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Dixons Group to stop selling analogue TVs - Tech Digest
In a move which they claim is a first for a UK retailer, the Dixons Group (DSG International) has stopped placing orders with manufacturers for analogue TVs, which of course means that once their current stock is gone, they'll only sell digital TVs. They've also said that they won't sell DVD recorders which have only an analogue TV tuner fitted. It's part of a committed effort by the chain, which includes high-street stores Currys and PC World, and Dixons online, to make customers aware of the digital switchover. They believe that almost one-third of tellies sold in the UK are still analogue, and while the majority of those can be converted to digital by adding a separate digital receiver such as Freeview or Sky, that's not good enough.