Digital Conversion


47.What were television stations required to broadcast in digital format?

On June 13, 2009

48.What are the public benefits of the DTV transition?

49.It has freed up parts of the broadcast spectrum for public safety communications (police/fire/rescue).

50.It has allowed some the spectrum to be auctioned to companies that will be able to provide consumers with more advanced wireless services (such as wireless broadcast).

51.It has allowed stations to offer improved picture and surround sound (enhanced audio).

52.It provided interactive video and data services that were not possible with analog technology.

It has expanded programming choices for viewers.

List three ways that the public can get a digital signal.

53.Connect your analog TV set to a digital converter box.

54.Buy a digital TV.

55.Connect to satellite or cable.

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