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U.S. seals Canada’s choice for digital TV transmission standard, flaws and all

News | 02/01/2001 5:00 am EST

Canada is sticking to its original game plan for rolling out digital television, despite a U.S. decision this month to use a standard that many critics insist is flawed. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed the need for further testing of the 8-VSB transmission system on Jan. 19, reaffirming an earlier decision that denied a request to authorize the European standard for the U.S. market.

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