The Day That Analog TV Died

Posted: Jun 12 2009, 9:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:52pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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We really need to embed a funeral dirge into this page. Today is a momentous day for the world of television; the whole of the U.S is switching over from analog to digital TV. You'd expect such a big change to cause some serious issues with the less tech-savvy segments of society, but the vast majority of Americans seem to be cool with it. The Harris Corporation surveyed 1,000 consumers and found that 69% of them thought that the switch to DTV would be a boon to them and their families.

55% of respondents said that they were likely to switch to antennas to receive free, high-def TV signals over the airways. Obviously the group most positive about the switch were young consumers under the age of 24. This group also responded as being the most likely to supplement their TV viewing with online television and entertainment, which is probably a polite way of saying 'young people watch Hulu and torrent like crazy'.

If you have any questions about the switch to DTV, or just need to know what you need to do to get your TV working again, you can visit the FCC's website here. I doubt any of our regular readers are still stuck with analog TVs, but if you're anything like me you probably have some older relatives who are going to be calling you today asking why their televisions don't work. If you have any funny stories or cautionary tales from the analog switch, feel free to leave them as a comment or email them to us.

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