Latest Analog television Stories

2009-06-18 05:35:54

Although last Friday's transition from analog to digital television went fairly smooth, some viewers are nevertheless having problems receiving the stations they want. Even some tech-savvy viewers, such as Wally Grotophorst of Hamilton, VA, are having issues with the transition, according to the Associated Press. After getting a digital antenna for his digital TV last year, he lost the Washington-based ABC and CBS stations last Friday, despite being able to receive both stations digitally...

2009-06-14 12:50:00

A federal hotline received nearly 800,000 calls this weekend and last week from people confused about the nationwide switch from analog TV signals to digital. According to an Associated Press report, the Federal Communications Commission reported having about 419,450 calls to their hotline by Saturday evening, after analog signals were cut-off on Friday. The total is less than the 600,000 to 3 million that the FCC predicted would call on the day of the initial transition. The move to...

2009-06-13 06:20:00

Friday's deadline for the transition to digital television has U.S. retailers anticipating a boost in consumer demand for secondary television sets as they scrap their older, analog sets. The digital transition has already created a surge in sales of converter boxes among those holding on to their existing analog TV sets.  Cable and satellite service providers have also seen a small uptick in sales for those who want to upgrade. Retailers are now hoping that consumers will replace their...

2009-06-12 12:30:00

Footage Available of FCC's Command Center the Morning of the Digital TV Transition WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SATELLITE FEEDS: Friday, June 12th, 2009 Friday, June 12th, 2009 Saturday, June 13th, 2009 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM ET 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM ET 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET AMC 3 AMC 3 AMC 3 Transponder 3 Transponder 3 Transponder 3 C-Band C-Band...

2009-06-10 14:10:00

Officials say the last major TV stations that are still broadcasting in analog are set to go completely digital on Friday, The Associated Press reported. The Obama administration pushed back the original Feb. 17 deadline for the conversion after funding ran out for the $40 coupons that the government offered to help people buy converter boxes for older televisions. But now the country is much better prepared than it was in February, although officials said they still expect some confusion...

2009-05-19 14:27:00

LANSING, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan broadcasters will participate in a cooperative nationwide effort by conducting local "soft tests" to check to see if television viewers are prepared for the impending digital television transition. The tests will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2009 and are part of a concerted effort to make sure all citizens are prepared to make the transition on June 12, 2009. Each television market in the state has worked together to coordinate a uniform...

2009-05-12 12:30:00

Zenith's ConnectYourBox.com and ConecteSuConvertidor.com Offer Simple Advice on Connecting Converter Boxes to Analog TVs and VCRs WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With only one month to go until full-power analog TV broadcasters across the nation go all-digital, people are starting to realize that it's not just their old analog TVs that will be affected by the transition but their trusty VCRs, too. How to keep your VCR running in the digital age is just one of many questions answered...

2009-03-19 07:00:00

158 TV stations have been cleared by regulators around the country to shut down their analog broadcast signals before June 12, when the remaining full-power stations will end theirs. The majority of the stations going early are in smaller markets and do not broadcast any of the four major commercial networks.  However, NBC and ABC affiliations in Denver are shutting down their analog broadcast on April 16. Last Tuesday, the list was released by the Federal Communications Commission. Over...

2009-03-06 15:32:44

U.S. regulators say some consumers are still unprepared for the television industry switch to digital broadcasting in June, which will affect Americans who do not receive their signals through cable or satellite, Reuters reported. The transition was originally set for February 17, but lawmakers postponed it to June 12, due to the number of people who needed more time to make the switch. Once the analog to digital switch is complete, broadcasters will be able to send data more efficiently, as...

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