What will happen with the goggle box? Those who thought that television is finally coming down were totally wrong, because analog TV is dying, yes, but the DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) is expanding throughout the world. This new TV format has already been introduced in many countries, but has not yet produced the final and total analog switch-off. In Spain it will arrive on 3rd April 2010, in France on 30th November 2011, while in the northern European countries, DTT has been fully implemented.
Whether this change will be a historic change or not, the interesting thing is that we have an opportunity to ask ourselves some questions: What does the TV contribute to society? What reasons do we have to adapt our TVs to the new digital era? Does the TV simply entertain or does it also develop people’s inteligence?
Attraction and Repulsion
TV has grown over the years and it has turned into a flat, big screen. Whether you like TV or not, it does not leave anyone indifferent. There are some who love it and they sitll remember their favourite TV shows from their childhood or those who enjoy great moments on the sofa with a blanket and a good movie. However, there are those who do not like it and don’t even have a space at home for it.
What advantages and disadvantages has the DTT?
You will enjoy more channels, better image and sound quality, and you won’t have any other receiving signal problems. The TV will add more interactive services such as audience participation in contests and surveys. The sports events will take on a new dimension with a multi-camera vision, etc. To entertain is the primary function of the TV, so it is not surprising that there are new and better TV offers. Today, the TV tries to interact increasingly with our lives.
In Spain, the transition from the analogue TV to the TTD runs in three phases: the first one took place on June 30th, 2009. The second phase will take place on December 31st and the third (and final) on 3rd April 2010. At the moment, around 30% of the Spanish population still do not have DTT.
Now turn off the TV for a while and return to the real world. Do you really want to have a great time? Then, buy some tickets to the Andalusian capital with your partner or maybe with some friends! Rent apartments in Seville to find cheap and comfortable accommodation.