Status Of Australian Dtv Switchover
Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:42 PM
Seems 53% now have their main TV converted to digital.
Seems 76% are waiting untill the last minute to convert. That's good (more AVC compatible boxes) and bad (Gerry Harvey will make more annoying ads warning about impending doom unless you buy a nice shiny TV from them)
Edited by 191, 11 November 2009 - 11:43 PM.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:24 PM
In the middle of a bunch of public holidays, at one of the most stressful times of the year.
IMHO they should bring it forward (or delay it) a month.
I can just imagine all the nanas staying up to watch the fireworks " 5... 4... 3... 2... 1.. Happ***fizzzzzzzzz*** "
Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:33 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:58 PM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:51 AM
This effect is however eroding. In many regions, the number of households with pay-tv but no FTA digital is falling, not increasing, sometimes quite significantly. This doesn't mean that lots of people are giving up Austar/Foxtel; most likely they are replacing old TVs with newer sets with digital tuners, and thus moving from the 'unconverted' box to the 'converted' box - even though they may still be exclusively watching pay-tv. Fascinating...