The Digital TV Transition
March 9, 2009 For some rural Americans, the move to digital television also depends on an upgrade to their local translator, a big antenna that brings distant TV signals into faraway towns. In many cases, those upgrades are too costly or complicated to take place.
February 13, 2009 Despite a law delaying the switch to digital television until June, hundreds of TV stations are planning to turn off their analog signals by Tuesday, potentially leaving millions of unprepared viewers in the dark.
February 7, 2009 If you're one of millions of Americans who have yet to prepare for the transition to digital TV, you've got an extra four months to get ready. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay the switch until June. But despite the hold-off, millions of viewers may lose reception anyway.
February 4, 2009 Congress has decided to give people four more months to prepare for the coming transition from analog to digital TV broadcasting. The House voted Wednesday to postpone the end of analog TV signals until June 12.
January 26, 2009 The vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover.
December 30, 2008 Prisons are excluded from legislation giving millions of dollars to television viewers for coupons to cut the cost of a converter box for digital television. TV is crucial for cash-strapped, under-staffed prisons, many of which rely on analog television sets to keep prisoners occupied.
October 29, 2008 Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports says Comcast and other cable operators appear to be trying to profit from the upcoming transition from analog broadcast TV to digital, and that Comcast is forcing consumers to upgrade or accept fewer channels for the same price.