6 million may lose digital TV reception

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Feb 20 00:53:30 EST 2008

On 19 Feb 2008 at 20:36, BartonT wrote:

> All Cable system will eventually be all digital.  Converting to
> digital allows the cable companies to reclaim bandwidth that they can
> then use for additional HD channels and services so they may better
> compete with satellite.  What this will mean is eventually you will be
> required to have a settop box or cable card TV in order to view your
> cable service. There will be no analog channels available for your
> TV's analog tuner via the cable system.
> Several of the large cable companies are already moving to all digital
> in some markets and I expect that this trend will continue to grow. 
For awhile at least, I suspect there may be some competition in the 
opposite direction, at least where there are competing systems.  If 
Comcast goes all-digital, making everyone's TVs useless, it could be 
a tremendous opportunity for RCN or Verizon to sign up a lot of 

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