The device will be a small handphone that will convert the network's analog TV
transmissions to digital.
The NTC announced last year that the 'switch off' of analog TV
was targeted for 2023, after which about 95 percent of all households should have access to digital television.
The FCC's Media Bureau has put a request for a waiver of the Commission's analog TV
receiver rule by EchoStar Technologies up for public comment.
The TV recording function allows users to record analog TV
programs on their computer and can record videos in MPEG 1, MPEG 2, VCD and DVD formats.
One decree establishes a Joint Commission which will propose trade mechanisms and processes, standards and policies in the technical, economic and social areas, during the transition from analog TV
to digital, and monitoring compliance with its recommendations.
The E620 has all of this coupled with analog TV
feature as well.
By the end of 2016, the number of the analog TV
households will fall to 297 million.
The frequencies have until now been used by analog TV
and the military.
If the cable TV service becomes fully digital (to make room for new channels), reception with an analog TV
set will require a converter.
"Customers can purchase a digital converter box at any of our stores and immediately begin enjoying the benefits of digital broadcasting, avoiding not only the last-minute scramble to do so next year, but [also] any disruption to their viewing habits once the switch takes place next year."When plugged into an analog TV
, the digital converter boxes will enable the TV to continue to work after the transition takes place on Feb.
"Watching analog TV
that relies on an indoor antenna often faces interference in terms of ghosting and snowy effects," she said.