ACI Urges Delaying Government’s Plan to Turn Off Millions of TVs

Less than six weeks from now, millions of Americans will be denied access to news, information and entertainment now provided by their television sets. Having sold the airwaves now used to transmit programmed TV signals, the government has discovered that its efforts to inform consumers and to have them convert to the new technology are […]

Digital TV Transition Troubles

We previously discussed the pending transition from analog to digital TV and mentioned that consumers using over-the-air transmission may soon lose their signal reception unless they get a convert box.  To help with this transition, Congress funded $40 coupons (per set) to defer most of the cost of these converter boxes.  Well, now the New York Times reports that […]

Analog TV’s Will Soon Need a Converter for Over-the-Air Reception

On February 18, 2009, over-the-air television stations will be required to broadcast their television signals in digital format. This means that older analog TVs will no longer be able to receive signals over-the-air, unless they have a digital converter. Analog TVs that are connected to cable TV, satellite or other video programming services will still […]