On June 12, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop analog broadcast service and transmit only digital signals. Consumers who do not subscribe to pay television services and have older, analog televisions will need to attach digital-to-analog converter boxes to their televisions in order to continue receiving over-the-air television programming.
NEW YORK -- Starting in the morning and going into the night, TV stations across the U.S. planned to cut their analog signals Friday, ending a six-decade era for the technology and likely...
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What kind of antenna do I need? To continue watching 7NBC and CW56 you would need a VHF/UHF antenna. Outdoor antennas work best, if using an indoor antenna it should be amplified.Updated: 06/09/09 at 12:41 pm EDT
What events are happening in your community to help people get ready for DTV?Updated: 06/11/09 at 1:03 pm EDT
The National Association of Broadcasters is producing a series of television spots to raise awareness of the DTV transition and has provided viewers with multiple resources for detailed information about the switch.Updated: 06/09/09 at 1:59 pm EDT
By law, full-power television stations nationwide must switch from the old method of transmitting TV signals known as analog to digital television (DTV) on June 12, 2009. DTV is an innovative new type of broadcasting technology that delivers movie-quality pictures and sound, more channels, and even high definition television (HDTV) to consumers with HD television sets.Updated: 06/04/09 at 10:48 am EDT
Consumers who receive free broadcast television signals through antennas on television sets that are equipped with analog tuners - and who do not subscribe to cable, satellite or a telephone company service provider - will be affected by the transition. Viewers who pay for TV services such as cable, satellite or telephone company television services should not be affected or need to upgrade.Updated: 06/01/09 at 10:31 am EDT
A DTV converter box is an easy-to-install electronic device that hooks up to your analog television set and over-the-air antenna. The box converts the digital television signal into an analog format, making it viewable on your analog TV set. The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is issuing each household up to two $40 coupons to help defray the cost of converter boxes.Updated: 06/01/09 at 10:27 am EDT
Tonight our exclusive investigation--there's huge glitch in the nationwide switch to digital TV! You may think you're ready, but Hank Phillippi Ryan's discovered millions of TV viewers may be left in the dark! Hank Investigates.Updated: 06/04/09 at 10:13 am EDT
It's being hailed by the government as a simple, cheap and easy switch for TV viewers: next year broadcast television is all going digital. But investigative reporter Hank Philippi Ryan discovered: there may be a huge glitch in that switch! Will it happen to your TV? Hank shows you exactly where the problems could be.Updated: 06/04/09 at 10:15 am EDT
The Feds promised up it would be easy and cheap. But for a year, I've been warning you it's not --the switch is fraught with technical problems, consumer problems and unbelievable government red tape. Bottom line, if all goes as currently scheduled, it may be a mess.Updated: 06/04/09 at 10:12 am EDT
Will there be an expensive glitch in your switch to digital TV? Our exclusive investigation proves what you don't know CAN hurt you and could cost you big bucks. Hank Phillippi Ryan took a hidden camera to appliance stores and found if you believe everything you're told, you could be "Tuning In To Trouble."Updated: 06/04/09 at 10:15 am EDT