The deadline to get a coupon for a digital converter box is fast approaching.
Capitol Broadcasting President and CEO Jim Goodmon brought 53 years of analog television from Ch. 5 to an end with the tap of two buttons. The transition to digital is the just latest advance in television technology under Goodmon’s watch.
After years of planning, television broadcasts in analog format will cease Friday and be replaced by a digital signal. You can get information by calling the FCC's hotline at 1-888-Call FCC (1-888-225-5322).
After television stations switch over to digital signals Friday, TV watchers might have to scan for channels on their digital converter box.
On Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wake residents can stop by any one of the following locations to apply for this federally-subsidized coupon that can be put toward the purchase of a DTV converter box.
U.S. Congressman G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C. is urging the Federal Communications Commission to delay next month's digital TV conversion, saying too many people could be without a television signal.
A delay, Kevin Martin said Wednesday in Raleigh, would only increase confusion for viewers who are ready for the Feb. 17 move.
Television viewers were able to tell Thursday evening if their systems are ready for the switch to digital TV. Stations broadcast a test.
On Sunday, the program received requests for the last of the 51.5 million coupons for which Congress had alloted $1.34 billion. On Monday, it started a waiting list.
In two months television stations will switch off analog transmitters and broadcast only in digital.
Broadcasters have been working to get the word out about the switch to digital television, which begins Feb. 17. A new Elon University poll shows that not everyone has got the message, however.
Consumer Reports found that all converter boxes tested produced picture quality ranging from acceptable to outstanding.
To get ready for the transition to digital TV that happens in February 2009, WRAL has to change out equipment at the top of our 2000-foot tower. We'll have to broadcast from an auxiliary antenna.
To help defray the cost of digital converter boxes, every household can get up to two $40 coupons from the federal government, but there is a catch.
Many of our viewers are apparently not yet ready for the digital-TV transition. Wednesday night, WRAL-TV took part in a statewide "soft test" designed to help people determine their readiness.
WRAL-TV took part in a statewide test Wednesday night designed to help viewers figure out if they are ready for the digital TV transition.
The digital TV era has officially begun in the U.S. At noon Monday, Wilmington became the first place in the nation to switch completely to digital broadcast signals.
Digital converter boxes take digital TV signals and convert them so analog televisions can recognize it and work. But will you need one for your TV?
A national consumer group says people should beware of what store clerks tell them about the upcoming digital television transition.
5 on Your Side provides answers on how you can make the switch from analog to digital television.
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