Taiwan has not yet made a firm decision on an analogue switch off date but continues to go forward with Digital TV.
We have recently been informed that from January 1st 2006 it is mandatory for all Digital TV receivers with 29 inch or larger screens to be certified to BSMI standards. The certification tests include conformance close to those used in the D-Book, EN55013/20 EMC standards and electrical safety.
These tests will also become mandatory from January 1st, 2007 for sets with screens of 21 inches or larger and extended to all DTV sets by January 1st, 2008. At present certification of Set Top Boxes is voluntary.
Item added: 12th December 2005