Ten years ago on this day, Jan 1 2001, digital television launched in Australia. I recall buying my first digital STB for the princely sum of $799 a couple of months after the launch. There was little benefit to digital TV at the time of the launch, but I was sold on it after seeing how good Dawsons Creek (of all shows) looked in digital 16:9.

The excellent TV blog Talking Television has taken a look at digital television over the past ten years. Be sure to take a read as Andrew has done a great job on this retrospective.

With digital TV penetration having passed 3/4 of the population and a number of regional areas now exclusively digital, it’s a safe assumption that anyone passionate about their telly has converted. How long did it take you to make the switch and what was the selling point?