Survey: Are You Ready for the Digital TV Switch?

Survey: Are You Ready for the Digital TV Switch?

Sonia Zjawinski
Jan 13, 2009

All you need is an HD-ready TV, a converter box, and a digital antenna, but still it seems there are tons of people who aren't ready for the switch from analog broadcast to digital. And now president elect Barak Obama's team isn't sure if the nation is ready for the big day, coming this February. According to the Washington Post, "The push to postpone the nation's switch to digital television next month got a boost yesterday when a top aide to President-elect Barack Obama [John Podesta, co-chair of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team] sent a letter to key members of Congress urging a delay, saying there is 'insufficient support' for the problems consumers will experience during the shut-off of analog signals." Federal officials added that the billion-dollar program to distribute $40 coupons to help with the cost of converter boxes, which run from $50 to 80, is out of money(!) and the 1.1 million people on the waiting list may not get their boxes in time for the 2/17 transition into the digital age.

If you are ready, share with us how you plan to get digital signals -- antenna, cable?

photo: Shaorang

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