Currys stops selling analogue TVs

Currys, Dixons and PC World are to stop stocking analogue televisions and will instead promote "integrated" sets with built-in digital Freeview tuners. The chains said more than 90% of the TVs they sold were already digital. The move was welcomed by Digital UK, the body managing the analogue switch-off, which will finish in 2012. "Retailers of all sizes have a vital role to play in ensuring their products and their customers are ready," Digital UK chief executive Ford Ennals said. A major push to inform viewers about the move to digital began last year, when Whitehaven in Cumbria became the first area to have its analogue signal switched off. The Scottish Borders will be the first full geographical region to lose its analogue signal, starting on 6 November 2008. The rest of the UK will follow suit over the next four years.

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It will be interesting when they finally turn off analogue how many people will be forced into Murdock's Sky system. Plenty of people in the UK will not be able to pick up terrestrial digital due to poor signals. As has been noted, this article is just yet another "News" advertising scam. The Dixons group are still Dixons - AKA tossers. Oh by the way, they gave profit warnings before Christmas and again in January. Expect to see store closures, I will not shed a tear for them.

My boss lives in an area where it's difficult to get digital tv. Cable is not an option and sattelite is marred by the trees and walls.

He had to BUILD himself a house extension for somewhere to put a sattelite dish. And even that will be on a tall pole. They're sending Sky round soon to see if he can get connected.

It's about time they stop selling TV's with analog tuners... digital has been around for a few years (in the USA at least) most stations have been broadcasting here in ATSC for at least a year... the ones around me have been for about 3 years now... analog is on the way out fast... digital is much better picture and with its ability to self correct removes static a great deal! except for some tiling when you get a bad batch of data... but digital is much better!

(neufuse said @ #2)
It's about time they stop selling TV's with analog tuners... digital has been around for a few years (in the USA at least) most stations have been broadcasting here in ATSC for at least a year... the ones around me have been for about 3 years now... analog is on the way out fast... digital is much better picture and with its ability to self correct removes static a great deal! except for some tiling when you get a bad batch of data... but digital is much better!

the problem in the UK is that a few area's still cannot get digital TV. Cable TV coverage is pretty poor, and while Freeview (digital OTA broadcasts) covers most of the country, it doesn't cover everywhere. And then there are a few circumstances where you are not allowed to put up a satellite for TV. So if you happen to be in a place where you can't get any of the 3, then you have to rely on analogue (at least for now)

They haven't stopped selling analogue TVs at all. What they really mean is that they have stopped selling TVs that don't have a digital tuner. CRT based televisions are analogue by their very nature.

(HawkMan said @ #1.1)
doesn't most tv's with digital tuners haveboth analog and digital tuners though ? so it'd be wrong either way :)

I'm not referring to analogue tuners, I'm referring to the fact that CRT televisions are an analogue device.