DTV questions answered at State Fair

Posted October 18, 2008 5:29 p.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2008 6:56 p.m. EDT

— Representatives from the National Association of Broadcasters are attending the State Fair to educate the public and answer questions about the upcoming digital television transition.

All analog television sets go off the air on Feb. 17.

“If you’re using antennas, either rabbit ears or (a) rooftop antennae, or an analog television set or a digital set that does not have the digital tuner, you will need a converter box,” NAB representative Latrice Griffin said.

Griffin said the group is answering a lot of questions.

“I’ve heard a little bit about it. My mother’s worried about it, but I’m not,” fairgoer Everett Ellis said.

Others said they took advantage of coupons the government has offered to buy the converter boxes.

“I’ve already transitioned. I had my free coupon I ordered through the computer and I’ve got my DTV converter box,” Patricia Garner said.

NAB representatives said they will be traveling to State Fairs across the country to answer questions.