Originally Posted by vinnie97
by Feb 2009, all analog TV goes dark.
Only high power analog broadcast stations. Low power broadcast stations and analog cable will continue to function.
Originally Posted by bradavon
That website link says the boxes are "digital-to-analog converter boxes". That's a different approach to how we're doing it here, whereby the Digital Boxes connect to an AV Source and you leave the TV on that AV Source permanently. The American approach seems to suggest you continue to use the Analogue Tuner in the TV.
Unlike a Digital to Analogue converted picture a UK Digital Box's picture is virtually identical to the Digital Signal found in a TV with it built in, nothing gets converted.
Nope, it does not use the analog tuner of the TV. You connect the converter to an antenna (not radio source--d'oh). You use the tuner of the converter box. The converter is connected to the TV via RF, composite or S-video (in rare instances component) cables. We don't have widescreen analog/standard definition TV's here. All of our analog TV's are 4:3 tubes. The boxes offer the option of letterbox, full, zoomed, etc.
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I hope that a BH300 introduction doesn't kill off any chance of getting profile 2.0 into the BH200. I would even pay an extra $20-50 to not have to upgrade (provided they are nice enough to fix that 4:3 upconversion issue as well).