The Final Countdown: Only 8 More Days to the Digital Transistion Completion

The time is NOW if you haven’t taken care of your transition from analog to digital Tv reception. If you receive your local broadcast signals (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, etc) and you are not getting all of the channels you think you should in your area, Norman Tv wants you to be ready for June 12, 2009. Over the next 8 days tune in to the NTV View, right here at Check out all of our information on the Digital transition right here. Got questions?? Leave a comment…

If you use “rabbit ears” (a set top antenna) you may find that reception of the Digital Channels is difficult at best. It is possible that you can get most or all of the available digital channels, but it is more likely that one or two may be missing; Or, you may find you have to adjust your antenna for almost every channel.

Don’t worry about it being something you did or that you have a problem with your TV or converter box — It just means that “rabbit ears” are not going to wokr well for you. You may want to consider an outdoor antenna, or at least one in the attic (if that is possible for you). I won’t go into the details at the moment but you may find some interesting info in one of these articles from Norman Tv:

The Final Countdown: Only 11 More Days to the Digital Transistion Completion

Stay tuned to Norman TV over the next twelve days for some helpful information about exactly what is about to happen. Just in case you don’t know (or have forgotten), the final date for the Digital Transition is June 12, 2009 and it is coming fast. If you haven’t made plans for keeping your local channel reception from antenna, you are running out of time…

What does all this mean to you?

Several things:

  1. If you receive your locals from antenna reception of some sort, you will be losing your high power analog channels in 12 days.
  2. If you haven’t already, you need a digital to analog converter to continue receiving your locals via your antenna system.
  3. Even though you have good reception of your local analog channels through your antenna system does not guarantee you will have good reception of all of your available digital channels.
  4. If you have heard that you can get your digital channels through a set top antenna, (rabbit ears), you may be disappointed to find you can’t.
  5. If you receive your locals from satellite or antenna, you are fine for now.

Over the next twelve days, as we count down to the completion of the digital transition, we will be talking about what is and what isn’t happening. You may be surprised at some of the questions we have been asked, so, check back with us everyday to catch a short report in the NTV View (our video magazine). Everyday over the next twelve we’ll present a short video presentation (plus the written version) of some of those questions and a countdown to the final transistion.