"Digital television " leaflet free at Dixons
Dixons,the UK consumer electronics,camera & brown goods chain now has
leaflet available in their stores called "Digital Television".
It seems to be factually correct & it's good to see that they're
to educate a UK public who,in general,are clueless about what digital
It dispels some of the hype about Sky's "200 channels" in that it
150 channels plus 50 audio & goes on to say that this includes up to
movie channels and 50 Box Office channels for PPV movies and events.
It also points out that no dates have been confirmed,that digital
expected in August & terrestrial in November (1998 - I hope!).
For cable it suggests contacting your cable company;I know that the
themselves will have a variety of (differing) responses -depending on
company &,in some cases,which person at the cable company happens to
answer your call.
(In other words many of these companies seem to lack "Corporate
Widescreen & Dolby Surround sound are specifically highlighted in the
They don't try to confuse the public with talk of Dolby AC3,Musicam or
Digital -probably a good policy.
The leaflet speculates that analogue TV transmissions will probably go
another 10-12 years.
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