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Digital Carmarthenshire

Just caught the BBC Ten O’Clock news report on two Welsh villages going 100% digital from midnight tonight. All is well and good, with barely a single dissenting voice. But I scanned the setups pictured in the report and they all seemed suspiciously simple. We saw TVs with two digital boxes under the screens. So can any of these homes now tape one channel and watch the other?
And as the man from Which magazine said in the report, the government has not said that it’s going to give out free boxes to everyone across the rest of the country. I’d suggest that in this “experimental” village, boxes have been supplied to all homes and for every TV in each of them. Will this happen on a nationwide basis? And why should I have forked out for a box while my cheapskate neighbour gets one free. Difficult issues to be faced.