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DTV Transition is Here! Do You Have Questions?

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) --If you have questions about the DTV transition,

  •  Call the FCC 1-888-225-5322
  •  Call WRCB at 423 267-5412 then ask or transfer to extension 311. Each call will be answered or returned by a member of our staff.

Here is the latest on the conversion from the Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The dawn of digital television is getting a big reception today. But the big question is whether some TV owners will be getting any reception at all.

Television stations across the U.S. will be shutting off their analog signals and begin broadcasting exclusively in digital, if they haven't done so already.

More than 1 million unprepared homes will end up without any TV service. That's because their older model TV sets get their signals off the air with antennas but don't have a digital converter box to translate the new signals. Cable and satellite subscribers won't be affected.

The changeover was supposed to take place last February. But the government's fund for $40 converter box coupons ran out of money, prompting the delay.

The Federal Communications Commission has put 4,000 operators on standby for calls from confused viewers, and set up demonstration centers in several cities.

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