Digital over-the-air TV transmissions require a lot of broadcast spectrum - wide enough for each station to transmit four different TV signals at once. This wide broadcast spectrum can also make it easier for viewers to interact with their TV sets.More >>
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AP -If your local stations are transmitting digital signals and you're watching on cable -- you aren't getting a digital picture. The signal is still analog. However, that's about to change.
John Orlando of the National Association of Broadcasters says the cable industry has begun to realize that consumers want to see digital pictures from their local stations. So, he says one day soon, cable operators will make digital signals available. Orlando says it's a big step for local broadcasters, digital television and consumers. For one thing, it'll help promote digital television - a system that has been slow to attract consumers. In order to receive digital TV pictures, you must have a digital TV set with a digital tuner. These tuners are often sold separately as set top boxes. Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.