News Bytes Articles of RF Interest

Last week's TV Technology's News Bytes had some articles that RF Report readers may find interesting. MSTV, NAB to Create D-A Converter describes reaction to the announcement by the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) that they plan to develop a prototype ATSC to NTSC converter. Their goal is to design a low-cost, easy to use converter box that would allow analog TV viewers to view DTV signals on their analog TV sets. In a press release titled CEA Bewildered by Broadcaster Box Imbroglio, Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro called the MSTV/NAB program a novel publicity stunt.

McCain Resurrects Spectrum Bill describes Senator John McCain's efforts in the U.S. Senate to end analog broadcasting by Jan. 1, 2009. Last year Senator McCain introduced legislation to have analog stations clear the channels reserved for public safety as well as adjacent channels that could interfere with public safety communications on channels 63, 64, 68 and 69 by Jan. 1, 2008.

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