Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 24, 2008

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The Oakland Press:

In her Waterford Township home, retiree Berniece Jones has always had a television with an antenna. "I've never had cable," she said. In February 2009, all programming coming in free over the air from analog signals will stop as the country changes over to digital. Viewers such as Jones will need a special converter box to receive the new signals. The Federal Communications Commission estimates 15.5 million households -- 14 percent of U.S. households -- watch TV over the air. But officials emphasized no one is exactly sure of the figure. "Anywhere from 40-80 million households" have over-the-air TVs, according to estimates given by a Best Buy spokesman. People can buy the box or scrap their old TVs and buy ones that will pick up the new signal. Jones said, "There's no way I'm going to get a new TV"... Digital switch is on the way (Sun, 2/24)

 

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