Broken mobiles. Besides the living room set, many consumers depend on handheld TVs that also will go blank in February. A few techies might find battery packs that can power a digital converter, but the set up is hardly mobile. A few companies are releasing pricey handheld TVs that can get today's digital signals.
[See how digital mobile broadcasts are under development.]
Missing satellite channels. Some channels are making the switch so late in the process that satellite TV providers have said they may not have time to enable the new digital versions on their systems. Satellite systems take longer than cable systems to incorporate new digital signals coming from broadcast stations.
[See how analog cable systems will switch.]