Microtune Sends Letter to NTIA about Compliance Issues – U.S. Digital TV Converter Box Program

March 29, 2008 by  
Filed under HDTV Tuners

Microtune, Inc.sent a letter yesterday to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) identifying a matter of critical importance to the U.S. government and to American consumers in the successful implementation of the U.S. digital television transition.

Through internal testing in its Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) lab, Microtune has discovered tuner-related performance failures in certain certified coupon-eligible converter boxes (CECBs) that do not contain Microtune tuners. These converter boxes are widely available in retail channels. Their failure to meet NTIA regulatory performance requirements could potentially result in the loss of digital TV reception in a number of major metropolitan areas, potentially impacting the millions..

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