Out with the Old, In with the New – A Gain for Consumers

Technologies used to support communications services are influx and that is a constructive sign for consumers.  Copper-based networks installed in the late 1800s and early 1900s are being replaced by coaxial, fiber and wireless networks.  The marketplace has coached consumers to expect useful applications at ultra-fast speeds, and to deliver on that expectation, communications services […]

Are You Ready for the Digital TV Transition?

Here are some recent interviews of Professor Joseph Fuhr on today’s Digital TV Transition: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20090611_Today__digital_TV_is_in__analog_TV_is_out.html   http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2009/06/12/business/doc4a31c5aa45392299681781.txt   http://www.kyw1060.com/Analog-Television-s-Drop-Dead-Date-Arrives-at-Last/4580742 What are you thoughts about the Digital TV Transition?

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 […]