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Delays in rolling out DTV in Canada looking wiser as U.S. stumbles on standards

News | 05/11/2000 4:00 am EDT

Canada's decision to stay 18-24 months behind the U.S. in rolling out digital television (DTV) is beginning to look like a masterstroke of wisdom. While the American television industry ruthlessly second-guesses its 8VSB DTV transmission standard – which is already being used by 126 U.S. DTV stations covering 62.74 per cent of that country – the most Canadian broadcasters are on the hook for is a single 8VSB transmitter borrowed from Larcan.

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