Codacons, the new TV broadcasting standard is arriving: millions of devices at risk


By John

On the digital terrestrial front, the new “Mux” transmission standard in DVB-T2 will arrive in Italy on August 28th, and a new expense is expected for families who do not have a television capable of receiving the new signal. The alarm comes from Codacons, which reminds us that Rai is ready to start tests in Italy. «We learn that Rai would like to turn on the first Mux in DVB-T2 on August 28th, starting the first tests in the next few days (May 27th and 28th) – explains Codacons -. This is a technological standard to improve channel reception in Italy and make the image quality superior by adapting it to the standards of modern televisions, while freeing up the 700 MHz frequencies of DVB-T1 in favor of 5G. A new 'switch-off' which could therefore determine huge costs for families: millions of televisions currently present in Italian homes are in fact not compatible with the new broadcasting standards, and will most likely have to be replaced, resulting in new expenditure in headed by consumers”, concludes Codacons.