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What's Up With Digital TV Conversion?

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Posted January 30, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

There's a digital television conversion coming on February 17th, 2009. You already know that, right? Like, the FCC has mandated that networks won't be broadcasting in regular definition anymore after that date. So, it's going to be all HD broadcasting from now on. Now, you know what that means, don't you? No? Well, you're not alone. It's confusing and a lot of people don't know the deal.

First off, you don't have to buy an HD tv, though we're not sure why you wouldn't want to. Still, there will be converter boxes available at the time of the conversion that will allow you to watch the new signal on your plain old TV. And, no matter what anyone else tells you, those converter boxes are free. Yes, you can get a coupon for a free converter from the FCC itself, by going to the conversion site and applying for one.

Ok. Now you know. Don't say we never gave you anything.

The Consumerist: Consumers Have No F*&@#%! Clue What's Going On With The Digital TV Conversion

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