Digital TV offers a whole range of reasons why it's superior to traditional analogue broadcasts, with the biggest reason being the ability to broadcast high definition. But according to Lauren Wilson at the Australian, 30 per cent of set top boxes in Australian homes are only capable of receiving SD channels. That sucks!
There are five HD channels on free to air TV, including ABC News 24, which about a million homes won't be able to receive on their current equipment. But while the Oz paints a doom and gloom picture, it's important to remember that there are still a couple of years before the analogue signal is switched off completely around the country, which is plenty of time for those households to head out and get themselves a new HD TV or a better set-top box.