analog shutdown maybe delayed

Scott Fybush
Sat Jan 10 19:14:07 EST 2009

Richard Chonak wrote:
> By the way, is there an argument to make in favor of the DTV conversion 
> as an energy-saving measure?
> I suppose one has to take into account the energy spent in producing and 
> distributing converter boxes, building new antennas, etc.

I suspect it's something of a wash. There will certainly be less power 
consumed at the transmitter end once the transition is complete, but I 
suspect that's far outweighed by all the juice being consumed by those 
52" plasma and LCD screens in all those living rooms.


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