Audio: Last-Minute Tips for Digital TV

Confusion is deepening around the looming deadline for switching to digital TV


Congress appears determined to move the deadline for TV stations to switch to all-digital broadcasts. But instead of helping things, the potential delay is adding to the confusion about the switchover.

Tips for Digital TV

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In an interview with WTOP this past weekend, I tried to help clarify who is affected, including if cable and satellite subscribers need to worry. We also talked about the impact on newer TVs, older gear, and about the government's coupons.

Anyone who relies on broadcast TV should be getting ready. Even if Congress delays the deadline, at least some stations will turn off their old-style broadcasts in about two weeks.