This four-part video tutorial is furnished by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission shows you how to get ready for the digital television transfer. Is your television ready for digital? By February 17th, 2009 TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog and broadcast only in digital. Your TV needs to be ready so you can keep watching. Digital television, also known as DTV, is here, and after February 17th, TV stations will turn off their analog signal. The FCC wants to be sure you are ready to keep watching TV.
DTV offers improved picture and sound quality, and, for many people, additional free programming. If your TV is ready, you can have the benefits of DTV right now. This video series will explain how to tell if your TV is ready for the DTV transition. And if not, about the options you have for getting DTV.
Remember, if you have a TV with a digital tuner, you can already watch DTV. If your TV is connected to cable or satellite, the change to digital shouldn't affect you. But if you use an analog TV with rabbit ears or a rooftop antenna, you need to act. You can buy a TV with a digital tuner, you can subscribe to cable or satellite, or you can buy a converter box and plug it in to your analog TV. You can get up to two $40 coupons toward the purchase of converter boxes at www.DTV2009.gov.
Chapter 1: What is the DTV Transition
Chapter 2: What You Need to Know about DTV
Chapter 3: Watching DTV with a Converter Box
Chapter 4: DTV Summary