[quote=“frokky”]Taiwan is in the stone ages for TV broadcasting.
Their attempt at “Digital TV?” It’s a joke.
Their “Digital” cable TV is just the same analogue broadcast which is of such low quality. When they say digital it’s only the method of transmitting the signal and not the actual broadcast. Defeats the purpose of getting LCD TV’s.[/quote]
You guys can mock it, but it’s my understanding this is due to sound business decisions. It takes time and costs a lot of money to create substantial good digital content, starting from zero. Presently, in Taiwan consumers can receive over 100 channels of analog at a very low price, so very few are willing to pay more for the meager additional benefits of digital TV and there haven’t been enough people devoting their resources to creating good digital programming (for the limited return they would receive for their work), to change that. Eventually the quantity of digital programming will increase, creating more consumer demand, leading in turn to more demand for those creating the programming. But it will take time. Keep in mind, too, that 50 years ago the Taiwanese were all working in rice fields or shoe factories. Today they lead the world in manufacturing of various high tech devices. And, while DTV may be the way of the future for TV viewing, perhaps it’s not really the holy grail to peace, happiness and satisfaction with life.
Finally, in truth, how many countries are ahead of Taiwan in the level of DTV broadcasting? Which countries?