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The Transition to DTV is in Progress Now

by on June 12, 2009
in , News, Music and Video, TVs & Video Players :: 2 comments

Today and tomorrow, June 12-13, 2009, TV broadcasters will be shutting down their analog signals and moving to digital. For many people there will be no interruption in service, but even if you already have an HDTV you may need to rescan for channel changes.

Those that do not need to take action include:

  • Cable subscribers
  • Satellite TV subscribers that have a local TV package from their satellite provider
  • FiOS subscribers

Those that need to take action include:

  • Analog TV owners using an antenna
  • HDTV owners using an antenna
  • Satellite TV subscribers that use an antenna for local broadcast channels

What you need:
A DTV converter box
An antenna

If you have trouble with installation or reception, there are 3 ways to get help.

  1. Log on to
  2. Call 1-888-CALL-FCC (888-225-5322)
  3. Go to a local support service center. There’s a list at


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From JD on June 27, 2009 :: 10:35 am

Went by without a whimper.  Similar to Y2K.



Yeah makes me mad the

From Bill65 on January 13, 2011 :: 3:23 pm

Yeah makes me mad the did, this now we can only use three TVs in my house with cable.  Now my downstairs TV only gets 2, 4, and 7.  Oh well, I guess it was going to happen sooner or later.


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