TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: The End of Analog TV

Re: The End of Analog TV

Gene S. Berkowitz (
Sat, 30 Apr 2005 23:23:03 -0400

In article <>,

> Anyone have any idea what the converter boxes for NTSC sets will
> cost?

I would find it amazing if they retail for more than US$99.

The technology is just too cheap. This task could be handled by the
equivalent of a Tivo or Xbox, and reduced to an ASIC, you're looking
at sub-$50. A perfect example of this is DVD players. I paid $200
for my first one; now they're $30 "door-buster" specials at the local


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