Analog TV to digital TV migration

Bayonettacontest –¬†Analog TV broadcasts images and sound using voltage, frequency and signals. To get analogue television broadcasts, the signal captured by the antenna (television signal receiver) will naturally weaken if you are far from the source of the broadcasting frequency. If it is blocked by a house or a hill, it will weaken near the transmitter or near the broadcasting site itself, and the signal from the television broadcast will weaken and the signal antennas will find it difficult to get the signal.

In Indonesia, analogue television broadcasting programs are programs broadcast by national private television stations and national television stations such as TVRI. Television stations in Indonesia have their own programs so that people in Indonesia can choose which television channel they want. Access to each channel is also free, except for the initial installation fee which is very expensive as it requires equipment like a transmitter, television and do not forget electricity, because when you watch television, the electricity cost will definitely increase. .

Digital television is a tool used to capture digital TV broadcasts, the development of analogue to digital broadcasting systems that convert information into digital signals in the form of data bits such as computers. This digital satellite transmission system uses a standard called DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite). And to capture digital TV broadcasts, you need to use an additional tool called ‘Set Up Box’ (analog decoder) for analogue television sets (which exist today).

The tools needed for this migration from analogue television to digital television are, of course, that you must first have the television itself, and that the second one must have an antenna, the third Set Up Box or what is commonly called STB. These tools should be owned by anyone who wants to install digital television or who wants to upgrade his television to be more sophisticated; it is not necessary to decide to stop analogue television, of course to install digital television. Now there are many services for installing digital television, some of indihome, mnc-play and others.

By 2020, the Indonesian government plans to replace all analogue television broadcasts with digital television broadcasts. This plan will finally be implemented, no later than 2 November 2022 at 24.00 WIB. This was conveyed in the press release of Kominfo on 2 December. The realization of digital TV migration in Indonesia is also the cause of the copyright law enacted in Indonesia. The Omnibus legislation on the creation of legislation passed in November 2020 will encourage digital TV migration by injecting analogue TV as a whole, it is called (Analog Switch Off / ASO). Whose content;

Paragraph 2 of Article 60A states that the migration of terrestrial television broadcasts (according to wikivedia: terrestrial is a television broadcasting system that does not involve satellite broadcasting). From analogue technology to digital technology as referred to in paragraph (1) and analogue broadcasting (analogue output) was completed no later than two (two) years after the commencement of the Ciptaker Act. The Ciptaker Act was signed in November 2020. This means that television broadcasts will be broadcast in Indonesia two years later or November 2022 throughout Indonesia.

The government must also later socialize digital television migration among the public, because the program model obtained does not differ much from analogue television. It is even better than the analogue image and sound quality, so that the public will no longer misunderstand the plans of this television migration.

It is also an advantage to eliminate wastage of frequency, as analogue TV frequency requires 8 MHz for one broadcast station. This is almost proportional to the need to install 4G frequencies that can be used by many internet users in Indonesia.

Because today’s society really needs a stable internet network, especially for students, teachers and others who rely on the cellular network to support their work. In this way, it may be the answer why the 4G signal in Indonesia is less than optimal. Internet speed will be even more stable and even faster because the frequency used for analog television is being replaced for frequency installation on the Internet, and therefore analog television is unnecessary with frequency.

Analog television records many frequencies in the 700 MHz frequency band up to 328 MHz. If analog television migrates to digital television, it takes only 176 MHz before a television station broadcasts. In Indonesia with 112 MHz it can be used for other purposes, for example for other technological developments, 5G is possible!

Kominfo also claims that the quality of digital broadcast audio images will be better than analog. Later there will be no shadow images, or there will be ants, it may even be black because the signal is weak and even worse, it receives no signal.

Meanwhile, every image and sound on digital television will remain clear until the signal is no longer detected by the transmitter. While on analog television, the public also does not have to pay money every month because it is not a cable television service but a satellite.

As far as this plan is concerned, the government plans to provide 6.7 million set-top boxes (STB) to households that cannot afford them for free, by the Ministry of Communications and Information, to support the government’s plan to broadcast analogue television. to migrate digital television.

Meanwhile, there is an ASEAN declaration at regional level to finalize the ASO by Digital broadcasting in Indonesia lags behind other countries, including neighboring countries such as Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam. These countries convert analog TV to digital broadcasting or ASO. This has been done by several ASEAN countries because analog TV is becoming a waste of frequency.

Digital television broadcasts are accepted or not, if the digital broadcast receiver can capture the signal, the broadcast program will be received, and conversely, if the signal is not received, the audio image will not appear while on analog television broadcasts are, The farther away from the television station, the signal will be weaker and the picture and sound reception will probably be poor, and conversely, if it is close and not obstructed by large buildings, the picture and sound of television broadcasts are well received.

Of course, the transmission of digital television is not just the job of the government, but the government’s plan should not be ignored. This plan can definitely help to increase the frequency efficiency. The signal from every telecommunications provider in Indonesia will be better, especially on the 4G network which according to the community is less optimal. We must also take part in the campaign to launch this plan, although analogue television has not been cut off, we must try to replace it before official digital television becomes mandatory. Due to the migration from analogue television to digital television, it is nothing short of our country not lagging behind in the field of digital technology and people feeling comfortable watching television.