Monday, June 23, 2008

About those digitial converter boxes ...

... that we've heard about ad nauseum for the last several months. Chances are, you don't need it. If you have cable, or digital television, save your money. Only if you're still using rabbit ears, will you need to get a converter box.

The following article explains that, as well as a recent scam you should avoid.
By now you know that TV is changing next year. Starting Feb. 17, 2009, local TV stations will turn off their analog transmitters and go all digital.

If you have cable or satellite you don’t need to do anything. But if you have an analog TV and get your signal with an antenna, you’ll need a digital converter box or your TV won’t work.
Bold emphasis mine.


Jetty said...

Who still does that?

Tom said...

I honestly don't know, but according to the article it's an appreciable number. Go figure.

I pay $8/month for basic cable so I can get my local channels clearly, along with FoxNews and Disney. w00t!