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Why a digital conversion?

June 10, 2009

Friday is fast approaching when the long-awaited digital conversion will finally take place. But while most government and broadcast station efforts have been to encourage Americans to be prepared, little is know as to why the transition is actually happening. A University of Minnesota expert who can explain the switch is:
Ahmed Tewfik, University of Minnesota electronic communications professor

While all-digital is not the perfect system, it is a great leap forward for American television technology, says Tewfik. For the government it opens up needed frequency space and allows a more efficient transmission of information. On the consumer side it will provide a variety of benefits, including improved video and audio quality. Tewfik can also discuss the politics behind the conversion. 

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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