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The DTV Shoebox Solution

We mentioned briefly on All Tech Considered this week that the digital TV cut-off date is Friday. Here's a shout-out to the story we did back in February and a blog entry with links to resources and information on the topic.

The best thing I've seen lately related to the transition is the video below, which shows you how to make a digital-TV-ready antenna out of household items including a shoebox. Total cost is about $1; you'll need to buy a plastic part that's available at your local Radio Shack. (You'll also still need the converter box.)

Nevertheless, let's hear it for DIY'ing yourself into the digital TV future.