I have some questions about digital TV; specifically with regards to cable.
Some time ago (I did not pay much attention as I'm a Sky Satellite subscriber) Telstra announced they were going digital with their TV transmission.
I assume this means that there is now a single (or multiple?) electrical-digital singals running through the coax cable that connects into my house. Can anyeone add any clarity into how this mechanism works?
Based on previous threads I've read, it sounds like there are now two types of STB's in use: Analog and Digital. I assume the analog STB's represent the old mechanism -which is still being supported? Any new connection I would assume defaults to a digital STB?
I know for a fact (I have a splitter on my coax cable) that I can hook Telstra's cable (via an RF plug adapter) into my PC's "analog" TV tuner and am able to pick up/decode a number of free-to-air channels -which is great, as it works well with Windows Media Centre and I was even able to set up a web-based EPG using revens XML converter (see www.reven.co.nz).
Would it also be possible to use a digital TV tuner (in my PC) and decode these channels via the digital feed?
HD content. Can I assume any move by Telstra to join the HD bandwagon is going to require a STB upgrade for existing digital subscribers?
Note that as I live in Wainui, I've not even bothered looking at the freeview HD option, UHF reception sucks in this lovely little valley, which is why I went with satellite originally.