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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 2, 2008 11:18 AM PDT

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Please clarify the digital TV (DTV) transition in 2009

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/2/08 11:18 AM

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I'd like the straight scoop on what happens to TV reception next year. Specifically, will my several analog TVs that are connected directly to cable still function? Or will I need a converter box on each of them? TV store salesmen say I will need a box on each. But I understood that the cable companies would continue to send both analog and digital signals over the cable. Only the 'over-the-airwaves broadcasting' would be free of analog signals so those receiving TV via antenna will need a box on each analog TV. Is that correct? Simple question, but I had to get the simple answer. Either I'm OK as is, or I need a bunch of boxes. If you can give me clear and definitive answer, that would be much appreciated! Thank you very much.

Submitted by: Chuck B.

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For starters please check out some of these helpful answers from our members here:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10149_102-0.html?forumID=7&threadID=293451&messageID=2769607#2769607

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