Scandinavian Satellite Viewers No Longer Need to Worry About MPEG2 or MPEG4 Tuners with Viasat

The Scandinavian switch from analog to digital TV signal did not pass without complications. One of the major issues was the choice between MPEG2 or MPEG4 tuner. Satellite-based companies like Viasat offer customers a convenient and simple solution to this dilemma.

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 24, 2010 --( The Scandinavian change from analog to digital transmission did not pass without problems. Last year audiences throughout Scandinavia, particularly those using analogue antennas, had to invest in new TV devices and decide on numerous complicated matters. On the list of key issues was the choice between MPEG2 or MPEG4 tuner.

At present the majority of channels depend on the MPEG2 signal, nevertheless from 1 January 2012, as a result of capacity concerns, the most favored Danish TV channels are going to be aired by way of the MPEG4 signal on DTT, effectively rendering MPEG2 tuners obsolete. Due to this fact, certain TV users will end up having to obtain additional apparatus all over again after just a couple of years.

Meanwhile, satellite-oriented businesses such as Viasat offer users a convenient and uncomplicated solution to this particular problem. Because there are no capacity complications involved with the satellite TV alternative, businesses such as Viasat are able to keep on transmitting by way of MPEG2 – even after 1 January 2012.

This means that satellite viewers do not need to bother about purchasing an MPEG4-tuner, since their existing equipment can transmit all satellite TV channels indefinitely.

Read more about Viasat’s MPEG4 tuner solution here:

Kirstine Rasmussen
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