Monthly Archives: January 2014

Analogue or digital TV

Paddy K

In 2004, during an after-work cocktail at the Vampire lounge in Stockholm, the Swedish government decided if would be a laugh if the country shut down the analogue TV net and went over completely to digital TV.

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Figure 1: Tips for future viewing

There has been a whole lot of discussion about this in Sweden over the last couple of years, but for the life of me I can’t understand it. My TV signal comes through a cable, and I imagine that something will change in the way that signal is sent. The way I understand it, instead of photons they will now use gluons. And gluons, being sticky, fall out of the wire less often.

Just a few weeks ago, I got a big fat shiny leaflet that basically told me: “It is a really BIG CHANGE to move from analogue TV to digital TV! You are a cable…

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