Thursday, February 5, 2009

Conversion From Analog To Digital Delayed

Two weeks away from the original date to convert to only digital TV, the House voted to delay the switch four months until June. The reason for the delay is that the money to help people buy these converter boxes has run out and there are 3.2 million requests for the $40 card to buy the box. There are other consumers are still confused about if they need the digital to analog TV converter box and how to set it up.

Bottom line, the TV stations are ready but consumers are not and in an effort to make a smoother switch they pushed the manadatory switch date back to June!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Why Do We Have To Convert Our TV From Digital To Analog?

Of course it will improve picture and sound quality but why are we being forced to use a digital to analog TV converter box? In 1996 congress passed legislation mandating the change from analog to digital TV broadcasts that is now aproching the cut off date of Feburary 17, 2009. Digital transmissions make more efficient use of the broadcast spectrum so there is more room on the digital spectrum. Once analog TV broadcasts end, those frequencies are returned to the federal government to be used for communications systems for police and fire departments and other public saftey uses.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Buying A Digial To Analog TV Converter Box

Heard that alot of stores are sold out of digital to analog TV converter boxes but the Walmart I went to had a whole fancy display full!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Digital To Analog TV Converter Box

Starting at midnight on February 17th 2009, if you do not use cable or satellite to watch television you may need a converter box for your TV that changes the digital signal into analog for your TV to understand it. Check back to this blog to find all kind of information on digital to analog TV converter box questions like: Do I need a digital to analog TV converter? How do I install a converter box up to my TV? Why is TV changing from analog to digital?