How to prepare for digital TV conversion

12/10/08 Robert Lorei
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In two months television will switch from analog to digital broadcasting.

More than 600,000 Florida households who rely exclusively on over-the-air broadcasting – receiving a television signal with rabbit ears or rooftop antennas – will be affected when the transition takes place Feb. 17. These households will need to take steps to receive a digital television signal when all full-power stations begin broadcasting only in digital as mandated by the FCC.

Cable and satellite television viewers don't need to do anything for the switch, but people who pick up their TV signals over the air will have to change how they obtain their signals.

Bob Hardie and Mike Galik, with the local society of broadcast engineers, and Shermaze Ingram, with the National Association of Broadcasters, joined us on today's program.

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