Cable Users Could Lose Channels With Digital Switch Even as broadcasters switch to digital, cable companies are taking back analog signals to make room for new services and high-def channels. That means some subscribers may lose channels they used to get free — and they'll need a cable converter box to get them back.

Cable Users Could Lose Channels With Digital Switch

Cable Users Could Lose Channels With Digital Switch

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104822934/105264402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Analog TV users may not be the only ones who need converter boxes. Some cable users are losing channels with the digital transition. Weston Wade Photography/iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
Weston Wade Photography/iStockphoto.com