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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (December, 2008)

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Digital (DTV) Transition

DTV Transition - Can YOU Help? (Part 5) - Was Tuner Integration Timed Right?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Dec 18 2008, 5:07pm

This part in the series discusses the implementation of tuner integration, its timing within the DTV Transition, and its impact on existing and future DTVs. I will talk about over-the-air (OTA) and cable reception, integrated tuners and set-top-boxes (STBs), and satellite STBs.

This is an analysis of the facts related to tuner integration as implemented over the past 6 years within the 10-year DTV transition, and how those facts affect consumers depending on the service they use (broadcast, cable, satellite, or Telco).

At closing I will also identify...