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DTV converter boxes are heading for Las Vegas

September 1st, 2007

• DTV converter boxes will be a “hot topic” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. But HDTV will remain the star of the show.

• U.S. consumers are still waiting for a low-priced digital-to-analog converter box. In Britain, meanwhile, a supermarket chain is offering a box for about $20.

• Philips tells the FCC the company’s prototype white-space device (WSD) works even better than initially thought. Big deal, say broadcasters, who remain alarmed about potential WSD interference blanking out digital TV reception.

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