Thursday, April 9, 2009

Digital TV Conversion Now Set for June 12, 2009

On June 12, 2009, all television stations in the U.S. will switch from analog to digital broadcasting. The switch was originally set to occur in February 2009, but Congress delayed the transition to give stations and consumers more time to prepare.

If you have an analog TV and do not subscribe to a paid service (such as cable or satellite), you’ll need to purchase a TV converter box. To help with the transition, every U.S. household is entitled to two coupons (each worth $40) that can be applied towards the cost of the converter box. Apply online for coupons.