Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Best Buy axes sales of analog TVs

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed October 17, 2007

Best Buy Axes Analog TVs

Large-scale retailer Best Buy today said it would stop selling standard-definition TVs at all of its stores, becoming one of the first stores of its size to drop the format entirely. The company expects to sell only flat-panel HD and ED (enhanced definition) sets and will completely halt sales of analog sets, which normally ship in bulkier CRT forms, by the start of November. Some stores have already removed the sets, Best Buy said. Owners of older sets who need access to digital TV shows will be able to buy converter set-top boxes starting early next year.

Both the end to analog TV sales and the converter option are advance steps to prepare for the switch to strictly digital TV broadcasts, which begins in February 2009 when over-the-air broadcasts end and will finish when cable providers are allowed to wind down standard-definition content by February 2012. The move to digital has seen multiple delays as TV makers and network operators have often cited a lack of affordable TVs and broadcasting equipment to make widespread digital broadcasting a realistic option until recent months.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tablo DVR

With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee fo ...

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News