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  • What is DTV?

    What is DTV?

    Monday, February 9 2009 5:11 PM EST2009-02-09 22:11:42 GMT
    Digital television (DTV) is an innovative new type of over-the-air broadcasting technology that enables TV stations to provide dramatically clearer pictures and better sound quality.  DTV is more efficient and more flexible than the traditional broadcast technology known as analog.  Click here for more information...More >>
  • Why the Switch?

    Monday, February 9 2009 5:12 PM EST2009-02-09 22:12:33 GMT
    DTV is a more flexible and efficient technology than the current analog system. The switch to digital broadcasting will enable television stations to offer dramatically clearer pictures, better sound quality and more programming choices.  Click here for more information...More >>
  • Who's Affected?

    Who's Affected?

    Monday, February 9 2009 5:13 PM EST2009-02-09 22:13:19 GMT
    Consumers who receive over-the-air 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 television service provider - will be affected by the transition.  Click here for more information...More >>
  • Satellite Customers

    Satellite Customers

    Thursday, January 29 2009 12:17 PM EST2009-01-29 17:17:45 GMT
    No action is required for those who satellite TV service subscribers. Satellite providers will allow you to receive digital television signals on your analog television set. No additional equipment will be required. This includes 4x3 and 16x9 televisions. It is advised you double check with your service provider.  Cable customers may need a conversion box. Please contact your cable provider for more information.More >>
  • Converter Box Details

    Converter Box Details

    Monday, February 9 2009 5:15 PM EST2009-02-09 22:15:37 GMT
    A DTV converter box is an easy-to-install electronic device that hooks up to your analog television set and over-the-air antenna and converts the digital television signal into analog, making it viewable on your analog TV. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will issue up to two converter box coupons valued at $40 each to households to help defray the cost of the converter box.  Click here for more information...More >>
  • Choosing an Antenna

    Choosing an Antenna

    Monday, February 9 2009 5:17 PM EST2009-02-09 22:17:40 GMT
    With a good indoor or outdoor antenna, you will maximize your DTV reception. In general, dependable reception of DTV will require the same type of antenna that currently works to provide good quality reception of analog TV signals.  However, after June 12, 2009 some television stations will be moving to a different channel in a different frequency band that may require a different antenna type from the one you may now have.  Click here for more information...More >>
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Wednesday, June 10 2009 2:00 PM EDT2009-06-10 19:00:41 GMT
    By law, full-power television stations nationwide must end their analog broadcasts and begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format after June 12, 2009. While the benefits of DTV are remarkable, millions of households that receive broadcast TV through antennas risk losing reception unless they upgrade and take the steps to receive a digital signal. Read our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information about how you can prepare for the switch to DTV.More >>
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