Whatever its annoyances, digital TV will become the only TV game in town in 2013. Six months ago, 74% of Australian households had converted to digital. In the latest figures, that number has grown ever-so-slightly to 77%.
The figure is higher in regions where switchover has happened or is imminent, and is edging towards 80% in most capital cities. The big exception is Sydney, where the number is just 66% -- but Sydney is the last region to convert. By the time that happens, as we've noted before, the digital TV debate may feel somewhat irrelevant anyway.