DIGITAL TV TRANSITION: Get ready for 2009

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DTV Converter Boxes: Should you get one for your old TV?

DTV Converter Box alternatives: You don’t have to wait.


Cable TV

How many Americans watch TV over the air?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

If the switch to digital TV in 2009 matters to anyone, it’s those folks who depend on an antenna (rather than a pay-TV service) for their viewing pleasure—especially the ones who still own traditional analog-only TV sets.

About 14 percent of U.S. households watch TV over the air exclusively. That’s 15.5 million households—according to the latest FCC report, anyway.

No one knows for sure, you see. Competing estimates:

• About 13.5 million antenna-TV households, says a Consumer Electronics Association survey.

• “Anywhere from 40 to 80 million households,” including TV sets in cable- or satellite-equipped homes that are not connected to the pay-TV service, according to figures cited by a Best Buy spokesman.

Digital TV facts for over-the-air viewers

Martin’s multicast plan: Oh, the enthusiasm

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Multicast must-carry plan on FCC’s agenda

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

DTV transition: New hitch for some cable viewers?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Consumers may overspend on DTV transition

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

White spaces: DTV and cable reception may be at risk

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Cable may not deliver all locals in HD

Monday, September 17th, 2007

FCC: Cable may degrade local HD signals (a little)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

FCC eases DTV transition for cable subscribers

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Analog cable viewers await FCC decision

Monday, September 10th, 2007

DTV transition issues affect cable, satellite TV customers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Report: Martin would extend HD degradation ban

Sunday, August 26th, 2007