COUNTDOWN TO DTV

Hosted by Bill Ritter
February 4, 2009 6:06:26 PM PST
By law, full-power television stations nationwide must switch from traditional analog transmitting to digital television on June 12, 2009.The special originally aired in January. The date of the transition has since been postponed until June 12, 2009.

DTV is an innovative new type of broadcasting technology that delivers movie-quality pictures and sound, more channels, as well as high definition television (HDTV) to consumers with HD television sets. While the benefits of DTV are remarkable, millions of households risk losing television reception unless they take the easy steps to receive a digital signal.

In this half- hour special, Eyewitness News takes viewers through the new world of DTV, with information they need to know about if and how the transition will affect TV reception in their homes. We shared what steps should be takento be ready for the transition.

We explain the converters, antenna issues, and show you how to connect your converter to your television. We'll also separate fact from fiction, as we dispel some DTV myths.

You can watch the special in the media carousel at the top of this page, but remember the date of the transition is now June 12, 2009.

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