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Elderly People in Jembrana Find it Difficult to Install STB, Traders Reap Millions of Rupiah

/ist/Elderly People in Jembrana Find it Difficult to Install STB, Traders Reap Millions of Rupiah.

Residents in Jembrana, Bali, have started hunting for Set Top Boxes (STB) since last week. These devices are used for Digital TV broadcasts after the government decided to close down analogue broadcasts on March 31, 2023. This has caused STB sellers to be swamped with orders, reaping millions of rupiah in profits daily.

However, many people, especially those aged above 50 years old living in rural areas, still do not understand the usage of Digital TV. They hope that the government can further socialize this program so that people can better comprehend how to use it.

Not only in electronics stores, some seasonal traders are also selling STBs in the Jembrana region, including in Banjar Tengah Village and around the local Alun-Alun field.

However, some people have voiced difficulties in using STBs, especially the elderly who find it quite complex. They seek help from younger family members or those with an understanding of technology to assist with installation.

Wawan, a seasonal STB trader, said that he has been selling STBs in Bali since receiving information that analogue TV broadcasts in Bali will be terminated and replaced with Digital TV.