Analog TV on the Way Out

By Deane Barker on October 29, 2003

Boob Tubes Going Digital By 2007: First the slide projector, and now the analog TV — it’s been a bad week for old technology.

“The transition to digital TV, which was designed to be mostly completed by 2007, has been slowed in part by high-priced equipment needed to receive the higher quality signals as well as limited available digital programming.

Television broadcasters are supposed to give up their old analog airwaves either by the end of 2006 or when the penetration rate for digital television crests 85 percent, though few analysts or government officials expect the deadline to be met.”