Digital TV Changeover May Be Delayed


Posted January 27, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

This news is probably only relevant to your mother and/or grandmother, but lawmakers might delay the switchover to 100 percent digital television for four months.

Fearing that too many Americans aren't ready and would be without their precious, precious television programs, the US Senate voted Monday to delay the digital change until June 12, giving you plenty of time to either help Gram-Gram set up her new converter or save up the money and buy her a new TV. Similar legislation is being prepared in the House.

I spoke to L.A. resident Robyn Simms about helping her mother with the switchover. Simms instructed her mother over the phone, and while she said that the process was painfully easy, describing it to her mother was like "Trying to give driving directions to someone who doesn't speak English."

"Technology is a foreign language to some people," Simms said. "It was one freakin' cable! How hard could it possibly be?" She added. 

Are you and your family hooked up and ready for the switch? How did setting up the new box work out?


If you have satellite TV or cable, this won't affect you, but if you're still watching TV over the air, here's the instructions for how to get your converter box and how to hook it up.

Digital TV Changeover May Be Delayed


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