reply to Simba7
Re: FCC sets auction of new cellphone spectrum for June, 2014
said by Simba7:keeping both would be useless and wasteful and confusing. Why would a broadcaster want to broadcast in both analog and digital? OTA usage is maybe 10% of the population and you want to split that further by having both and doubling your cost. Not to mention the lack of spectrum for that.
So.. Why did we switch to Digital from Analog instead of keeping them both? Oh ya, because large companies wanted it for themselves instead of others that could actually use it.
I don't think we should use both, but how would you be doubling your cost? I'm not arguing that there may be some trivial extra costs to do both, but it would absolutely NOT be a doubling of costs. I guess it depends on what you're looking at versus what I'm looking at...