Broadcast engineers in the US have come up with a system that will enable people living in rural areas to pick up digital TV signals with their standard home aerials.
Experts at the Advanced Television Technology Centre have developed a 'repeater' system which basically extends the life of a digital signal when it is kicked out from the TV station?s transmitter.
The system is a combination of aerials and an electronic box situated on a tower located between the transmitter and regions with no digital reception. The extended digital signals can be picked up by either an indoor or rooftop aerial.
The system is currently being tested, but a manufacturer for the technology has yet to be found, according to the centre.
Digital signals are expected to reach the vast majority of regions in the UK, aside from possibly the remote Highlands. A technology has yet to be developed here to overcome the problem.
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