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Quick Tips: Get ready for Digital TVIn February 2009, the U.S. Converts to digital TV broadcasting. Brian Cooley shows you what to do and what you need so your old analog TV doesn't turn black.
>> When the U. S. converts the digital TV broadcast in February 2009, your old analog TV is gonna go black. Whoops! Unless you install one of these; a digital TV converter. These little converter boxes will take the new digital signal and basically dumb it back down to analog so your old TV can understand it. But it should look and sound very good, if not a little better than it used to. As for the cost; these boxes are going for between 50 and 75 bucks typically. But you can get up to two 40 dollar vouchers per household from your old Uncle Sam to defray that cost. By the way, here's some insider secrets on digital TV. This new change only applies to the TV signal you get over the air, not cable or satellite. Your old portable TV or TV tuning radio, is gonna stop working and probably can't be salvaged. And DTV broadcasts may often be wide screen, in which case you'll see a letter box bars on your old analog set that you never saw before. Oh by the way, to apply for those vouchers, go to DTV2009 dot gov and get your converters. [ music ]