F-C-C beginning new promotion of digital television - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Posted by: George Metaxas, 10/06/04, 12:53 p.m.

F-C-C beginning new promotion of digital television

The head of the F-C-C is pushing digital television. Michael Powell is hoping to convince people who may not understand its benefits that it's worth buying a new T-V. The switch to D-T-V is behind schedule. The transition from analog to digital transmission is supposed to happen in just over two years, but so far only about eleven million sets have been sold. The Federal Communications Commission has created a new Web site to answer questions about the technology. Among the advantages it cites are sharper pictures, and no "snow" or interference. Price may be keeping many people away from digital television. A big-screen, high-definition set typically costs thousands of dollars. FCC DTV Web site: http://www.dtv.gov

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