US Switch To DTV Countdown Begins

s31523 writes “In February lawmakers postponed the switch from analog to digital TV. Now, the new June 12th deadline is upon us with no sign of another delay. CNET is reporting that the President himself has stated, ‘… I want to be clear: there will not be another delay.’ So it looks like it is going to happen, for real this time. Even with the delay, there are still millions of estimated viewers that are unprepared. Local stations may participate in the voluntary ‘Analog nightlight’ services in which TV stations agree to keep an analog signal turned on in addition to their digital signals to provide information about the DTV transition and to notify unprepared TV viewers of emergencies, such as hurricanes.”

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Thursday, June 11th, 2009 Uncategorized