SCT continues to deliver TVs

The Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) said that it will continue delivering digital TVs and installing antennas on the shared 700 MHz system throughout the country, starting Monday, Nov. 10.
The Communications Undersecretary of the SCT, José Ignacio Peralta, said that the digital TVs will benefit 2.3 million homes in 20 states. Initially, the SCT will deliver 30,000 TV’s daily and later the amount will be increased to 40,000.
“We are making an important effort to comply with every facet of this program; (it will begin) in Colima, Jalisco and Guanajuato — there are nine states in total,” said Peralta in a previous interview.
He added that some time after Nov. 17, the SCT will be able to inform the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) that it has installed digital televisions in 90 percent of the population in cities like Matamoros, Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.
This is due to the fact that the Social Development Secretariat only informed the SCT of new beneficiaries in those cities after updating the census.
The information cannot be sent to the IFT until all work has been done, said Peralta.
“And then we will be able to turn off the analog signal fully in this area of the country,” he said.
The recent bidding will invest more than 5 billion pesos ($385 million) in order to acquire 2.3 million digital TV sets, Peralta added.
Peralta also commented about the 700 MHz antennas, saying that they will allow 98 percent of Mexicans to connect to the system.
The new system installation will be carried out in six states by the Japanese business Nec, Nokia Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE.

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  1. The U.S. has also replaced analog TV with digital TV transmission. It requires a converter to continue to use your analog TV set. I am not much of a TV watcher, however, I have noticed that the TV reception in both the U.S. and Mexico is not good, for all to often the picture is distorted by the pixils being displayed across the screen or the picture being chopped up. Also the sound of music is not good because of the notes being chopped off so much. I watch AM radio for the complete sound. Besides, the 60 cycle ac current is bad enough for what it does to your brain (the brain works at around 7 cycles per second , same as does the Earth’s magnetic field), but digital with the sharp and rapid chopping of the signal is far worse for what it does to your brain and neuron system. .

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