I find analog TV transmissions having stronger signal strength than digital transmissions, example 5.1> I was told by person at a retail TV store that effective w/the changeover Feb 2009 stations will significantly increase their digital power. Is this true or not true?

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Ralph Cottle

MIKE MOSS SAYS:      Ralph,    That one is a little out of my lane, but I checked with some of our engineers who tell me that there will not, in general, be an increase in transmitted power associated with the switchover in 2009. If you have follow-up questions, our engineering staff is happy to address them. Just write to

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