Get ready, 'cause here it comes!

Did you know that Congress has passed a law that by February 17, 2009 all television broadcast stations must switch from analog to digital?

Get ready for the Digital Transition!

Here's the FAQ's, courtesy of the FCC:
  1. - What is the digital TV (DTV) transition?
  2. - Why are we switching to DTV?
  3. - What do I need to do to be ready for the end of analog TV broadcasting?
  4. - Do I have to wait until after February 17, 2009 to watch DTV?
  5. - If I have an older analog television, will I have to throw it away after February 17, 2009?
  6. - If I want a new TV, will I have to buy a High Definition TV (HDTV) to watch digital broadcast television after the transition?
  7. - How can I be sure that I am buying a digital TV (DTV)?
  8. - How do I know if I already have a digital TV (DTV)?
  9. - What is the difference between “Integrated” DTVs and DTV or HDTV “Monitors”?
  10. - What about my VCR, DVD player, camcorder, and gaming console? Will I be able to use them with a digital television set?
  11. - How do I get DTV or HDTV programming?
  12. - Will I need a special antenna to receive DTV over-the-air?
  13. - How do I know if I already have digital programming through my cable or satellite TV service?
  14. - My cable operator offers a digital cable package. Is this the same as HDTV?
  15. - Do cable TV networks, like CNN, MSNBC, Lifetime, etc., have to switch to digital broadcasting as well?
  16. - Can my cable system move programming to a digital tier that makes me subscribe to digital service?
  17. - Can I hook up more than one TV and video recorder to a single digital-to-analog converter box?
  18. - What about my portable, battery-powered analog TV? Will I be able to use it to watch broadcast TV after February 17, 2009?
  19. - I have an old antenna that attaches to my TV with two wires. Will I be able to use a converter box with this antenna?
  20. - What will happen to the old analog TVs that will be replaced by DTVs? Will there be an effort to recycle them?
  21. - Will the February 17, 2009 date for the end of full-power analog television broadcasting be pushed back?
  22. - What are low-power (LPTV), Class A, and TV translator stations and how does the DTV transition affect them?
  23. - Will digital-to-analog converter boxes (used to convert over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on analog sets) also convert digital closed captioning?
  24. - Will I be able to use parental controls like the V-chip with digital TV the same way I now can with my analog TV?
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