haven’t performed as well as their more cost effective counterparts. If you are having trouble with digital reception and experience continual dropouts or screen pixilation, it pays to get a signal check performed with proper digital measuring equipment to determine whether the signal is the issue, or your device.

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