HD tuner mandate delayed
Manufacturers have been given an additional year before the requirement to include an MPEG-4 AVC HD tuner in all HD displays comes into force.
Initially, the mandate was to start on the 1st December 2008, however, legislative changes made in August, now require television sets larger than 66cm (26 inches) to include an HD/DTT receiver as of the 1st December 2009.
In addition, all television sets and set-top boxes must include an HD/DTT tuner by 1 December 2012.
Source: LegiFrance (translation thanks to Digitag)
Item added: 9th September 2008