Australian HDTV Set Top Box price reduces
Australia has been restricted to simulcasting the same programmes on SDTV and HDTV at the same time, until recently. Now broadcasters are permitted to have separate programming on each service. This is expected to give the HDTV market a significant boost which Aldi a supermarket chain in Australia has marked by offering what seems to be the lowest cost HDTV box so far. Each week Aldi offers specials and recently a DVB-T, HDTV STB from Tevion was on offer for 119 Australian Dollars. This price included goods and sales tax at 10% which equates to a retail price of 108 Australian or approximately 95 US dollars.
Source: Australian correspondent and Aldi
Item added: 23rd October 2007